Cleansing crystals is an essential part of owning and using crystals. Crystals come in various shapes and sizes, and each crystal vibrates at a unique frequency. When crystals are cleansed, they become charged with positive energy, meaning that they can provide benefits such as improved mood, increased focus, better sleep, and enhanced intuition.
When should you cleanse your crystals?
Cleansing your crystals regularly is a good practice to have. For starters, you should cleanse any new crystals you purchase when you bring them home to ensure that any negative energies they have picked up will also be cleansed. If you’ve recently gone through a rough time, such as the death of someone you care about, a stressful situation at work or school, moving, or other similar events, you may want to cleanse them to ensure that they can give you as much positive energy as possible.
Other than the occasions listed above, create a routine of regular cleansing for your crystals. Once a month is a great schedule to start with. Monthly cleansing will ensure your crystals are always ready to go when you need them.
Why is cleansing crystals important?
When used for healing, crystals are known to absorb and redirect negative energy that you want to be released from. While this is great news for you, it means the negative energy will need to be cleansed from the crystals from time to time. Cleansing is especially important when you first get new crystals, as they may have traveled a long way and picked up a lot of negative energy. Regularly cleansing your crystals is also important for restoring crystals you have been using back to their regular state.
How to cleanse your crystals
There are several methods for cleansing crystals and recharging them. Not every method is safe for every type of crystal, so read on to learn what each has to offer for you.
Water is known to neutralize negative energy stored inside crystals. Try to find a natural source of running water, such as a stream. If you don’t have one near you, running water from your faucet will suffice. Make sure your stone is submerged completely, and soak it under the running water for about one minute. Pat dry when you’re finished. Note that this method is best for hard stones such as quartz but should be avoided for brittle and soft stones, like selenite, kyanite, and halite.
The salt in saltwater has been used throughout history to absorb unwanted negative energies. If you live near the ocean, take advantage of this natural resource and collect some seawater in a bowl for cleansing. Otherwise, mix a solution of salt and water in a bowl. Allow your crystals to soak for several hours or even overnight. This method is perfect for hard stones like quartz and amethyst. Avoid using this method for soft and porous stones like malachite, selenite, halite, calcite, lepidolite, and angelite.
Sage is a sacred plant known to have many healing properties. Using sage to smudge your crystals can help to restore them to their natural state. Light the tip of the sage with a flame and move the stone through the smoke it produces. Be careful not to burn your hand. Allow the smoke to cover the stone for at least 30 seconds, but consider an additional 30 seconds if it’s been a while since it has been cleansed or if you feel it is holding on to a lot of negative energy. This method works for any crystal, but be sure to practice fire safety when smudging.
While you can wait for special times in the solar and lunar cycles to cleanse your stones, you can also take advantage of the natural sunlight or moonlight any time to cleanse your crystals. To take advantage of natural light fully, set your stone out right before nightfall and pick it back up in the morning before 11 am. Doing this practice will ensure your stone is cleansed with both the light from the Sun and Moon. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will damage your stone’s surface, so don’t leave it in the Sun all day. This method will work with most tumbled stones, but avoid using it for vibrant stones like amethyst. Be careful using sunlight for soft stones, such as celestite, halite, and selenite that may be damaged by inclement weather.
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