The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Care: Cleansing, Charging & Programming
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Every crystal has a distinct vibration that provides healing energy from the ground up to your body and surroundings. However, since crystals filter out unnecessary energy from the environment, they may get clogged out.
Crystals, like humans, are also living entities. Like as we recharge ourselves, crystals need time to gain back the energy they released. So the first step in learning about crystal care is to know how to cleanse, recharge, and program them.
This guide will teach you how to maintain and energize your crystals to their full potential. This way, you can enjoy, experience, and project their vibration to the world.
Cleansing Your Crystals
Cleansing is the process of eliminating all the energy that the crystal has received, both negative and positive. It turns the crystal into a clean slate. When a crystal receives excessive power, it fills up to the point that it can no longer store or release energy effectively. Cleansing is a vital component of maintaining the energy of your crystals clean, much like replacing the filter in your house.
Why Should I Cleanse My Crystals?
Here are a few reasons why you should purify your crystal:
Reason No. 1: If your crystal is newly purchased or someone else handled it
When you buy a crystal online, there is no question that other people from the shop have touched it before you. When individuals hold your crystal, they may accidentally add a layer of their own energy to it. But when you purchase crystals from us, we make sure to make its energy positive before shipping. 😉
After getting a crystal, start by cleansing everyone's energy from it to let the crystal know that it belongs to you now.
Reason No. 2: If you need the crystal for a different reason
Have you used your crystal for a spell or brought it when you need its energy the most? Then, it's time for cleansing! Your crystal may have absorbed a lot of bad energy during the process, so it needs a hard reset.
Of course, you wouldn't want to use the same crystal without cleansing and reprogramming it because the effectivity wouldn't be the same. So if you want your crystal to help you, then cleanse it!
How To Cleanse My Crystals?
There are many ways on how to clean your crystal. We've listed below the ones you can start with:
1. With Smoke
Smoke cleansing is one of the most common ways of purifying crystals. You can use this approach with Palo Santo and White Sage, or any sort of incense. Any of these can remove the bad energy that has accumulated in your crystal. Using a White Sage is an excellent choice for cleansing since it eliminates all energy. In a sense, it resets your crystal to its factory settings.
In addition to that, you can even use smoke cleansing to purify the entire space where your crystals are usually kept.
Burn your chosen cleansing item and allow the smoke to sit in every corner. This way, having a cleansed environment will improve your crystal's energy and make the room smell lovely.
2. With Salt
Salt is a fundamental yet practical component in any spell work or magical practice. Burying your crystal in a container of dried sea salt is the most intense type of salt cleaning. You can leave for at least four hours and gently clean your stone to get rid of remains. Remember, never reuse the salt since it will absorb the negative energies taken from the crystal.
Alternatively, you may immerse your crystal in seawater or a basin half-filled with water and two tablespoons of salt. Ensure your stones are entirely submerged and set aside for at least four hours (soaking overnight is even better). However, you have to make sure that your crystal is not susceptible to water damage before using this method. Porous crystals, which contain metal, or have a water content, such as Opal, Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli, and Haematite, should NOT be immersed in saltwater.
3. With an Essential oil
The simplest method to cleanse is to pick an essential oil with purifying or healing qualities such as peppermint, citrus, juniper, or sage oil.
Anoint your crystal in whichever oil you want will simply clean and restore its vibration. To start with, you can drop a few oils on your crystal or fully cover it.
Alternatively, you can hover your crystals from side to side through the vapor of heated essential oils. Finally, if you don't know what to purchase, you may pick an essential oil with a therapeutic characteristic similar to your crystal.
4. With Other Crystals
While some crystals do not retain energy the same way others do, you can use them to cleanse your other crystals. Quartz and amethyst, for example, have the potential to renew other stones. In addition, these certain crystals and clusters are known to cleanse and restore balance to smaller crystals and gemstones by absorbing negative energy.
Selenite, like clear quartz, is one of the few crystals that does not need to be purified like most others. However, with its cleansing energy, selenite is known for its capacity to cleanse other crystals. You can keep your crystals cleansed by storing them with a large piece of selenite each time you use them.
Charging Your Crystals
After you've cleansed your crystal, you'll need to charge it again so it can continue to emit its own natural vibrations and energies. Consider it similar to charging your phone when the battery is low. Crystals must be recharged regularly to be used to their full potential.
Why Should I Charge My Crystals?
Here's a reason why you should charge your crystal:
Reason No. 1: If your crystals do not appear to be less effective as well as they once did
Maybe you placed it around your house for a reason, but it no longer appears to be doing its job. Or you wore it and brought it into a tense or emotional moment. Charging a crystal is just as crucial as cleansing it after utilizing it in a stressful scenario as it becomes energetically clogged and can no longer work with your energies. So it's only natural that your crystal will need a recharge after absorbing your energy and working pretty hard!
How Do I Charge My Crystals?
To make your crystal effective again, you have to recharge it. Good news, there are a lot of ways on how to do it.
1. By Water Energizing
Allow 5-10 minutes for your crystals to soak in cool tap water. Alternatively, you can place the stones in a mesh bag and allow a freshwater river to wash over them to save water. However, do NOT use water to energize porous stones or those with a high metal concentration.
2. By Singing Bowls
Another method is play a singing bowl around your crystals, or set them on a cloth at the base of a metal singing bowl and strike it until the sound clears and the crystal is energized. When you look after your crystals, they will be more capable of clearingyour energy, protecting you from harmful energies and psychic attacks, and raising your inner vibration.
3. By Sunlight
The powerful energy of sunlight is more potent than the calm energy of moonlight when charging your crystals. Therefore, the energy of the sun will strengthen your crystal, but you must first ensure that it is not light-sensitive.
Due to the powerful beams of the sun, the crystals are most receptive in the morning and early afternoon. For optimal results, leave it in direct sunshine for 12 hours to charge. A few crystals cannot be exposed to sunlight for an extended amount of time. Agate, Aventurine, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Fluorite, Rose Quartz, and Smokey Quartz are some of these stones. Although the charging will still be adequate, fading colors may occur.
4. By Moonlight
Lastly, let your crystals to be illuminated by the moonlight. The natural energies transmitted by the moon can infuse your crystals with energy. Simply leave your gemstones in the moonlight while you sleep for a day or two.
The cleansing and charging of your crystals can be affected by the phases of the moon. As the moon transitions from the full moon phase to the new moon phase, you should expect an energy release during the waning phase. You can expect growth energy when the moon is not visible in its new moon phase. When declaring your intentions, keep these in mind.
Programming Your Crystals
After cleansing and charging your crystals, it's time to program and establish your new intentions. Make sure you're in a hidden spot away from distractions and external energies.
Hold the crystal in front of you, calm your mind, and concentrate solely on it. Ensure a white light or desk lamp is positioned near the crystal. Focus on the precise purpose you wish to program into your crystal and channel it directly from your mind and thoughts. You don't want to confuse your intentions, so be precise and straightforward when doing this. Concentrate and repeat this process until you are sure and happy that your thoughts and energies have been passed to the crystal.
As a rule of thumb, crystal cleansingand charging should be done at least once a month. The more you utilize crystals, the more negative energy builds upon them. Therefore, it's important to cleanse, charge, and program the crystals properly if you want to get the most out of them.
We hope you found this guide helpful as you learn more about crystals.
Good luck on your crystal healing journey! ✨