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History of Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite, celebrated for its vibrant pink to red tones, carries a rich history and a host of spiritual and physical healing properties. Revered by ancient civilizations, particularly the Incas, who regarded it as sacred, this crystal is esteemed for its ability to foster love, compassion, and emotional healing. Its enduring appeal is evident in its use in jewelry and decorative items, as well as its continued significance in indigenous South American cultures.

Rhodochrosite Healing Properties

Spiritual Healing Properties: Rhodochrosite is known for its spiritual healing properties, which can vary depending on the individual and their connection with the crystal. Some common spiritual properties associated with Rhodochrosite include:

  1. Heart Healing: Rhodochrosite is often associated with the heart chakra, which is the energy center related to love, compassion, and emotional well-being. It is believed to help heal emotional wounds, promote self-love, and enhance relationships.

  2. Emotional Healing: Rhodochrosite is known for its ability to bring emotional healing and balance. It can help release past traumas, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote a sense of inner peace and joy.

  3. Self-Discovery and Transformation: Rhodochrosite is thought to support self-discovery and personal transformation. It can help uncover hidden aspects of oneself, promote self-acceptance, and facilitate personal growth.

Physical Healing Properties: Rhodochrosite is also believed to have various physical healing properties, although scientific evidence is limited. Some common physical healing properties associated with Rhodochrosite include:

  1. Heart Health: Rhodochrosite is believed to support heart health and circulation. It is thought to help regulate blood pressure, strengthen the heart muscle, and promote overall cardiovascular well-being.

  2. Digestive Support: Rhodochrosite is sometimes associated with digestive health. It is believed to support healthy digestion, alleviate digestive issues such as bloating and indigestion, and promote overall gastrointestinal well-being.

  3. Energy Boost: Rhodochrosite is thought to boost energy levels and vitality, promoting overall physical well-being. It can help combat fatigue and increase stamina.

How we use Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite is a beautiful pink to red mineral that is often used in jewelry-making and as a collector's gemstone. It is also believed by some to have metaphysical properties. Below we have shared some of our favourite ways that us here at Yoga & Oils love to use our Rhodochrosite.


  • Use rhodochrosite during meditation to help them focus on matters of the heart, self-love, and emotional healing. Holding or gazing at a rhodochrosite crystal can be a part of this practice.

Carry a Rhodochrosite Tumbled Stone

  • Keep a small rhodochrosite tumbled stone in your pocket, purse, or even your car. Whenever you need a moment of emotional support or self-compassion, hold the stone and take a few deep breaths to connect with its soothing energy.

On your altar

  • Add a rhodochrosite to your altar to bring in loving energy. Alternatively you can place rhodochrosite on your bedside table, mantel, or anywhere you want to infuse positive energy.

Wear Rhodochrosite Jewelry

  • In addition to its aesthetic appeal, wearing rhodochrosite jewelry can help you carry the crystal's energy with you throughout the day. It's a subtle way to promote emotional healing and self-love as you go about your daily activities.


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As always, if there's anything more you’d like to know feel free to contact us at yogaandoilsnz@gmail.com, through our socials, or pop into the crystal shop for a visit at 3 Walton Street, Te Awamutu.

With Peace, Clarity and always a touch of Magic,

The Yoga & Oils Team


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