All crystals need cleansing and activating before use.

Crystals that are not soluble, friable or layered can be held under running water for a few minutes, or soaked overnight in spring water. Allow your crystals to dry naturally on a clean cloth; do not rub.

Smudge crystals or pass them through the light from a candle.

Place your crystal in front of you on a white cloth and imagine a stream of pure water flowing through the crystal, deeply cleansing it.

Delicate crystals can be cleansed with sound, light, visualization or by placing them inside a bowl of raw brown rice overnight. The rice should be thrown away after this and never eaten.

Crystal or clusters that are not layered, friable or delicate can be left in sea or rock salt overnight. Gently brush every speck of salt off afterward as they could damage the crystal, especially in a damp atmosphere.

Certain crystals have the ability to cleanse other crystals.

Keep a Carnelian in a bag of tumbled stones and you will never need to cleanse them using any other method.

A small crystal can be left overnight on a Clear Quartz cluster or Amethyst cluster to be cleansed.

A bed of flower petals can be used for cleansing in a similar way to the rice bowl method.

Finally, visualize the crystals surrounded by light, which will purify and reenergize them.

March 30, 2019 — Ana Saldivar

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