Crystals are beautiful gifts from the Earth for all of us to use in our daily lives to aid us in healing, manifestation, connection to nature and your inner knowing... the possibilities are endless! Because crystals are such powerful tools for us we must cleanse them after coming into contact with other people's energy by wearing them all day in public, others handling them, having them in our pocket, or even cleanse from your own thoughts and emotions! Crystals are like mini computers and they have the ability to store information within their crystalline structure, so its a good idea to cleanse out the information and start fresh when wearing them/using them in meditation, etc etc!
Sage is a powerful tool to use when cleasing energy from your space, yourself, or your crystals. Simply set your intention of cleansing and purification either silently or aloud, light the sage, let it burn for a few seconds to allow a good amount of smoke to get going, blow it out and let the smoke wrap around your stone by passing it through the smoke a few times. Continue until your inner knowing tells you the cleansing proccess is complete.
Copal Incense is completely natural incense that is used to purify the energy of spaces, places and objects. It has a clean, light, woody scent that could be compared to pine or turpentine. One of the best copal uses is burning it to clear away all the negative energy and make positive changes ("Copal," Energy Muse). Copal is my personal favorite of all the cleansing methods. My favorite way to use copal is to set the intention, get my granite mortal and pestle, set an instant light coal in there, light it, and set my copal resin on the coal until it starts to smoke, then begin passing my stone through the smoke until my intuition tells me the purification process has been completed.
Palo Santo is another of our favorite energy cleansing tools. Palo Santo means “holy wood” in Spanish. This sacred wood comes from the Palo Santo trees of South America. When it’s burned, the smoke is believed to provide medicinal and therapeutic healing energy. Its calming and relaxing aroma is incredible, standing among the greatest of the world’s fragrant woods. ("Palo Santo," Energy Muse). Use palo santo the same as you would sage!
Laying your stone in the sunlight and moonlight for 24 hours is another easy way to purify! All you have to do is set the intention, ask the sun and the moon to be of assistance, and set the stones in a place where they can be in direct sunlight/moonlight! PS. This will also charge up your stones! Especially on the full moon!
Salt has been used for cleansing for ages. You can use natural salt and make a circle around your stones, set the intention and leave them there until your intuition tells you the stone have been purified!
These are just some of the many ways you can cleanse your crystal's energy! Try one or more of these and find out your favorite!
Blessings on Blessings on Blessings,