Clean and charge your stones

Cleanse and charge your crystals


Try it out and then decide which of these methods feels truest and most comfortable for you and your crystals.

Water Whichever method you use, it is advisable to first wash your crystals with lukewarm water. This is done with new acquisitions, but even crystals that are used regularly need to be washed from time to time

Dry sea salt. You embed your crystals in dry salt in a bowl made of glass, porcelain or wood (not plastic or metal). The salt must be natural sea salt, must not contain chemicals (usually aluminum, check the list of contents). Different kinds of stones and crystals can be in the same bowl, but each one must be surrounded by the salt. Let them lie there for at least a day. Sometimes you feel that certain stones need more time. Throw away the salt after cleansing, it cannot be used for anything else. Leave the stones in the bowl and let clean, cool water run over them for 5-10 minutes. Then the stones are dried with a clean cloth of natural material and placed in a place where they receive daylight or sun. This method seems to be the most effective cleansing method – a basic cleansing! Even jewelery can be cleaned in this way.

Saltwater. Leave the stones in your bowl of salt water for as long as you deem appropriate. (2-4 tablespoons to 1 liter of lukewarm or warm water, let it cool first). Then rinse under running, clean water. ATTENTION! The salt water method is not suitable for all stones and often not for jewelry either. The reason is that some stones are so soft/pure in their structure, that they absorb the salt water and can change their appearance. Jewelry that has set stones may be glued and may not always be with waterproof glue. Stones that you should be careful with include: azurite, amber, fluorite, jet, chrysocolla, turquoise, malachite and selenite. Selenite should not lie in water at all, as it absorbs liquid and loses its luster.

Running water Cold, running water from a tap. Avoid large temperature changes - crystals may crack. If you have access to running water in nature, it is good for the crystals.

Incense Sage, cedar, lavender and palo santo etc. The indigenous people of North America have long used sage as a powerful cleansing incense. The "needles" of the cedar bush (not to be confused with cedar sap) are also used, but mostly as a blessing herb. In South America copal (a type of resin) is used and in some traditions sandalwood and frankincense (olibanum) are common. In the Nordic countries, we have cleaned with rice smoke.

Crystal cluster Rock crystal clusters are self-cleaning. The cluster cleans and charges objects that you leave on it for as long as you want, it's never too much. Some crystals, the particularly fragile ones or the frequently used ones, you might want to keep lying there all the time. Jewelry can be placed on clusters overnight, so they are fresh when you put them on in the morning.

Crystal energy field Crystals/stones and objects can be placed in the center of special crystal formations to be cleansed and charged with good energy.

Crystal bowl The special bowls made of quartz crystal have a very powerful, cleansing sound.

Pyramid In the pyramid shape, objects, food, drinks, etc. are purified and charged.

The earth Sometimes you want to bury your crystals in the earth, so that they have a proper rest period and can be charged by the earth's energy. Make sure that it is healthy and good soil where you place them. And remember to mark the place carefully so that you can find them again.

Visualization, prayer A powerful way to cleanse and recharge your crystals is to use your mind power. The more you practice your intention, the more effective its impact will be.

Tibetan clocks Cleansing sound.

Brass Bowl (Tibet) Cleansing sound when you turn on the bowl.

Sunlight, moonlight Adds positive energy.

Dried flowers Adds positive energy.

Aura Soma Adds positive energy.

Places of power, altars Adds positive energy.

Selenite, malachite, pyrite, chrysocolla, opal, turquoise and fluorite etc. best cleansed by incense. No water!

©Tiiu Serenander, the book "Crystals for inspiration and joy"

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