If your in search for some help with self love and compassion, rose quartz is your girl! Rose quartz is a pink form of quartz, also known as Hyaline Quartz. This beautiful stone can help you be a mother to yourself, teaching you how to nurture and love your mind, soul, and body. It’s calming pink color directly relates to our heart chakra, working through this center to better heal your heart. Rose Quartz is found within every corner of the world, from Mountains in Japan, shores of Brazil, Madagascar, and all across the states like South Dakota.
Rose quartz has an abundance of lore, first found in 7000 B.C in Mesopotamia. Rose quartz was used in jewelry crafted by the Assyrians around 800-600 B.C. Rose quartz beads were of high value to the ancient Egyptians as talismans for their power to prevent aging. In the Middle Ages, medical practitioners used quartz in their healing potions. Knowing this stone as the “love stone”, it was known to balance emotions and heal anger.
A separate story comes from Greek Mythology, where Aphrodite was cut by a thorn bush trying to save Adonis from an attack. Causing them both to bleed onto white quartz, therefor creating a pink quartz stone. It later became customary for the Romans to use the stone as a gift of love and ownership.
Composition and Formation
Rose quartz as we know is a form of Quartz, quartz is formed by magma cooling when it reaches the surface. The magma then mixes with silicon and oxygen, creating quartz. During this cooling process, if titanium is present, it will also combine with the silicon and oxygen that's forming the quartz crystals. This creates an impurity in the quartz that causes a rose-colored appearance, creating rose quartz.
Physical Healing Properties
Improves circulation and boosts heart health
Assists during pregnancy
Helps to prevent heart attacks
Helps with specifically breast cancer, along with many kinds of cancer
Balances sex drive
Helps to heal the adrenal gland, spleen, and kidney ailments
Alleviates vertigo, asthma, and varicose veins
Emotional Healing Properties
Heals emotional wounds
Brings in compassion and self love
Eases anxiety, depression, anger, stress, tension, and grief
Promotes forgiveness, empathy, and reconciliation
Attracts love, whether that’s self love, romantic, universal, or family and friends
Heals inner child wounds
Can help dissolve boundaries of isolation and mistrust
Spiritual Healing Properties
Encourages spiritual connection
Aligns goddess energy
Brings in divine feminine energy
Opens and purifies the heart chakra
Helps to replace negative emotions with positive, returning the wearer to that place of pure love and balance
Cleansing and Charging
Quartz is one of the stones that can be cleansed in almost any way. Water, moonlight, salt, selenite, and smoke are all great ways to release any stuck energy in your crystal. The only exception for rose quartz is sunlight. Sunlight will unfortunately fade the pink color in your quartz, leaving it to look more like clear quartz. If you want your stone to stay bright and shiny while still ridding any stagnant energy I recommend leaving it in moonlight for a few hours, running your gem under water, or placing it on a slab of selenite. All of these ways will mix well with quartz, just don’t forget to hold your intention behind the process.
Quartz in general is a powerful stone, healing in every aspect so it is important to cleans and charge these beautiful pieces. Rose quartz especially because of it’s natural property of healing emotions and working in love. Rose quartz works in deep ways so it’s important you keep it at its highest potential. The more you cleanse your stone, the more your cleansing yourself.
Ways to use Rose Quartz
Rose quartz has been used in many many ways over the years. Jewelry, home decor, meditation tool, self care tool, in offices, bathrooms, bedrooms and just about anywhere else you could imagine. In jewelry it’s helpful because its carried with you 24/7, constantly reminding you of peace and universal love while your around others. In the home it can change the energy of a room completely, in a bathroom it will help with self-love while your getting ready and pampered. In a bedroom it can help soothe stress and help you be at ease. In a living room it brings in positive energy to anyone who enters, also creating a great atmosphere of loving, welcoming vibes. In an office it can help with anger, stress, anxiety, or help you remember to appreciate your coworkers, employees, or your workplace in general. As a self-care tool rose quartz can help heal many things like acne and aging spots. It can also help brighten your face, and lift muscles. Use a rose quartz face roller or gua sha for any of these purposes!