Crystals are not only beautiful to look at, but they are excellent for crystal healing when meeting your day-to-day standards. There are more than 4,000 crystals in the world, but with so many to choose from, how would you know what’s right to use? Here at Scents by the Bay, we’ve gone through our crystal collection and picked out 10 of our favorite crystals to share with you, in hopes that you’ll find the perfect crystal for your healing circle.


#1 – Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the most popular crystals within the crystal healing realm. It works wonders for the mind, body, and soul, on metaphysical and spiritual levels. Amethysts are connected to the crown chakra, as noted in our 7 Chakra post, for the beautiful purple hues bring forth peace, prosperity, and cleansing energy. It helps to relieve stress and pain, especially if you pair it with your favorite essential oils. Amethyst is the stone of protection, so use this stone when you’re needing to seek protection from your mind’s cravings.


#2 – Aventurine

Aventurine is known as the stone of luck, and it also promotes positivity, calming, and healing vibes. All this crystal wants from you is to see you succeed in life and unlock your fullest potential. Not only can aventurine settle your nausea, but it can also relieve you of your allergies and migraines with its anti-inflammatory effects. Along with being the bringer of good fortune and chance, this crystal will also soothe your soul from within, regulate your spiritual energies, and keep your heart open and ready to receive all the positivity you can manifest.


#3 – Black Tourmaline

If you need to remove and purify negative energy, then Black Tourmaline is for you. Black tourmaline is a grounding stone that works for your root chakra as well. It is a huge, powerful stone for the ultimate cloak of protection, for it provides you with a connection between the Earth and your spirit. Black tourmaline helps you harness your inner strength when you’re feeling worthlessness, anxiety, and anger. This crystal promotes a sense of power and greater self-confidence, allowing for a more objective view of your world.


#4 – Carnelian

Carnelian has been one of our most popular stones in both of our retail stores, so you better grab them if you see it! And with good reason, too, for its stabilizing properties are helpful in building your trust and strengthening your perception. Carnelian calms your anger, helping to banish negativity and instead, fills you with the feeling of loving your life in its maximum capacity. It also boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality. Overall, this crystal gives you courage, promotes more positive life choices, gets rid of apathy (replacing it with empathy), and motivates you to be successful.


#5 – Celestite

Celestite, also known as Celestine, is a calming stone that boosts your intuition and protection. It promotes serenity that comes from aligning within our deepest truths. It can help flush out the toxins from within your body and it helps to alleviate stress-related disorders. Celestite, like amethyst, is best used as a focus for your meditation, mindfulness, and your prayers. Since this crystal is strongly connected to the divine and cosmic supernatural forces, it is best used for strengthening your supernatural energy from within.


#6 – Fluorite

Fluorite is a highly stabilizing stone that establishes joy, protection, happiness, and balance. Fluorite comes in a variety of colors, though overall it can provide cleanliness and help you power through your toughest addictions and worst thoughts. Fluorite can sharply heighten your mental abilities, which helps to assist the mind in rapid organization and processing of information. It can bring mental clarity, stability, and calmness to any chaotic situations that you’re currently facing or need to overcome.


#7 – Labradorite

Labradorite, the stone of transformation, is one of the newer stones in our crystal collection. With labradorite in your possession, you can balance and protect your aura, elevate your consciousness and its levels, and it can ground your spiritual energies. Like carnelian, it is an excellent stone choice for strengthening your intuition, as it promotes your psychic abilities. It has been known to heal your physical and emotional traumas and pains, so it is highly recommended to use this stone if you’re feeling depressed, stressed, anxious, or want to avoid feeling exhaustion in any form throughout the day.


#8 – Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is known as the crystal of love and romance. It stands for love and compassion not only within yourself, but love for the people around you. It brings new love, new romances, and new relationships into your life. Rose Quartz encourages self-forgiveness in order to be able to heal deep within and to allow inner peace and prosperity so you can fully understand your self-worth. It is a must-have stone due to its universal love properties. Rose quartz restores trust and harmony within relationships, therefore promoting and providing unconditional love.


#9 – Selenite

Selenite is a powerful stone for balancing and cleansing negative energy. It provides stability in thought and removes all negative emotions. You can use selenite bowls to recharge your other crystals if they’ve been drained of their cleansing properties and need to be cleansed again. Selenite can be used to access past lives as well as your future lives. Since it aligns with and opens your crown chakra, it can help you to access the angelic realms and consciousness. Selenite works best for providing the best mental clarity and divine inspiration within your aura.


#10 – Turquoise

Our last (but certainly not least) crystal within our list is Turquoise. Turquoise is a stone that offers peace and protection from undesirable elements. It is considered an excellent meditation aid, especially if you are combatting exhaustion and depression. Turquoise works best as a strengthening stone as it helps to build mental strength against panic attacks and instills inner calm. It assists in creative problem solving and helps you overcome other worse problems that you may encounter on your spiritual journey as you transcend realms. 


If any of these crystals personally resonated with you, or you fell in love with them, visit us in person to truly feel that connection between you and your desired crystal!