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The Energetic Properties of Gemstones

Created over the millennia, healing crystals and gemstones harness the life-giving elements of the earth. People across the globe have used gemstones and their energetic properties for centuries.

Each gemstone serves a different purpose depending on the energy and vibration of the stone. You can use the energetic properties of gemstones to release emotional, physical, and spiritual blockages, allowing the free flow of prana or energy throughout your body.


A purple to clear crystal, Amethyst is a variety of Quartz, which gives it a crystal trigonal system. Amethyst is one of the world’s most desired crystals; it has long been coveted for many centuries, dating back to 25,000 B.C. during the time of the Neolithic people. Ancient civilizations used Amethyst as a connection to the divine.

To the Hebrews, it was the ninth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest. To the Egyptians, it was used in burial ceremonies. Amethyst is known as a stone of transformation and spirit.

Its energetic properties open the mind to new ideas, dreams, and vision, and help control the flow of prana through the chakras. The high and spiritual energy of Amethyst connects with the upper and spiritual chakras, particularly the Third Eye Chakra. Energetic Properties of Amethyst

  • Expands the mind and intuition
  • Enhances creativity and passion
  • Brings a sense of mental and inner peace
  • Opens the mind and spirit to elevate perspectives

You can find Amethyst in our Third Eye Chakra Roll-On and Gemstone Rollerball Kit.


Heliotrope, more commonly known by the name of bloodstone, is a variety of jasper or chalcedony. Bloodstone is green Jasper with red inclusions of Hematite. These red inclusions resemble spots of blood, hence the name “bloodstone”. Bloodstone is known as the stone of courage. Its energetic properties promote self-esteem and repel negativity. The grounding effects of Bloodstone guide you to face life’s challenges with resilience and strength. Energetic Properties of Bloodstone

  • Enhance motivation and mental clarity
  • Rekindles a sense of security and safety
  • Brings emotional balance
  • Inspires strength and resilience

You can find Bloodstone in our Root Chakra Roll-On.

Blue Lace Agate

A pale blue stone, Blue Lace Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Blue Lace Agate is banded in layers of predominantly light blue, striped with brighter blues and whites. Many people have used Blue Lace Agate for thousands of years; in fact, it was discovered in Neolithic artifacts and used in healing amulets dating back to Babylon.

Blue Lace Agate is known as a stone of communication and encouragement. Its healing properties calm and elevate your emotions and attitude. Resonating with the Throat Chakra, Blue Lace Agate helps you articulate and share your truth. Energetic Properties of Blue Lace Agate

  • Permits self-expression and growth
  • Brings a sense of peace and calm
  • Allows you to communicate effectively
  • Promotes understanding

You can find Blue Lace Agate in our Gemstone Rollerball Kit.


A glassy, translucent stone, Carnelian is an orange-colored variety of Chalcedony, which is a mineral of the Quartz family. Carnelian is well-known for its orange and red-orange crystal. Its name is derived from the Latin word for “flesh”.

The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian “the setting sun” and used it to enhance passion, love, and desire. Carnelian is known as a stone of motivation and passion. Its healing and energetic properties restore vitality and passion, and help balance your sexual energy. Holding a bold and passionate energy, Carnelian resonates with the Sacral Chakra. Energetic Properties of Carnelian

  • Restores passion, love, and desire
  • Promotes confidence and determination
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Alleviates jealousy and sexual anxieties

You can find Carnelian in our Sacral Chakra Roll-On.


Citrine is a transparent, yellow variety of Quartz. With natural autumn hues, Citrine ranges in color from golden yellow, honey, and almost brown. The name “citrine” comes from the French word “citron”, meaning “lemon”. Due to the demand of Citrine, much of the commercial Citrine on the market today is heat-treated amethyst, which turns golden brown when heated at an excess of 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ancient civilizations used Citrine for its energetic and healing properties in times as early as 300 B.C. Citrine is known as a stone of personal will, carrying the power of the sun within it. Natural Citrine does not hold on to negative energy but rather dissipates and grounds it. Associated with the lower chakras, Citrine resonates, particularly with the Solar Plexus Chakra. The vibrations of Citrine energize and clear the mind while stirring the soul to action, promoting decisiveness and creativity.

Energetic properties of Citrine

  • Activates the imagination via the Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Allows for the flow of ideas and visualizing
  • Strengthens mental output and the ability to establish goals
  • Amplifies creativity

You can find Citrine in our Gemstone Rollerball Kit.

Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is the most iconic stone of the Quartz family. The term “quartz” comes from the Greek word for “ice”. Every ancient culture had a different meaning for clear quartz. In Japan, Clear Quartz symbolized space, purity, and patience.

Native American cultures thought of the stone as a sentient being. In Central and South America, Clear Quartz was thought of a vessel that held the spirits of their ancestors. Clear quartz is known as a stone of healing; it manifests your intentions by amplifying energy and thought. The energetic properties of Clear Quartz open the mind and elevate negative perspectives to more enlightened views. The energy of Clear Quartz can connect and aid all chakras, but it is especially helpful to open and balance the Crown Chakra. Energetic Properties of Clear Quartz

  • Opens the mind and heart
  • Enhances healing or spiritual growth
  • Eliminates energy blockages
  • Elevates negative perspectives

You can find Clear Quartz in our Crown Chakra Roll-On and Gemstone Rollerball Kit.

Green Aventurine

Green Aventurine is a green variety of Quartz. Aventurine is most commonly green, though it also forms in blue, red, purple, orange, and yellow. The color of Green Aventurine comes from the Fuchsite particles within the Quartz. The name “aventurine” comes from the Italian word “a ventura” meaning “by chance”. Green

Aventurine is known as a stone of opportunity, helping to manifest prosperity and optimism. Its healing properties and vibrations help you let go of the past and embrace change. Resonating with the Heart Chakra, Green Aventurine soothes your emotions and guides you to inner harmony. Energetic Properties of Green Aventurine

  • Calms nervousness, anger, and irritation
  • Facilitates the release of unhealthy relationships
  • Inspires feelings of lightness
  • Brings a renewed sense of optimism and joy

You can find Green Aventurine in our Gemstone Rollerball Kit.


Hematite is a dark-colored stone with a metallic sheen that comes from its high iron content. Its name comes from the Latin word “haima”, meaning blood. Why? Because as the ancient Greeks crushed the stone, its high iron content turned the stone into a red pigment. Many other cultures used this dark stone for its energetic properties, and it was considered a powerful talisman for Viking Warriors.

Hematite is known as a stone of stability; its energetic properties help you stay grounded and centered. Resonating with the Root Chakra, Hematite can help clear away toxic and negative energy, and purify the emotional realm, ultimately bringing balance to your self-esteem and self-vision.

Energetic Properties of Hematite

  • Clears toxic and negative vibrations
  • Grounding properties bolster your inner strength
  • Gives the troubled mind clarity and focus
  • Harness the powers of the Earth

You can find Hematite in our Gemstone Rollerball Kit.

Lapis Lazuli

A deep and celestial blue stone, Lapis Lazuli is a metamorphic gemstone formed by multiple minerals. It is a rich, royal blue with gold flecks from pyrite deposits. Lapis Lazuli is one of the oldest gemstones; it was first mined in the Sar-i Sang mines in 7,000 B.C.

This particular gemstone is most likely the fifth stone in the original breastplate of the high priest, according to Hebrew religion, and Buddhists recommended Lapis as a stone to bring inner peace and freedom from negative thoughts. Known as the stone of truth, Lapis Lazuli can open and balance the Throat Chakra. The elements of Lapis Lazuli stimulate the desire for knowledge, truth, and understanding. Its energetic properties restore your ability to communicate and speak your truth.

Energetic Properties of Lapis Lazuli

  • Encourages honesty of the spirit
  • Stimulates desire for knowledge, truth, and understanding
  • Forms deep communication
  • Dispels negativity and brings inner peace

You can find Lapis Lazuli in our Throat Chakra Roll-On.

Red Aventurine

Red Aventurine is a red variety of Quartz that is characterized by brilliant inclusions of Mica or other minerals, giving the gemstone a glistening effect. Aventurine comes in many different colors; the color of Red Aventurine comes from the Hematite or Goethite inclusions in the Quartz.

The name “aventurine” comes from the Italian word “a ventura” meaning “by chance”. Red Aventurine is known as a stone of vitality and renewal; it draws upon the elements of the earth to increase the flow of prana and revitalize your physical body. Resonating with the Root Chakra, Red Aventurine promotes determination and perseverance through life’s challenges.

Energetic Properties of Red Aventurine

  • Revitalizes the body
  • Increases enthusiasm
  • Dispels fear and insecurity
  • Promotes courage and bravery

You can find Red Aventurine in our Gemstone Rollerball Kit.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a soft pink variety of Quartz. Many ancient civilizations, including the early Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and even Native American cultures, used this crystal for rituals and ceremonies for thousands of years.

Greek and Roman mythology also used Rose Quartz to represent eternal love. Rose Quartz is known as a stone of unconditional love and is a heart healer for emotional wounds. Its energetic properties promote bonding and deep connections while helping you to give and receive love. Holding a romantic and feminine energy, Rose Quartz can open and balance the Heart Chakra.

Energetic Properties of Rose Quartz

  • Facilitates unconditional love
  • Embodies compassion and empathy
  • Enhances deep connection with loved ones
  • Helps you to forgive and see others’ perspectives

You can find Rose Quartz in our Heart Chakra Roll-On and Gemstone Rollerball Kit.


Sodalite is a rare rock-forming mineral that is well-known for its rich blue color and white veining. Named for its sodium content, Sodalite was first discovered in Greenland in the early 19th century, making it young in “gemstone years”. Since then, creatives have used Sodalite as an ornamental gemstone and talisman. Sodalite is known as a stone of harmony.

Its energetic properties promote balance and tranquility to help connect your physical and spiritual self. Associated with your spiritual or upper chakras, particularly the Third Eye Chakra and Throat Chakra, the healing vibrations of Sodalite connect your mind, body, and spirit.

Energetic Properties of Sodalite

  • Stimulates creative thinking and expanded spiritual awareness
  • Brings an enlightened perspective on life
  • Allows you to seek the truth
  • Enhances intuition
  • Promotes effective communication

You can find Sodalite in our Gemstone Rollerball Kit.

Tiger’s Eye

With a shimmery luster that resembles a cat’s eye when in the light, Tiger’s Eye is a chatoyant gemstone with a golden to red-brown color. Many cultures started using Tiger’s Eye in ancient times. Egyptians used Tiger’s Eye in their deity statues to express divine vision, and Roman soldiers carried Tiger’s Eye to promote bravery in battle.

Tiger’s Eye is known as the stone of power and protection. Its energetic properties encourage you to go outside of your comfort zone and free yourself from self-doubt. The grounding and cleansing effects of Tiger’s Eye will help restore balance to your Solar Plexus Chakra.

Energetic Properties of Tiger’s Eye

  • Inspires bravery and courage
  • Promotes self-confidence
  • Emboldens creativity
  • Supports harmony

You can find Tiger’s Eye in our Solar Plexus Chakra Roll-On.