At the Holistic Hamper Crystals we want your crystals to stay as beautiful as the day you receive them so we've put together a guide to help you care for your crystals.
HOW DO YOU CLEANSE YOUR CRYSTALS?
Cleansing your crystals
Why do crystals need cleansing? Mineral crystals hold an energetic charge of anyone and anything they've ever come in contact with. For this reason they need to be cleansed of negativity and negative energies. Therefore the more you spend time respecting your crystals and cleansing them, the more useful they will be to you. Over time they will gradually become more in tune with your energy and serve you better. The most important thing to remember is to keep your focus and intention clear, you are doing this ritual to cleanse the crystals energetic charge so that you can charge it yourself.
Visualisation / meditation.
Sit comfortably in a quiet room. Hold your crystal(s) in your hand and close your eyes, allowing the silence and serenity to envelope you. Visualise your crystal (or crystals) in front of you. Picture a bright white light coming from above and pouring over the crystal, washing away any negative energy trapped inside the crystal. Do this until you intuitively know that your crystal is cleared.
Smudge sticks can be made of many different herbs. It is recommend that white sage smudge sticks are the best herbs to use. Light the smudge stick and wave it gently in the air, encouraging the smoke to spill over the crystals. Taking care with the hot end of the smudge and placing carefully on a non-flammable surface.
Salt water from the ocean or simply place a small measure of sea salt in to a bowl of water. Hold your crystals so that they are immersed in salt water for a few moments and gently pat dry with a cloth or towel . The salt water cleanses the energy from the stones. Be sure to clean your crystals using clean water afterwards. Some crystals can not be placed in water because they are too soft, or brittle. Water can cause some stones to fracture and break, or even dissolve! Be sure to look up your crystal and what cleansing is best for it.
You can do this by holding your crystal under running tap water, holding them in a stream or pouring bottled water over them. It is important to keep your intention focused in your mind.
This is the easiest method of cleansing & charging, and safe for all crystals. Also, The full moon can act as a reminder for you that your crystals need cleansing & charging. Simply wait for the full moon and place your crystals on a window sill facing the moon if possible, if that's not possible the moon's energy will still be present.
Charging your crystals
To charge your crystals you can place them on a piece of clear quartz or carnelian. The sun's light can is also very energising. Place your crystals in the sun's rays to be cleansed. Please note that some stones, such as Amethyst, will fade over time from over exposure to sunlight, it best to avoid leaving you crystals in direct sunlight for long periods. You may also use the moonlight for stones with a more subtle energy, as the sun may be too intense. To use moonlight follow the same steps as above.