Crystals have been used in cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Their uses have included healing, meditation, protection, and creative inspiration.
One of the most popular crystals is the rose quartz.
The use of rose quartz is said to date back as far as 7,000 B.C. It’s also been claimed that Egyptian and Roman women used rose quartz face masks to clear their complexions and prevent wrinkles.
Today rose quartz is often used as jewelry, for meditation, or as decoration in homes or office spaces.
The rose quartz is a pale pink stone that’s part of the quartz crystal family.
Deeper pink varieties of the stone are sometimes called strawberry rose quartz. Lavender rose quartz varieties are pale purple.
Rose quartz is perhaps best known for being the stone of unconditional love. It’s believed by some to emit a strong vibration of:
- emotional healing
“Rose quartz is a powerful healing crystal,” says crystal healer and reiki master Keith Birch, owner of KSC Crystals. “Its soft, gentle, almost pastel pale pink coloring is a good indication of its most commonly known property: that of pure love. It’s a stone of both giving and receiving love.”
As Birch says, rose quartz is believed by many to encourage the qualities of love.
Use in healing
The rose quartz is believed to embody powerful healing qualities that may be beneficial both for physical and emotional health.
It’s said by some that rose quartz can:
- heal relationship problems
- promote mutual understanding
- inspire an attitude of compassion and kindness
It’s also believed it can boost feelings of:
“Predominantly, rose quartz is a crystal of unconditional love that brings deep healing to the heart by opening the heart chakra,” Birch explains. “Once achieved, a deeper state of calmness, serenity, and peace is reached, which ultimately results in complete relaxation, encouraging the feelings of happiness and contentment.”
The rose quartz is also believed to have benefits for physical health, particularly when worn or carried on your body.
Rose quartz “is especially powerful when worn close to the heart,” Birch claims. “Rose quartz wards off negativity, and when carried on your person, helps to replace negative emotions with positive, returning the wearer to that place of pure love and balance.”
You can use rose quartz crystals in several ways, including:
- wearing them on your body
- placing them under your pillow
- decorating your home with them
- placing them on an altar or sacred space
- holding them while you meditate
- adding them to your beauty routine
Rose quartz jewelry
One simple way to incorporate rose quartz into your life is by wearing it. Rose quartz earrings or a ring keep your crystals close by.
According to Birch, wearing rose quartz on a necklace keeps the stone close to your heart, making it particularly potent.
“As a necklace, rose quartz is especially powerful because it’s worn close to the heart and heart chakra. This enables the heart center to open and release any tensions or stresses held there,” Birch claims.
Under your pillow
Birch suggests that placing rose quartz under your pillow will encourage gentle dreams.
“You’ll take on the soft, peaceful, soothing energies of the crystal as you sleep,” he explains. “This will result in your dream being calm, peaceful, and loving, once again emitting a positive vibration.”
In your home
You may like to place a rose quartz crystal in your home or office space or on a special altar or sacred space.
“Placing a piece of rose quartz in the center of your house or apartment will enhance compassion and heart healing for the whole family,” Birch claims.
In your beauty routine
Rose quartz is often used in beauty routines, both as a tool and an ingredient.
Rose quartz is often used for face rollers and gua sha tools. Many beauty products also include rose quartz, like Kora Organics Rose Quartz Luminizer and Gemstone Organic Rose Quartz Face Créme.