How to Cleanse your Crystals

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It is very important to cleanse and energize your crystals regularly.  How often you need to cleanse your crystal depends on how often it is used.  If you meditate with your crystal you’ll notice that the vibration may not be as strong as it has been over time.  If you hold your crystal in your left hand, ask it if it is cleansed and energized, and it doesn’t vibrate, it’s probably time to cleanse that crystal.  One way to cleanse and energize is to put your crystals in the sun and moonlight for 24 hours (except amethyst, only use moonlight for amethyst).  This removes any lower energy and energizes the crystal.  Another method is to put your crystals in sea salt water from 4-24 hours depending on how much you’ve used your crystal.  You have to be careful with this method because there are certain crystals that you can’t put in water or they’ll disintegrate like selenite.  If you are unsure of your new crystals preferred cleansing method, you can always google “metaphysical” and the crystal’s common name.  You can also use any number of vibrational instruments such as tuning forks, singing bowls, bells and cymbals to cleanse your crystals.  Burning sage & sweetgrass and waving the smoke over your crystals is also recommended for removing negative energy and replacing it with positive.  Enjoy your new crystals!