22 Best Crystals and Stones to Clear Out Negative Energy

We've all done it. We had a few bad days in a row at work and brought negative energy home with us instead of leaving it at the office. 

Or we had a few fights with a loved one while at home.

Or we got lost in negative thought patterns.

Those residual negative energies then smother all the positive energies we work so hard to create and nurture at home.

Our sanctuary now starts to feel toxic and suffocating.

If we don't do anything about it, negative energy piles up quickly, like dirty laundry. And nobody wants to deal with mountains of that! 

What Is Negative Energy? 

You know those heavy feelings like stress, anger, judgment, resentment, and anxiety? That's negative energy. It's also a lower vibration. 

Negative energy is harmful to your mind and body. It can make you emotionally reactive and defensive and can also make you see with a lens of fear or anger.

Since your mind and body are connected, what occurs in your mind will reflect in your body. If your mind is drowning in negativity, you may have muscle tension, elevated blood pressure, or are more often sick.

Luckily, there are many ways to get rid of negative energy. (Whew!) One great way is to use your healing crystals and stones. 

Let's look at the best healing crystals and stones to clear out negative energy.

1. Black Tourmaline

Tourmaline is aluminum borosilicate mixed with various metals (like iron or magnesium), and its color is determined by what metals and how much metal there is – black, pink, green, brown, blue, red, yellow, and violet. You can find it in various places worldwide, but Tourmaline mining began in the United States. Black Tourmaline is also hard and a 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Black Tourmaline carries a strong energy for protection against negativity and transforms it into positive energy that's then used to strengthen the body and spirit. It naturally protects you from EMF radiation emitted from all electronic devices. 

Black Tourmaline also helps to protect your home from negative energies when used with Selenite. Grid your home by adding a piece of Black Tourmaline and Selenite to each of the main corners of your home. Place them with the intent to only attract and allow in positive, loving energy into your home.

2. Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian forms when hot volcanic lava meets water. This stone cools quickly and turns into a shiny and glassy form. You can only find it in places near active volcanoes - Argentina, Armenia, Canada, Chile, and the United States. Black Obsidian is also soft and a 5 to 5.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Black Obsidian is a protective healing stone. It forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attacks and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Black Obsidian also draws out mental stress and tension.

3. Black Kyanite

Kyanite is mainly found in metamorphic rocks and has flat, bladelike crystal structures. It comes in a variety of colors – blue, black, ruby, orange, and green. You can find it in Brazil, the United States, Kenya, Mexico, and Switzerland. Kyanite also has a unique hardness. The crystal's length is soft and a 4.5 to 5 on the Mohs hardness scale, and the crystal's width is hard and a 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Black Kyanite aids in the manifestation of vision and clairvoyance. Full of healing energy, it’s a favorite among energy healers. It can be placed on any chakra to send healing energy to any tears or holes in the chakras or aura. Black Kyanite’s fan shape can help to sweep away unwanted energies.

4. Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz forms when rock crystal is naturally lightened. It occurs in high altitudes. You can find it in Brazil, Colorado, and the Swiss Alps. Smoky Quartz is also hard and a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Smoky Quartz is an excellent healing stone for grounding. It gently neutralizes negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog. It disperses fear and lifts depression and negativity. Smoky Quartz brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety. 

5. Shungite

Shungite is a natural mineral and can be found in only one place on Earth: in the Russian region of Karelia. It's also soft and a 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Shungite is a black healing stone with properties helping you cleanse, heal, and purify your mind, body, and soul. Shungite also protects you from EMF radiation emitted from all electronic devices.

6. Jasper

Jasper is an opaque variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline quartz) that comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns – red, green, yellow, white, black, orange, brown, and blue. Water, wind, or volcanic ash in the sediment form the patterns. You can find Jasper in Indonesia, Egypt, Brazil, Venezuela, Madagascar, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia, Uruguay, and the United States. Jasper is also hard and a 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. 

Jasper sustains and supports through times of stress and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances the Yin and Yang energies. Jasper also clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation.

7. Hematite

Hematite is an iron oxide and one of the most abundant minerals on Earth's surface and in its crust. You can find it in China, Australia, Brazil, India, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Canada, Venezuela, and the United States. Hematite is also fairly hard and a 5 to 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. It’s a strong protective healing stone and is great tocarry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.

8. Bloodstone

Bloodstone is a dark green chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline quartz. You can find it in India, Brazil, Australia, China, Madagascar, and the United States. Bloodstone is also hard and a 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Bloodstone is a powerful deep healing stone often used to ground negative energy and help usher in love wherever it's needed. It assists in enhancing the functions of the mind, bringing clarity and understanding while combating fatigue.

9. Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated Quartz is a macro-crystalline quartz. It's Clear Quartz with hairlike, rutile inclusions of either yellow, red, silver, brown, orange, gray, or (very rarely) green. You can find it in Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Norway, Pakistan, and the United States. Rutilated Quartz is also hard and a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Rutilated Quartz is an illuminator and supporter of spiritual growth. It’s known for helping to draw away negative energy and release the past. Rutilated Quartz soothes dark moods and lifts heavy feelings of depression, fear, and anxiety while promoting inner peace and forgiveness.

10. Amber

What's unique about Amber is that it's not a stone, crystal, or mineral. It's actually fossilized tree sap (how cool is that!). You can mainly find it in the Baltic Region of Poland's coast. You can also find it in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, France, Spain, Canada, Romania, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Burma, and Italy. Amber is also soft and a 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Amber is a powerful healer and cleanser of the body, mind, and spirit. It also cleanses the environment. It draws disease from the body, healing and renewing the nervous system and balancing the right and left parts of the brain. It absorbs pain and negative energy, helping to alleviate stress. It clears depression, stimulates the intellect, and promotes self-confidence and creative self-expression. Amber also encourages decision-making and spontaneity and brings wisdom, balance, and patience.

11. Septarian Nodules

Septarian Nodules formed between 50 to 70 million years ago during the Cretaceous period. Volcanic activity and other events caused the small sea life to die. As they decomposed, sediment would pile up and form nodules. When the nodules became exposed to the air and dried out, they shrank and cracked, resulting in the unique patterns you see today. Septarian Nodules are also soft and a 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. 

Septarian Nodules enhance patience and offer holistic healing and self-healing of the mind. They help to release emotional stress, anger, negative thoughts, depression, turbulent emotions, and bad dreams. Septarian Nodules also give strength, endurance, and physical energy to the owner.

12. Black Tourmalinated Quartz

Black Tourmalinated Quartz (also called Black Tourmalated Quartz) is made up of inclusions of sodium iron aluminum borosilicate hydroxide. The visible black strands are Black Tourmaline, and these strands have combined with Clear Quartz. Black Tourmalinated Quartz is also hard and a 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Black Tourmalinated Quartz shares the properties of both Black Tourmaline and Clear Quartz – the grounding and deflection of negative energy found in Black Tourmaline, as well as the energy amplification and consciousness raising ability of Clear Quartz. Black Tourmalinated Quartz can help bring balance to the Yin and Yang energies and is often used as a good luck charm.

13. Chlorite Quartz

Chlorite Quartz is a group of sheet silicate minerals found in igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. You can find it in countries with a large amount of Clear Quartz, such as Brazil, Nepal, and the United States. Chlorite Quartz is also soft and a 2 to 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Chlorite Quartz is a powerful, positive healing stone, beneficial to the environment and personal energy fields. It provides energetic connection, realignment, and balance. Chlorite Quartz also supports heart healing and feelings of compassion and forgiveness as it releases negative and limiting actions brought out by frustration, envy, and resentment. 

14. Red Agate

Red Agate is a translucent variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline quartz. You can find it in many places around the world. In the United States, you can find it in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Red Agate is also hard and a 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Red Agate is a protective healing stone. It shields the wearer from negative energy and helps get rid of anxiety. Red Agate is also very calming and helps balance the Root Chakra, which allows you to stay grounded during stressful or emotional times.

15. Malachite

Malachite is copper-based and occurs as opaque green masses. It's commonly found in the oxidized zone of copper deposits. You can find it in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, New South Wales, England, and the United States. Malachite is also soft and a 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Malachite is an important healing stone for protection. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution. Malachite also clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance. 

16. Hematoid Quartz

Hematoid Quartz is a Clear Quartz with iron deposits of Hematite inside. You can find it in Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Madagascar, Namibia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Hematoid Quartz is also hard and a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Hematoid Quartz combines the amplifying properties of Clear Quartz with the balancing and stabilizing properties of Hematite. It can assist not only in removing negative energy, but Hematoid Quartz can also transform and transmute the negative energy into pure love and light!

17. Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is a mineral made up of Silicon and Oxygen and one of the most abundant minerals in the Earth's crust. You can find it in the United States, Brazil, Russia, and Madagascar. Clear Quartz is also hard and a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Clear Quartz is known as the master healer because it balances and revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. It amplifies whatever energy or intent is programmed into it. When placed near other healing crystals, Clear Quartz also amplifies their energetic qualities. 

18. Calcite

Calcite is one of the most common minerals on Earth and can be found in various colors – colorless, white, yellow, pink, purple, gray, black, blue, green, orange, red, and brown. You can find it worldwide, including Iceland, Germany, the Czech Republic, England, Sweden, Mexico, and the United States. Calcite is also soft and a 3 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Calcite is commonly believed to increase and amplify energy – the energy of healing, learning, and awareness. It's believed to be a spiritual cleanser that changes perspective and renews commitment to making change.

19. Chevron Amethyst

Chevron Amethyst is in the silicate mineral family and a combination of Amethyst and Clear Quartz, forming a V-shaped pattern. You can only find it in India, Brazil, and Africa. Chevron Amethyst is also hard and a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Chevron Amethyst combines the healing properties of Clear Quartz and Amethyst. It balances the mind and opens it for a higher consciousness. Furthermore, it strengthens intuition and allows new insights about your own personality. The positive vibrations of Chevron Amethyst clear negative energies and have an empowering effect.

20. Apache Tears

Apache Tears are a type of Black Obsidian, and you can only find it in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. It’s semi-soft and a 5 to 5.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Apache Tears help to relieve anxiety and sustain one at times of great sorrow and grief. It protects against negative energies as well as psychic attacks and the drain from psychic vampires. Use Apache Tears to clear the aura of negative energy and make way for more positive healing vibes.

21. Kunzite

Kunzite is the pink to purple variety of lithium aluminum silicate. You can find it in Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, and the United States. Kunzite is also hard and a 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. 

Kunzite is a healing stone of romantic love, good for communication of love when you're nervous, as well as for healing heartaches. It's also a stone of self-love, promoting humility and self-tolerance. Kunzite can strengthen the human energy field, clear the aura, and clear negative energy from a room or environment.

22. Beryl

Beryl is a mineral made up of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate and is actually colorless. It picks up color from the surrounding sediment (wow!). You can find it in Russia, Columbia, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Norway, Brazil, Columbia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia, and the United States. Beryl is also hard and a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs hardness scale.

Beryl helps to clean the Heart Chakra, giving support to aid in the healing of your emotions and emotional body, lifting negative energy, and replacing them with positive, loving, joy-filled vibrations, and "Divine Love."

Wrapping Up

Negative energy is toxic, suffocating, and piles up easily. It’s also harmful to your mental and physical health. 

A great way to clear out negative energy is to use healing crystals and stones, and fortunately, there are many that do (we just listed 22). Most are common, so you'll have no trouble finding one that's right for you.

What's your favorite healing crystal to get rid of negative energy? Do you use any that aren't on the list? Tell us in the comments section. We'd love to hear from you!

Becca Benevento is a guest blogger and lifestyle writer. 

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