8 Tips on How to Care for Your Crystals During the Summer Months
Are you one of those people who keep your crystals on display all the time? If so, summer can be a tricky season for you. The heat and humidity of summer can wreak havoc on your beloved crystals and stones. And we definitely don't want that to happen, right? You’ll want to take some precautions to ensure they don’t get too hot or humid. But don't worry, this is exactly why we’ve put together this helpful list of 7 tips on how to care for your crystals during the summer months.
Keep them away from direct sunlight
You may think that the best place for your crystals is in the blazing sun, but this is actually the worst place to put them right now. Direct sunlight can cause your crystals to fade and crack, and it can even melt some of them. So if you want your crystals to last a long time, it’s best to keep them out of direct sunlight, especially during these hot summer days. If you can’t avoid putting your crystals in direct sunlight, you can always use a sun shield. Try putting them behind a plant or a curtain, or you can put them on a table or bookshelf that’s a bit more shaded.
Rotate your crystals regularly
If you have a collection of crystals on display, it’s best to move them around once a week. Moving your crystals around regularly will help them even out their energy and keep them from getting too stagnant. It’s best to rotate your crystals from East to West and from South to North. If you have a crystal that you use for a specific purpose, you should switch it out every 7 days and then let it rest for 7 days. This will help to “reset” the energy of the crystal and make it ready for another 7-day period of use.
Keep your crystals in a dry environment
If you want your crystals to last, it’s best to keep them in a dry environment. A lot of people keep their crystals next to a water source like a fountain or fish tank, but this can cause them to get too humid. Also, avoid keeping your crystals in a humid room. Keep them in a room that has low humidity to avoid damaging them. If your crystals are already in a humid environment, you can try to dry them out by laying them on a bed of brown rice. You can also try letting them rest in a basket with a small amount of sand.
Ventilate your room
If you have a room in your house that gets really hot, you’ll want to keep your crystals out of there. Humidity levels increase in rooms that have poor airflow, and this can harm your crystals. If you have a room in your house that gets really hot and humid, it’s best to keep your crystals out of there. If you can’t avoid keeping your crystals in a room like this, you can use a small fan to help lower the humidity in the room.
Clean your crystals regularly
You should clean your crystals regularly to keep them free of dirt, dust, and other particles. You can gently clean your crystals with a soft cloth. If your crystals are really dirty or have built-up residue, you can soak them in water with a drop of mild soap, just make sure they are safe to cleanse in water. Let your crystals dry naturally, without any artificial heat sources like a hairdryer. This will help your crystals retain their natural energy.
Bury them for 24 hours.
If you want to cleanse your crystals of negative energy or pollutants, try burying them in the ground for 24 hours. Just make sure to dig a hole at least 6 inches deep and put your crystal in there. If you’re doing this in the summer, try burying your crystal in the evening and letting it rest overnight. This will help keep it cooler. After 24 hours, dig up your crystal, brush it off, and you’re good to go. This method is also great for helping your crystals charge more quickly, which is helpful if you’re using crystals for healing or energy work.
Avoid water (as much as possible)
You don’t want to get your crystals wet if you can help it. Crystals that have been soaked in water for an extended period of time will begin to fade, crack, and lose their energy. If your crystal does get wet, try to dry it out as soon as possible. If you have a crystal that you use for healing, you can put it in a bowl of water to charge it, but you should replace the water every few days and keep it in a place where it's not going to receive direct sunlight. Just make sure to let your crystal air dry after being in the water for a while, and find a cool, shaded spot somewhere around your house.
Wrap them up
During the next few months, you can also store and keep them extra safe by wrapping your crystals in silk or velvet when not in use. You can use a scarf, a little bag, or place a piece of cloth inside a container to store them when you are not using them. This prevents scratching and protects your crystals from absorbing foreign emanations.
Now that you’re an expert on how to care for your crystals during the summer months, you’ll be able to keep your crystals looking and feeling their best. Just remember to stay away from direct sunlight, rotate your crystals regularly, keep them in a dry environment, and use a fan if necessary. You can also bury your crystals in the ground for 24 hours to cleanse them of negative energy. In the end, the most important thing is to nurture them, just as you would nurture any other living being.