5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Crystals Activated & Clean
Crystals are a great way to bring our energy and life force into alignment. But like anything in our house, they can get dirty, absorb certain energies. We certainly don't want them to lose their power right? So we need to handle them correctly.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to clean them and recharge them on a daily basis. Not at all. Crystals are powerful and intelligent, but a little pampering every now is needed.
Here are 5 simple ways to keep your crystals activated and clean:
- Moon/sun bath them
Both, the moon and sun can supercharge our crystals. All you need to do is place them outside for 12 hours so they can absorb the light and its blessings. Now, we've noticed crystals are particularly fond of full moons so, make it a part of your Full Moon rituals. You’ll notice how they become extra glowy and happy afterward.
- Dust them
You can use a small brush to do this. Carefully brush your crystals, and go through all their cracks (especially clusters). Dust reduces their electrostatic charge, that's why it’s so important we brush it off at least once a month.
- Water them
Most crystals enjoy getting purified and recharged by this natural cleanser. Unfortunately, not all of them enjoy a nice bath. Click here to check those who can’t be cleaned with water. You can place them under running water or submerge them in a bowl. Now, back to the ones who DO enjoy it. Tap water works fine but if you have a fresh water source nearby, even better! Take them there, and have an outdoor ritual. They will thank you for it!
- Smoke them
Another way to clean & recharge them is by smoking them. You can light up sage, palo santo, incense, or any other purifying herbs and give your crystals a rapid cleanse. All you need to do is hold them about the stream of smoke and allow the smoke to move around me for a minute or two. You can also draw circles around them to activate their sacred energy.
- Program them
Last but not least, crystals can be told what to do. You need to remind them of your intention and they'll work their magic. Simply hold them in your hands, envision a golden circle around them, and say your intention out loud. That will do the trick!
Some crystals like to get buried in soil, others like salt, music, and others even like feeling your breath. Get to know them. Do your research, and follow the practice that feels more aligned with you.
Now, remember, above all, the most important thing is to give them love and attention! This will help you keep a strong connection with them and keep the energy flowing to and from them.
Time to cleanse and recharge your crystals!