How to Properly Cleanse and Charge Your Crystal Jewelry
Crystal jewelry has been worn for centuries, not only for their aesthetic appeal, but also for their metaphysical properties and positive energy. Whether you're a seasoned crystal enthusiast or a curious beginner, understanding how to cleanse and charge your crystal jewelry is essential to maintaining their vibrant energy and maximizing their benefits.
In this blog post, we'll delve into the methods and techniques that will help you cleanse and charge your crystal jewelry properly.
The Importance of Cleansing Your Jewelry
Crystals are believed to absorb and hold energy, both positive and negative.
Before wearing your crystal jewelry, it's crucial to cleanse them to remove any stagnant or negative energy they may have picked up along the way. Cleansing ensures that your crystals are free from any energetic baggage, allowing their inherent properties to shine through.
Choose the Correct Cleansing Method
I've seen a lot of cleansing methods online, but as a crystal enthusiast, I know that some of these practices can actually be damaging to your crystals. Let's discuss the safe and correct ways to cleanse your crystals:
While many crystals can be cleansed using water, this isn't always safe for jewelry. Washing crystal jewelry in water will likely damage the jewelry, which is why I never recommend using water to cleanse your crystal jewelry.
I prefer to cleanse my crystal jewelry under moonlight rather than sunlight. While both work, keeping your crystals in the sun too long can actually cause them to fade.
You can charge your crystal jewelry using the energy of the moon. Simply place your jewelry on a windowsill that faces the moon. By the next morning, your jewelry will be charged.
One of my favourite ways to cleanse my crystal jewelry is using selenite. Because of selenite's self-cleansing properties, it's qualified to recharge other natural stones.
Selenite cleansing plates are ideal for this task. The general rule is that the more contact a crystal has with the Selenite, the faster and more thoroughly it will be cleansed. For optimum purification, leave the crystals for 24 hours.
Some people like to have some selenite for their own personal use. This is a great idea if you'd like to have something on your person but not have it mingle with the unwanted energy of your other stones. Selenite bracelets are a good choice for you to get their purifying effects, unaltered.
The smoke from sacred herbs such as white sage, palo santo, or cedar has been used for centuries to purify spaces and objects. Smudging can also be used to cleanse crystal jewelry.
Place all of the objects to be cleansed on a tray and waft the smoke over them, either by moving the incense or smoke wand around the pieces, or by fanning the smoke towards them. Visualize the smoke lifting away any negative energy, leaving the crystals cleansed and refreshed.
Intention setting is an integral part of the cleansing and charging process. Before you begin, take a moment to ground yourself and focus on your intentions for the jewelry.
Whether it's to promote love, enhance intuition, or bring about prosperity, clearly visualize the purpose and energy you want your crystals to embody. Your intention will infuse the crystals with your desired energy, enhancing their effectiveness.
Maintaining Crystal Jewelry
After cleansing and charging your crystal jewelry, it's important to maintain their energy and prevent them from absorbing negative energy again. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
1. Avoid exposing your crystals to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures, as they can damage or alter the crystal's energy.
2. Regularly cleanse your jewelry if you wear it frequently or if you feel its energy diminishing. Trust your intuition when it comes to deciding when it's time for another cleansing.
3. Store your crystal jewelry separately from other jewelry pieces to prevent energetic cross-contamination. Use a soft cloth or pouch to protect them from scratches and damage.
Cleansing and charging your crystal jewelry is a simple yet profound way to maintain their positive energy and enhance their metaphysical properties.
By choosing the appropriate cleansing method, setting clear intentions, and practicing regular maintenance, you can harness the full potential of your crystal jewelry and enjoy their positive benefits for years to come.
Embrace the natural energy of crystals and let them enhance your well-being and personal growth.