Your wellness guide to using (and loving) crystals
Because they're more than just aesthetically pleasing
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / February 09 2021
Crystals have a bad rap for being a little 'woo-woo'. And while we have to admit they aren’t going to magically fix all of your problems, we think having a piece of mother earth around is weirdly comforting.
From protective stones that don’t play when it comes to bad juju or confidence-boosting crystals that’ll give you that little energetic kick up the butt right when you need it, these are some of our favourite crystals to keep on hand for a bit of relief from the rigors of daily life.
A tried and true pick for warding off bad vibes, we recommend taking full advantage of Black Tourmaline’s protective properties and stunning inky black aesthetic by wearing a piece of jewellery that incorporates the crystal. Great for the anxious among us, this stone will help you to maintain your chill regardless of what’s going on around you.
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Stressed out but can’t work out why? Or has someone else's bad vibes got you in a funk? Imbued with protective properties, Aquamarine helps to bring an inner sense of clarity to any situation, meaning less stress and more peace. Sign us up, pronto.
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The sage of the crystal world, consider Selenite as the ultimate energetic juice cleanse, clearing bad energies and resetting the ~vibes~ of literally anything — including other crystals. Disclaimer: Selenite is water soluble and melts in H2O, kinda like the wicked witch of the west if you will...
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The energy of Honey Calcite is comparable to a hug from your best friend on a bad day. The pearlescent honey hued stone promotes confidence and motivation so you can have the juice to get your shit done. Plus, it’s memory-boosting properties make it a great pick to keep on hand when you’re feeling a little scatter-brained.
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It’s all love, baby. At least, that’s the vibe when you have a piece of rose quartz around. The pink precious stone amplifies feelings of unconditional love, making it a great gift for loved ones or if you’re trying to inject a bit of high consciousness and self-care into your routine. A great healing stone as well, rose quartz tackles negative energies and heavy emotions at the source.
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Arguably one of the prettiest and most enchanting crystals you’re likely to come across. Labradorite holds mystical properties that allow you to tap into that inner child and innate magic we all possess. Look forward to heightened intuition as well as some interesting dreams… Astral travel anyone?
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Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.