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Smoky Quartz Healing Properties For Grounding, Cleansing & Protecting

INSIDE: In this article, you'll discover all the wonderful Smoky Quartz healing properties, including the physical, mental, emotional, and metaphysical. Find out why this is one of our favorite healing stones.


Smoky Quartz one of the most uplifting yet cleansing and protective stones on the planet. It's energy grounds us, helps us feel content, and neutralizes negative energies. But it does much more than that!

Let's learn all about it!

What is Smoky Quartz?

Smoky Quartz is a color-variety of crystalline quartz. It’s color ranges from a light yellowish brown to a greyish brown.

When cut as a gem, stones with an orange brown to a reddish brown color are preferred. When used as a geode, all varieties are cherished.

The color of Smoky Quartz is produced when natural radiation, emitted from the surrounding rock, activates color centers around aluminum impurities within the crystalline quartz. Amethyst forms in a similar way, from the activation of color centers around iron impurities.

Smoky Quartz is cut into beads and cabochons. Gems cut like that are often used in rings, pendants, necklaces, earrings, and brooches for people who like the more subdued colors.

Pieces that have a dark brown color are often used in men's rings and cufflinks. During the Victorian Period, dark brown stones from the Mourne Mountains of Ireland were often used in mourning jewelry.

In the 12th century China, flat pieces of Smoky Quartz were used to make eyeglasses. Some of these were used to shield the eyes from bright light. A few were worn by judges during court proceedings, to hide their facial expressions.

Healing Properties of Smoky Quartz

One of the most prominent Smoky Quartz healing properties is its grounding ability. Whenever you’re feeling detached, lost, or you’re facing a slippery slope of whirling emotions, Smokey Quartz has your back.

It's a big must for all of us who’re experiencing trouble with grounding and mediating properly. Smoky Quartz healing properties cover a wide spectrum, but it really shines when it comes to making us breathe and slow down.

Smoky Quartz is also a great protector. Similar to Black Tourmaline and dark Amethyst, Smoky Quartz has the ability to repel all kinds of negative attacks and forces thrown against us.

Physical Healing Properties of Smoky Quartz

Since Smoky Quartz is considered to be a great absorber, and one of its best physical healing properties is its ability to absorb EMF smog. If you’re extra sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies, then Smoky Quartz is a must for you.

In this case, it’s best to keep a Smoky Quartz on your working desk, near your smartphone on your bedside table, and in the pocket where you keep your phone. If you wear a smartwatch, you might want to consider waring a Smoky Quartz bracelet, too.

If you have problem with anxiety and overthinking, Smoky Quartz and its healing properties are a best aid for you. In the same manner it absorbs and clears EMF smog, it does the same with unnecessary and stressful thoughts.

If you’re having trouble with meditating or you’re doing yoga to relax, but it's not working, consider getting a Smoky Quartz bracelet, necklace or a geode.

Keep a Smoky Quartz on you or near you when you’re going into meditation, or when you’re practicing yoga. When you’re having trouble focusing or relaxing due to intrusive, stressful thoughts and overthinking, hold your Smoky Quartz between your fingers.

One of the most prominent Smoky Quartz healing properties is its ability to deal with stress-induced headaches. Placing a Smoky Quartz on your third eye can effectively minimize a pesky headache. 

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Emotional & Mental Healing Properties

When we feel as if we’ve struck a wall on our path and we feel stuck, lazy or demotivated, Smoky Quartz and its healing properties ride to our rescue. It disperses fear and lifts depression and negativity.

Smoky Quartz brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety. It may be used to protect the earth chakra below the feet and its grounding chord, as well as gridding around an area of disturbed earth-energy. 

One of most important Smoky Quartz healing properties is its ability to tackle depression and regulate suicidal thoughts. People who are prone to negative moods, depressed states, and pessimism can benefit greatly from Smoky Quartz.

It can also be a great solution for students and professors alike since it helps with clearing the head and improves our ability to maintain focus for prolonged periods of time.

Smoky Quartz also releases mental fatigue caused by emotional strain. It’s a great ‘lucky charm’ to have on your person when you’re taking or studying for exams.

Metaphysical Healing Properties 

Smokey Quartz is an excellent grounding stone. Since it softly neutralizes negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, it prompts elimination of toxins from the digestive system.

It disperses fear and lifts depression and negativity. It brings emotional calmness, it promotes positive thoughts and actions, and alleviates suicidal tendencies.

Smoky Quartz also dispels nightmares and helps us manifest our dreams. It aids concentration and assists in communication difficulties. It’s directly connected with the Earth chakra, the chakra below our feet.

Unlike Selenite, which creates a direct channel with the divine and upper realms through our crown chakra, Smoky Quartz creates a direct link with the core of our planet. It helps us establish a firm relationship with the soil and it keeps us firmly rooted.

Smoky Quartz also helps our aura and etheric body feed itself with the nutritive energy from the ground. Thus, we’re calmer, more relaxed, and have greater success in meditative techniques.

It helps us get into the zone when we’re studying, doing creative work, writing, or doing Reiki healings. It keeps us connected with the Earth, and it reminds us to be mindful of our energy levels. 

Healing Properties of Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz Care

Avoid exposing Smoky Quartz to direct sunlight to prevent hue shift. Store it in dark places and on soft surfaces in order to persevere its smooth surface.

Smoky Quartz can be placed on the surface of the soil in flowerpots in order to cleanse it. Placing it in an Amethyst Geode, next to a Selenite or a Clear Quartz stone is also a good way to cleanse it.

Other Smoky Quartz Uses

Smoky Quartz can used as a Reiki crystal, including pet treatments. Animals react very well to the presence of Smoky Quartz, especially after a traumatic or stressful experience.

By placing a Smoky Quartz in your car, you’re helping yourself to be more grounded while driving, which is essential for your safety. And since it's an EMF protection crystal, you'll also help your aura to reduce electromagnetic frequencies.

If you align several Smoky Quartz pieces on your computer, you’ll get the best EMF smog cleaner there is. You can enjoy the joys that our tech offers without the side effects.

You can place a piece of Smoky Quartz in your fruit bowl, or on your dining table to help keep your food free of any EMF impurities. And, generally if you want to eat energetically cleansed food, this is a great idea to implement.

Bowties or cufflinks endowed with darker pieces of Smoky Quartz can be a great present. Hairpins decorated with Smoky Quartz are a perfect idea for women who like more mature or earthy tones.

Final Thoughts

Since it's definitely one of our favorite healing stones, we often add large pieces of Smoky Quartz to our inventory and we always have Tumbled Smoky Quartz stones.

Check out our current inventory of amazing one-of-a-kind Smoky Quartz pieces here!

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

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