Crystal Care

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Crystal Care

Crystal Care
There are multiple different ways to care for your crystals. Crystals pick up energy from their surroundings and those who handle them. Before you use them you should cleanse them to get rid of any negative energy that they may have picked up. It is also recommended that you cleanse them at least once a month or more if you are using them for intense healing sessions. Cleansing will help keep your crystals in good condition and keep them working at optimum power.

Crystal Care

There are multiple different ways to care for your crystals. Crystals pick up energy from their surroundings and those who handle them. Before you use them you should cleanse them to get rid of any negative energy that they may have picked up. It is also recommended that you cleanse them at least once a month or more if you are using them for intense healing sessions. Cleansing will help keep your crystals in good condition and keep them working at optimum power.

Some crystals are delicate and can disintegrate in water or fade with too much sunlight so make sure you find out what cleansing technique is right for your crystals. These are the main ways to clean your crystals:

- If your crystal is hard and not likely to be damaged by water, you can hold it under running water for a few minutes or immerse it in the sea or some form of flowing water.

- Majority of crystals like to be charged by the full moon’s light or sunlight. Leave your gems outside on the night of a full moon and the following day so they can soak up a full moon and days worth of light.

- You can also cleanse your crystals by putting them in a bowl of herbs that are generally used for healing. Some great examples/recommendations are rosemary, sage and lavender. Leaving your gems in this bowl for a day will absorb any dense and unwanted energy.

- If you live near stone circles, ancient burial mounds, or other sacred sites you should take your crystal there straight after sunrise and leave the gems for at least thirty minutes. All the negative energy from the gems will soak into the stones and the power from the area will charge them.

- Smudging can also be a great way to cleanse your crystals. Wafting the smoke from a bundle of cedar or sagebrush has been used to cleanse energy and your environment for centuries. When your smudge stick is smoking pass each crystal through the smoke a few times so the cleansing scent can be absorbed.

- You can also buy crystal cleansing sprays from certain shops and one drop or spray should make your crystals good to go.

After you have cleansed and charged your crystals you will be ready to set your intention with them, whether that is to heal others, connect with your higher self or manifestation. After working with a crystal for a specific purpose make sure to thank it for its help.