Importance Of Crystal Cleansing
Crystals can be cleansed (with the exception of friable crystals ie: Selenite) simply by holding under running water or immersed in the sea or in a preferably natural product like a glass bowl with water and sea salt. Also added to the water can be a sprig of rosemary. The rosemary is a natural antiseptic and will bring the sparkle back into your crystals.
After cleansing your crystal you can just lightly pat them dry with a clean cloth or place them in the sunlight for a few hours to dry and recharge. Be careful of any crystal with the purple ray as these will fade in the sunlight as the UV light breaks down the colour so only leave these ones out for a short period of time.
If there is a full moon after cleansing your crystal you can sit them in the moonlight to recharge for a few hours or overnight.
Certain crystals have the ability to cleanse other crystals. Clear Quartz in a bag of tumbled stones will cleanse all the crystals in the bag. Small crystals can be placed on a Clear Quartz cluster and be left overnight to be cleansed. Amethyst cluster, being Quartz, will also cleanse crystals placed on it. Amethyst placed in ones hand with jewellery that needs cleansing will clear off any old unwanted energies of the wearer before.
Selenite is a friable crystal in that it breaks down and even dissolves in salt water. Therefore place Selenite on a Clear Quartz to clear and recharge its energy.
A few crystals never need cleansing. Citrine, Kyanite and Azeztulite as they are self-cleansing.
Greenstone or Pounamu is best cleansed in a flowing river. Swish the stone towards the outward flow of the water a few times releasing any unwanted energy and to bless the stone. You can also place in a lake by swishing it in a circular movement.
Love your Crystals as if they are your babies and in doing so you will protect them from pollution and damage.