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13 Best Crystals for Protection: Home, Work, Travel, Relationships, Sleep & More

INSIDE: Whether its physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual, we're all looking for some protection in our lives. Discover the best crystals for protection so you can live a happier and more enriched life.


Do you ever wish you could walk around with a bodyguard that would protect you from anything negative or harmful?

If we could feel more secure, we could avoid a lot of unwanted stress and rest easy.

Whether it's avoiding negative energy from a friend who's in a bad mood, warding off harmful energies from entering your home, or keeping you safe while driving in the car, there are many reasons to seek out some extra protection.

Thankfully, nature has provided crystals for protection. They'll put up a force field around you, shield you from negative energy, and provide you with peace of mind.

Types of Protection

When we think about the term "protection," we come to realize that there are many different variations of it, including:

  • Psychic/spiritual protection
  • Emotional protection
  • Physical protection
  • Mental protection
  • Protection from negative energy
  • Protection from stress and anxiety
  • Protection from EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies)
  • Relationship protection
  • Home protection
  • Travel protection
  • Protection during sleep

The 13 Best Crystals for Protection

We're going to look at our favorite protection crystals and break them up into some of these categories so you can discover which ones will work best for your unique situation.

Keep in mind that a lot of these stones and crystals for protection overlap and are useful in several different categories.

General Protection Crystals

These crystals provide general protection support so that you can feel more safe and secure day and night no matter what you might be experiencing.

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is probably the most popular of all of the crystals for protection because it provides some of the best all-around protection there is and it protects on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels all at once.

This stone grounds the space around it, clearing away negativity and repelling bad vibes and harmful energies. It turns the aura into a shield so that lower frequencies bounce off of it instead of coming into the body. 

If you want to experience a positive mindset that comes from the release of negativity, anxiety, and self doubt, this is the perfect protection stone for you.

Yellow Jasper

Yellow Jasper

Yellow Jasper provides a grounding and stabilizing energy that provides a deep connection to the earth. It promotes good discernment and protects against deceptive people.

Jasper stones have been used throughout history as talismans of protection. They guard our travels on this physical earth, as well as our spiritual travels.

They are wonderful for protecting us when we are opening ourselves up spiritually, whether that is during meditation, journeywork, astral travel, etc.



Citrine is a positive protection stone that shines its high frequency energy around its surroundings. It brings positive energy into all situations and transmutes negative energy, thoughts, and feelings into positive ones.

When it comes to the best crystals for protection, this one fits the bill because it offers general protection but it also protects your wealth.

It cleanses and rejuvenates the aura and spiritual self, guarding us from threats and ill wishes, and it promotes vitality, joy, and warmth.

Best Crystals for Protection From Negative Energy

Being protected from negative energy allows us to go about our day with more joy and less worry about psychic attacks and negative energies that otherwise zap us along the way.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is one of the best psychic protection crystals, protecting us from negativity and grounding it back down into the earth to be neutralized.

It increases perception and psychic ability, which helps us become proactive about protecting ourselves. It offers balance and grounding protection in a light and uplifting way, warding off suicidal thoughts and nightmares in the process.

For those who are undergoing radiation treatment, Smoky Quartz works to amplify the healing results and guard against the radiation. It absorbs negativity and protects against electromagnetic frequencies as well.

Red Jasper

Red Jasper

Red Jasper is one of the best crystals for protection from negative energy. It uses defensive magic to return negative energy back to its source.

This grounding stone neutralizes radiation and EMFs and it cleanses the aura of negativity. It offers us a steady, stabilizing energy that helps us feel safe as we work toward self-mastery in our endeavors.

Red Jasper clears away worry and promotes emotional calming and an overall sense of stability. It provides physical, emotional, and spiritual protection.

Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian is another one of our favorite crystals for protection because it blocks psychic attack and dark energy from entering the body's energy system.

It absorbs negative energy and is often used by witches and shamans to break curses, spirit attachments, and ill fortune.

Black Obsidian offers us a positive, calming, grounding energy that improves discernment and helps us see the truth behind a person or situation.

Tourmalinated Quartz

Tourmalinated Quartz

Tourmalinated Quartz is an intriguing stone that contains Clear Quartz with Black Tourmaline inclusions. The Clear Quartz acts as an amplifier of the protective power of Black Tourmaline, making it one of the best crystals for protection.

It provides both spiritual grounding and psychic protection, removing negative energy from the aura and placing light protection around the body.

As a result, the user can enjoy protection against psychic attack, from harm, and during astral travel. It also protects us from lower frequencies and negative people.



Hematite is one of the best crystals for protection from negative energy when it comes to the emotions. Empaths will find it especially useful in protecting them from other people's emotions and from negative emotional transference.

It is like a mirror, reflecting away unwanted energies and vibrations and shielding the aura from negative energy.

Hematite is also used as a protective amulet against curses and spells. It works to keep its user grounded and centered, and it dissolves harmful electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs).

Crystals for EMF Protection

There are many crystals for EMF protection that are especially useful at reducing the electromagnetic frequencies in our environment. This has become increasingly important as a result of 5G health risks.

Here are some of our favorite crystals for EMF protection...



Pyrite works to transform negative energies and create a protective barrier around its user, making it one of the best crystals for EMF protection. Use it near your electronics to reduce their harmful effects.

It draws in excess energy, integrating it with earth energy, and creating a protective and strengthening armor around its user. This is especially helpful in setting up healthy boundaries in our lives.

Pyrite offers us emotional protection, helping us fight the tendency to be lazy and inspiring us to act. It provides protection from infections and viruses, making it a good choice for caregivers. It also aims to protect our finances.


Elite Shungite

Shungite is probably the most popular crystal for EMF protection because it has actually been proven to work.

Its main component is fullerenes, which is a crystalline form of carbon that has the ability to filter out EMFs, viruses, bacteria, and many toxins.

Shungite is a grounding stone that anchors negative energy into the earth where it is neutralized.

EMF Protection Crystals

Crystals for Protection in Relationships

We can all use some extra protection when it comes to our relationships. Whether it's protecting your child from bullies, communicating with more positivity, or avoiding the manipulation of others, these protection crystals can help.



Kyanite is one of the best crystals for protection when it comes to relationships. It is a high frequency stone that helps us hold our own power against negative energy.

It assists us in standing up against manipulation, bullying, brainwashing, and psychic attack. It offers protection in our communications, helping us to understand what is being communicated so that we aren't being controlled by others.

Kyanite clears and attunes the chakras and it protects the auric field. It can be used by energy workers to dispel the negative energy that is released during healing sessions.



Labradorite is one of the best protection crystals for repelling negative energy around our relationships. It shields the heart chakra, keeping us safe from toxic relationships and from people who drain our energy.

It deflects the psychic attack that happens when others use negative emotions against us. It helps us stand in our power to set up healthy boundaries and avoid manipulation or negative influences.

For empaths, Labradorite offers a thick layer of protection, cleansing and shielding the aura from any low frequency vibrations.

Crystals for Sleep Protection

We can't leave sleep out when it comes to the topic of protection because too many of us suffer from sleep interruptions and issues that could be improved with crystals for sleep protection.



Amethyst is by far the most popular of all of the crystals for sleep protection. That's because it's one of the best crystals for relaxation and nightmares.

This highly versatile stone doesn't stop there, though. It also acts as an auric shield protecting us and our homes from negative energy. It transmutes it into the beautiful frequency of love.

It guards the mind from evil thoughts, grief, and addiction. It deters thieves and enemies, and it offers protection from harm, disease, infection, and injuries. It helps to relieve emotional pain and stress, and it repels psychic attack.

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How to Use Crystals for Protection

Now that you've learned about the best crystals for protection, it's time to discover some of the ways you can use them to get the results you're seeking.

Place Protection Crystals in the Four Corners of Your Home

By placing any of these crystals for protection in the four corners of your home, you'll help turn your home into a fortress that deters lower frequencies from entering. 

Place Them By Your Front Door

One of the oldest Feng Shui tricks is to place protection stones at your front entrance to keep negative energy of any sort from entering your home. You can place them in a bowl on a table by the front door or place a larger stone on a table or on the floor. 

Place a Protection Stone on Your Desk

By placing one or more protections crystals on your work desk, you can clear away negativity at work and protect yourself from harmful radiation that comes from EMFs. This will also help you to have more energy and feel more productive.

Keep One in Your Car

It's always a good idea to use crystals for protection while driving. Just place one or more of them in your car so that you can benefit from their protective energy while you are traveling. 

Use Them to Protect You From Other People's Energy

We all know about energy vampires, those people who suck your energy dry with their complaints and negative energy. You can keep protection crystals with you when you know you'll be around people like that to guard you from their energy.

Place a Crystal for Protection Under Your Pillow

If you suffer from nightmares or night terrors, place an Amethyst stone or another crystal for protection under your pillow to help you sleep through the night without these unwanted interruptions.

Carry Some in Your Pockets

You never know what you'll run into out there in the world, but you can make sure you always have some protection with you. Just place one or several of these crystals in your pockets to bring their protective energy with you wherever you go.

Final Thoughts on Crystals for Protection

With these healing stones, you can access the power of the earth to enhance your personal power.

Get started by ordering our Protection Healing Gemstone Collection here!


* Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please read our full disclosure notice here.

Crystals for Protection



Ive allways believed that these work and remember that God, higher power… nade these crystals so I have to trust that he wants us to use them

Janine Graver

Good to know what each stone does. Good explanations.

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