How to cleanse your crystals
Did you know that crystals need to be ‘cleansed’ regularly in order to get the most benefit from them?
Now when I say cleanse, don’t mean cleaning physically with soap and water, I mean cleansing on an energetic level.
Why would you cleanse crystals?
Crystals work with energy. They pick up and absorb the energy around them, both positive and negative.
In order to keep the crystals energised and working in the best way possible for you, they should be cleansed.
You should always cleanse any new crystals you get to clear away any old or negative energy and start afresh.
Cleanse your crystals regularly, depending on how often you use them and how you use them. If you use them for healing or meditation or guidance, cleanse before and after.
Use your intuition to choose a cleansing method – whatever feels right for you and the crystal you want to cleanse.
How do you cleanse crystals?
Simply leave your crystals overnight outside under the moonlight, preferably a full moon. This is the safest method and suitable for all crystals and crystal jewellery.
Place your crystals outside in the sun. Leave from dawn until dusk or just a few hours at noon. Some crystals may fade over time with this method.
♥ Running Water
Hold your crystals in your hand (or in a porous bag) under running water. Fresh or sea water is best, but tap water is also okay if it’s all you have. Porous crystals should not be cleansed with water in case they get damaged.
You can cleanse your crystals in salt water (fresh seawater or a water and sea salt solution) for a few hours. Alternatively, pop your crystals in a bowl of plain salt overnight. Make sure you use a glass or ceramic bowl, not metal. This method is not recommended for crystals that are porous or have metal or water.
You can simply visualise all negative energy flowing out from the crystal and then visualising the crystal filling with clean and clear light.
♥ Other crystals
Some crystals are good at cleansing other crystals. Choose amethyst, clear quartz, carnelian or selenite crystals that have been cleansed and are bigger than the crystal you want cleansed. Crystal geodes or clusters are great for this.
♥ Earth cleansing
Bury your crystals in the earth (either outside or in a pot plant). Leave for two or three days and then uncover. Make sure you mark where you buried them!
You can smudge crystals using sage or a smudge stick. Hold it while you smudge around all sides of the crystal. Find out how to smudge here.
You can also use incense, but make sure it’s a natural one, not one made with nasty toxins!
Sound has a lovely vibration which can be used to cleanse crystals. Use a singing bowl, gong, bells, cymbals, drums, a tuning fork or just your voice. Get the crystals as close as you can to the sound or pass through the sound wave too.
What do you use to cleanse your crystals? Let us know!
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Sources: The Book of Crystals, Judy Hall