Cleansing can be done in more ways than one, and by the end of this blog you will know exactly what you need and how you can do it!
Just as you would nurture and care for your pet or plants, crystals too need your help through cleansing to ensure that they are kept in optimal condition. You will want to cleanse your crystals regularly to rid the negative energy they have absorbed, at least once a month.
Here are some ways you can cleanse your crystals -
Moonlight is one of the most favoured and safe ways to charge ALL crystal types. The full moon is a powerful source for cleansing and charging your crystals. Place your crystals outdoors where they cant be damaged from any environmental hazards, or by a window sill and leave them to bathe overnight, to give your crystals a recharge and cleanse. It does not matter if the moonlight is not in the direct view of your crystals, the moons energy is still present. Be sure to grab them no later than an hour after sunrise to prevent damage from the suns rays.
Sunlight energy is strong and vibrant, making it a powerful source for cleansing crystals. However this method is NOT safe for all crystal types. Certain crystal compositions cannot withstand wet weather and others are prone to fading. Amethyst, Aquamarine, Calcite, Celestite, Kunzite, Fluorite, Rose Quartz and Smokey Quartz are a few not recommended for this method.
Clear Quartz is another crystal to be mindful of as it can heat up in direct sunlight and amplify the suns rays, causing a potential fire hazard.
Before cleansing your precious stone using this method it is best to research if it is suitable.
To cleanse your crystals using this method, simply place your crystals in a safe area with sunlight. For added cleansing and grounding benefits place them directly onto the Earth. To be safe while using this method, place out during the sunrise or sunset when the rays aren't as strong.
Selenite is a crystal that doesn't need cleansing itself as it transmutes negative energy naturally, but holds the ability to cleanse and purify other stones in its presence. Lay or place your crystals near selenite for several hours (or as long as you feel guided to leave them) to clear the energy off your other stones. Selenite bowls and charging plates work the best for the task as they have a good surface-to-surface touch for a more thorough cleanse.
Running water is a relatively quick, simple method for cleansing, this method is NOT suitable for all crystal types. Before trying this method, do a quick search to give yourself peace of mind. Any crystal that is a 5 or below on the MOHS scale should NOT be put into water.
Generally any crystal ending in "ITE" (with a few exceptions) are not suitable for water, for example, Angelite, Celestite, Labradorite, Malachite, Pyrite and Selenite to name a few.
If upon checking your crystal and it is safe for water, this cleansing method can be achieved by simply placing your in crystals a bowl or glass. Running cool tap water over them allows the negative energy to flow into the water and wash down into the drain.