Crystals can be used any way you want. Some people like to hold them and feel their energy, others just like to look at them when they're feeling down. However you choose to use your crystals, here are the best ones for your root chakra.
This crystal is a striking red colour, just like the chakra it is associated with. Garnet can be rare and it is all about regenerating energies that you may have lost. It is a giver crystal and always wants to help improve the emotional health of its users. Garnet is a great crystal to use if you feel as though your strength and courage has been taken away from you.
Bloodstone is known for its strong healing abilities. It is great to use this crystal to fix any root chakra problems, like wanting to feel more stable, or hoping to become better organised. Bloodstone also helps boost self-esteem and self-confidence. This crystal always sounds quite mystical (especially since it has 'blood' in its name), but overall it is just a great stone for healing your root chakra.
Mahogany Obsidian is a mixture of Black Obsidian and Hematite. This makes the crystal brown in colour, but with black stripes going down it. While normal Obsidian can have quite a harsh energy, this crystal is softer with its abilities, complementing the earth perfectly. Mahogany Obsidian is a crystal of unity, helping us feel better connected to the relationships around us.
Red Carnelian is a light red/orange colour. It is a semi-precious crystal that can be worn in jewellery. Historically, Red Carnelian was worn for courage and strength and to cleanse away any unwanted energies. As mentioned above, crystals can be used however you like, and this gemstone not only looks beautiful, but can give you hope and stability too.
If you need a stronger crystal than Obsidian, Hematite is the way to go, as it keeps you grounded and cleanses your root chakra. It has a silvery colour running through it and keeps you connected to the earth, clarifying the things that are most important to you. If you are struggling to find balance in your life, Hematite puts you in the here and now, helping you figure out the next steps to take.
By Pia Louisa