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How to cleanse and charge your crystals

Crystal healing is becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages and cultures. Crystals are believed to have certain metaphysical properties that can aid in healing and balancing the body, mind, and spirit. It is important to remember that crystals can absorb negative energy over time. This is why it is important to cleanse your crystals regularly.

Cleansing your crystals is a simple process that can help to restore their natural energy and vibration. Here are some of the reasons why you should cleanse your crystals:

  1. To remove negative energy - As you use your crystals, they can absorb negative energy from their surroundings. Cleansing your crystals can help to remove this negative energy and restore their natural balance.

  2. To recharge the energy - Cleansing your crystals can help to recharge their energy and vibration. This can help to enhance their healing properties and make them more effective.

  3. To enhance their effectiveness - Cleansing your crystals can help to enhance their effectiveness. This is because crystals that are cleansed regularly are more likely to be in tune with their natural vibration and energy.

  4. To purify the crystals - Cleansing your crystals can help to purify them by removing any stagnant or negative energy.

How to cleanse your crystals:

  • Water: One of the simplest and most effective ways to cleanse your crystals is by placing them in running water such as a stream or under a tap. You can also place them in a bowl of water and leave them overnight. Please note that some crystals, such as Selenite, should not be placed in water as they can dissolve. As a general rule, anything ending in 'ite' stays away from water here at Coastal Rock Co.

  • Salt: Salt is a powerful cleansing agent. You can bury your crystals in a bowl of salt for a few hours or overnight. Alternatively, you can place your crystals on a bed of salt or place a small bowl of salt next to them.

  • Sunlight and Moonlight: Placing your crystals in sunlight or moonlight is another effective way to cleanse them. The light from the sun or moon will energise and recharge your crystals. Leave them outside for a few hours or overnight to benefit from the cleansing energy of the sun or moon.

  • Smoke: Burning sage, palo santo or incense is a traditional method for cleansing crystals. Simply burn the sage, palo santo or incense and hold the crystals in the smoke. You can also place the crystals in a bowl and use the smoke to cleanse them.

  • Sound: Sound is another effective way to cleanse your crystals, and is particularly useful if you have a large collection. You can use singing bowls, or even sound healing recordings.

  • Selenite: Placing your crystals in a selenite bowl, or on a selenite charging plate, is another affective way to recharge your crystals. The closer the contact your crystal has with the selenite, the quicker it will charge. If you are using a selenite tower, ensure your crystals are touching it at the base.
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