With just a quick search, you can find that there are hundreds of different crystals. They all have different benefits, different ways of healing, and have varying levels of rarity. But there are a handful of crystals that can serve multiple purposes, are easy to find, relatively inexpensive, and should be in any healing crystal collection.


Clear Quartz seems like a bit of a boring crystal to many people, but it is the most powerful one. It’s an energy amplifier, and can absorb, store, release and regulate energy.

When you use clear Quartz for healing or spiritual work, it will attune its vibrational level to the specific energy you need in order to achieve healing or spiritual clarity. Mentally, Quartz can filter out distractions, aid concentration and unlock memories.

Quartz is a master healer and this makes it a go-to crystal for just about anything you might use a crystal for. It also works with other crystals, amplifying their energy and making them more effective.


Amethyst is a common and easy to find stone that is extremely powerful and protective. Its name comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means “not drunken.” Its traditional use is to avoid drunkenness, but it has many more uses than that today.

You can use Amethyst to fight insomnia, ward off nightmares, improve intuition, have safe travel, connect to your higher self and the Divine, increase creativity and manifestation. It balances out emotional highs and lows, promoting emotional centering. It can eliminate anger, rage, anxiety and fear, and help you come to terms with a loss.

Amethyst is a very spiritual stone.

Rose Quartz

This is another Quartz crystal, but Rose Quartz is a pink crystal. It’s the stone of unconditional love, compassion, infinite peace, and kindness.

Rose Quartz assists with deep inner healing, dealing with loss and grief, as well as being able to attract love (romantic and otherwise). It’s calming and reassuring, so if you’re in a crisis or dealing with trauma, Rose Quartz is a good crystal to work with.

It can also help you feel connected to others and increase your feelings of joy. Rose Quartz can help you release unexpressed feelings and heartache, open your heart to love, teach you to love yourself, and encourage self-forgiveness, acceptance, self-trust and self-worth.


Carnelian comes in red, orange, pink and brown.

Carnelian is great for grounding and anchoring yourself in the present moment. It’s associated with boldness and courage which means it can be used to strengthen areas of weakness. It can also be used to improve luck and increase prosperity, develop a healthy sense of self and feel safe and secure.

Pink Carnealian can improve parent-child relationships by restoring love and trust. Red Carnealian warms and energizes, so it’s excellent for invigorating your mind and body if you’re feeling a little sluggish.


Citrine is a beautiful yellowish crystal that is incredible for cleansing and regenerating. Citrine is warming, energizing, and super creative. It’s also one of the few crystals that never need cleansing.

Citrine is good for absorbing, transmuting, dissipating, and grounding negative energy and protecting the environment. It encourages generosity, improves self-esteem and self-image, and increases prosperity. It also enhances individuality, improves motivation and encourages self-expression.

It can enhance your concentration and revitalize your mind, and is excellent for dealing with depression, phobias and fears. It helps to promote inner calm so that you can access your wisdom.

There are so many crystals to choose from so that you can work on anything that ails you, whether it’s physical, spiritual, mental or emotional. These five crystals are a great starting point for someone who wants to get a small collection that will serve many purposes.

If you’re looking for something a little different, or you want a crystal to help with something you don’t see listed here, I can choose a crystal for you.

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