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Cleansing Your Crystals

Updated: Jun 6, 2021

Cleansing your crystals is important to do if you use your crystals for holistic uses, for example for soothing your mind, soul, + body, or for emotionally healing you. This is because crystals retain energies from anyone or anything that they ever come in contact with.


Even if you don't use your crystals for healing purposes, + you just have them in your home for decoration or to lift the overall vibration, it is still important to cleanse them every so often so that your crystals can return to their natural energetic state + be cleansed of any unwanted, negative energies.


There are several different methods that you can use to cleanse your crystals + this blog will take you through the most common processes to do so. When cleansing your crystals, you must keep your intentions clear: you are doing this ritual in order to cleanse your crystals energetic charge + rid it of any unwanted, negative energies, so that you can re-charge it with new, positive energies.


 

Sage: Cleansing your crystals with sage is one of the most common ways to cleanse crystals. Before using sage, open a window to prevent smoke + stagnant, negative energies staying in your home. Then, simply light one end with a match or lighter, letting it catch fire. Gently blow the fire out + then carefully wave it around your crystals, encouraging its smoke to cover your crystals for around 30 seconds to 1 minute (however, it is really a personal feeling as to when you feel the stone is cleansed - trust your intuition!). This method of cleansing can be used on any stone. You can buy sage sticks on our website. Top tip: Use a heat-proof dish while cleansing to catch any debris that may fall off your sage stick - we love to use an abalone shell as our heat-proof dish when cleansing.


Palo Santo: Palo Santo means 'holy wood' in Spanish. It is a sacred wood that allows you to cleanse + purify the energies of a stone. Before using palo santo, open a window to prevent smoke + stagnant, negative energies staying in your home. To use a Palo Santo stick, burn one end of it + gently wave it around the crystal, letting the smoke envelop it for around 30 seconds to 1 minute (however, it is really a personal feeling as to when you feel the stone is cleansed - trust your intuition!). This method of cleansing can be used on any stone. You can buy palo santo sticks on our website. Top tip: Use a heat-proof dish while cleansing to catch any debris that may fall off your palo santo stick - we love to use an abalone shell as our heat-proof dish when cleansing.


Abalone Shell: Abalone shells are magical objects with lots of healing powers + energies. Use an abalone shell as part of your cleansing ritual to amplify your chosen cleansing aid's healing powers, as well as any intentions that you are putting into the universe while cleansing. You can purchase your own abalone shell on our website.


Selenite: Selenite is a very powerful cleansing crystal. You can use selenite to cleanse your crystals by simply laying them on or against the selenite for around 6 hours, or as long as you feel they need to be purified. You can buy selenite wands, selenite charging bowls, + selenite charging plates on our website.


Moonlight: Using moonlight is one of the easiest methods for cleansing crystals. Many people prefer to cleanse their crystals during a Full Moon, however you don't have to wait for this lunar phase to use moonlight to cleanse + charge your crystals. To cleanse your crystals using the moonlight, place your crystals directly (if possible) in the moonlight, preferably outside + on the ground. If you can't place them on the ground, try to place them on a natural surface, such as a wooden table. If you are worried about putting your crystals outside all night for fear of them being taken or getting damaged, you can simply just place them on a windowsill that is exposed to a lot of moonlight. Be careful if you choose to place your crystals outside overnight if it is or will be raining, as some softer crystals (such as selenite) will dissolve in water, however hard crystals (such as quartz and amethyst) will get an extra cleansing session from the rain. Please do your own research regarding which crystals are and are not water safe. If it is very cloudy on a night of the Full Moon, you can still purify your stones, as the energy of the Full Moon is the real cleanser.


Running Water: Water is said to neutralise any stored negative energies inside a stone. Natural running water, like a stream, is best, but you can also rinse your crystals under a tap. Ensure that your stone is completely submerged in the water for around 1 minute + then pat it dry when you have finished cleansing it. This method can be used for hard stones, such as quartz + amethyst, but do not use this method with brittle or soft stones, such as selenite, angelite, calcite etc. as the water may dissolve them. Please do your own research regarding which crystals are + are not water safe.


Salt Water: Salt water is known for absorbing unwanted energies + clearing negative energies. If you can use fresh salt water from the ocean, this is preferable for cleansing crystals, however you can also simply mix a tablespoon of sea, rock, or table salt into a bowl of water. Completely submerge the crystal + allow it to soak for a few hours. Afterwards, rinse it with unsalted water + pat it dry. This method can be used for hard stones, such as quartz + amethyst, but avoid using this method for soft, porous stones, or those that contain trace metals, such as selenite, calcite + angelite. Please do your own research regarding which crystals are + are not water safe.


Brown Rice: Using brown rice to rid your stones of negative energies is a very beneficial method for protective stones, such as black tourmaline. To use this method, fill a bowl with dry brown rice, + bury your crystal beneath the grains for up to 24 hours. Dispose of the rice straight after removing the now-cleansed crystal. This method can be used for any stone.


Earth: A common way to cleanse your crystals is by burying them in the earth for a day or night. The earth will pull away any negative energies from your crystals, leaving you with cleansed energy, permeated with the power of Mother Nature. This method is only suitable for hard stones, because the moisture in the soil may begin to dissolve more brittle crystals, such as selenite + calcite.


Visualisation: Visualising your crystals becoming cleansed is one of the easiest methods to purify your crystals, + one of the safest ways too. Sit quietly, holding the crystal that you want to cleanse in your hand. Close your eyes + visualise your hands filling with a bright white light, enveloping the crystal + washing away any negative energies stored within it. Continue this process for around 1 minute, or until you feel that your crystal's energy is cleared.


Happy cleansing!




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