Crystals are amazing tools for focusing your energy and giving you a much needed restorative boost. No doubt, one of the most common concerns for people, whether you’re a working age adult or a student still in school, is to soothe anxiety so they can get on with daily life. Good thing there are crystals just for that.
Let’s go over some of the best crystals for anxiety and how you can incorporate them into your daily routine so that you can stay calm and comfortable throughout the day.
The amethyst has been associated with mental clarity and healing since the days of the ancient Greeks. Its Greek name “ametusthos” means “not intoxicated”. The stone was believed to be sacred to Dionysus, the god of wine and madness, so it was thought to ward off drunkenness and mental afflictions, making it the best crystal for soothing anxiety.
Amethyst’s hypnotic purple shade makes it an attention-grabbing material for decor and jewelry. To bring more amethyst into your life, consider placing an amethyst Feng Shui bonsai on your work station or nightstand.
Just in case you’re not a fan of this purple quartz though, here are some more options to choose from.
Citrine is a bright yellow crystal valued for the luck and prosperity it brings. You may have heard of it being referred to as the “merchant’s stone” because of its ability to draw material wealth towards a person — as long as they put in the work, of course. Think of it as a little boost.
That said, citrines aren’t just money magnets, they’re also good for boosting your self-esteem and grounding you in the present moment. This is a great crystal for calming yourself down and giving yourself mental clarity.
Citrine’s commanding presence goes well with versatile jewelry that you can wear at any occasion. Personally, I wear a citrine ring to every meeting I go to — because who doesn’t get anxious at those, right? — especially if I’m hoping for a positive financial outcome.
3. Clear Quartz
Clear quartz might seem like a boring crystal, but it’s the versatility of this precious stone that makes great for soothing anxiety. If you already have one in your crystal collection — and most crystal enthusiasts already do — you won’t have to wait for shipping or rush to a crystal shop before your anxiety strikes.
This crystal is often used for cleansing a space and for meditation because it helps focus and amplify your thoughts. Since you can find several uses for crystal quartz, the best option for adding this gem to your daily routine would be to just get a crystal obelisk that you can use as decor and for cleansing.
4. Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is a healing crystal that can restore your emotional health and strengthen your emotional intelligence. Since the stone is connected to the heart chakra, it is also believed to calm your physical heart and improve circulation. You might find that it’s best to keep this stone close to heart — literally! Consider a handcrafted rose quartz pendant that you can wear daily.
Aside from helping with anxiety, sapphire is also known for its ability to calm negative thoughts. The stone’s calming properties on the mind help to foster mental clarity and introspection. While it’s true that polished and cut sapphires tend to run on the upper end of the pricing scale, rough sapphire chunks can be found at cheap price points so it’s still a very accessible stone.
6. Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli is a precious stone that was once valued for its blue pigment. Renaissance painters would crush the stones and add them to create a paint shade called “ultramarine”. Because of the costliness of lapis lazuli, this paint was easily the most expensive color used in paintings hence why it would be reserved for important religious paintings. If you’ve always wondered why paintings of the Virgin Mary depicted her in blue clothes, lapis lazuli is the answer.
Lapis lazuli is thought to be stone of enlightenment and intellect. It improves creative inspiration and deepens your self-knowledge, making it a great crystal for warding off anxiety.
If you want to incorporate lapis lazuli into your life, you can try a bracelet made with lapis lazuli beads.
Another great crystal for soothing your anxiety is the opal. This is a stone of emotional healing that promotes the release of negative thoughts and emotions so you can shift your energy to the things that bring you peace and happiness. If you have long-term worries that keep you up at night, an opal might give you the strength to face the next day head-on. It can be a little similar to the lapis lazuli as it encourages insight.
If you’re hoping to have an emotional revelation, you can try wearing a pair of opal earrings.
Labradorite has a similar sheen to opal, but while opal’s benefits are mostly internal to you, labradorite looks outward to protect you from negative energy in the world. By giving you space away from the anxieties and negativity of your environment, labradorite helps with mental and emotional healing. If you find yourself fidgeting a lot because of anxiety, try a labradorite worry stone that you can discreetly fidget with even in a meeting.
Moonstone is a gem of feminine energy that can help you connect with your softer emotions. If you often find yourself feeling tense and guarded against other people to the point that you’re anxious all the time, a moonstone might help you reach a healthier emotional balance. Moonstone is also believed to draw out aggression so if you’re prone to bouts of anger lately, moonstone can pull double duty of calming your anger and anxiety.
Just as with labradorite, you can try using a moonstone worry stone.
Malachite is a stone of overall healing and protection. Because of this, the stone is sometimes used for evil eye amulets a.k.a the Eye of Nazir. Not only that, the stone helps nurture your inner self and connects you to nature at large, making it good for reconnecting with your environment.
You can find malachite in tumbled form and in bracelets as small beads. Honestly, try malachite bracelets! They let you carry around your malachite without even having to think about it.