Crystals have long been treasured for their beauty, metaphysical properties, and the energy they carry. They are believed to possess unique vibrations that can assist us on our spiritual journeys. Just as we need rest and rejuvenation, so do our beloved crystals. In this blog post, I will explore a few methods to cleanse and charge your crystals while fostering a deep connection to the nurturing power of nature.
Before the crystal is made into a ring, it’s been in many peoples hands. From mining, to cutting, to packing, and everything in between. The gemstones absorbs peoples energies along the way. Because of it, it’s important to cleanse your crystals and gemstones before wearing them or using them for healing to remove any unwanted energies.
Before each piece of jewellery is sent off to its new home, I cleanse it with palo santo, ready for its new wearer.
"CREATE A DEEPER CONNECTION TO YOUR CRYSTAL JEWELLERY THROUGH CLEANSING AND INTENTION SETTING"
One of the most straightforward and enchanting ways to cleanse and charge your crystals is by allowing them to bask in the warm embrace of sunlight. Find a peaceful spot outdoors, preferably in a garden or on a windowsill, where your crystals can soak up the gentle rays. As they absorb the sunlight, they shed stagnant energies and recharge with the vitalising energy of the sun. This technique can cause some crystals to loose colour, such as amethyst and aquamarine. Make sure to check that your crystal is safe for this method before.
The moon's serene glow is known to have a profound effect on our emotions and energy. Harness this celestial energy to cleanse and charge your crystals. On a clear night, place your crystals outside, directly under the moonlight. The gentle lunar energy will cleanse away any negativity while infusing the crystals with a renewed sense of harmony and tranquility.
Our planet source powerful energy, and by grounding your crystals in the earth, you can tap into its revitalising properties. Bury your crystals in the soil or place them on the earth's surface, allowing them to make direct contact with the earth's nurturing energy. This method helps remove any accumulated negativity while replenishing the crystals' energy.
Flowing Water Cleansing
Water has a remarkable ability to purify and revitalise. To cleanse your crystals, hold them under a gentle stream of running water—such as tap water or a natural spring —visualising negative energies being washed away. As the water submerges the crystals, they are cleansed and invigorated by the rhythmic flow, reconnecting them to the essence of nature. This method should not be used for porous gemstones such as opal, pyrite, lapiz lazuli and hematite. Only use this method for solid metals, no plating. Make sure to check that your crystal is safe for this method before.
Saltwater has long been revered for its purifying qualities. Create a saltwater solution by dissolving sea salt or Himalayan salt in a bowl of water. Immerse your crystals in the solution for a few hours or overnight. The saltwater will draw out impurities and stagnant energies, leaving your crystals refreshed and ready to emanate their inherent positive vibrations. This method should not be used for porous gemstones such as opal, pyrite, lapiz lazuli and hematite. Only use this method for solid metals, no plating. Make sure to check that your crystal is safe for this method before.
Smudging is an ancient practice that involves using the smoke of sacred herbs to cleanse and purify. Incorporate nature's gifts into your crystal cleansing routine by smudging them with herbs like sage, cedar, or palo santo. Pass the crystals through the purifying smoke, allowing it to envelop and clear away any negative energies, while embracing the earthy aroma that accompanies the ritual.
Other bigger crystals such as clear quartz is a great way to neutralise your crystals. Place them on top of the bigger crystal and leave overnight.
Place your crystal or your jewellery in your hands and focus on the intention you want to set. It's a great way to develop a more personal connection with your piece. Focus your thoughts on what you want the piece of jewellery or crystal to help you with.