Cleansing crystals

Jewellery and crystals can be activated in many ways, depending on what suits you and your lifestyle.
Some of the most common clearing methods and ways to align a crystal with your intention are mentioned below. Please be careful when using these methods with jewellery as they are delicate.

  • Running water

Beneficial for hard stones only, the water neutralises negative energies and returns it back to the earth. Rinsing under a natural stream of water is best, but under a tap is useful too. Submerge the stone fully into the water for a minute, then pat dry with a clean cloth.

  • Salt water

Historically known for absorbing unwanted energy and banishing negativity, salt water is great for hard stones such as quartz and amethyst. Natural salt water from the ocean is the purest source to use. If unavailable, mix a tablespoon of sea, rock, or table salt into a bowl of water to create the salt water at home. Submerge the crystals into the salt water for 8 – 24 hours. Please be mindful that this is not beneficial for soft porous crystals or those with metal.

  • Brown rice

Perfect for all crystals, these draw out negative energies by absorbing it. Bury the stones in dry brown rice for 24 hours and throw out the rice away from home/workplace immediately after.

  • Natural light
Most beneficial on a full moon night and other points in the solar or lunar cycle, this cleanses and recharges most crystals in 10 to 12 hours. Place your stone in natural light before nightfall until about 10am (to avoid direct sunlight) allowing your crystals to absorb both the moon and the sun. Not suitable for vibrant and soft crystals.
  • Sage

Sacred plant with many healing properties, Sage can be smudged on all crystals to clear negative vibrations and restore its natural energy. For this, ignite the tip of the sage with a lighter and hold the sage with your nondominant hand while firmly grasping the crystal and moving it through the smoke. Ensure that the smoke envelops the crystal for 30 to 60 seconds. It is recommended that you do this outdoors to allow the smoke with all the negative energy to escape. If not possible, please do near an open window.

  • Sound

Sound healing is best for those who have a lot of crystals and do not wish to move them. Using chanting, singing bowls or a bell, ensure you fully encompass the crystals with the vibrations of the sound for 5-10 minutes to wash over the area and bringing it into the same vibration as the crystal.