Cleanse your crystals

While all of Angel eyes shop crystals arrive to you fully cleansed and ready for programming- Sometimes it’s nice to clear them yourself and this should always be done with crystals when you are ready to put them to use and after they have been used for a while to clear any energies they may have absorbed. 

Cleansing Crystals & Gemstones

Reiki
Reiki energy will cleanse and energise your crystals. If you are Reiki Level 1, simply hold a crystal in your hand and Reiki it. If you are Reiki Level 2, you can also use the mental/emotional symbol over your crystals.

The Moon
A full moon and a new moon are especially powerful for cleansing and recharging your stones. You can place them outside or on a windowsill at these times. Even if it is a cloudy night, the moon's rays will still energise the stones.

The Sun
The sun is also a very strong energetic way to cleanse your stones. Even when it is cloudy, the sun's rays will still energise the stones. Be careful though, as some stones will fade in the sunlight.

Mother Earth
Gemstones & Crystals come from the earth, so placing them directly into the earth will naturally cleanse all negative energies and re-energise them. I suggest you leave them for approximately 24 hours. If the stones are set, or strung into jewellery, it is best to gently cover them with a cloth first, so that small bits of dirt don't get into the fastenings etc.

Running Water
Holding your gemstones under clear, purified water will cleanse and recharge them. Do not use ordinary tap water. Some stones should not be immersed in water, so if you are unsure whether your stones are water safe, use a different cleansing method.

Sea Salt
Sea salt has long been known to have purification properties. For this reason, many people like to place their gemstones directly into a bowl of natural sea salt, however I find this to sometimes be too harsh on the softer stones. Instead, I use two glass bowls - one larger than the other. Fill the large bowl with sea salt and place the smaller bowl into this. Put your stones into the small bowl and leave overnight for approximately 24 hours. The sea salt will absorb all negative energies from the stones, leaving them cleansed and re-energised. Make sure you dispose of the salt so it is not used again. Only use glass bowls when cleansing and charging gemstones with salt.

Salt Water
Again, (as with the sea salt method), I find this to be harsh on some of the softer stones. Only use this method on harder stones, and (as with the running water), if you are unsure whether your stones are water safe, use a different cleansing method. Place some natural sea salt into a glass bowl, add purified water and your gemstones. Leave for approximately 24 hours and then gently pat dry, or leave to air dry.

Rice
You can place your stones in a bowl of brown rice. Make sure you dispose of the rice afterwards.

Smudging~ we have a large selection of smudge tools in the shop! 
Smudging is a very efficient way of cleansing gemstones. You can use sage (white sage is popular), sweet grass, sandalwood or even incense to smudge your crystals. Simply burn the smudge stick or incense and pass your stones through the smoke. This will clear the stones of all negative energy.

Singing Bowl
If the stones are small you may put them into the singing bowl. Place bigger stones close to the bowl, then set your intentions and play the bowl for a few minutes.

Using Your Intention
Focus your mental energies on your crystals and ask the Universe, or your Angels, to cleanse the stones of all negative energies and to re-energise them for their maximum potential. Always thank the Universe, and/or your Angels, after doing this.

Other Crystals
Placing your stones on a large quartz cluster will clear negative energies and re-energise the stones. However you must remember to regularly cleanse and re-energise the quartz cluster to ensure it retains its cleansing and re-energising powers. Selenite or Satin spar is a favorite of Mine to cleanse- place your crystals on a selenite plate or slab for a few hours and ask them to accept the energy exchange to clear them. We have many selenite options in the shop! 
View our selection of selenite by searching selenite in the shop!