Crystal Care - Cleansing

Crystal Care
All crystals purchased from us are cleansed and charged before they are sent to you. However, they will pick up negative energies over time, and will need to be cleansed. Cleansing and recharging your crystals is the only way to restore it to its natural state.
Cleansing
Moon
Cleansing and recharging under a full moon or a new moon are especially powerful. You can place them outside or on a windowsill at these times. Even if it is a cloudy night, the moon’s rays will still energise the crystals.
 
Use this for: All crystals, but make sure to bring them in the next morning as soon as possible
 
Sun
You can place them outside or on a window sill during the day. Even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays will still energise the crystals. Be careful though, as some crystals will fade in the sunlight.
 
Use this for: Most tumbled and opaque crystals
Don’t use this for: Vibrant crystals (such as Amethyst)
 
Earth
Crystals come from the earth, so placing them directly into the earth will naturally cleanse all negative energies and re-energise them. Leave them for approx. 24 hours. Afterwards, give the crystals a quick rinse to remove any dirt and debris. Pat dry.
 
Use this for: Hard crystals, such as any from the quartz family
Don’t use this for: Any water-soluble crystals which may begin to dissolve if the earth is too wet. Crystals ending in “ite” tend to be water-soluble.
 
Water
Holding your crystals completely submerged under purified water will cleanse and recharge them. Pat dry when complete. Do not use ordinary tap water. Some crystals should not be immersed in water, so if you are unsure whether your crystals are water safe, use a different cleansing method.
 
Use this for: Hard crystals, such as any from the quartz family
Don’t use this for: Crystals that are brittle or soft, such as Selenite, Kyanite, and Halite
 
Salt Water
Only use this method on harder crystals and as with the running water, if you are unsure whether your crystals are water safe, use a different cleansing method. Place some natural sea salt into a glass bowl, add purified water and completely submerge your crystals. Leave for approx. 24 hours and pat dry when complete.
 
Use this for: Hard crystals, such as any from the quartz family
Don’t use this for: Crystals that are soft, porous, or contain trace metals, such as Malachite, Selenite, Halite, Calcite, Lepidolite and Angelite.
 
Dry Salt
Sea salt has long been known to have purification properties. To use dry salt, place the sea salt in a glass or non-plastic container and bury the crystals with the points facing downward into the salt. Leave overnight for approximately 24 hours. The sea salt will absorb all negative energies, leaving them cleansed and re-energised. Make sure you dispose of the salt so it is not used again.
 
Use this for: Most Crystals
Don’t use this for: Crystals such as Malachite, Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Hematite
 
Smudging
You can use sage, sandalwood or even incense to smudge your crystals. Simply burn the smudge stick or incense and pass your crystals through the smoke. Allow the smoke to envelop each crystal for about 30 seconds. This will clear the crystals of all negative energy.
 
Use this for: All crystals
 
Sound Healing (Singing Bowl)
Sound healing allows a single tone to wash over an area, bringing the crystal into the same vibration as the tone. If the crystals are small, you may put multiple into the singing bowl. Place bigger crystals close to the bowl, then set your intentions and play the bowl for a few minutes.
 
Use this for: All crystals
 
Reiki
Reiki Level 1 – Simply hold a crystal in your hand and Reiki it
Reiki Level 2 – Simply hold a crystal in your hand and Reiki it. You can also use the mental/emotional symbol over your crystals.
Reiki Level 3 or above – Directly infuse with pure and channelled universal light energy.
 
Use this for: All crystals
 
Other Crystals
Large quartz clusters, amethyst geodes, and selenite slabs can be great tools for clearing smaller crystals. Place it directly inside or on top of these larger crystals. It’s thought that it’s vibrations remove the inharmonious energies found in the resting crystal. However you must remember to regularly cleanse and re-energise the large crystal to ensure it retains its cleansing and re-energising powers.
 
Use this for: All crystals
 
Crystals that are Self-Cleansing
Citrine, Kyanite and Selenite