Lucky for you, we take crystals very seriously, and we’ve put together a guide to care for them, so you can keep yours safe, cleansed & charged up without worry!
How to Cleanse:
Water is a master energy and can be used in any form of ritual. With crystals and water, their legacy is entwined and they are amicable partners for assisting each other.
- You may hold the crystal underwater (pure spring or a river/ocean is most ideal, but we make do!)
- Visualize the water washing over the crystal taking away any disruptions to its natural state
- Use sea salt and lightly brush it over the stone using the water to cleanse the salt away
*Note not all crystals can withstand water. Some, like selenite, will dissolve. Please do your homework before immersing your beloved underwater.
The energies of the moon are most purifying and can be used to clear and program any crystal for extra vitality. Place directly under the moonlight and charge it up under the full and new moons to get the most potent frequencies.
The moon as feminine energy that can help with spiritual and emotional healing.
It would be irresponsible to honour the moon and not recognise the power of the sun! Charging your crystals in the sunlight (direct light is better than windows) will super-charge your crystal and give it drive and focus.
The solar energies tend to be more “masculine” and are better suited for programming. Allow the sun to support big efforts that require momentum and call attention to your endeavors.
Burying your stones will clear any and all lingering energies from your crystal. Going back to the places from where it began as a powerfully effective means of clearing!
While you may follow your intuition on how long to leave the crystal in the earth — three, seven, or eleven days is best to give your stone a total reset.
You may use smudging to clear your home (think sage, copal, and sweetgrass) so too you can use smoke to clear crystals. This is especially helpful for jewellery that would corrode underwater.
Long trusted by the ancients, a bell is an easy ally to remind you how to take care of your crystals. Likewise, the sound of your own voice and the use of sacred chants will hold the programming.
When to Cleanse:
Clear each new crystal as you acquire them. Additionally, a crystal will absorb energy as it “works.” Each has its own purpose and like people, needs a rest, a recharge, from time to time. You may notice your crystal feeling heavy or dull or you may intuitively get a message that it needs some refreshing.
Any particularly intense work – after a fight or during times of illness or trauma, for instance – crystals can best serve you if they are cleared before being put back to work.