There are all sorts of ways to take care of crystals. Unfortunately over the years a lot of bad advice has come out that can cause more harm than good. Since we all want our crystals to be pure and charged let’s look at a few ways to cleanse, purify and care for them and some of the no no’s as well.
Sea salt has long been considered one of the best ways to cleanse, purify and recharge a crystal. While it can work, there are some risks associated with it. Salt itself has a crystalline structure. This means that you run the risk of scratching a particularly soft crystal.
The same goes for spring water or sea water. Some crystals are water soluble this means they can erode or soak up the water. This can make the crystal dissolve, think of placing a sugar cube in a glass of water.
Even sunlight can be damaging. The sun has a natural bleaching effect this means that darker colored stones may fade over time if left exposed to direct sunlight.
Here are a Few Safer Ways to Care For Your Crystals:
- Burying your crystal in earth is a good way to ground and center it. Use soft dirt like a potting soil that you’ve spread out to dry for a few days. Then bury the crystal in a clay flower pot.
- Use moonlight instead of sunlight. You get the same energy but without the risk of bleaching. Just leave the crystal sitting exposed on a full moonlight and it’s ready for use.
Store Your Crystals
To store your crystals it’s a good idea to wrap them individually in a soft cloth like velvet. This will keep them from clinking together and possibly chipping.
These are just a few of the do’s and don’ts of crystal care. The best way to know what works best is to study and learn about each individual crystal’s properties. You’ll be able to adapt your rituals and storage to exactly fit the needs of the stone.