Thursday, February 14, 2013

How to keep your crystals fresh and clean for optimal healing

Sometimes a stone or crystal you are strongly drawn to doesn't feel good, or a stone that felt good previously doesn't feel good any longer. The stone or crystal may need to be cleared. Clearing is necessary before using any stone for healing. The clearer the energy of a healing stone, the more powerful it is. Crystals and healing gemstones need to be cleared as soon as they are purchased as well as clearing after every healing. A cleared, ready crystal feels positive and bright, tingly and cold to the touch. A crystal that needs clearing may feel hot, heavy or drained. There are a number of ways to effectively clear crystals and gemstones.

Sea Salt

Obsidian Healing Crystal Charger
Sea salt is the most traditional purifying agent in crystal healing. It dispels any sort of disease and negativity, and is a physical and psychic disinfectant. Sea salt is highly recommended for the initial cleansing of a new healing stone and for any time a stone is overloaded with negative energy. Salt can be mixed with water or used dry. To use salt water, mix a tablespoon of sea salt in a glass or ceramic cup of cold water. Do not use plastic or metal containers. Place the stones in the solution and allow them to soak overnight. To use dry salt, place the sea salt in a glass or non-plastic container and bury the crystals with the points facing downward into the salt. Again, leave overnight. Sometimes a stone may take longer to clear, especially if it has been used in a deep, intense healing. If this is the case, leave another day or two in the sea salt. When clearing gemstone necklaces it is best to use the dry sea salt method. Be sure to use sea salt only, table salt contains aluminum and other chemicals. For those who live by the ocean, salt water can be brought from the beach in a jar, or gently wash them directly in the ocean.


Moonlight is another way of clearing your gemstones. Simply place outside from the Full to the New Moon. The amount of time used varies with the sensitivity of the healer and the amount of material from which the stone needs cleansing. Try hanging your gemstone necklaces in a tree where the moonlight can cleanse them.

Now your healing crystal gemstones are ready to heal anew!

I Dig Crystals

1 comment:

sun said...

I love these methods, and I also love to use sage and sound. I use a bell or my voice (high notes only!) to clear my crystals and it works really well for me!

-Kara Daly