We’re putting it out there: crystals are mainstream now. Searches for ‘crystal healing’ are up 40 per cent on Google, and celebs including Adele, Victoria Beckham and Naomi Campbell all say that they believe in their power. But unlike many wellness trends, crystals are both affordable and accessible, and their benefits can apparently be felt in any space you introduce them to.
‘Incorporating crystals into your daily life can improve your emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing,’ says Juliette Thornbury, author of The Crystal Fix: Healing Crystals for the Modern Home. ‘Keeping a specific stone in each area of the home will bring an ambience of harmony and balance to the space, creating a beautiful and empowering home environment.’
‘Every crystal has a unique set of healing properties that will help you to bring a greater sense of self-awareness and gratitude to your daily life. Crystal healing encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle physically, emotionally and spiritually.’
Whether you believe it or not is a matter of choice – but putting the theory to the test will do no harm. So – will you add a quartz to your living quarters?
Here’s Juliette’s guide to the best crystals for each room:
Living Room: Clear Quartz
Traditionally, the living room is a space of warmth and relaxation. It is important for the energy of this space to be cleared regularly, as it is often a social room of the home and will carry a constant flow of different energies. A clear quartz cluster kept near the centre of the room will radiate positive energy while also bringing a greater sense of vibrancy to the space. As it is often centrally placed in the room, a coffee table is the ideal display surface and the cluster will make a lovely focal point.
Kitchen & Dining Room: Apophyllite
Often called the ‘heart of the home’, the kitchen or dining space is a social area where friends and family come together to share meals, talk and interact. A cleansing crystal like apophyllite is an effective stone for encouraging an uplifting vibration of happiness, peace and wellness. Place on the centre of the table or on a windowsill among fresh herbs to promote a healthy and nurturing environment.
Bedroom: Rose Quartz
The bedroom should be your own private sanctuary for rest and relaxation. With its beautiful soft, pink hue and gentle energy, rose quartz brings deep inner healing and peace. This crystal has long been recognized as the stone of unconditional love and is a beautiful stone to have in your bedroom to create a loving, intimate and restful environment. Keep a small piece under your pillow for a peaceful sleep.
The bathroom should be an area in your home for rejuvenation, cleansing and recharging. Crystals can work wonderfully in this space, along with your favourite candles or a room diffuser to create a beautiful cleansing and purifying environment. Chrysoprase carries a calming energy and is a powerful water-energizing stone, perfect to keep by the bath to create a tranquil and soothing environment.
Your office or workspace should carry an energy of inspiration and motivation. Crystals can be incorporated into this space to boost energy levels and creativity, while also helping to create a stress-free environment. Harnessing a bright and warm energy, citrine is known as a stone of abundance, wealth and success, making it a powerful stone to keep on your desk to enhance energy flow and productivity.
Children’s Room: Amethyst
A child’s room should carry a warm and safe energy that encourages peace and contentment. Crystals introduced to this space help provide a nurturing and comforting atmosphere for children of all ages. Keeping an amethyst cluster in this room is a beautiful way to bring calming energy that will promote a sense of peace and relaxation.
Juliette’s new book, The Crystal Fix: Healing Crystals for the Modern Home, is published by White Lion Publishing, RRP £18.99.