Crystals For Beginners:
The Ultimate Guide

crystals for beginners

Crystals are natural elements from the earth that we use in our everyday rituals from the products we love to the technology we can't live without.

Crystals hold different frequencies of vibrations that can help you to energetically recognize what you are lacking in your life. Whether it be focus, love, calmness, or something else, these natural elements allow us to manifest what it is our energy needs.

So how do crystals help us on our wellness journey, and why do we choose certain crystals over others?

Let’s start by finding which crystal is right for YOU and where you are at in your life physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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What are the best crystals to start with?

The best crystals to start with are the ones that call out to you and match your energy level. Read each crystal’s description to see which one has benefits that will help you find balance. Feeling stuck? Amethyst and Clear Quartz are always great starting points!

Let's find the crystal that matches your energy:


amethyst crystals

What are the benefits of Amethyst?

Amethyst is a healing stone known for its power to calm and balance energies related anxiety, anger, fear, grief and insomnia. Amethyst is a great healing crystal for beginners. 

What are the healing properties of Amethyst?

As a natural tranquilizer, Amethyst can heal you from all negativities that affect your mood. A unique benefit of this stone is its ability to encourage sobriety and help you to heal you from overindulgence.

What chakras are associated with Amethyst?

Third Eye Chakra + Crown Chakra

What is Amethyst good for?

Amethyst is good for guarding against psychic attack, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. It also enhances spiritual awareness and psychic abilities within yourself, strengthening your intuition.

Where should you place Amethyst?

Amethyst is the perfect crystal to keep with you in high-intensity situations, such as important meetings, interviews, or unfamiliar social scenes. Additionally, keeping Amethyst near your bed at night is crucial for preventing insomnia or nightmares.

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hair & energy refresher infused with amethyst crystals

When should you use Amethyst?

You should use Amethyst if you are feeling mentally exhausted or perpetually stressed. If you are new to the crystal game, Amethyst is also a great starter for your collection.

What is the best crystal for anxiety?

Amethyst is the best crystal for those with anxiety or other physical ailments of the nervous system due to its calming and protective nature.

C L E A R  Q U A R T Z

What are the benefits of Clear Quartz?

Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” of crystals and has benefits including restoring balance and amplifying energy. This crystal can also be beneficial to your spiritual energy by cleansing the soul and connecting your mind with the physical dimension. 

What are the healing properties of Clear Quartz?

Clear Quartz can heal you from negative energies, including electromagnetic smog and petrochemical emanations. The healing powers of this crystal extend to both your emotional and physical wellbeing by bringing forth harmony and calmness into your life. It also has the ability to amplify the energies around you and help your dreams and desires come into fruition. 

What chakras are associated with Clear Quartz?

Crown Chakra

Where should you place Clear Quartz?

You should place Clear Quartz in a place where you are seeking healing vibration. Is your work environment toxic? Is your house chaotic? You can try putting this crystal into a piece of jewelry so that you are surrounded by that calming energy at all times.

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Find Clear Quartz infused in TEXTURE AIIR, our workable texturizing spray!

When should you use Clear Quartz?

You should use Clear Quartz if you feel that you are attracting negativity into your life. Whether it be with friends, in your work life, at home, or just in terms of your overall luck, Crystal Quartz will help restore positivity by first ridding of the negativity surrounding your aura.

What is the best crystal for health?

Clear Quartz has been said to be the best crystal for both emotional and physical health. This is because of its power to release and regulate energy of all kinds.


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Did you know that Clear Quartz is used to create the technology we use everyday!?

Crystals have been scientifically proven to hold energy.

For this reason, we use these in our phones, radios, watches and even guitars. We use them more in our daily rituals than you might see on the surface!


What are the benefits of Obsidian?

Obsidian is a stone known for its strong protective properties, especially when it comes to psychic protection. This crystal is perfect for you if you’re looking to ward off any negativity surrounding your aura.

What are the healing properties of Obsidian?

Obsidian has transformative healing properties, as it can bring you clarity in high-stress situations. It also promotes clarity of the mind through strength and compassion, allowing you to become your truest self.

What chakras are associated with Obsidian?

Root Chakra

What is Obsidian good for?

Obsidian is good for protecting your energy from outside forces that you may not even be aware are negatively impacting you. This, in turn, strengthens your intuition by naturally guiding you away from negativity. 

Where should you place Obsidian?

While Obsidian works great in any space, it works best in a spot where you need to boost the positive energies or add protection. This can include entryways or corners of your living space to block out any unwelcome visitors from entering. You can also wear Obsidian as jewelry, allowing that protection to travel with you into any space.

When should you use Obsidian?

You should use Obsidian if you feel unsure of a situation and need extra protection. You can also use Obsidian if you feel stuck and need clarity in making an important decision. 

R O S E  Q U A R T Z

rose quartz crystal point
girl holding a rose quartz crystal

What are the benefits of Rose Quartz?

Rose Quartz is a healing stone that is known for its power to promote universal love in all areas of life!

What are the healing properties of Rose Quartz?

Rose Quartz can help heal romantic relationships, friendships, or relationships with one’s self and inner turmoil. In tandem with its embodiment of love, it also can heal us from negativity and environmental pollution.

What chakras are associated with Rose Quartz?

Heart Chakra

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What is Rose Quartz good for?

Rose Quartz is good for people that want to attract love into their life, whether you are searching for a romantic partner, more supportive friends, or even if you are trying to build a more loving relationship with yourself.

girl holding a rose quartz crystal point

When should you use Rose Quartz?

You should use Rose Quartz if you want to promote love, self-love, friendship, or find a deep inner healing of peace.

What is the best crystal for love?

The best crystal for love is Rose Quartz. This one is easy to remember since it is a pink stone, and we often associate love with colors like pink or red!


Jenny Strebe, Founder of AIIR Professional
Jenny Strebe, Founder of AIIR Professional holding a crystal point

Our founder, Jenny Strebe, created AIIR upon a foundation of crystals. She discovered that by combining holistic elements from the Earth and incorporating them into high-performing hair products, she could make a difference in the hair industry and inspire others to find balance in their lives through wellness.

AIIR is proof that it is possible to incorporate nature and positive energy while having gorgeous hair. All of our products are infused with crystals, allowing people to easily incorporate these elements into their everyday ritual.

Keep reading to find which crystal is calling to you and your purpose!

S M O K Y   Q U A R T Z

smoky quartz crystal point
girl holding a smoky quartz crystal point

What are the benefits of Smoky Quartz?

Smoky Quartz is known for its healing properties in all areas including healing your vibrational and emotional energies as well as your digestive system.

What are the healing properties of Smoky Quartz?

People struggling with mental health issues can benefit from Smoky Quartz, as it promotes positive thoughts, relieves stress, and instills emotional calmness.

What chakras are associated with Smoky Quartz?

Root Chakra + Solar Plexus Chakra

What is Smoky Quartz good for?

Smoky Quartz is a great crystal to use if you are looking to ground your energy. If you feel that one area of your life is lacking, this stone will help balance your physical, emotional, mental and energy states.

Where should you place Smoky Quartz?

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You should place Smoky Quartz in a place where you spend a lot of time, such as your studio or bedroom. This will allow the crystal to consistently balance your energy and heal you from within. It’s also a great crystal to have by your computer if you are someone who does a lot of work with technology.

When should you use Smoky Quartz?

You should use Smoky Quartz if you are feeling that you need to ground your energy and bring more positivity into your life. It is also beneficial to use this as protection from underground radiation.

T I G E R ' S  E Y E

girl holding a tiger's eye crystal point
gorgeous tiger's eye crystal point

What are the benefits of Tiger's Eye?

Tiger’s Eye is a stone believed to bring courage and creativity, alongside harmony and balance. This stone can also be beneficial when it comes to protection, especially from fear and anxiety.

What are the healing properties of Tiger's Eye?

Tiger’s Eye is meant to heal your mind in the realm of emotional adversities. This can include clouded judgment, mood swings, psychosomatic illnesses, lack of confidence and uncertainty in one’s abilities. 

What chakras are associated with Tiger's Eye?

Sacral Chakra + Solar Plexus Chakra

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Add Tiger's Eye into your space so you can start using these affirmations in your daily ritual!

What is Tiger's Eye good for?

If you are someone who struggles with making decisions, focusing your mind or feeling confident, then Tiger’s Eye would be a great stone for you to use to help unlock your potential to reach your highest self.

When should you use Tiger's Eye?

You should use Tiger’s Eye when you’re feeling a sense of doubt and need clarity to make an important decision in any area of your life. If you are going into a situation where you need a touch of luck, bring Tiger’s Eye along with you for that extra boost of courage and confidence.


sodalite crystal point
sodalite crystal point with professional crystal infused hair products

What are the benefits of Sodalite?

Sodalite is a crystal known for the power it brings to meditation and increased awareness of the mind.

What are the healing properties of Sodalite?

Sodalite can heal you from panic attacks or deep-rooted issues with self-doubt. If you suffer from anxiety, this crystal is great for calming your energy and inspiring emotional balance within yourself. It’s also great to use when you need guidance and clarity in difficult decisions and situations.

What chakras are associated with Sodalite?

Throat Chakra + Third Eye Chakra

Where should you place Sodalite?

You can keep Sodalite near you during meditation or in a space where you seek more understanding, such as in an office at work. Sodalite is also great to keep in your room as a constant reminder of your inner strengths.

When should you use Sodalite?

If you are someone who has a busy mind or feel that you struggle to balance your energy, Sodalite can be used to bring calmness to your mind and instill emotional balance. 


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How long does it take for crystals to start working?

The power of crystals is not dependent on a time frame, but your commitment.

Crystals will naturally emit energy. However, the more time you spend learning their unique powers and using them in your manifestation or meditation rituals, the faster they will provide healing benefits.

Which crystal are you feeling pulled to today!?

Find more crystals in AIIR Products:


*Infused into Texture AIIR + Shine Spray*

girl holding a mica crystal
hair product infused with mica crystals

What are the benefits of Mica?

Mica is beneficial to calming your mind from intense overthought, which allows for better sleep and stronger intellect. Mica is the ingredient in many beauty products that creates *SHINE*, just like in our AIIR Shine Spray.

What are the healing properties of Mica?

Due to its calming energy, Mica helps us to heal from the negative thoughts of self-doubt that we hold within ourselves as well as troubles with insomnia. When your mind ist at ease, you can more easily fall into REM sleep and put those thoughts of doubt to rest.

What chakras are associated with Mica?

Heart Chakra

What is Mica good for?

Due to its highly reflective properties, Mica is good for adding a brilliant layer of shine. We use this product in our Shine Spray and Texturizing Spray as a natural element to help make your hair glisten.

Where should you place Mica?

You should place Mica under your pillow at night to aid with insomnia or irregular sleeping patterns. You can also place Mica in any room where you feel that you need that extra self-confidence.

When should you use Mica?

You should use Mica if you have persistent feelings of self-doubt or struggle with over-analyzing situations. If you are someone who has a hard time sleeping through the night, then bring Mica into your nighttime space to rebalance your sleeping habits.

What AIIR products are infused with Mica?

Mica is infused into our Texture AIIR and Shine Spray, as well as in many of our other products. This element is what creates that brilliant veil of shine over your hair.


*Infused into Styling Paste*

hair styling paste infused with moonstone
moonstone crystal

What are the benefits of Moonstone?

Moonstone is beneficial for those on a journey to heal themselves from within, as it helps create new beginnings and bring a calming energy to your aura

What are the healing properties of Moonstone?

Moonstone is a notable healer, especially when it comes to anxiety and emotional imbalance. Since this stone helps with personal growth, it can heal you from previous events taking up negative space in your mind.

What AIIR products are infused with Moonstone?

Moonstone is infused into our Styling Paste. This product is perfect for creating styles that need extra grip or hold. It keeps your hair in place for sleek looks, helps with manageability when creating updos, and adds grip when creating braids or twists. The element of Moonstone helps to calm your energy and regain inner balance.


*Infused into Whipped Pomade*

girl holding a tourmaline crystal cluster
tourmaline crystal with crystal infused hair pomade

What are the benefits of Tourmaline?

The most significant benefit of Tourmaline is its ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Tourmaline is also known as a prominent grounding stone to help balance your energy. It helps anchor you back to reality when you feel stuck in your head.

What are the healing properties of Tourmaline?

Tourmaline can heal you from outside sources that are bringing stress or anxiety into your life, whether these be tangible or intangible. Use this stone as a form of protection from these unwanted energies.

What AIIR products are infused with Tourmaline?

Tourmaline is infused into our Whipped Pomade. This element emits the negative ions that counteract positive ions present in dry or damaged hair. This product is also perfect for creating a soft and piecey texture for any style.


*Infused into Shampoo + Conditioner + Leave-In Conditioner*

sapphire infused hair shampoo, conditioner and leave in conditioner
girl holding a sapphire crystal in her hand

What are the benefits of Sapphire?

Sapphire is the stone of prosperity, restoring balance into your body and life. This luxurious stone brings forth your inner strength and allows you to fulfill your most ambitious of dreams. It’s also a stone of wisdom, inner strength, and loyalty, allowing you to step into your highest self.

What are the healing properties of Sapphire?

Sapphire’s healing properties extend to its ability to bring your energy to the surface. It thrives on the strength that is already within you and helps to shine a light on those abilities, allowing you to be your most balanced and authentic self.

What AIIR products are infused with Sapphire?

Sapphire is infused into our haircare products, including our Shampoo + Conditioner Wash Duo and Leave-In Conditioner. This element helps to recharge your inner strength and balance your mind, body and soul while nourishing your hair to create healthier and shinier strands.

Cleansing + Charging Your Crystals:

girl holding clear crystals
sage for cleansing

How do you charge crystals?

Crystals thrive off of other energy sources, making it beneficial to use elements such as sage, palo santo, or selenite to charge your stones. Additionally, you can recharge your crystals in the Earth’s soil to further boost their energy. Your gut feeling will bring forth further energy to let you know when your crystals have completed the recharging process.

How do I cleanse my crystals for the first time?

You can cleanse your crystals by bringing them into the moonlight. If you want this type of cleansing energy to be further amplified, leave them by your windowsill on the night of a Full Moon.

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Written by Emily Gabriele