Ideal for bringing some serenity to your self isolation space.

Semiprecious stones and crystals have been used in healing for thousands of years. Skip to 2020 and they’ve never been more needed. In times of crisis, we need to make our homes as peaceful and zen as possible.

And though the power of stones and crystals isn’t exactly scientific, some of that ‘good energy’ sounds pretty needed right now. The UK seems to agree; in the last 30 days, 14,800 people in the UK have searched Google for “healing crystals.”

With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with British online marketplace OnBuy.com who have analysed almost 100 varieties of stones and crystals to put together a helpful guide to choosing the right ones to bring peace to your home. Here are 7 of the best healing crystals and where to place them at home, IDEAL for bringing some serenity to your self isolation space.

THE LOFT: APACHE TEARS

Apache Tears were once believed to heal grief and trauma, old and new, and are particularly useful if you live in an old property which holds negative energy from previous owners. Apache Tears are thought to be nourishing, grounding and gentle, and cleanse the aura to protect against negativity. Placing them at the top of the house will allow that protective energy to radiate over the home.  

THE BEDROOM: HOWLITE

Known for its calming qualities, Howlite encourages you to “live and let live.” At its core, it promotes acceptance, eases stress and encourages you to make peace with the day. In turn, Howlite is said to bring about true rest and is the perfect gemstone for the bedroom; especially if you suffer with insomnia or other sleep disorders. 

THE BATHROOM: AQUAMARINE

Associated with water, Aquamarine has a cooling energy, which calms anger and soothes the soul to a relaxed yet present state. This can help you to connect to your inner wisdom and to seek truth amid conflict. After a long day, with worry on your mind, a soak in the bath supported by Aquamarine will wash away negative attachments; making way for converted energy. 

THE LOUNGE: AMBER

Amber carries the energy of the sun. The warmth and wellbeing qualities connected with the gemstone make it favourable for the lounge, as this is a room where people seek comfort and restoration. Amber can lift spirits and offer comfort therefore, it’s best-placed near the sofa to encourage rest and recovery. 

THE KITCHEN: JADE 

Green Jade carries the energy of the Earth. Wholesome and nurturing, Jade is suited to the kitchen – oftentimes called the heart of the home. This gemstone draws the abundance of nature into your home, helping to promote physical prosperity and wellbeing.

Jade also supports harmonious connections, fostering relationships with good energy; perfect for families who cook together. Though we wouldn’t rely on it to bring home the bacon (and cook it), its presence certainly won’t do you any harm.

THE DINING ROOM: UNAKITE

Like Jade, Unakite works to support a healthy alignment of physical, mental and spiritual bodies. A gemstone that champions well-being overall, Unakite supports the physical body by purging toxicity from old negative emotions, like anger and resentment, and bad habits like over indulgence. This makes it the perfect stone to include in the dining room or any eating space.  

THE OFFICE: FLUORITE 

Fluorite is a great support for the mind, whether it needs to work, study or memorise and understand specific patterns. A key addition to any office, Fluorite is particularly effective for those who get confused or distracted easily, as it wipes the mind free of mental clutter. A healing crystal sure to bring focus and clarity, which enables you to focus on the task in hand. 

Should you be seeking some more solid, scientifically backed ways to look after your wellbeing during this time of crisis, then check out our tips on how to stay fit and healthy during self isolation.