A Room-by-Room Guide to Using Crystals for the Home
Our homes are deeply personal spaces. They reflect our personality and our interests, so it shouldn’t be surprising that they reflect our energy as well. When there’s tension between people in the home, the home energy feels tense. When you’re sad or grieving, the home holds the space of that darkness. And when your mind is cluttered with chaotic thoughts, disarray will often manifest within the home as well. That’s why it’s so important to not only cleanse the energy of the home regularly, but also fill it back up with love and light. The more you transform the home into a space of radiant positivity, the more you will inspire your spirit to vibrate at the same level. Crystals for the home help you to set the tone for your space and spirit.
So no matter where you are feeling blocked, whether it’s creatively, romantically or financially, there is a stone that can help you to tap into the energy you need for a breakthrough. Want a little more romance in the bedroom? There’s a stone for that. Need to calm anxious thoughts? There is most definitely a stone for that. Explore the greater possibilities of these healing tools with this quick guide to crystals for the home! We’re taking you room-by-room to help you remove the guesswork from choosing crystals for the home.
An Insider Guide to Crystals for the Home
Crystals for the Office: Shungite and Pyrite
Shungite is an important stone for the work desk or home office because of the natural antioxidants found in the stone’s fullerenes. Unlike any other stone on Earth, this stone, found only in Russia, can absorb and neutralize the electromagnetic radiation (EMF) put out by electronic devices. If your desk is covered with a computer, tablet, phone or other electronic devices, this stone can be useful in combating that energy. It also connects with the root chakra, which will benefit your work by keeping you grounded and helping you to harness courage and resourcefulness.
Bring in the energy of a Pyrite Crystal to promote a wealth of ideas, opportunities and confidence in the office. Set the Pyrite on top of your business card to manifest abundance. The courage, motivation and overall sense of abundance you feel when connected with Pyrite’s energy will drive you to take those necessary risks or capitalize on opportunities for growth.
Crystals for the Bedroom: Rose Quartz, Selenite and Amethyst
Looking for crystals to help you sleep and promote relaxation?What better crystal to have in the bedroom than one that invokes feelings of peace and unconditional love? Rose Quartz to the rescue! This stone connects with the heart chakra to open the soul up to vulnerabilities, and promote love in relationships. It is the quintessential stone for rediscovering self-love, as it brings you to realize that you deserve the same compassion and understanding that you give to others. Those with families can benefit for rose quartz especially. With a soft energy, rose quartz soothes the remaining tensions from the day, and keeps you from going to sleep angry as it influences empathy, forgiveness, and lowered stress.
So being that we like an energetically clean room, having a natural energy cleanser like Selenite under the bed or pillow is a must-have for restful sleep and sweet dreams. This crystal of “liquid light” maintains an energetically light and charged environment. If you want to create an ambience full of cleansed, uplifting vibes, use a Selenite Lamp. The soft luminescence that Selenite Lamps put out will offer the perfect mood lighting for when you just want to rest and recharge your spirit with a good book in bed.
For those in partnerships, place a pair of Rose Quartz and Amethyst together on your nightstand. This energy combo balances that yin and yang energy and deepens the connectedness of your relationship. As the rose quartz promotes understanding and loving vibes, the amethyst enhances intuition and relaxation. You can also place mandarin ducks in your space to promote good luck and love in your relationship. Mandarin ducks are said to mate for life, and have long been a symbol of love in Chinese culture.
Place these Mandarin Crystal Ducks in the love corner of your bedroom. Looking into your room, find the far right corner of your space—that is where your optimal love energy resides. Set the ducks in the right corner of your bedroom to enhance your partnership or attract lasting love!
Crystals for the Kid’s Room: Celestite, Blue Lace Agate and Smoky Quartz
Celestite crystals have a calming and soothing energy. The gentle vibration of this luminesce stone calms chaos and ushers in a protective field of white light. Often tempered by bad dreams, help your child get to sleep easier by soothing their fears. Objects cast scary shadows that take on a new life in a child’s active imagination, but celestite can counteract those anxieties by serving as the light to combat the shadows. Celestite’s energy is a rainbow of happiness that will inspire good thoughts, happy dreams and more sleep-filled nights for you!
Blue Lace Agate on the bedside table also brings tranquil energies to relieve any stress, nervousness or anxiety. Every now and then, depending on if the energy of the room needs to be grounded, add Smoky Quartz to your kids’ bedrooms to stabilize and absorb any unwanted or overactive energy.
Crystals for the Kitchen: Carnelian, Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz and Amethyst
For most people, their favorite cook is their mother. Is she really the best chef in the world? Maybe, but more likely, there’s just something special about a meal made with nurturing love. Give everything you cook the same kick by adding the secret ingredient of loving energy to your kitchen.
A dynamic crystal, Carnelian emits an energy as bright as its fiery orange surface. This stone works for the kitchen because it delivers confidence, boosts creativity, stimulates motivation and increases stamina. Cooking is hard work. Carnelian will aid in lessening the physical toll that cooking takes on the body, and inspire you to take bold risks in those recipes. As a stone of creativity and passion, a Carnelian by your cook books will help spice up your recipes!
We like to put Citrine on the window sills to fill our spirit and space up with joy as we prepare food. The best tasting food is prepare with a positive spirit, so ensure that kitchen maintains a happy ambiance with Citrine. When the sun hits this happy stone, it will send sparkles and rainbows into your kitchen. Let motivation and joy that Citrine inspires enhance every meal!
On top of your table, place a Clear Quartz Point which keeps the energy pure and clean. When sunlight hits the clear quartz, it streams rainbows into the space and transforms it into a positive place for family meals. We also like to add a piece of Sodalite underneath the table to fuel harmonious conversations at dinner.
Crystals for the Living Room: Amethyst and Fluorite
Stress relieving Amethyst is ideal for generating a relaxing, rejuvenating space. It acts as an air purifier, clearing negativity and emitting positive energy. Amethyst has a very protective energy that also continuously brings you light and abundance. It’s one of those crystals for the home that you can’t go wrong placing in any room of the house!
To get that amethyst energy emitting in every direction of your living room, try an amethyst cluster. Covered in amethyst points, these unique stones will send calm, soothing energy throughout your entire space. Or, place a Fluorite Plate on your coffee table to bring balance and harmony to the space. Fluorite helps you find balance within the spirit, and sort through any stress or worries clogging your mind. Having it in the living room will cultivate an air of grounded positivity that is perfect for harmonious get togethers and relaxing night’s in.
Crystals for the Bathroom: Himalayan Salt Rock, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz
Himalayan Salt Rocks are perfect for decorating your bathroom space with purifying vibes, or soaking in a bath full of healing properties. A few small Himalayan Salt Rocks in your bath will relieve tension in both your mind and body. Allow this stone to dissolve in your bath water after a hard work out or a long day at work. You’ll enjoy the anti-inflammatory effect it has on tense muscles, and the soothing effect it has on your overall spirit. Remember, if don’t want this cleansing stone to dissolve, place it somewhere that won’t get hit by water.
You’ll also want to place Clear Quartz in your bathroom. The bathroom is a place of cleansing, and as the primary cleansing stone, Clear Quartz is a perfect asset to this space. By connecting with Clear Quartz, you can purify your spirit at the same time as you cleanse your body. Have it by the shower or bath to enhance the energy of cleansing. Clear Quartz is an amplifier, and works to magnify the energy of your spirit. Come out of this space feeling squeaky clean from head to toe—and crown chakra to root chakra—using Clear Quartz energy.
One last, must-have crystal for the bathroom is Rose Quartz. This loving stone has the gentle energy you want to relax into when you’re washing away the stress of the day. Having a rose quartz in the bathroom will remind you to indulge in self-care. Even the act of washing your face or rinsing off in the shower can feel like a practice in wellness when you connect with the loving, self-worth of Rose Quartz energy. Add a little luxury to your nightly routine by placing your lotions or oils on a Rose Quartz Plate. The Rose Quartz will infuse your products with love so that you can rub that supercharge energy into your skin!
A Crystal for the Front Door: Black Tourmaline
You may have an alarm system, but that’s not going to help when bad energy is trying to enter your space. Always have a piece of Black Tourmaline by the front door. Black Tourmaline is a highly cleansing, but also protective stone. It helps to purify you of any energy you don’t want to bring home with you after a long day, and casts an energy shield over your home to keep others from sending their negative energy your way. Crystal expert, Heather Askinosie, recommends placing a piece of Black Tourmaline in a bowl of equal parts salt and water. She has each member of her family make their own bowl, and set their own intention for protection with each piece of black tourmaline. That way, everyday when they come home, they can each connect with their Black Tourmaline stone to connect with the energy of their cleansed intention.
If you’re worried about someone stealing your crystal outside the front door, you can also hide the Black Tourmaline in the soil of a potted plant. Not only will this protect your protection stone, the soil will also keep your crystal charged!
Crystals for the Garden: Green Aventurine + Quartz Crystal
This combination of crystals for the garden works as well for green thumbed savants as for their less cultivation-capable friends. If you tend to stick to cactuses for fear of killing yet another potted plant, boost your confidence and the energy of your garden with these crystals for the home, and give gardening another try. Green Aventurine guides earthly energy up into the roots to pulse vitality throughout your plants. Bury it into the soil of your garden or potted plant with clear quartz for energy amplification. Clear Quartz can also aid you in programming your garden with the intentions you want to set. Set those intentions with a quick meditation in the garden. Focus on what you want for your plants, and how you want to treat them. If watering is something you always forget, set an intention to be more mindful and attentive to your garden, and then bury the quartz into the earth.
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Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.