Weight gain, disease, inability to focus, body aches and pains–I could do without the stress, couldn’t you? There’s often not a lot you can do to change your circumstances, but having a few natural wellness tools on hand can go a long way towards helping you defeat stress and anxiety.
That’s why I love these 10 best crystals for stress and anxiety relief! Not only are they totally natural, but they pair beautifully with essential oils. Below, I’ll explain:
- My favorite 10 best crystals for anxiety
- How to pair crystals to specific kinds of stress
- How to use crystals
- How to double the impact of your crystals by using them with essential oils!
- Plus, don’t forget to get our crystals and oils 101 guide!
Ready? Let’s get started!
The 10 Best Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Relief
Here are 10 of the best stones for stress relief:
- Pink opal
- Blue kyanite
- Blue lace agate
10 Anti-Stress Crystals
Ready for a closer look at each of our favorite gemstones for calming?
Amazonite gets its name from the mighty Amazon River in South America, but it has been found in use by ancient civilizations in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Amazonite handles negative energy, worry, and fear like a boss. What’s especially interesting, too, is that this stone is known for its ability to inspire courage and truth (turns out, those feelings of anxiety aren’t always telling us the truth).
Pair with: ylang ylang
Rock nerd alert: selenite is actually a form of gypsum! It’s much prettier however ;), and has what crystal experts believe is an extremely powerful vibration.
This just means it’s a clearing, opening kind of stone that pairs perfectly with other crystals and can help you release worry and fear. Selenite also promotes harmony and balance with your inner self.
Pair with: frankincense
Tourmaline comes in all different kinds of colors, which makes sense because it’s known for its ability to attract inspiration.
Tourmaline also helps promote a better understanding of yourself by increasing your capacity for compassion–both for yourself and others. And as most of us know, stressful times almost always call for greater compassion!
Pair with: palo santo
4. Pink Opal
Pink opal is as renewing and life-giving as its beautiful color. It’s relaxing and restoring (it’s a great stone to keep by your bed for a good night’s sleep) and brings your whole being back into balance and alignment.
It’s especially beneficial during times of transition or change (ie, stressful times).
Pair with: clary sage
Celestite gets its name from the Latin word for celestial, and it absolutely makes sense when you see this beautiful, blue, sky-like stone! Celestite gets major points for its cooling, calming effect.
It’s also known for its ability to unlock amazing dreams while you sleep, so you definitely want to keep this crystal near your pillow. Celestite can also help you get back in touch with your inner intuition, and let your inner, whimsical child out; play can be a fantastic stress-reliever.
Pair with: lavender
6. Blue Kyanite
Blue kyanite is a straightforward stone, just like its striated pattern. It’s known for opening up the throat chakra and enhancing communication, so if you’re having difficulty getting the right words out, this is your crystal.
Blue kyanite looks cloudy, but it has the opposite effect on your mind: it can bring clarity and concision to a cloudy brain.
Pair with: orange
7. Blue Lace Agate
It’s no surprise that lots of crystals for stress and anxiety are blue and green–color speaks volumes, doesn’t it?
Blue lace agate is a beautiful smooth stone with stunning stripes of color. It’s a happy stone that can lift your mood and bring peace to your mind, much like a beautiful day can, but it’s also a healing stone. Use it to soothe and nurture a sad heart.
Pair with: sandalwood
Aquamarine is exceptionally good at closure; if you need to be able to move on from a situation that’s caused you pain or stress, this beautiful blue-green stone can help you do that.
Aquamarine is also an inspiring stone that can help you express yourself, but it won’t cause extra stress–lean into it for soothing, calming vibes.
Pair with: Roman chamomile
Amethyst is such an all-around useful stone, and it’s especially good at bringing balance to an entire room or space (why do you think it’s used so often in home decor?!).
If your whole household or work environment seems out of whack, try amethyst for its centering, balancing effect. It can also help protect you from negative energy and toxicity, and increase your sense of self-confidence so that you can better advocate for yourself.
Pair with: ylang ylang
Topaz is cool and icy, which feels like heaven when you’re all fiery and up in your feels. Topaz brings joy, good fortune, and love, which might be why you can also expect a greater sense of confidence when you’re near it!
Topaz is also a great goals stone; if your stress is stemming from trouble meeting your goals, reach for this crystal.
Pair with: lavender
Types of Stress (& Which Crystals to Try)
Crystals are extremely personal–and choosing the right crystal for you has as much to do with intuition and listening to what your heart needs as it does following a certain prescription. However, here are some ideas to help you get started using gemstones for anxiety relief!
Crystals for Hormonal Imbalance
Hormonal stress–stress resulting from PMS, hormonal imbalances, infertility, or other “female problems”–can benefit hugely from pink opal, due to its balancing properties. Amethyst is another great option because of its balancing, grounding abilities.
Crystals for Grief or Specific Fears or Worries
If you’re wrestling with grief or trauma, or specific frustrations or stresses (as opposed to a general sense of worry or anxiety), reach for selenite or tourmaline.
Selenite is a cleansing stone that will help you work through negative energy to get to the heart of whatever is bothering you, and tourmaline will increase your compassion and understanding and inspire you to solve the problems that are causing you anxiety.
Crystals for Vague, Indefinable Worry
Amazonite is truly the perfect stone to reach for when you’re experiencing any kind of anxiety or stress–especially the kind of worry that you can’t quite name. It’s extremely calming (let its beautiful blues and greens remind you of an island getaway!) and can enhance your ability to communicate your worries to a trusted confidant.
Blue lace agate is another steadying stone to reach for. It, too, can promote increased clarity, and can help you feel more balanced.
Crystals for Fiery, All-Up-In-My Feels Stress
If your stress has you on high alert, look to aquamarine, blue kyanite, or topaz. All three are extremely calming–when it comes to stones for stress and anxiety, you truly can’t beat any of these! Blue kyanite is like a chill pill for your inner self, aquamarine calms the mind, and topaz is the ultimate cooling stone.
Gemstones for Confusion & Indecision
Sometimes stress or anxiety is the result of needing to make a big decision. If that’s the case for you, you might be having trouble connecting to your inner intuition.
Try celestite. It can help you bypass all those logical “what ifs” that are tying you up in knots, and allow your heart to speak freely.
Crystals for Stress at Work
One of my favorites gemstones for anxiety at work is amethyst, for its protection and courage-building qualities. Whether you need to overcome imposter syndrome, inspire more creativity, or just bring balance to a difficult work environment, you truly can’t go wrong with this beautiful purple or lavender stone.
How to Use Crystals for Stress and Anxiety Relief
There are so many ways to use gemstones for stress and anxiety relief. Here are my favorites:
1. Display & Smile
If you’re smiling, you’re winning! Crystals don’t have to be complicated–if looking at them makes you happy, you’re already experiencing their positive impact!
You can leave crystals (like the ones in this stress + anxiety kit) out on your desk, your nightstand, the kitchen counter…wherever you’ll see them often.
You can hold them while you speak an affirmation or intention over your day. You can also meditate while you hold them. Often, just feeling their cool weight in your hand will help you feel more grounded and centered.
My absolute favorite way to use crystals is with essential oils. You can even choose essential oil roller bottles with crystals already in them (like these crystal rollers for stress)!
Wearing crystals (like these gemstone diffusing bracelets for stress and calm) is a wonderful way to get maximum benefits from your gemstones. You can learn more about wearing crystals here.
Double the Impact of Your Crystals for Stress and Anxiety By Using Them With Essential Oils
If you’re a natural wellness lover like I am, you’ll love using essential oils with your crystals (and in case you need it, I have a whole guide right here for you!). Here are some of my favorite essential oils for stress relief:
- Ylang ylang
- Roman chamomile
- Palo santo
- Clary sage
All of these oils pair beautifully with crystals for stress and anxiety, whether you’re diffusing them in your gemstone diffuser bracelet or adding them to a gemstone roller bottle! Simply apply or roll on your oil to pressure points (the back of your neck, your wrists, the base of your spine, etc.) and breathe deeply several times.
Are you ready to get started using crystals for stress and anxiety? Which crystals will you try first? Share in the comments and let us know!