Children naturally respond very well to crystal healing and there are no side effects to worry about. Kids are intuitive, and their senses have not been blocked by the social restrictions that we have learned as adults. Let them handle and play with smooth tumble polished crystals. Have larger display pieces around in their bedrooms and play areas (out of reach for very young children). These can be both beneficial and beautiful. Invent activities such as creating pictures or sculpts with crystals and give them a large variety of crystals to choose from. Allow them to wear crystals as jewellery and carry them in their pockets and school bags. Crystals often have a very quick effect on children.
Tumbled stones are great for children because they are less likely to break. They also are fun to hold and play with.
Amethyst is a calming crystal that can really help children sleep better and prevent nightmares. Place a crystal under their pillow or by the bed, and make up a ‘Magic Spray’ for younger children. Simply fill a bottle with water and a few drops of Lavender essential oil and add an Amethyst crystal in too. Spray this around the room just as they are going to bed.
Moonstone is really good for children who are dealing with emotional issues or are hyperactive. Your child can simply hold the crystal or rub it on their forehead - you will find that they will instinctively use the crystal where they need it.
Rose Quartz definitely a stone every child should have. It has such a gentle loving energy that it helps children overcome hurt and soothe their emotions. It is also gentle enough for children to wear for longer periods of time in bracelets, as a pendant or to carry in their pockets.
Tiger’s Eye a great grounding stone that brings daydreamers back to reality and into the present moment! It is also a great stone for helping children with their self-esteem and can promote courage too. Can be carried in their pocket, but I would recommend that they don't carry it all the time - daydreaming is important too!
Green Aventurine is known as the ‘Good Luck’ stone so would be perfect for children sitting tests or needing some encouragement. It is also a stone of leadership and therefore excellent for shy children and helps all children to show their leadership qualities.
Clear Quartz is known as the 'Master Healer' and really is a must for anyone's collection. It acts as an all-purpose healer and can, therefore, be useful in many situations. Children seem especially drawn to this crystal and can often spot small rainbows within its structure.
Howlite helps to discourage rage and inpoliteness. This is great fr children who struggle with controlling thier anger. Or if they have been bullied or spedn time with agressive people. Balances calcium levels helping teeth & bones.Howlite is an aid to insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind.
Shields against negativity. Excellent stone for children because it is very protective, stabilizing internal & external energies. Brings purity & balance.
We have a collection of these specifically for children and a child friendly guide.
Other Crystals for children:
Acne – amethyst, jade or selenite
Allergies – petrified wood, topaz, turquoise or zircon
Autism – charoite, sodalite or sugilite
Babies, physical development of – place chrysocolla, dioptase, rhodochrosite or sodalite in or under their cot.
Belching – beryl
Bullying - tourmaline
Colds and flu – carnelian, jasper, rose quartz, topaz
Colic – citrine
Confidence – hemimorphite, hematite, falcon’s eye, carnelian, moonstone, jade, dumortierite, sugilite and tourmaline are all confidence boosters.
Exams – fluorite, quartz crystal
Getting along with siblings – celestite or rose quartz
Growth, in children – carry or wear emerald or pietersite to promote healthy physical development.
Healthy physical development - chrysocolla
Homework/school work/ study– aventurine and amazonite
Hyperactivity – calcite
Insomnia - malachite
Learning Difficulties – keep sugilite around the child, in or under their bed and anywhere they spend a lot of time.
Nightmares - celestite
Stress - topaz