5 Healing Stones for Your Toolbox

by Hibiscus Moon · 63 comments

Recently I was asked an excellent crystal healing question:

If you could only have 5 healing crystals in your toolbox, which would you choose?

Five?! Whatchya trying to do to a girl?

I’m trying to turn out some serious Crystal Junkies over here! 5. Pfffft~!

Heeee! All kidding aside…you do want to build up your crystal collection slowly & purposefully & we don’t want you breaking the bank while doing it. So, I’ll be good & stick to 5. icon wink 5 Healing Stones for Your Toolbox

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I usually like to choose crystals/stones that are easy to find & inexpensive. We have so many to choose from so why not make it easy?

1. Green Aventurine

For physical healing, vitality & good health, green aventurine is my go-to stone. Its also a heart chakra stone & a must have for most ailments. These pictured here are on the light side…aventurine comes in many shades…can be dark, light to in between.

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2. Apache Tears

For times of grief, apache tears are good emotional supports & healers. A type of black obsidian, apache tears are beat-up looking & usually not smooth (as black obsidian is) due to their violent creation (being thrown in volcanic eruptions). Grief can follow divorce, a break up of any relationship or death of a loved one. The soul needs to heal, as may the body. Apache tears can help with that.

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Here I’m holding an apache tear that I was putting into a grief mojo bag.


3. Pink Calcite

From Peru, pink calcite can be either opaque or transparent & is often confused with rose quartz. Its a great stone to have around for over-all health & emotional well-being. Its also great for physical tissue repair & being a heart chakra stone, it works very well with any heart issues.

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Photo by my man (he’s not really “MY” man…but he’s da Crystal-Photo-Taking-Man…ya know?) Rob Lavinsky of irocks.com


4. Black Tourmaline

Since so many health issues point back to being ungrounded, I feel its ULTRA-important to have the Big Daddy of grounding in the house: black tourmaline. This stone has the unique ability to transmute energy & help any being to ground & connect back to Mother Earth, alleviating so many health issues. Make sure if nothing else, you have some of this around.

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5. Amber/Copal

Lastly, amber (technically not a crystal or stone due to its organic nature) this is a great stone for good emotional hygiene. It chases out depression & melancholy with it’s sun-shiney rays. Often sold as “amber”, copal is not technically the fossilized, hardened resin that is known as amber, but rather an immature recent resin/amber. Copal is the same thing, just not as old and the names are often used interchangeably. Even so, copal can still be very old dating back to the Tertiary period, 65-2.5 million years ago! The commercial value of amber is related to its scarcity, age, inclusions of extinct species & durability. True fossil amber is more valuable than copal & very, very expensive in comparison. We don’t need the super-amber version for our purposes here as both copal & amber have the same healing properties. icon smile 5 Healing Stones for Your Toolbox

Amber/copal is a wonderful healer, stimulates metabolism, physical energy & energy flow or chi within the body’s energy meridians. Good stuffs!

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Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy! Right?

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What are your fav. healing stones that you could not do without? Please post in the comments below so we can all share!

Deep Healing Sparkly Love,

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{ 63 comments… read them below or add one }

  • Romana says:

    One’s not mentioned here in which i work with daily!
    Tigers eye


  • Kara says:

    I couldn’t agree more about the black tourmaline. I am finding that lodestone/magnetite has been very helpful to help ground me further in a rather ungrounded Los Angeles. I love rose quartz. Would also want clear quartz. And finally, a recent go to stone is lepidolite. With that said, this list would change a bit. I guess I can only agree on 5 at a time. :)

  • Pattie Mulderig says:

    My top 5 are: chrysocolla, amethyst, lapis, turquoise and angelite. The angelite is a rather new addition for me. Before that I probably would have said moldavite or larimar. It’s hard to pick just 5!

  • Sweettea says:

    I only have two of those! Happy to read about the other 3. Somewhat new to collecting and learning about crystals, but went with my instincts..Rose Quartz,Green Aventurine, Amethyst, Tigers Eye and Black Tourmaline.

  • Alitash says:

    My top five :blue aragonite , clear qtz, Amazonite, snowflake obsidian, amethyst/smoky qtz .. It’s really hard to choose just five because crystals rule :) I can think of five more just as easily…

  • omshantikate says:

    I’m still pretty new to all this…but I’ll name hematite as my favourite grounding stone EVER EVER.

  • Diana says:

    Hi There!
    Stones in my healing kit are:
    Aquamarine – for its ability to connect the healing energies with the client’s energy bodies, so the healing continues after the session. Also, a “water” stone, aquamarine assists with emotional issues.
    Green Aventurine – for its ability to relieve pain as well as deal with heart issues and, like most “abundance” stones, it also helps with circulation.
    Black Tourmaline – for its ability to ground, as well as transmute anger, both from self and others.
    Selenite – for its ability to assist with alignment and bringing in more light! In conjunction with smoky citrine, I use selenite to assist people release that which no longer serves them. Without the smoky citrine, selenite will bring forth that which needs to be released, but the session can tend to be emotional and weepy (bring tissues).
    Smoky Citrine – For its ability to ground energy (especially those releasements [is this even a word?] brought up by selenite) as well as the citrine, which wants you to be happy. I find that the citrine in combination with the smoky quartz is energetically softened, somehow. Citrine by itself can sometimes feel like “you WILL be happy!”.
    I personally wear quartz in combination with other stones on a daily basis, but if I had to have only 5 stones in my healing kit, this would be them.
    Love and peace your way, Diana

  • Kelsey says:

    Only 5?! You’re killing me! xD

    1. Natural Citrine
    2. Fluorite
    3. Celestite
    4. Sulfur Crystal (You heard me!)
    5. Rutilated Quartz

  • sharon says:

    what is a good crystal for students in college and high school?

  • Annie Zummo says:

    I love my Rose Quartz, Pink Opal, Moonstone, and Hemitite. My coworker rolled her eyes and laughed at me because I said I loved my mombo rose quartz then picked it up and kissed it. But everytime she comes in my office she picks it up and holds it and lets out a big sigh. LOL!

  • Silver Angel says:

    I love that you picked my fave Crystal as your 1st one. It’s my number one too. I usually wear one, I have a nice cabochon as a pendant, or a bracelet of 10mm green Aventurine beads around my wrist. I also have a beautiful pendulum, in front of my computer. My second would be Clear Quartz Crystal. Apart from being able to programme it to work only for me….my large Twin is at present in my Abundance Crystal Grid, as the centrepiece, surrounded by Clear Quartz points and Citrine, I only had 3 Citrine, so added a piece of Green Aventurine as well, to balance it out. I also have a Healing for the Peoples of the Earth grid, with my large Selenite Tower as the centrepiece. I also love Rose Quartz….have my large piece in front of the computer, and she also goes with me to Market to help me out with readings etc….I have a 3 inch chunky Clear Quartz that is helping me in the same way. At present I am keeping a piece of Snowflake Obsidian & a beautiful Apache Tear as my grounding stones on my desk, they also keep away my dear partner from interrupting me when I’m in full creative writing mode!! Labradorite is my next fave, I have a Labradorite Crystal Skull, He is very helpful, & is overseeing the Abundance Grid as I write…I just get such a loving and exciting feeling when I’m around Labradorite….it really stimulates my energy…4th would have to be Amethyst….I have an orb, several raw pieces, several of which are located at points around the house to keep it/us protected & safe…I love the calming energy of both the Rose Quartz & Amethyst…well, I thought that was 4 , but I think that may have been 5..You place such restraints on us HB…there are so many I could choose….I have lots of Selenite, too, seems to like being near me…I got 2 new babies yesterday, from a stall in my local shopping Centre (Mall in your language, methinks) there was a big bowlful of Crystal tumblestones, I just wanted to pick it all up & take it home with me!! As I poked my finger about, looking for a new little one, I saw a lovely Clear Quartz, with inclusions, and then a Flash! fo rainbow, and there winking at me was a lovely little Amethyst….with a rainbow in it….I cleansed them overnight in the light of the waning full moon….I can feel their energy now, lo lovely.I think I’d better stop talking now…lol…
    So.., Green Aventurine, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Labradorite,and can’t pick a 5th, sorry, Citrine or Selenite. Equal 5th….I have so many Crystals in my house, hard to pick just 5, sorry….I’ll stop talking now…thanks for listening….I like the ones you picked too, must try & see if I can get the Pink Calcite here in Australia, and the Copal. I have been sorta looking for a larger piece of Black Tourmaline, mine is very small, & I can’t currently locate it, either…I told you I had
    heaps !!
    Love & Light
    Silver Angel9

    aka Sylvia Crystal kisses from Sydney, Australia….

    • Excellent choices Syliva. The crystal skulls have been calling to me lately. Time to delve more deeply. :)

    • Andrea says:

      Hi, I just loved all that you said about your crystals. I am a beginner, and am visiting Australia soon.Melbourne and Brisbane. Could you recommend any place where I can get these crystals please? Would love to hear from you. I am in India.

      • Sylvia says:

        Andrea, Hi, there are heaps of places you can buy Crystals in Australia, but would you believe, I get mine (the smaller ones) from the US….from Healing Crystals.com…sorry HM…XX
        Before you come, just Google Crystal wholesalers in Brisbane, Australia….it will give you lots of choices….pity you’re not coming to Sydney! The best place to buy from are really Gem shows, & some of the smaller Mind,Body Spirit shows….the larger ones are a lot dearer, as they charge so much for the rental for the sellers…you would have to Google these….
        Hope you enjoy Australia, I’ve been here since 1968 & I just love it….even in a big city like Sydney….would like to live more in a country setting, but I’m very grateful to be where I am…Good luck and safe journey, Andrea….xx

  • Claricement says:

    My fav Crystals are :-
    AMAZONITE for creativeness,

    AMETHYST for spirituality ,
    SMOKEY CITRENE for happiness
    CLEAR QUARTZ for clarity of ones mind
    And finally SPIRIT QUARTZ(cactus quartz) for peace and harmony .

    Crystals blessings to everyone !!

  • Spiritelle says:

    I have to go with – Banded Amethyst – headaches, sleep etc. Hematite – swellings and fevers, and grounding energies. Clear Quartz – the master healer and magnifies all other crystals, Citrine – energy, depression and finally, Iron Pyrite – breathing difficulties. :)

  • Spiritelle says:

    Ahhhhhhhhh Blue Kyanite…… forgot that one!

  • Josslyn says:

    I could not pick just five. But, I cannot do without clear quartz and kyanite. But, I love them all. My new favorite is a beautiful deep green serpentine from Washington State, gorgeous.

  • Tia says:

    This was lovely, thank you! It got me to thinking.. My personal favorite right now is labradorite! If I could only have 5 in my tool box though I think my 5 would have to be clear quartz because it is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier, rose quartz for unconditional love and infinite peace, citrine for happiness and joy, amythest for calming and headaches, and an apache tear for grounding and comfort in times of grief ❤

  • Kristy says:

    1. Clear quartz
    2. Red jasper
    3. Rose quartz
    4. Blue kyanite
    5. Green Fluorite
    Loving the Jaspers at the moment!
    Much love!

  • DONNETTE says:

    My ‘HIGH FIVE@ are:
    Tourmalinated quartz…for clearing and deflecting any negative energy from your aura
    Dianite (Blue Jade)- lovely calming destressing energies after any nastiness
    Green calcite – also calming and promotes peaceful sleep and relaxing
    of any stomach-type ailments
    Fancy Jasper – a pocketful helps you just get on with things when you are overcome by too much on your plate and can’t cope
    Cacoxenite – helps you transcend all daily/earthly/mundane concerns and see things from a much higher/spiritual perspective
    Namaste X

  • Shan says:

    Hello all.

    I love Selenite, Angelite, Kynaite, Citrine And Clear Quarts … Rose Quarts …sorry

  • ct says:

    Rose Quartz
    Clear Quartz

  • jane says:

    AHH …I needed them all today … Apache tear,
    and of course JET,
    my Angelite to connect with my guides
    and my new fave phantom quartz very cool energy in that one!!
    five was hard whew!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi and thanks!
    I’m a beginner (at 60) and with so much choice and info on the net, I find your personal choices very helpful. I have a son with severe brain injuries, and my interest and belief in healing stones began with searching for ways to help him.
    lapis lazuly, amethyst, rose quartz, and clear Chrystal have been my first to become clear about.
    I will keep checking this thread to see if you have have a good one for brain cells. He is already a miracle survivor but needs much recovery.
    My personal favorite stone, don’t know why yet, is amazonian.

  • Fadillah Haque says:

    amber, amethyst, jade, rose quartz and smoky quartz are my favorites, love them.

  • Donna Ehmann says:

    Yes, Black Tourmaline is a must! I also love Smokey Quartz, Moonstone, Citrine and my favorite Rose Quartz that fits so perfectly in my hand. Also a piece of natural Turquoise that I recently purchased really vibrates for me. A nice specimen of Stilbite that has such a lovely soft energy that I could never leave out. Ok, I will stop I have so many that are special to me.

  • Leslie says:

    my 5 would be Clear Quartz, Super Seven, Adventurine, Black Tourmaline, Rose Quartz

  • Sarah says:

    1. Lemurian quartz points
    2. Black tourmaline
    3. Blue Kyanite
    4. Amber
    5. Amethyst/Ametrine

  • Anonymous says:

    I am pulled towards the classics. Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Black Tourmaline, and Selenite! <3

  • Bernadette says:

    Its very hard (almost impossible…lol) to pick 5. I kept thinking, if this was an emergency situation, which one of my crystal buddies couldn’t I leave behind? Well that was no help as I couldn’t pick one (of the hundreds), which was replaceable. So…I went to plan B :) A while ago I created a set of cards of all the crystals I have in my collection, whether it be jewellery or a natural piece, I just wrote the name on a piece of cardboard and placed them in a container. You see, I was conducting an experiment – I wanted to see if what I chose to wear or work with on a particular day, would match the card I pulled out (while blindfolded). Well I decided to use my cards to pick my 5 :)
    1. Rainbow Moonstone – activates all the chakras, brings optimism, vitality (life force) and inner peace.
    2. Seraphinite – Not only does it allow us to connect with our angels, but it also helps us to self-heal, bringing us wholeness, strength, courage – ‘I am, I will, I can…’
    3. Pink Morganite – because it is attuned to Universal Love, Divine Love.
    4. Clear Quartz – because basically, what can’t it do :) love, love, love it.
    5. Smoky Quartz – because this grounds me like no other and protects me on all levels.
    Well…that’s my pic and don’t I feel guilty for not including all my other crystal buddies…lol I didn’t realize just how hard it was to choose :)
    Blessings to everyone!
    Bernie xx

  • Jacqueline says:

    Just discovered this site tonight and already love it. Thank you, I will be learning a lot here.

  • Jess says:

    Wow, what a delightful list! Was thrilled to see Pink Calcite on there. It’s my absolute favorite stone and I always have a piece on me where every I go. Black Tourmaline’s never done anything for me though. My favorite substitute is medium-brown Smoky Quartz :D

  • Barb Pratt says:

    My Go To stones are citrine, stones with natural holes, amethyst, blue lace agate, and rhodonite. This is because a lot of the medicine bags I put together are for people who have been abused.

  • Francesca says:

    I sleep with a Lepidolite massage wand. It calms and warms me up in bed and it helps me to a restful sleep. I am found of rose quartz and a all chakra stone necklace I hold to meditate. I meditate with other stones as well and hold them to their area of connection on the body, citrine, serpentine, garnet, and green adventurine . I wear amethyst when I feel I need protection, a rose quartz in my bra close to my heart when I want extra love to shine through me. I wear an aquamarine ring that I feel connects me to my son and father to keep them near.

  • Crystal says:

    I’m a Pisces I have a Clear quartz, Amethyst one that I bought at Cumberland falls in Ky…Brown one and big Selenite plus a Crystal Awareness book that my friend gave me as a christmas gift.
    I would love to have them all.

  • xiao xing says:

    1. Carnelian
    2. Sunstone
    3. Moonstone
    4. Amythest & Tektite tie for 4th place
    5. Rose Quartz

  • Cindy says:

    I’m just learning, too, and found all of this info so helpful! Thanks, all! :)

  • Char says:

    I recently discovered Bloodstone…really like it…and I go nowhere without my ameythst (sp)

  • mary says:

    Hematite – keeps me grounded and close to the mineral element
    Amethyst – rarely am I without a wearable, I resonate strongly with this stone
    Picture Jasper – focus is so important to me, this stone has really brought this power into my life
    Peridot – from both a heart centered and abundance/gratitude perspective, this stone is a vibrational blessing
    Clear Quartz – well, so much can be done with this high Mojo beauty, how could I leave it out? Programmable, talkative, listening, healing, manifesting, leading…holy mother of crystals bat man!

  • Gemma Parker says:

    My top 5 crystals have to be:
    Clear quartz
    Smoky quartz
    Green aventurine
    Tiger eye

    Don’t know a lot at all about crystals, but I’m interested which is a gud start!

  • Jessie says:

    Aquamarine is my favorite. I also love clear quartz a lot, in various forms.

  • Kathryn says:

    Amethyst, rose quartz, aquamarine

  • Likes2Read says:

    Clear Quartz is absolutely my go-to stone. It’s my “first love”, as I became fascinated by the idea of a transparent stone way back when I was in a science class in second or third grade, and saw a photo of a quartz crystal. (Good thing I didn’t see a picture of a diamond, as that particular clear stone is a lot more expensive than Quartz!)

    As a side note for anyone who’s in search of Black Tourmaline, but who is not finding pieces that work for their budget: look around for Dalmatian Jasper. The black “spot” markings in Dalmatian Jasper are caused by rods of Black Tourmaline that formed within the Jasper. When the stone is cut and polished, those Tourmaline rods make the stone appear spotted. So with Dalmatian Jasper, you will have your Black Tourmaline, PLUS some Jasper into the bargain. I’d count that as a win. :-)

  • Erica says:

    1. Amethyst
    2. Rose Quartz
    3. Black Tourmaline
    4. Carnelian
    5. Selenite

    Must haves. Boy this was difficult. I love so many!

  • Bob Nolan says:

    I have the unbelievable good luck to be possessed by a daughter, three granddaughters, and two great granddaughters. To hold my own, I require the self-confidence provided by petrified wood, precious opal, smoky quartz, aquamarine, and apache tears. I’ve also included citrine for additional emotional awareness and creativity, as well as a means to cleanse the other stones.

  • corinne says:

    amethyst,clear quartz,rose quartz,hemertite and citrine,i love these and use and wear often,plus others depending wot i need with them

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