It’s important to know how to cleanse crystals and how often you should cleanse them. Crystal stones are energetic, allowing them to absorb harmful energy. It is recommended that you clean your crystals once a month to clear them of any harmful energy.
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How to Clean Crystals at Home
There are several ways to clean crystals at home easily and effectively. Cleansing with salt water, the full moon, Sage or incense are just a few methods you can use.
What to do: Fill the bowl with sea salt and place your crystal inside it (ensuring that it’s completely covered) for 24 hours. Then, discard the salt (it has too much negativity to use again), wipe or gently rinse the crystal and continue to use as before (or set a new intention). You can also leave your crystal in a window or outside for 24 hours, where the sun and moon light will cleanse and charge it. [Source]
How to Cleanse Crystals Full Moon
Another way to cleanse your crystals, also said to be the best way, is by cleansing them with the full moon. You can choose to do this indoors or outdoors.
1. Place all your crystals on a windowsill that the Moon is or will be visible from at some point through the night.
2. Remove the crystals in the morning.
There are a few risks involved in this method. Do not place crystals outside if it is very cold or if there is a chance of frost or snow as this could damage them. Check the weather for storms, wind or rain, all could cause damage. In some places it may just not be safe to leave valuable crystals outside…
1. Place your crystals outside on a flat raised surface.
2. You can cover them with a glass bowl or seal them in jars to protect them from unexpected rain or wind.
3. Always remove all the crystals first thing in the morning. [Source]
How to Cleanse Crystals with Sage
One of the quickest and most popular ways that healers use to cleanse their stones and crystal wands is by using White Sage.
It is possible to buy smudge sticks ready made in a smudging stick, or you can use loose sage leaf.
It is easy to buy in most places, and the smudge sticks are made up of either white sage alone or mixed with lavender.
Some may have other fragrant herbs in them as well, and some of these may also have healing attributes that could benefit you.
Sage smoke is powerful to cleanse both your stones and the environment where they live.
You can do this one of two ways. You can hold the stones close to the stream of the smoke, or simply hold your smudge stick near to where they are sitting so the air around them is full of the sage essence. [Source]
Cleansing and Charging Crystals
This video will teach you how to cleanse and program crystals setting your own intentions and infusing them with your own energy.
Which Crystals Cannot be Cleansed in Salt Water?
There are a few crystals that SHOULDN’T be cleansed in salt water because, it can cause damage to the stone. It’s important to know if your crystal stone can be cleansed using this method BEFORE you choose to use it.
Amber, Turquoise, Imperial Topaz, Red Coral, Fire Opal, Moonstone, Opal, all Calcites including Blue Calcite, Green Calcite, Orange Calcite, Angelite, Azurite, Kyanite and Kunzite or any raw or rough stone.
Any stone with hardness under 7 should not be cleaned in salt water. If you are not sure of the hardness of the stone use another method of cleaning.
Malachite should be cleaned by putting it under running water and dried in the sun. Never have salt close to Malachite. Malachite is toxic and should only be used in polished form. [Source]
If you ever question a certain method of cleansing your stone or crystal, always use the safest method. Not all crystals and stones can handle water, salt or even the sun.
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