How do I cleanse my crystals?
What is the best method for cleansing crystals? Well easily said, it is whatever resonates best with your soul so it's entirely up to you. Tap into your intuition and decide what method is best suited for you and that will be the method that works best for your crystals. Speak to your crystals and feel the energy of the stone. Be mindful of when the energy shifts using different methods to cleanse them. This will help you determine which method is most effective. There are so many ways to cleanse and I will mention a few methods here.
Using Sage smoke is one of the most traditional methods among crystal cleansing. You can light a sage wand, blow it out so that is begins to smoke and transfer the wand to your non-dominant hand. Now move the crystal through the smoke allowing it to envelope the stone for about 30 seconds. If the energy of the stone does not change, another 30 seconds should work. If this method does not work well for one stone, try another one.
Salt has been used for centuries to absorb negative energy and banish evil. If you’re close to the ocean, think about using a bowl of natural salt water. But, be sure before you choose this method, that your crystal can withstand contact with water. Some crystals are fragile or brittle and can disintegrate when submerged in water. Otherwise, mix a tablespoon of sea salt into a bowl of filtered water. Completely submerge the stone and allow it to soak for a few hours upwards for a few days. Later, rinse and air dry. Or, take a bowl full of sea salt or Himalayan salt and bury your crystal inside. Allow your crystal to rest for whatever time feels necessary to you. Remove and discard your salt.
Sound bowls are another way to realign your crystal’s vibrations. Since i’m a sound healer, i have several sound bowls with different frequencies that correlate to each chakra. I like to choose the bowl that resonates with the crystal’s chakra association. But what’s most important about this process is being intentional. Set your intention of cleansing your crystal and whatever bowl you choose will be the right one.
Ultimately, the way you choose to cleanse your crystals is based on your intuition. Whenever you feel like you’re operating at a low vibration, grab your crystals and give them a cleanse!