How to cleanse your crystals & gemstones

10,05,2017 | by Kristen Sims | (0) Commnets

So you have purchased yourself a new crystal, congratulations! 
It is now time to cleanse your crystal of any unwanted energies it may have picked up from others handling it. There are several way to cleanse crystals as follows.
Amethyst Geodes/Clusters
Amethyst Gedoes/clusters are an easy way to cleanse your crystals. All you have to do is place your crystal on the cluster and leave for 24hrs. 
You can also use a slab of Selenite, again place your crystal onto the slab of selenite and leave for 24hrs. 
Mother Earth:
Returning your crystal back to mother earth is a great way to cleanse and recharge. Bury in soil for 24hrs. You do not need to bury deep into the earth for this method to be effective. I do advise you to mark the spot so you do not forget where your crystal is buried. 
Fragrances
The best thing about using fragrances is its suitable for all crystals. 
Some Fragrances that can be used are lavender, lemongrass, cedar, dragons blood, nag champa and sage. Sage is the preferred and traditional fragrance used by many including The Crystal Vault. We like to use a combination of white sage and black sage. Circle the incense stick or sage smudge stick in anticlockwise spirals in the air over the crystal to be cleansed for four to five minutes. You may also like to hold your crystal over the smoke for a few minutes allowing the smoke to wrap itself around the crystal. You can leave the incense to burn in the room near the crystal, it will also help purify the room. 
Water: 
Water is something you need to be careful using as it can cause damage to some crystals. 
Wash crystals under running water preferably using rainwater or filtered water for a few minutes. 
Leave crystals to dry naturally or use a soft clean cloth and pat dry. 
Do not allow Selenite to get wet as it will disolve. 
Lapis Lazuli, Malachite and Turquoise can also be damaged by prolonged water contact. 
Please check if your crystal is suitable for this method before using. 
Moonlight:
Moonlight is my favourite way to cleanse and recharge crystals. 
The full moon is the most desired time however you can use the lunar rays whenever you feel like. Place your crystals in a glass or wooden bowl and put them out for a moon bathe. 
If it is raining or you are expecting rain on a full moon you can place them on your window sill instead. Leave overnight making sure to bring them in early in the morning. 
Here at The Crystal Vault we prefer to bring our crystals in just after midnight. 
We also like to cleanse the night before, the night of and the night after the full moon. 
Sound:
Sound is an easy way to cleanse crystals even more so if you have a rather large collection. 
You can use a hand held bell, tibetan bells, singing bowl or even clapping your hands over them for about a minute. Repeat twice more. 
Salt:
Salt is a traditional cleansing method that many people still use today, however The Crystal Vault does not recommend the use of salt as its physically abrasive and can damage crystals. If you really want to use salt as a cleanser we recommend placing salt in a circle around your crystal in a clockwise direction and leave for 12hrs. 
Discard the salt afterwards. 
Sunlight: 
You can use sunlight to cleanse and recharge your crystals, however yet again there are some crystals that will fade in sunlight such as Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Aquamarine, Fluroite and citrine. There are more crystals that will fade in sunlight so please do check before using sunlight as a method for cleansing and recharging. 
Place your crystal out in a wooden bowl as the sun is rising and bring in just before noon. 

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