Cleansing your crystals

When you have chosen your special crystal, we advise that you cleanse it before working with it, to ensure its energy is pure. It may have had a long journey before it reached you!
There are many different methods of cleansing your crystal. We would like to share our favourite ways, ways we know that work, through our knowledge and experience…

Using sound – a very quick and effective method. Using Ting Chas, a bell, tuning fork, etc – you can simply surround the crystal in the sound. This method is safe for all.

Smudging – Using a sage stick or incense, you just waft the smoke all around your crystal.

Water – We advise using mineral water as it contains fewer chemicals. Simply pour the water over the crystal. Do not use water on soluble crystals like Selanite, or those that can become damaged by prolonged contact with water, such as Amber, Malachite, Celestite, Angelite or Halite.

Sunlight – a very natural way but some crystals will fade in colour, in the UV rays. Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Sugilite, Smoky Quartz and Celestite, are a few examples.

We don’t advise the use of salt for cleansing as many crystals can be damaged with prolonged contact. Whichever method you choose, the intent in which you do it, is important.

Please do ask us, if you require any further advice. We’re always happy to help.

Charging your crystals

Your crystal should be cleansed before you charge it, ensuring the crystals energy is pure.

When charging your crystal, there are different methods that you can use.

Placing your crystal in the light of a new moon. During the new moon, not a dark moon, you may have a safe place in the garden to lay your crystal, or on a window ledge. Do not leave your crystals out in the rain, though as water can be damaging to some.

Sunlight can also be used, but you must take care as some crystals can become faded and damaged if left in strong sunlight.

Visualization is a simple and effective way to charge your crystal. Sit quietly, with your crystal in your hands and visualize light, energy, symbols or words going into the crystal.

Sound may also be used. A bell, Ting Chas or tuning forks are ideal to surround your crystal in the vibrations of the sound.

Placing your crystals on a Quartz bed, if you have one, is another excellent charging method.

Activating your crystals

Activating your crystal is like waking up a dormant crystal. It’s just like giving the crystal back its sparkle!

It is a similar process to charging your crystal but you would activate a crystal that you feel hasn’t been used for a while, when the energy feels low.

You can place your crystal in sunlight, for a short time, or in the light of a new moon.

Sound can be used, Mayan bells, ting chas, tuning forks, for example. You surround the crystal in the sound vibration.

Visualise light, universal energy, Earth energy, going into the crystal.

It is advisable to cleanse your crystal before activating it.

Please do take care when placing crystals in sunlight as some may fade and discolour, like Rose Quartz, Amethyst, and Smoky Quartz. Others may be prone to water damage, Selanite, Malachite, and Angelite.

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