Crystals are like a sponge. They soak up the remanences of your emotion or day. Every now an then, they need to cleansed to restore their natural power, yippie ya yeah! The cleaning method you choose depends on the type of your crystal. They can be little divas.
1. Natural Water
What's better than a fresh shower? Water neutralise negative energy and puts your crystal back on track. Natural running water - like rain fall - is perfect. However, if you don't live in Hamburg, this might be hard to get. You can also rinse your crystal under a faucet. Wet, baby, Wet, baby.
Duration: 1 minute per crystal
For: Hard stones, such as Amethyst or Rose Quartz
2. Salt Water
Salt is not only good for cooking your favorite pasta, but also for cleaning and detoxifying your crystal. It absorbs unwanted energy. You just take a bowl, put some salt in it, place the stones in another bowl and put the bowl with the stones on the salt. The salt "pulls out" everything that does not belong to the stone. It is important that the stones do not come into direct contact with the salt. Be sure to dispose of the salt the next morning. If you live near the sea, you can also get a bowl of fresh salt water.
Duration: Up to 24 hours
For: All stones (as long as they do not come into contact with salt).
3. Stone buddies
Just like good friends, certain crystals have the ability to regenerate other stones. It’s kind of a prep talk. Amethyst or quartz have this super power. To cleanse your crystal, simply lay it on top of the cleansing stone. If the cleansing stone is too small, you may need to have more than one to successfully activate the clearing.
Duration: 24 hours
For: Any stone
4. Natural light
Since crystals are a product of nature, cleansing methods leveraging the energy of the solar or lunar cycle tend to be very effective. To do so, simply put your gemstone out just before nightfall and make sure to bring it home again before 11 am. Your crystal will recharge by bathing in the light of the moon and sun.
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
For: Tumbled stones