One of the most popular crystals is the rose quartz.
The use of rose quartz is said to date back as far as 7000 BC. It’s also been claimed that Egyptian and Roman women used rose quartz face masks to clear their complexions and prevent wrinkles. Today rose quartz is often used as jewelry, for meditation, or as decoration in homes or office spaces. While there’s no scientific evidence that rose quartz crystals offer any health benefits, they’re still commonly used for healing purposes.
Use in healing
The rose quartz is believed to embody powerful healing qualities that may be beneficial both for physical and emotional health.
It’s said that rose quartz can:
heal relationship problems
promote mutual understanding
inspire an attitude of compassion and kindness
It’s also believed it can boost feelings of:
“Predominantly, rose quartz is a crystal of unconditional love that brings deep healing to the heart by opening the heart chakra,” Birch explains. “Once achieved, a deeper state of calmness, serenity, and peace is reached, which ultimately results in complete relaxation, encouraging the feelings of happiness and contentment.”
The rose quartz is also believed to have benefits for physical health, particularly when worn or carried on your body.
According to Birch, rose quartz:
promotes a clearer complexion
can accelerate healing
boosts neuron activity
“Rose quartz increases blood circulation in the body and is especially powerful when worn close to the heart,” Birch claims. “Rose quartz wards off negativity, and when carried on your person, helps to replace negative emotions with positive, returning the wearer to that place of pure love and balance.” That said, you should never use a crystal to replace the advice and treatment of a qualified healthcare practitioner.