What Crystals Should I Start With? (A 2021 Guide)

With so many crystals to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Here are the best crystals to start your collection with.

Crystals can have a powerful and positive impact on your healing journey, but it can be difficult to know which crystals to start your collection with.

Choosing crystals is a very personal process, one that is based on your current life path and what’s most important to you at every stage of your journey. However, there are a few crystals that everyone should have in their collection, which is what we will cover here.

5 Must-Have Crystals for Every Collection

  1. Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz Crystal

Often referred to as a master healing crystal, Clear Quartz is used to enhance healing and speed up manifestations. This is a programmable crystal that holds and amplifies the intentions you put into it. You can use Clear Quartz to feel more connected to the flow of life by using it to filter out negativity and enhance positive energy. Reiki healers also use this crystal to balance and harmonise chakras and protect energy fields.

Carry Clear Quartz in your pocket or leave it under your pillow during the night. An affirmation you can use with Clear Quartz is:

“All of my heart’s desires are realised now and always.”

  1. Amethyst

Amethyst Crystal


This intense crystal is a psychic powerhouse. If you want help tuning into your deeper spiritual capabilities and to be protected while doing so, Amethyst is a must for your collection. This beautiful violet crystal transmutes and purifies your energy as well as the energy in the space around you. It is also known to be a powerful immune booster and to ease migraines.

Meditate with an Amethyst crystal to experience the benefits or place it in any room where you want to boost the positive, spiritual energy. An affirmation you can use with Amethyst is:

“I have the power to create and change my reality. It’s easy for me to transform and transmute challenging situations.”

  1. Citrine

Citrine Crystal

Citrine, which is orange in colour, is an empowering crystal that not only boosts your confidence but promotes mental and emotional harmony. This is the stone to have around you as you start setting and working towards your personal and professional goals because it’s connected to abundance and willpower.

Place your Citrine crystal in your workspace for increased abundance or charge your bath water with it to speed up your manifestations. Just make sure the water is free of any chemicals. An affirmation you can use is:

“I am confident in my ability to succeed in all I do.”

  1. Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz Crystal


Known for its gentle, nurturing energy, Rose Quartz is often referred to as the Mother of crystals. Best used during times of emotional pain and turmoil, Rose Quartz helps open up your heart chakra, bringing in healing and compassion. It can also be used when you need to experience more self-love or want to attract new love into your life.

Place your Rose Quartz crystal under your pillow before you go to sleep or on your heart chakra during meditation. An affirmation you can use is:

“When I open my heart and be still, I feel the love of the universe all around me and within me. I am loved. I am love.”

  1. Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline Crystal


This deep black, rectangular crystal is ideal for use during grounding or when you want to purify the energy around you. If you work in a high-traffic or stressful environment, Black Tourmaline will bring a calming energy to your space. It can also be placed near the front door of your home or office to repel negative energy or psychic attacks.

Place Black Tourmaline in any room where you want to feel calmer, more grounded and protected. An affirmation you can use with this crystal is:

“I am protected from all negativity.”

Cleansing & Energising Your Crystals Before Use

When you first receive your crystals, it’s important to cleanse them before using them. The reason for this is that they may have absorbed certain energies during transit, energies you could end up absorbing yourself.

The easiest way to cleanse your crystals before using them is to soak them in water mixed with sea salt – using a glass bowl is also preferable. Place the crystals in the salt water for 1 to 24 hours to rid them of any energy that isn’t your own. Don’t forget to flush the salt water after use.

It’s important to note that some crystals shouldn’t be cleansed with salt water though, including Amber, Turquoise and Moonstone.

Once you’ve cleansed your new crystals, you need to energise them again. This ensures they continue to release their own natural energies and vibrations. The best way to do this is to run the crystals under cool water for several minutes. If you happen to be near a natural water source, this is perfect for energising your crystals. Just make sure your crystals won’t be washed away.

The other option is to leave your crystals under sunlight or moonlight for a day or two, allowing them to absorb those natural and powerful energies.

Once your crystals have been cleansed and activated, you can start adding them into your daily routine and spiritual practices.

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