Once you have selected a crystal it is important to take some time to cleanse it of any old toxic energy it may have absorbed. There are several ways in which this can be done.
Quick ways to cleanse your crystals.
Infuse them with direct sunlight or moonlight. Put them outside or on a windowsill on a Full Moon or New Moon to recharge. Be mindful that some crystals may fade in direct sunlight.
Use the rain as a way to cleanse them with water, or soak them in a bowl of salt water.
Some crystals are sensitive to water and may even dissolve, so make sure to check first!
Smudge them with a Sage stick, Palo Santo or incense.
Bury them underground for 24 hours, the longer you bury them the deeper the cleansing.
Use a cleansing crystal or crystal charging plate.
You can use Sound vibrations like Tibetan Singing bowls or tuning forks.
Crystals are extremely good at holding a stable vibration due to their crystalline lattice structure. In order to maintain positive energy for our crystals to perform at their best, it's important to make sure they are properly cleansed, charged and activated.
We recommend cleansing your crystals regularly to keep them happy and working well.
Programming Your Crystals
Once your crystal has been cleansed you have the perfect moment to program it with your intentions. This enables you to utilise their individual properties to assist you in your manifestations and healing journey.
Hold your crystal in the palm of your hand and close your eyes.
Take a few deep breaths & visualise your intention flowing from your heart to the crystal.
Allow this to continue until you feel the crystal has absorbed your energy.
Feel free to reprogram your crystal at any time. Your crystal can be used in meditation, worn on your person, place in a special position or room, or even used in a crystal grid for healing purposes.
Crystals That Shouldn’t Be Exposed to Water
Crystals that can become damaged if placed in water include:
Any crystal containing Copper. (Turquoise)
Amazonite, Amber, Angelite, Apatite, Aquamarine and Azurite.
Calcite, Celestine and Chrysocolla.
Kunzite and Kyanite.
Lepidolite, Larimar and Lapis Lazuli.
Really soft, incredibly toxic in water.
Solid opals cannot be damaged by getting wet. Most Australian precious opals contain around 5-6% water, and immersing a solid opal in water will do no damage whatsoever. However, doublet and triplet opals (non-solid, partially man-made layered stones) can be damaged by prolonged exposure to water.
Red Coral, Rhodonite and Ruby.
Because selenite is made of gypsum, you should never let it soak in water for a long time, as it can dissolve completely. Instead, you can rinse the crystal in running water for a few seconds as a way of cleansing it and subsequently dry it with a soft cloth.
Hard Crystals that are Safe in Water
Crystals That Shouldn't Be Exposed to Sunlight
Some crystals that shouldn’t be exposed to sunlight regularly or for extended periods of time include:
These crystals shouldn't be in the sun because it fades their beautiful colours.
Clear Quartz is the exception here, however, it shouldn't be exposed to sunlight either because it can cause it to become brittle.
Crystals That Are Very Fragile
Some crystals that require handling with care include:
Any Crystal Point or delicate carving.
These crystals are quite soft and are therefore very fragile. They should be handled with care.
This material is not intended to provide you with specific health or well-being advice. It expresses the opinions of the author and should be used a guide only. In any important matter, qualified advice should be sought.
These lists are not exhaustive and are meant as a baseline guide only.