How to Cleanse Crystals – 7 Cleansing Ways and Things to Avoid
Hey everyone! Today, we’re going to teach you how to cleanse crystals properly. We are gonna share 7 ways for cleansing your crystals. So, without any further delay let’s begin…
Topics covered in this article:
- Smoke Cleansing
- Salt / Himalayan Salt
- Water / Salt Water
- Sunlight / Moonlight
- Singing Bowl
- Sunlight / Moonlight
How To Cleanse Crystals
We are also gonna talk about some things that you should and shouldn’t be doing and we’re going to go more in-depth. I really encourage you to read the first part of this article as this is the most important part.
No 01: Smoke Cleansing
As we’re going to talk about smoke cleansing, I really want to talk about the White Sage. The white sage is a sacred and medicinal herb, specifically, in the native American culture and it’s actually endangered. If you do decide that you want to purchase white sage, please try to purchase it from an ethical and sustainable source. It’s even better if you can purchase it from an indigenous business or indigenous tribe and it’s even better if you can verify that indigenous source.
Now, let’s talk about the word smudging and the practice of smudging. This is a very sacred practice and I encourage you to use the word smoke cleansing, instead of smudging. I also would encourage you, if you’re own a business that you don’t market it as smudging, instead you market it as smoke cleansing.
If you do happen to have white sage in your possession, either that you purchased it or that it was gifted to you. By all means, please don’t throw it away, just be respectful in utilizing that white sage and learning about sage in general and the cultural aspects around white sage. It is recommended that if you can learn and teach other people about white sage and the fact that it’s endangered. I personally don’t want to tell people that they should or shouldn’t use sage, so that’s why I really encourage everybody, who does purchase sage, to really learn about it. So, there are so many alternatives to white sage, if you just want to avoid it altogether. Some people may think that Palo santo is a great alternative but Palo santo is actually on the endangered list. So, if you do buy Palo santo, make sure you’re buying it from an ethical and sustainable source.
Some other good options are:
- Black Sage
- Lavender Pine
- Rosemary Juniper
- European Sage
If you want to avoid smoke cleansing altogether, I have some great alternatives too that I am going to tell you.
No 02: Selenite
There are also other crystals such as Quartz that are great cleansing crystals as well. Selenite is a great way to cleanse negative energy from your crystals. Most of you probably have satin spar in not genuine selenite but don’t worry, satin spar still cleanses your crystals just like selenite would.
No 03: Sea Salt / Himalayan Salt
Sea salt is a super safe way to cleanse your crystals and salt is readily available and fairly inexpensive. Lots of people take salt baths to help ease muscles and draw out toxins and also use salt to help disinfect wounds. So, people do this practice with their crystals as well. You can leave your crystals partially buried in salt for the entire day or overnight.
No 04: Water / Salt Water
Most quartz or Polished stones are totally good in the water but I highly encourage you, before you put any crystal in the water, to do your research. Since some crystals are actually water-soluble and some have a toxic reaction that can be very dangerous. If you do cleanse your crystals in water, you can create a little bath for them, using either regular or saltwater. If you can use a natural source such as ocean water, river water, or water from a stream that is ideal but any water will do.
Remember, once you are done with the water, throw it out. Please do not drink it or use it for anything else because there could be bacteria in the water that can be dangerous for human consumption.
No 05: Sunlight / Moonlight
Sunlight and Moonlight are great effective free ways to cleanse your crystals. I personally recommend moonlight because sunlight can actually be very damaging to crystals. Sunlight can either fade your crystals or sometimes heat them up to a temperature that is too hot and that can actually end up destroying the crystal. Be careful, when you are cleansing certain crystals in sunlight. If you do decide to cleanse your crystals in moonlight, make sure to check the weather forecast that you’re not going to expect any rain. Since certain crystals are water-soluble and can be destroyed in water.
No 06: Singing Bowl
A singing bowl is a great way to cleanse your crystals. You can also use a singing bowl for meditation and stress relief. Singing bowls can get really expensive though but it is a really safe way to cleanse your crystal, so it could be worth the investment.
No 07: Sunlight / Moonlight
Placing your crystals in soil or next to plants is a really effective way to cleanse your crystals. There is no harm or damage that can come to them by doing this. You can either plant them in the soil outside or inside and it’s a really effective way to cleanse.
Hope so guys you liked reading this article. I tried my best as much as possible ways to make you understand everything clearly. So hopefully, this article is gonna be helpful for you in how to cleanse crystals. If you liked it make sure you keep visiting us to learn many more things. Have a nice day!
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