Now that you have (hopefully) read our previous blog posts on some ideas about how you can use your crystals, the next step is learning how to cleanse them. Many believe that regular cleansing of your crystals amplifies their energy, clears away any lingering negativity that might have attached itself to the crystal and helps when setting new intentions or manifestations. There are a number of ways you can cleanse your crystals and I will be explaining a few in this post.
One of the most simple methods of cleansing crystals is using water! Not only does this help to clear away residual negative energies it will also physically clean the crystal. Any water will do but some believe that moon water (water laid out to soak in the moonlight on the night of the full moon), sea water or water from a natural stream is particularly potent and also good for charging your crystals. Filling a bowl with water and gently submerging your crystals for a few minutes is enough to cleanse them, although some like to leave them overnight.
PLEASE NOTE: Some crystals are not suitable to be submerged or exposed to water due to their composition. These include: Selenite, Lepidolite, Azurite, Malachite, Calcite, Angelite, Halite (Rock Salt), Celestite, Fluorite, Rhodocrosite, Ammolite, Jade, Hematite and Tourmaline. Crystals that are generally considered "soft" on the moh scale are not usually considered to be safe in water.
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Simply lay out your crystals in an area where they will be able to bask in the moonlight all night, weather dependent some people like to pop them outside so they can be in the direct moon light. The moonlight of a full moon is often linked to new beginnings and therefore it's the perfect energy to cleanse your crystals.
. Simply lay out your crystals in an area where they will be able to bask in the moonlight all night, weather dependent some people like to pop them outside so they can be in the direct moon light. The moonlight of a full moon is often linked to new beginnings and therefore its the perfect energy to cleanse your crystals.
Selenite is an excellent crystal choice as not only does it have properties helpful for grounding and meditation, it's self cleansing AND cleanses other crystals. For this reason you will often see it made into bowls and plates as its great for placing other crystals in. Just pop your crystals, including any crystal jewellery you have in a selenite bowl, on a selenite plate or near a selenite wand or point to cleanse them. This might be overnight so your jewellery and any stones you carry daily can be cleansed for the morning.
Smoke cleansing is also another great method for cleansing your crystals. You may wish to use incense, Paulo Santo wood or special smoke cleansing bundles. Collect the crystals you wish to cleanse together and light your chosen method, waft any smoke released close to and around the crystals for a few minutes to cleanse them, you can do this collectively or for an extra deep cleanse you can pick up stones individually and infuse them with the smoke.
Our cleansing bundles come with everything you need to cleanse not only your crystals but also your home. These include a handmade Celtic smoke cleansing bundle, a selenite rod, protective tourmaline and clear quartz crystal to help dispel negativity and act as a protective stone, a shell for placing your sage and instructions on how to cleanse.
We hope you found this helpful and it has given you some inspiration for cleansing your crystals. Please don't hesitate to comment any questions down below!
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