Carnelian is an ancient gemstone that has been used for thousands of years. Its first use dates back to the 4th or 5th millennia BC. In ancient Egypt it was believed that the stone offered protection in the afterlife and warded against evil spirits. It is known for releasing stress and trauma. As it is orange it can be used to balance the sacral chakra, it is vitalising and energetic, which brings about creativity. Carnelian can help with digestion, menstrual cramps and boosts your metabolism among others. Carnelians give you energy to carry out much needed tasks, while protecting you from negative emotions that often come when facing challenges.