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12 Best Crystals for Removing Negative Energy

INSIDE: We all want to reduce negative energy from our lives, and there are many natural ways to do it. Here are the best crystals for removing negative energy, so you can live your best life.


One of the most popular and sought-after uses for crystals is decreasing negativity and promoting positivity in one’s life.

Oprah Magazine lists positivity as one of the benefits in several of their top crystals. Many come to crystals for their ability to improve how they view themselves and how they view their lives.

So, what are the best crystals for removing negative energy? And how can we use them?

Below, we provide a list of 12 amazing crystals that can help us as we seek to make our lives more positive. 

Amethyst Geodes

3 Ways to Use Crystals For Removing Negative Energy

Before we get to the 12 crystals, let’s talk about how to use them to clear away that negative energy.

Make a Crystal Grid

One way to use crystals for removing negative energy is by making a crystal grid. You can buy pre-made kits or just do the research on your own.

The crystals are laid out in a pattern of sacred geometry that better channels their metaphysical energy. You can create a grid around you or in front of you as you meditate or do yoga for even better effects!

Learn how to make a crystal grid here!

Place Crystals Around Your Home

Another way is to place crystals around your house, especially by doors and windows. The ancients thought that spirits entered houses through their doors or windows and that it was important to keep them away with talismans.

Today, we can keep that negative energy away and ensure our home is a safe and positive place by putting gems by doors or windows too!

Wear Them!

Another way is simply by taking the crystal’s power with you. Rather than using it only in a grid at set times, or keeping it at home, wear your crystal as jewelry or keep them in your pocket.

Either way, the power of the crystals will come with you as you face the negative energy of the day-to-day. 

Best Crystals for Removing Negative Energy

There are so many crystals that can help remove negative energy, but here are 12 of our favorites...

Black Tourmaline

What a crystal! It’s been used for thousands of years by shamans to banish evil spirits and negative energy. Today, it’s primarily used as a defender.

Black Tourmaline will take the negative energy - the unhealthy stress, the pressure, the anger and frustration and inactivity - and direct it back to the sender. It’s like a protective force field from negative energy.

It even turns that negative energy positive, redirecting bad stress and turning into motivation, or anger and turning it into dedication or commitment to change.

Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian

The raw elements of fire, water, and earth combine together to form this volcanic stone and its abilities to ward off evil energy.

Black Obsidian allows us to cut through negativity metaphysically. It doesn’t avoid or shy away from negativity and negative energy; rather, it confronts it and works against it.

Lies, disruptive emotions, blockages, unresolved relationships, bad habits, and the like are sliced and gone with this crystal for removing negative energy.

Black Onyx

Black Onyx is an incredibly grounding stone. It works to connect the root chakra, the solar plexus, and the third eye with the earth. It roots us in the world and its experiences rather than being driven by anxiety and the imaginary things that distract us from what’s real.

This is another stone used in ages past to ward off evil spirits. With it, our inner demons take a much more personal shape as our doubts and anxieties plague us day by day. Use Black Onyx to ground you in reality and release that negativity.



A common theme among crystals for removing negative energy is that they act as shields that block negative energy from entering in. Tourmaline and Obsidian act this way, and so does Hematite.

It’s best for issues around the root chakra, such as anxieties, irrational fears, and feelings of being unsafe. All of these animal worries that exist in the flight part of our fight or flight response crop up in our lives.

We can ward them off with Hematite’s ability to deflect negative energy like a layer of soothing, positive outer skin.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz is different from the other stones in a particular way.

Obsidian and Tourmaline tackle outside energy that’s affecting us as well as the lies that we tell ourselves. Onyx grounds us and Hematite shields us from the irrational desires of our past. 

Smoky Quartz has a much narrower focus. It keeps its powers trained on the negative reactions we’ve been clinging to. It clears our mental fog and works to gets rid of the anger, fear, jealousy, and depression.


While it's most commonly known for helping people fall asleep, Amethyst can also help get rid of a lot of your negative energy.

Meditating on this key crystal is what makes it one of the best crystals for removing negative energy. Use it before bed to reduce worries and things that frazzle you out of your mind as you're trying to go to sleep.

It can also be helpful to place it under your pillow to ward off negative energy at night.

Tiger’s Eye
 Tiger's Eye

Tiger’s Eye is the eye of the world. It allows us to zoom in as well as zoom out on our lives.

We zoom in to focus, and we can fight negative energy by focusing in on our problems and solving them with optimism and positivity. 

We zoom out to see the big picture so that we can see the silver lining in situations, allowing us to stay positive and optimistic.

Tiger's Eye is great for feelings of depression or overwhelm as it helps us solve the small problems while also seeing what it’s all for.

Blue Kyanite

Blue Kyanite

Blue Kyanite is first and foremost a healing crystal. It helps with healing the body and the emotions. Focusing on it, wearing it, or keeping it in a pocket helps channel the healing powers of this crystal.

However, as one of the crystals for removing negative energy, it works through the throat chakra and third eye chakra. It allows us to see our lives and the world more clearly.

If the negative energy keeping you down is through bullying or manipulating, this crystal will help you to be more confident and honest with others.


The stone of serendipity, Labradorite works for all chakras but especially the throat and third eye chakras.

Labradorite works in two ways. For one, it reduces self-consciousness. Rather than worrying how everyone will feed off of your energy, your opinions, and personal feelings, you can do your own thing with the help of this stone.

It also shields the aura from attempts to put down our energy, keeping ill-wishes and jealousy away.

This way, rather than working to boost our confidence, Labradorite keeps things from standing it in the way of the confidence we already have. Use it with other stones to first boost you and then keep that energy!



Shungite is a talisman. It’s best worn all the time and used in elixirs to bless yourself and others. Rather than cleaning or helping our inner energy and chakras, it serves to dispel negative energy that is attacking us as we go through our lives.

This crystal for removing negative energy is unique in the way it protects against outside forces, not just energy that is immediately around us or in us.

Since it is made with almost all of the elements on the periodic table, it is bursting with energy to protect us from outside threats!

Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is best at doing what’s in its name; it makes things clear. It clears the mind, allowing us to focus and concentrate rather than being distracted by all sorts of things all around us.

It regulates and stores energy to try to help us remain balanced instead of being bombarded by our emotions.


Selenite is known by tons of names, but it is perhaps best known as a source of light. It dispels darkness and provides healing energy.

But most of all, the negative energy that swirls and darkens our lives is kept away by this crystal’s power, as it is one of the best crystals for removing negative energy.

It’s known as the Perfect Jewel because it perfectly follows our true wishes -- not the negative wishes that block them -- and turns them into reality.

Final Thoughts

These are some of the best crystals for removing negative energy. Use them so that you can have the best, most positive life possible!

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

I would like to know more about crystals and negative energy

Ch wes

Your videos are informative.
I have seen some positive results…thanks


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Nancy calbi

I would love to learn more and where I can purchase

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