How to cleanse & charge your crystals

Crystals hold onto the energy they take in from you and from their environment. It’s good practice to purify their vibration on a regular basis, especially if you use them often.

Treating your crystals with respect and regular care is akin to spending time taking care of ourselves..

Your gemstones will work best when they are cleared and cleansed. So, cleanse and activate them often! Here are some  ways to cleanse your crystals:

Using the Full Moon 
The full moon method is an easy, effective way to give them a deep energy cleaning. 

When the moon is full she is at her brightest making it the most powerful time to release what is no longer serving you.

The preferred time to pop them out is just after sunset - if you have a window that faces the moon putting them there will also work.

Important to the Full Moon cleansing is that there are many crystals that fade in direct sunlight (and this list is by no means exhaustive) - Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Fluorite, Rose Quartz, and Smoky Quartz.

Smudging 

...  .. Aaaah smudging.. ..

Light the Smudge Stick then blow out any flame. You can now pass your crystal through the smoke a few times to clear it. Carefully stub out the Smudge Stick in the dish.  Alternativly burn part of a stick of Palo Santo wood, using the smoke in the same way.

Tibetan Singing Bowl
These Buddhist metal bowls come with a cushion to rest them on and a wooden stick. They are so much fun with such a beautiful feeling when you can make your bowl sing - very soothing and cleansing.

Don’t put your crystals inside the bowl itself (It may damage them) but place them outside the bowl, arrange them around it. Gently strike the side with the stick and slowly rub the rim or outer edge of the Singing Bowl in a clockwise direction several times.

How to Set Your Intention for your Stones:
To activate your crystals, sit quietly, holding the stones in both of your hands. Breathe in and become one with the white light and then visualize your intention for your crystals. You may also say your intention aloud if you would like. The stones aready to carry your intention. 

As always, shine bright.

Pauline xoxo