How to Clean & Re-charge Our Crystals
Crystals are a wonderful gift from nature. Their pure energies bring goodness and healing into our lives. It is, however, important to take good care of them, and ensure that they remain clear from negative energies that may come from other people or situations. Crystals are also, constantly, sharing their energy with us. It is therefore, also important, to ensure they remain “re-charged” at all times.
Fortunately, there are many things we can do to keep our crystals free from unwanted negative energies, and also for keeping them constantly re-charged.
Herkimer Diamonds - Life can get very hectic, at times, so let’s start with the most basic, yet highly effective, method of achieving these results. Herkimer Diamonds is the word. Herkimer Diamonds are the super cleansers of the crystal world. Herkimer Diamonds are excellent for keeping other crystals clean, for re-charging them, & for greatly amplifying their power.
Simply, place a Herkimer Diamond in the middle of your crystals. That will keep your crystals and the place where they are held (home, office) free from all negative energies and will also keep them super-charged at all times.
Water - Another way of cleansing gemstones is with water. Water is a universal cleanser. If you have access to the ocean, ocean water is wonderful. If not, spring water, lake water, and filtered water can also work well, as long as the water is either directly from nature or clean (filtered properly.) Some people also add salt to their water, because of its electric properties.
You can simply rinse your crystal in the water, or you can follow up by placing the crystal in a filled clear glass and swirl gently. Place the glass on your windowsill to charge in the sun for a short period.
However, there are also a few exceptions when it comes to immersing a stone in water for long periods. We should not immerse Halite (Rock salt) in water as it will dissolve in water. Selenite will also degrade over a long period of time in water – it is o.k. to immerse it for a few hours or rinse it, but should be left in water for long periods. Some softer crystals and minerals are also sensitive to water and may be soluble (may dissolve partially) if immersed in water, or may affect their appearance. This is just one reason why it is good for us to educate ourselves on the physical properties of the stones and crystals that we intend to work with.
The Moon - The Moon can also be used for cleansing and charging. Since ancient times, people from many different cultures believe that the moon represented cleansing from negative energies as well as possessing other magical and mysterious aura enhancing properties. In particular, this is so for the Full Moon, where the moon is at its maximum luminosity. This is why to this day some people make a ritual of leaving their crystals out during a full moon, either in a bowl or directly on the ground, to take advantage of the magnetic forces of the moon in combination with the earth.
Sage, Incense, Sweet Grass - Another method is smudging the crystal with sage, incense, or sweet grass.
Special Cleansing Elixir – Here at the shop, we have carefully prepared a specially mixed elixir designed to be an all-round effective crystal cleanser with all the benefits of the above methods along with the convenience to use.
We have prepared this elixir to contain over 10 different crystals and minerals, each selected to work in harmony to assist in cleaning almost any other crystal effectively. Some of these crystals include:
- Herkimer Diamond – to help keep each of the other surrounding crystals super-charged and amplified.
- Clear quartz (for the Crown Chakra)
- Amethyst (Third Eye Chakra)
- Blue Topaz (Throat Chakra)
- Rose Quartz (Heart Chakra)
- Citrine (Solar Plexus Chakra)
- Carnelian (Sacral Chakra)
- Garnet & Smoky Quartz (Sacral & Base Chakra)
Also included is:
- Aquamarine: A Super cleansing stone that also sooths and works effectively on the Throat and Heart Chakra
- Clear quarts natural point: The natural six-sided, elongated, shape of the quartz point is long believed to contain geometric significance as an amplifier of thoughts and intentions. It helps to channel random energy from the universe, process it, and output highly-charged balanced energy.
Some of the other special features of this elixir:
- These wonderful crystals are selected for their rich colour and lovely shape
- Mixed in special Shungite and carbon filtered water, to assist in removing any unwanted chemicals
- Himalayan Salt