Crystal & Gemstone Care
Cleansing your crystals and gemstones including jewellery regularly is vital, as they absorb a range of different energies including negative energy from us and from the environment in which they are located. It also ensures they are at their very highest vibration for your greatest good as their effectiveness for healing will be greatly effected by absorbed negativity and in the case of a new purchase, possible programming by others.
Crystals and gemstones used specifically for healing should always be cleansed before and after use.
Some suggested methods for cleansing include:
Smudging is a popular method for cleansing crystals. This involves the burning of either a sage smudge stick, palo santo stick, or incense sticks and holding the crystals in the strong smoke generated to cleanse the stored energies. The incense particularly recommended for effective smudging are sage and sweetgrass, sandalwood or cedar wood. A feather can be used to fan the smoke across the crystals.
Sound Vibration using a crystal singing bowl is suitable for any and all types of crystals, gemstones, jewellery and is by far the most effective way to ensure they are fully cleansed and of the highest vibration in the shortest possible amount of time, requiring minimal effort and is proven to be the most cost effective method over time.
Depending on the size of the bowl, your crystals can either be placed inside the bowl (being the most effective high vibrational method) or placed close to the bowl when played.
In addition, in the case of the larger bowls they have many other benefits such as their ability to clear and dispel negative energy in your space / area or entire home by simply playing and moving it from room to room, it can also help re-energise the chakra points depending on the stone selection you choose to place inside the bowl.
This is the method we ourselves use and we highly recommend it to you as the most superior way to clear, de-program and energise all your crystals, gemstones and jewellery.
Dry Salt, place your crystals directly into a bed of sea or rock salt by either burying them or placing them on the surface for several hours, overnight or for several days. They should then be rinsed under cool running water to remove any remaining salt. After use, the salt must be disregarded as it will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies (this method is not for use with soft friable crystals and stones)
Sea or Salt Water, suitable crystals can be left to soak in fresh sea water or water mixed with sea salt. Fully submerge for between 1 to 24 hours. Many leave them in salt water overnight, but a crystal needing a much deeper and more thorough cleansing can be left for up to 1 week. Then rinse thoroughly in cool running water to remove any remaining salt and leave to energise in sunlight. Never re-use the water as it will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies (this method is not for use with soft friable crystals and stones or where colours may fade)
Water, can be used for a quick and simple, though much less effective method for clearing and energising your crystals. Simply place under cool running water for several minutes, 10 – 20 minutes should be long enough (this method is not suitable for soft or friable crystals and stones, specifically porous stones or those with a high metal content)
Amethyst and Clear Quartz Clusters, can also be used to cleanse all your crystals. Simply place no more than a few crystals at a time onto the crystal points and leave for up to 24 to 48 hours. Please ensure you also regularly cleanse your clusters as these too require regular cleansing.
Full Moon and Sunlight can energise your crystals with natural energies by placing them overnight fully exposed to the full moon or during the day exposed to direct sunlight for a day or two to allow them to absorb the different energies from the sun and moon. When leaving crystals in sunlight, please be aware that some coloured stones may fade over a period of time. This can happen with amethyst for example.
Earth or Sand Burial, bury in the earth for 3 – 7 days in the yard or large flower pot preferably soil which is free from any toxic chemicals (this method is not suitable for soft or friable crystals and stones).