The Crystal Basics: How to Use Healing Crystals

Are new to or just learning how to use healing crystals? When you are just starting out with using crystals, you often have many crystal questions. This is completely understandable, as you want to get everything just right when you are using them! I have put together a list of the most common questions when it comes to how to use healing crystals to help you. If you have any additional questions, feel free to comment and we will answer all your crystal questions!

What do I do once I get my healing crystal? Cleanse the crystal. You want to cleanse all the energy of the people who have handled and touched your crystal before it came to you. Wondering how to cleanse your crystals? Cleanse your healing crystals by immersing it in the smoke of a sage stick or Palo Santo wood. You can also place them outside under the sun and moon for 48 hours.

How can I cleanse my crystals if I live in an apartment? Place your healing crystals the soil of a houseplant for 24 hours. You can also submerge your crystal in brown rice for 3 days. Make sure you throw away the rice after the crystal has been cleansed, as the rice will have absorbed any negative energy. You can also place your crystal in a bowl of spring water and add 5 to 6 drops of Crab Apple Bach Flower Remedy to the water and let it sit for 24 hours.

How do I connect with my crystal? Hold your crystal in your hands and breathe. You are now connecting to your crystal. You are now connecting to the energy of the Earth that you hold in your hands.  You are listening to your breath and connecting to your inner self.

Where should I put my healing crystal? Wherever you feel called to put it. TRUST YOURSELF. You know yourself better than anyone, and there isn’t a wrong place to put it–it will be different for everyone.

How do I work with my crystal?  It is more simple than you think! By holding and seeing it, you are working with your crystal. What does this mean? It means that when you hold your crystal, which carries the energy of the Earth, it reminds you that you deserve the best. YOU deserve love and you deserve to feel good. Treat yourself well and respect the Earth. In divine timing, it all falls into place. The energy of the Earth (which resides in all healing crystals) works differently with everyone. Each person is unique, as each crystal is unique, so it’s a personal experience.

What if I don’t feel anything when I hold my crystal? Then at this time, you don’t feel anything. Try not to judge the experience–just be in the experience. Sometimes certain crystals don’t resonate at particular times, and other times, when you touch them, hairs stand up on your skin. Each crystal feels different.

How do I choose a crystal?  If you are choosing your healing crystal over the internet, like you would on our website, its important to look at the photos and see which one you connect with visually. When picking a crystal in person, touch and feel the crystals, holding different ones and feeling them out. You will know which crystal is the right one for you because it feels good and you will know immediately if it’s a fit for you at this time.

Healer heal thyself.


  • Reply January 15, 2015


    Any proof that this actually works? To me it looks like a nice quartz collection.

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  • Reply March 6, 2016


    Hi, I have a moderate sized collection, and I have a fever. Which stones are good to help me heal. I am using quartz, but it’s not strong enough to make the fever go away. I just need my temperature to level out. Thanks!

    • Reply March 7, 2016


      Hi Christa, You may want to try using Jet. Jet was often used in medieval times to reduce and level out fevers.

  • Reply October 14, 2016


    This was a lot simpler to understand and work with than any other advice I have been given and it feels more right(?) to me. Thank you.

  • Reply January 9, 2017


    My mother is 91, strong willed, blind, and confused. I need patience and guidance. How can crystals help?

    • Reply January 17, 2017


      Hi Lune! If you’re looking for a crystal for patience and guidance, I would look to the purple and blue stones. They will bring you calming energy in times of stress and frustration. Try wearing or meditating with Amethyst, Dumortierite or even Selenite.

  • Reply January 23, 2017


    I’m so glad I happened to stumble upon your website! I have been into crystals since I was young and never understood why until the past year. I have quite a collection but there are a few that I honestly don’t know what kind they are. Is there any chance anyone could help me out with any information? Also, I just placed an order for some crystals, including the beautiful amethyst necklace from Jon of God ….. how do you go about choosing crystals for customers for internet orders since they can’t physically hold and bond with the correct crystal? Sorry for the long message…. I am in love with your blogs and information and finally found an awesome crystal site with people who are extremely knowledgeable on this entire subject! Thank you!

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