How To Tap Into The Healing Powers Of Amethyst Crystals

Amethyst crystals are beloved for their healing properties and are said to bring us a sense of clarity, protection, and grounding. The amethyst stone is associated with the crown chakra, which also happens to be a deep violet in color, and is thought to be a connector between the physical and spiritual realms (via Tiny Rituals). From improved sleep and a boosted immune system to balanced emotions and the opening of the third eye, amethysts are used for a multitude of purposes.


A type of quartz crystal, amethyst has long been utilized to clear the mind. There's a lot of ancient lore surrounding the magical healing powers of the amethyst crystal and in Greek mythology, amethyst was believed to prevent drunkenness and today the crystal is still sometimes used to treat addiction (via Healthline). Whatever your reasons for wishing to fully utilize the sacred, violet crystal, it's a powerful one and properly tapping into its healing powers is important. Let's take a closer look at how to do just that.

Wear amethyst jewelry

Not only is amethyst crystal jewelry beautiful and alluring, but it's also protective and grounding. Earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, anklets, pendants –- wearing this precious crystal close to your body will intensify its healing powers. In moments of distress, you can hold your amethyst crystal jewelry and zero in on its grounding energy (via Energy Muse). Wearing deep purple colors can also balance the energy of the crown chakra, which is a great plus.


When the amethyst crystal is worn on bare skin, the healing vibrations are most direct and effective (via Tiny Rituals). In choosing your jewelry, keep in mind that some crystals pair far better with amethyst than others. Tourmaline and rose quartz are beautiful companions for amethyst as they amplify the energy of the heart center when worn together. Citrine and amethyst can invigorate the senses and give the wearer a boost of energy. Aquamarine and amethyst are the right combo for all endeavors of the creative mind.

Use around the home and in altars

If you have a home office where you tend to experience the stress of work or deadlines, a small amethyst altar will bring a lot of focus and ease to the room and to your process. Take note of your procrastination levels after setting up an amethyst altar near your desk (via Tiny Rituals). Geodes are a particularly wonderful crystal formation for home use and altar spaces. Your bedside table is another ideal placement for an amethyst, as the crystal enhances intuition and can soothe you in the dream realm. It can even help you remember your dreams in the morning (via The Spruce). If your child has difficulty staying asleep or struggles with nightmares, try adding an amethyst altar to their bedroom.


"Amethyst is ideal for generating a relaxing, rejuvenating space. It acts as an air purifier, clearing negativity and emitting positive energy," said Heather Askinosie, a co-founder of Energy Muse. When creating your altar around an amethyst geode, you may consider adding other sacred items which calm and inspire you. Candles, small statues, flowers, pine cones, or photos are all perfect additions.

Cleanse your amethyst crystals

In order to tap into the healing power of amethyst crystals, it's key to regularly cleanse them as they do store and hold energy from their surroundings. Water, sound, and smoke can all cleanse crystals of stagnant energy. To cleanse them with water, you can simply run the amethyst under the faucet or bathe them in a bowl. To smudge your amethyst, light your preferred bundle of herbs or a smudge stick and let the smoke clear the crystals. Sound baths use healing frequency and are effective in cleansing crystals of old energy also (via Tiny Rituals). Some crystals have the power to clear the energy of other crystals, like selenite and quartz, so simply placing your amethyst in the presence of one of these will help you tap into its healing powers.


Saltwater, sunlight, and moonlight are other surefire ways to cleanse your amethyst. This one may come as a surprise, but if it works for a broken iPhone, it very well may work for a crystal in need of cleansing: brown rice. You likely know the trick -– place your iPhone (or amethyst crystal) in a bowl of brown rice for 24 hours (via Healthline).

Meditate with amethyst

Holding an amethyst in your palm while you meditate can greatly impact your practice. You may be more attuned to receive energetic and intuitive messages, feel a deeper sense of peace, and of course experience mental and emotional clarity. "Find a quiet place to sit uninterrupted with the stone in your hands and see if any new insights come through," crystal expert Heather Askinosie told Mind Body Green.


When using crystals in meditation, our relaxed state allows us to take on the healing power of the chosen crystal in a more present manner –- and we're more connected to them than we may realize as they're part of the earth. "The trees are our lungs, the rivers our circulation, the air our breath, and the earth our body," says Deepak Chopra (via Chopra). There's no wrong way to meditate with a crystal — simply placing it on the body and letting it work its magic will do.