What do you recommend for healing crystals?
Since you did not pick a specific healing issue, I am thinking maybe you just want a list of what I would recommend for a starter set? Let's start there and if you have a specific question down the road, we can address that as well, sound OK?
I always like to recommend that folks have one basic stone/crystal for each chakra, as well as one protection stone/crystal, one grounding stone/crystal, and one balancing stone/crystal. We have a great series of articles on the chakras that will be very helpful to familiarize yourself with the various areas.
I would choose Red Garnet as the crystal to use for the Root Chakra. It will also assist with any physical issues that deal with the Heart, blood (circulation, anemia, cleanser of, etc) and Sexuality.
I believe Carnelian would be an excellent choice to use for the Sacral Chakra. Physically, Carnelian will assist with issues of the kidneys, bladder, and intestines.
For the Solar Plexus chakra area, my all time favorite would be Citrine. Physically, Citrine will help to cleanse and energize the body by removing toxins from the body. It will also help to ease emotional issues.
My favorite crystal to use for the Heart Chakra is Green Aventurine. Metaphysically, Green Aventurine helps to soothe and heal the heart or any issues surrounding the heart, enhancing forgiveness and compassion. Physically, Green Aventurine can be used to assist in the areas of the Liver, Lungs, and Heart.
Blue Lace Agate is a gentle stone that works very well with the Throat Chakra. Physically, Blue Lace Agate can help to ease infection, throat ailments, sinusitis, and any dental issues.
Amethyst is my choice for the Third Eye Chakra. Physically, Amethyst is a powerhouse healer, helping to ease pain, detoxify the body, and strengthen the immune system.
For the Crown Chakra, Iolite is my favorite. Physically, Iolite helps with respiratory issues, fatigue, and muscular/skeletal issues.
Black Tourmaline is one of the best protection crystals around. I highly recommend this as one of your starter pieces.
For a grounding crystals, Smoky Quartz cannot be beat. Everyone should have at least one piece of Smoky Quartz.
For balance, I recommend Hematite. Definitely a favorite for starter healing kits.
These suggestions will give you everything you need to begin healing with crystals. Once you have worked with these, I am sure you will look for others to complement them as well. Much success and fun on your healing journey.
With love and crystal blessings,
Author and Project Manager for Healing Crystals