Healing With Crystals: Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a pink-colored crystal that carries a very gentle and soothing energy and can give comfort to anyone feeling wounded. The gemstone is used for healing the heartsick and is a natural remedy that can treat any issue that needs emotional healing. For example, rose quartz:

  • Encourages self-love
  • Heals emotional body
  • Eases heartache
  • Relieves loneliness
  • Releases repressed hurts
  • Promotes forgiveness
  • Offers inner peace

Readers Share Ways They Use Rose Quartz Crystals for Healing

Readers sent in their reactions to and uses for rose quartz:

Self-love and acceptance: Pink quartz (rose quartz) allows you to be in touch with your basic self. It allows you to get to know your true self and to love that self in all its beauty. It can also allow you to communicate internally with your spirit guides. You may or may not be aware of them, but they are teaching you all the same. Rose quartz is a good stone for those who have trouble loving themselves or accepting love from another because they do not believe that they are worthy of being loved. Use soft running river water to clean it, and recharge it with moonlight. ~Whitehorse Woman

Opening heart chakra: Rose quartz is powerful for dealing with affairs of the heart. It opens up the heart for both giving and receiving love. It soothes negative influences. This stone is good for dealing with issues on an emotional level. It is a stone from the heart and for the heart. It helps people to be able to love themselves and is a good stone for dealing with a broken heart. The rose quartz is also good for helping one to release childhood traumas, neglect, lack of love, and poor self-esteem. It is the best stone for opening the heart chakra. ~stones77

Great complexion: I'm 26 years old and I've been wearing my rose quartz mala beads for almost a week. It says rose quartz is also good for your complexion. I noticed the top of my feet and hands clearing and smoothing out. They say to infuse water with rose quartz and wash your face. ~Katt

Harmony: Whenever I hold the rose quartz, a great peace washes over me. It's like a sudden sense of balance and harmony uplifts me. No matter what, love remains the same! ~James

Truly comforting and a sense of peace: I am grieving a loss of love right now, and the minute I put the necklace on with the rose quartz close to my heart, I felt peace. I felt extremely calm...so calm that I felt sleepy. My mom was impressed, and she isn't a believer of this sort of thing. I hope it continues to work for me. I have a long road ahead of me, and I need to be at peace with myself to carry on. Not sure whether it makes me feel confident yet, but I don't have the urge to cry. It's liberating. ~Monica

Soothing, cooling rose quartz: A few years ago I fell very ill with the flu. A week or two earlier I'd bought my first rose quartz crystal tumbled stones. All I'd read of their purpose was matters of the heart. Earlier the rose quartz stones had made me feel happier and lighter. I'd left the stones on a dresser next to my bed. The flu overtook me on a subzero night. I went from chills to weakness and then went to bed. Within a half hour, I began to feel warm, then hot. Even the back of my hands were perspiring. I'd taken fever reducer (for chills) an hour previously—no help. The fever shot up quickly to 103. I saw the stones in reach—instinctively laid them on my pounding, burning forehead. They felt so cool. Immediately I began to cool down. The rose quartz seemed to absorb the fever from my forehead and cheeks. The fever began dropping immediately. Afterward, I was diagnosed with a detached retina from fever. I was stunned to read rose quartz also cures fevers. It's true! ~MoonLitNite

Giveaway crystal: I personally find rose quartz to be a healing stone for emotional issues. I use it as a "giveaway" crystal when someone comes to me for help. This crystal may have a different appeal to others, but I find it's especially good for healing the heart of sadness and grief. ~UpNorth

Mood brightener: I have several stones just lying around, one being a rose quartz. After an incredibly bad week with several losses, I was in a deep depression and couldn't shake it. I happened to glance at the stones and picked up the rose quartz. I carried it in my pocket all day and held onto it whenever possible. As the day wore on, my mood brightened significantly. I don't know why I was attracted to that particular stone, but I will never be without it again! ~No body's Girl

Heart-to-heart distant healer: My favorite gemstone to use for anything is rose quartz. I recommend to everyone to take a rose quartz bath. After you do it once, you will from then on. The energy that a rose quartz carries leads to our hearts, which warms the entire being. I also use this stone for heart-to-heart distant healing. It comforts as well as gives and brings in love. I respect the world of stones, and this one I say is the queen of gemstones. ~Olivia