8 Best Crystals for Protection - The Best Protective Properties

by Nicky Jessen

8 Best Crystals for Protection - The Best Protective Properties

When it comes to Crystals for Protection, there are a few that stand out head and shoulders above the others. 

Imagine the power of being able to set a powerful protective barrier around your home, workplace, car and your aura.

In this blog post, I will be covering ways to protect your home and car, using specific statements of intention to program your crystals.

I'll also discuss the best crystals for protection against negative energy, crystals which can absorb negativity and redirect it to positive energy.

The main types of protection people are after include:

  • Protection from negative energy
  • Emotional protection
  • Psychic protection
  • Protection for your immune system
  • Protection from stress and anxiety
  • Electromagnetic smog and EMFs
  • Protecting your home
  • Protection from 'energy vampires'
  • White Walkers - Couldn't resist with Game of Thrones on everyone's minds ;-)

So let's jump into the top 8 best crystals for protection.

1. Black Tourmaline Crystal

If you are susceptible to negative energies from those you deal with regularly, then you know how frustrating and debilitating it can be.

Black tourmaline is one of the best stones for turning negative energy into positive and encouraging a more positive outlook.

You may like to call them 'energy vampires' — those people who seem to leave you feeling drained and depleted.

Wearing black tourmaline can help transmute their negative energy into positive, clear your focus and leave you feeling optimistic and ready to get on with life.

If you are starting a new business, new career or need to have positive energy with your school or university studies, then be sure to have black tourmaline around you.

black tourmaline crystals for protection loose

I discuss more about Black Tourmaline in how to protect your house towards the end of this blog post.

2. Black Obsidian

Did you know that black obsidian is molten lava, which was created deep beneath the Earth's surface and makes its way to the top via a volcanic eruption?

black obsidian crystals for protection

Black obsidian is molten lava that cools so quickly it had no time to crystalise. 

This stone is amazing, mystical and has very sharp edges. The good news is, obsidian is a stone of protection, which forms a shield against negativity and psychic attacks.

Black obsidian has the ability to magnify negative emotions, experience them in full and then release them so you can move on.

Fun fact: One of the best ways to kill the White Walkers in the Game of Thrones is using 'Dragonglass', which is black obsidian. This 'Dragonglass' is one of only two known substances which are known to be able to kill White Walkers.

3. Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz has such a strong grounding effect on those who have it.

If you are the type of person who seems to have many negative thoughts and you want to get rid of them, then use Smoky Quartz to draw those energies in and then dissolve them into the Earth.

Those negative energies flowing around in your head need to be released and space for positive energies brought in to replace them.

The reality is, our silent self-talk can get so bad it dispels any chance for positive energies to come in. For many of us, if we criticised other people as we do ourselves, we'd never have a friend, ever.

Smoky Quartz will help you leave behind the negative self-talk robbing you of the success and flow you are after. If you love to meditate, use smoky quartz to raise your vibrational energy.

4. Shungite Crystals

Shungite has many beneficial protective qualities about it and is quite rare, mostly found in Russia, with a history dating back over two billion years.

Like black obsidian, Shungite is an excellent grounding crystal, taking the spiritual energies around you, grounding them and helps anchor your body to the Earth.

Shungite is used by many to help ward off electromagnetic smog and EMFs. Shungite is one of the best crystals to help protect against 5G radiation.



5. Labradorite

Labradorite is the stone to have around when you need protection from negative energy.

If you are at work and you have those colleagues who constantly zap your energy, then be sure to place some labradorite around your desk or on you, in the form of crystal jewellery.

labradorite crystals for protection blue flash

The brilliant blue flash has a form of protective shield it places around your body, like an aura.

Visualise the negative, draining energies of the person you are dealing with bouncing off your aura and being unable to penetrate your energy shield.

6. Amber

As you likely already know, Amber isn't a crystal but instead a tree resin. But it made it into the list due to the many protective qualities it has.

In many cultures, Amber was carried around for protection on long travels.

It is such a bright and cheerful colour that it can brighten up anyone's day. But more importantly, it has been known to protect those who wear it or have it around, from suicidal or depressive tendencies.

It is excellent for those recovering from illness by helping absorb pain and negative energy, allowing your body to do what it does best - get on the path to recovery and optimal health.

Amber jewellery has many protective and healing properties.

7. Amethyst

Amethyst crystals are one of the most popular stones with a lot of protective properties due to its high vibrational energy.

Amethyst is a lovely calming crystal and can help turn negatives into positive. This will help protect you from negative situations and people.

Another strong protective quality is its ability to help you achieve a higher vibrational state when meditating. This, in turn, helps clear your mind, gets rid of negative thoughts and help you focus on everything you are appreciative and grateful for in your life.

View our range of Amethyst Crystals here or click here to view the meaning and healing properties of amethyst.

8. Fluorite

Fluorite has so many positive qualities with clearing negative energies and protecting your spiritual energies.

As you know, if you are spending all your time worrying, then you cannot achieve success.

Fluorite protects by helping reduce negative influences and helps you with focus and concentration.

It has a highly organisational nature about it, taking all those things within your body and aligning everything for your greater good.

Fluorite provides powerful protection and will help you align with your best personal growth.

For those looking for EMF protection crystals, Fluorite is excellent to place around your workspace too.

View our full range of Fluorite Crystals here.

How to use Crystals for Protection

The following ideas are on how you can use your crystals for protection and how to program your crystals for specific intentions.

    Protecting your car

      This is a meditation you want to use when you get a new car or to promote safety for your existing vehicle.

      Once you have entered your meditative state and you have your favourite crystal for protection, such as Black Tourmaline, Fluorite or Labradorite, you want to visualise your car.

      Once you have visualised it, you should place a heart-shaped ring around it in pink.

      At this stage, you want to set your intention to the Universe in what you are looking to achieve, which is to have a safe, fully energised driving experience with full alertness.

      'I am a safe, alert and careful driver, focused on the road at all times and every time I get behind the wheel, I arrive at my destination happy and healthy.'

      Then you want to let your car, surrounded by the pink heart around it, float into the universe to set your intention alive.

      Protecting your house

      Many people use crystals to protect their house and to place a protective grid around it.

      There are a couple of ways to do this, but I'll run through two different ones using Black Tourmaline and Selenite.

      Black Tourmaline is the best crystal to use around the perimeter of your home. You can do this either inside or out. Your goal is to form a grid around your house. 

      Then as you are meditating, similar to the meditation above to create a safe car, you want to visualise that grid acting as a protective barrier from the outside world.

      Visualise the barrier protecting you from negative energies and even visualise yourself as soon as you walk through, that your tourmaline 'captures your negative energy' and stores it and grounds it.

      Therefore, once you have entered your house, the negative thoughts and negative energies of the day are released. Try it. You will feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders every time you enter your home after a tough day.

      You can create a similar affirmation or statement about the new protection around your house to set the intention of your house protection crystal grid.

      'My house and my loved ones are fully protected at all times, and only loving and joyful energies roam freely around my house.'

      Feel free to change it up to suit your needs, but you get the idea. It is essential to set your intention with your crystals.

      Other gemstones and crystals for protection

      There are other protective stones you can use, such as rose quartz, tourmalinated quartz, chakra stones and lapis lazuli, to name a few. All of these are designed to raise your energy field and help you live your best life.

      Summing up the best crystals for protection

      Hopefully, you now feel confident in knowing which crystals are best for protecting you and your loved ones.

      Nothing feels as good as peace of mind when you have cleared the negative energy and set a crystal grid for protection around your home, bedroom and personal space.

      Start experimenting with various gemstones for protection in the manner mentioned above. But also note you can wear a protection bracelet and protection jewellery to protect your aura from psychic attacks and negativity.

      Nicky Jessen
      Nicky Jessen


      Nicky is the proud mum of 3 beautiful girls and Owner of Earth Inspired Gifts. Earth Inspired Gifts is an online retail store specialising in gifts inspired by Nature, such as Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps, Geodes, Crystals, Jewellery and other beautiful items. In addition to running Earth Inspired Gifts, Nicky has been building and managing many websites, including some of the largest online stores in Australia. Feel free to reach out to Nicky via her Facebook page or Twitter.