Cleansing and Caring for your Crystals
Crystals need to be cleansed for several reasons.
When you work with crystals, either by yourself or with others, they absorb energy from you, other people, and their environments.
Visibly, they can also become dusty and lacklustre.
You can see when your crystals need cleansing, they loose their sparkle, brightness and even colour. Crystals in need of cleansing may also feel sticky to the touch.
Crystals do become dusty.
Dust sticks with an electrostatic charge that affects the special electricity-generating properties of crystals. Dusty crystals will not work as effectively as crystals that have been cleansed, and dust also blocks light, which reduces the quantity of photons a crystal can focus.
To remove dust, lightly brush your crystals with a soft brush ~ a make-up brush or small paint brush is ideal. Do this regularly to avoid d
ust build-up. If the crystal has become sticky you can use a soft nail brush under running water, but never use detergents or chemical cleaners!!!
The simple ways are the best.
Firstly when you have been wearing or using a crystal for a while it will need to be discharged—do this by holding under cool running water and rubbing
between your fingers for a few minutes.
Thoroughly dry the crystal.
Never put your crystals directly into salt or in salt water as it will damage most crystals.
Get 2 glass bowls, one must fit inside the other!
In the largest bowl pour some sea salt, then press the smaller bowl into the salt so that it reaches about half way up the bowl.
(for very small crystals you can use drinking glasses) now place your crystals inside the empty bowl/glass.
Leave for 2 hours and then rinse under cool water again and dry thoroughly.
The only exception is Opals… the salt will kill an Opal!!
Smudging is an ancient tradition used to cleanse any form of unwanted energy.
Traditionally a “sage smudge stick” is used.
As before, discharge your crystals, dry them thoroughly and place them where you can easily move around them.
Light your smudge stick and ensure it is burning/smouldering evenly.
Using a Smudging Feather or your hand, gently waft the smoke over and around your crystals.
When you are finished dip the end of your smudge stick in water to ensure it is completely “out”.