Preparing Your Crystals to Use

Cleansing Your Crystals

There are different things that you can do to cleanse, clear, and charge your crystals. This is important before you ever use them. Some choose to use methods like water or light but there are so many different methods that you can choose from.

Cleansing Your Crystals

Cleansing your crystals is important in case they have picked up negative energies. This is one way that you can get your crystal ready to use. If your crystals have been different places, each time it goes somewhere or each time its exposed to someone new, it picks up the energy of that thing or person.

If you are using the crystal for healing, it will absorb the negative energy and it needs to be cleansed before it is used again. Cleansing and recharging your crystals on a regular basis can make your crystals like new and it can help you to know your purpose.

Here are some of the common cleansing methods:

  • Water

Some people use running water to get rid of negative energy inside of the crystals. Using natural running water like a river or a stream is the best, but you can also just run your crystal under the faucet in your house.

You should do this for about a minute for each stone and use water only on hard stones such as quartz but never on softer stones like halite, selenite or kyanite. Always research to make sure that the water won’t harm your crystals.

  • Saltwater

Salt is one thing that people use to get rid of negative energy in places, people, and things. You can use saltwater to cleanse your stones. Add a tablespoon of salt to a bowl of water and then put your stone in where it is completely covered. Let it sit there for at least 48 hours.

You should use this for hard stones but never for stones that are porous, soft, or ones that have trace metals such as calcite, angelite, malachite or halite.

  • Rice

Rice is a good thing that can help get rid of negativity out of your stone. This can be great for stones that are protection or grounding stones such as Black Tourmaline.

Fill a bowl with rice and then submerge your stones for at least 24 hours to get rid of negative energies. You can do this with any type of stone.

  • Sunlight

Sunlight is a great way to cleanse your stones. You can put your stones out before it gets dark and let it sit out in the sun for at least 10-12 hours. You can put your stones in the window, or you can take them outside and put them.

Stones that are bright such as selenite and celestite or soft stones might not do well in the sunlight, and they might fade.

  • Sage

Sage can be used to help smudge your stones and has many healing properties. You need to have things such as a fire safe bowl, bundled sage and a lighter to do your smudging. You should do this for about a minute per stone.

If you can’t smudge outside, then make sure that you are doing it where you can open a window so that the smoke and negativity can leave the area. Light your sage and run it around the stone.

  • Sound

Sound healing is one way to cleanse your stone. This can get your stones vibrations strong. You can use singing bowls, chanting or a tuning fork. Some choose to even use bells. This can be done if you have a lot of crystals that you need to cleanse at one time. Do this for at least 10 minutes.

  • Cleansing with Larger Stones

You can also cleanse your smaller stones by using larger clusters or larger stones. Try using amethyst geodes or quartz clusters. Put the stone on or in the bigger stone and leave it there for at least 24 hours. Do this with any of your stones.

  • Cleansing with Smaller Stones

You can also use smaller stones that are powerful such as clear quartz, carnelian, and hematite to cleanse any of your other stones. Put them in a bowl and put the stone on top that you want to cleanse. Leave it there for at least a day and do this with any stone.

  • Breathwork

Breathwork can be done in order to cleanse your stones. Set the intention on what you want to do in your cleansing and then put the stone close to your face. As you breath, make sure that your breaths are powerful so that it can raise the stones vibrations. Do this for at least 30 seconds per stone.

  • Visualizing

You can clear the energy out of your stones by visualizing a light covering your stone. See the light filling the area and covering the stones that you need to cleanse. This can help your stone to shine forever and can change the energy of your stone. Do this for at least a minute for each of your stones.

Programming Your Crystals

Crystals have their own properties, and they can bring healing to the body and mind. By programming your crystal, you can set intentions for what you want your stone to do. You can hold your stone and meditate, and this can help to open up your chakra or bring healing to your body.

Imagine the energy of your stone getting stronger and then meditate as you hold the stone.

Activating Your Crystals

If you have a stone that feels heavier and you think it should be lighter, you need to active the energy of the crystal. Allow the crystal to have some of your energy and allow the stone to soak up good energy. You can use rubies, apophyllite and carnelian to do that.

Use these stones when you need them and if you feel drawn to a certain one, use that one in particular.

Questions About Crystals

Here are some questions about crystals and keeping them strong:

  • How often should you cleanse your crystals? After you use your stones, you should cleanse them and if you aren’t using them then do it at least once a month.
  • What is the best way to cleanse the stones? You can choose whichever ones you feel are the best for what you want to do with your stones.
  • How do you know if the stones are cleansed? You can feel that they are lighter.
  • What do you do with the stones after cleansing them? After you cleanse your stones, put them close to plants so that they can pick up the energy of the plants.

Final Thoughts

Keeping your crystals strong is important. If you want to use your stones for healing or other work, you need to make sure that your stones are strong and that they are ready to be used.