When we buy, win or find a crystal, it is essential to think that the path to reach our hands was very long. During this process, the energies that passed through the stones are distinct and can destabilize their properties. That’s why it’s so important to know how to clear crystals, take out any energy we don’t want and then re-energize them. The cleansing and energizing should also be made periodically or when you feel the need, not only at the time of purchase.
There are several processes for doing this: using salt, water, sunlight, moonlight, or even other crystals. However, each one has its peculiarities. Some crystals cannot go in the water or stay in the sun for a long time, for example. That’s why it’s essential to know about each of the methods on how to clean crystals. Enjoy:
With the crystals clean of physical dirt, it’s time to unload your energies. There are many methods to clean crystals; choose the best one according to the stone you have.
Natural Running Water
This is one of the most natural and simple ways possible, as long as you have a natural water source close to your home. Just put the crystals in a cotton bag, hold them well and leave them immersed in natural running water for a while, as long as they are not polluted.
Some crystals that cannot: apophyllites, pyrite, bauxites, bornite, cassiterite, sulfur, hematite, black tourmaline, galena, selenite, hematite, lapis lazuli, calcite, malachite, howlite, turquoise and kyanite.
One of the best-known techniques is water with coarse salt. Place your stones in a clear glass container, cover with water and add rock salt. The amount and time are indicated in different ways. You can leave for 3 to 24 hours and add a few tablespoons of coarse salt, depending on the amount of water.
Some people recommend sea salt; however, many say that the tiny particles can harm minerals. That’s why we recommend rock salt here.
After soaking, rinse well under running water and allow to dry in sunlight or moonlight. Some crystals can: quartz, amethyst, citrine, rose quartz, smoky quartz, jasper, agate, chalcedony, carnelian, aventurine, and onyx.
Some crystals that cannot (in addition to those that cannot go in the water): halite, selenite, gypsum, desert rose, aqua aura quartz (treated), amber, azurite, topaz, moonstone, opal, selenite, red coral, and chrysopazium, chrysocola.
Dry Thick Salt
For crystals that cannot come into contact with water, dry cleaning with coarse salt is ideal. In a container, make a layer of coarse salt and place the crystals on top. Leave for two hours or as long as you think is necessary.
With Other Crystals
Another method for crystals from Stone Center located at 1736 McKinley Ave, Columbus OH that cannot contact water is cleaning with drusen or selenite. The druse is that grouping of stones, which can be amethyst, for example. Just place the crystal on top and leave for two hours. Selenite is a stone that performs energy cleansing, just like salt. The ideal is to leave the crystals on top of the selenite for 5 to 10 minutes or, if you only have a natural tip, place them all on a smooth surface and direct this tip towards them.
Another cleaning with no water is smoked through incense. For this, it is necessary to choose a cleansing incense (there are also energizing ones) and let the smoke pass through the entire crystal. The chosen incense can be rosemary, rue, lavender, white sage, palo santo, or others.