Confidence doesn’t come easy. And while some people are able to fake it to make it, others (myself included) need a little more help. Crystals can help to raise your vibrations and boost your confidence so that you really can believe in yourself. Let’s explore some of the best crystals for self-esteem.
Tiger’s Eye is a bold crystal – in its appearance, its vibrations, and with its ability to make the carrier feel bolder. Encompassing the power of the tiger, it connects with the root chakra to keep the wearer grounded while encouraging inner strength and offering protection from negativity.
Tiger’s eye will help you defeat your own self-doubt and fight your fears, making it one of the best crystals for confidence.
How to use Tiger’s Eye
Carry a polished stone with you in times of need or wear it in a piece of jewellery for a regular confidence boost.
Carnelian is another gem for confidence that connects with the root chakra, but it also works with the sacral and solar plexus chakras – these three chakras are most commonly associated with our confidence and sense of being.
This stone is full of positive energy and it emanates warmth and happiness with its gorgeous red to orange colour. It helps the wearer to overcome fears and promotes courage and a positive outlook on life.
As well as bringing confidence to the wearer, Carnelian also helps to motivate so is great for decision making or taking a new step in life.
How to use Carnelian
Carnelian works really well when kept in close proximity – try a keyring or a piece of jewellery to keep Carnelian with you. Larger ornamental Carnelian stones make a beautiful addition to every home and help to bring positivity and self-esteem to those who live there.
For anyone who needs to communicate clearly and confidently, Lapis Lazuli is the answer. This gem resonates with the throat chakra, as well as the higher chakras, to help the wearer speak their truth. It’s a great stone for anyone who is nervous about public speaking.
As with Carnelian, Lapis also motivates the wearer while promoting inner belief and confidence.
How to use lapis lazuli
Wear lapis as a pendant for the ultimate boost for your throat chakra. Holding it in the hand, in the form of a tumbled crystal or a palm stone, is also helpful.
Self-esteem and confidence are rooted in self-love. If someone doesn’t have love for themselves, it can be hard to believe in themselves.
Rose Quartz is widely used for promoting and enhancing self-love. It is a gentle and healing gemstone that works to heal and strengthen the heart chakra to build self-esteem.
How to use Rose Quartz
Keep a tumbled Rose Quartz gemstone in your pocket or wear it as a pendant near the heart chakra to boost self-love and help you to believe in yourself.
Hematite is an excellent protective and grounding stone; it works with the lower chakras to anchor you to Mother Earth and helps to ward off negativity – a common cause of self-doubt.
Hematite is very effective in combatting stress and anxiety. And, as well as boosting self-confidence, it is also an excellent stone for willpower.
How to use Hematite
Hematite is commonly worn as a bracelet. You can also keep a polished hematite stone in your pocket. If you suffer with anxiety, try the magnetic stacks of hematite – they can keep nervous hands occupied.
As with Hematite, Black Tourmaline is a powerful crystal for combatting negative energy. Keep this close if an energy vampire is responsible for your lack of self-belief.
Black Tourmaline promotes compassion and understanding – both of oneself and of others – which can lead to better self-esteem.
This is a strong confidence booster that will help to keep you safe and anchored.
How to use Black Tourmaline
Keep a good-sized chunk of Black Tourmaline wherever you encounter the energy vampires that knock your confidence. It can also be worn as jewellery or carried in the form of a smaller stone.