How to clean, cleanse, and recharge gemstone bracelets.

How To Cleanse Crystals | Clean, Cleanse, & Charge Crystals and Crystal Jewelry

Crystal energy has been used for thousands of years for healing and transformation. Many people wear crystal jewelry in particular to soothe their mind, body, and soul. Because crystal jewelry is worn on your body for longer periods of time it is one of the most powerful ways to soak up their healing energy all day long. Crystal bracelets such as everlur’s manifestation bracelets are a particularly powerful way to heal your entire aura as your hands are constantly moving around you. 

 

Natural gemstones can also absorb the negative energy in their environment so it is important that you keep your raw crystals and crystal jewelry clean, cleansed, and charged so you can benefit from their healing energy all day long. With this in mind, all everlur bracelets are thoroughly cleansed and charged before they are shipped so they are ready for you to use for healing and manifestation.

 

Here are a few tips on cleansing crystals and crystal jewelry so you can keep them looking beautiful and benefit from their healing properties as long as possible.

 

How to cleanse crystals:

Why is cleansing crystals and crystal jewelry important?

Cleansing the energy of your healing crystal jewelry is just as important as keeping it physically clean. Crystals are naturally extracted from the earth and therefore naturally retain the energies of the sun, moon and the ocean which are all considered natural healing energies. Depending on the type of minerals they are made from and the specific conditions they grow in, each healing stone also holds its own unique energy and has magnetic tendencies that arise from their molecular composition. These unique properties allow crystals to communicate with the energy flow of the human body as well as their physical environment, absorbing negative energies and blockages all day long. To keep your crystals and crystal jewelry high vibe and ensure that you benefit from their healing powers, it is important that you cleanse their energy on a regular basis.

 

What is the best method for cleansing crystals?

I have outlined a few simple energy cleansing methods below that you can do at home. I recommend that you choose one that resonates with you and your spiritual practice. There is not one method that is better than another so use your intuition to find the one that feels good to you. If you’re unsure, give a few a try and continue with the ones that resonate.

 

How often do I need to be cleansing crystals?

As a general guideline, the more you use your raw crystals or wear your crystal jewelry the more energy it collects through direct contact with you and your environment. A good rule of thumb is to energy cleanse crystals at least once a month to make sure they stay high vibe. However, I always recommend using your intuition as much as possible. If your crystals or crystal jewelry feel energetically heavier than usual and disconnected from you, it is most likely time for a cleanse.

 

How to cleanse crystals - Methods:

Full Moonlight

Leave your raw crystals or crystal jewelry under the (full moon) moonlight for about 6 hours. Ideally leave them on the earth or a natural surface where they can be grounded.

 cleansing crystals with the full moon

 

Smudging

Sage is a sacred plant that has many healing properties and has been used for thousands of years to clear negative energy. You can burn either Sage or Palo Santo to cleanse your crystals by allowing the smoke to run through the stones for a few minutes.

 

cleansing crystals by smudging with sage. crystal bracelet sitting on top of sage

 

Selenite, Quartz, or Amethyst Crystal

Use a selenite slab, larger quartz or amethyst crystal to cleanse your other crystals. Selenite, quartz, and amethyst all have the ability to cleanse and purify other crystals without losing their own energy, which makes them powerful cleansing agents. Lay your crystals on top of a selenite, quartz, or amethyst crystal for at least six hours to cleanse their energy.

 how to cleanse crystals by laying them on an amethyst cluster

 

Sound

The sound of crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, crystal pyramids, and tingsha bells emit powerful vibrations when played, that have the ability to balance the energy of crystals. It is also a very ethical cleansing method that is used by everlur to infuse every crystal bracelet with healing vibrations, allowing them to do their healing work effectively.

 

holding a crystal pyramid and playing sound bowls over a tray of crystal bracelets to cleanse crystals

 

Brown Rice

Brown rice can also be used to draw out the negative energies of crystals and crystal jewelry in a safe and contained setting. Fill a small bowl with dry brown rice and bury your crystals beneath the grains for 24 hours. Once complete, dispose of the rice right away. Do not cook or consume it as it has absorbed the energy you were trying to clear.

a bowl of brown rice

 

Visualization

If you don’t have any of the above resources, visualization can be a powerful and simple way for cleansing crystals on a daily basis. This method might be intimidating to some, but the more you practice visualizing in your mind the easier it gets.

Before you start, take a few moments to ground and balance your energy. You can do this by meditating with your raw crystals or crystal jewelry for a few minutes or doing a quick breathing exercise (i.e. take 10 deep breaths). Hold your crystals in your hand and visualize your hands fill with a sparkling white light. See this light growing bigger and bigger, penetrating into the crystals and purifying them of all negative energy. Envision this light flushing the crystals of all impurities. Continue this process until you feel a noticeable shift in the stones energy.

 

wearing a crystal bracelet on wrist and holding hands to your heart to cleanse crystals

 

How to charge crystals:

After you’ve cleansed your crystals it is important to charge them with your intention so you can use them for manifestation and other spiritual practices. Check out How To Use Healing Crystal Bracelets for manifestation - A Step by Step Guide for more information.  

 

While all crystals have certain properties that they naturally possess and things they can support you in (i.e. rose quartz is used to attract love), it is very important to let your crystals know what exactly you need help with. This allows the crystals to focus their energy on your specific need and help you heal and balance whatever needs healing.

 

Here is a simple step by step process you can use to charge your crystals and crystal jewelry with your intention.

 

Crystal Charging Ritual:

1. Hold your crystal or crystal jewelry in your hands and put it close to your heart.

2. Clear your mind of negativity. You can do this by meditating with your crystals for a few minutes or doing a quick breathing exercise (i.e. take 10 deep breaths)

3. Choose an intention that resonates with you and focus on this intention. You can either repeat this intention out loud or in your head. For best results I recommend formulating your intention like an affirmation to indicate that your desire has already manifested in your life. Every everlur bracelet comes with a suggested affirmation to help with the intention setting process. You can use the suggested affirmations or find one that resonates with you and your intention.

  • Example: I now charge my crystal bracelet with the energy of money and financial abundance. Thank you universe for all the money in my life. Money is an unlimited resource that’s always flowing my way.

4. As you continue to repeat your intention, visualize a sparkling white light connecting your heart to the crystals. Continue to repeat your affirmation until you feel a deep connection to your crystal.

5. Repeat this crystal charging ritual as often as you want or whenever you feel disconnected from the stones. 

 Charging crystals by holding them in hand

 

How to care for crystals and crystal jewelry on a daily basis:

Keep your crystals and crystal jewelry dry

Your crystal jewelry is not meant to be worn in the water. Minerals and chlorine added to most tap water and swimming pools can harm the natural stones and metals. Some crystals like Angelite also have a low hardness which makes it a relatively soft stone that does not like to come in contact with water. If you accidently wear your jewelry while your hands are submerged in water, make sure to dry them off right away.

 

Take off your crystal jewelry before working out

Crystal jewelry is meant for everyday wear however, to avoid scratching the natural stones or overly stretching the cord used, I recommend that you take off your jewelry before working out or doing anything really active.

 

Protect your crystals and crystal jewelry from harsh chemicals

Lotions, harsh soaps, and even sweat can create build-up and discoloration between the crystals. If you are cleaning with household cleaners, applying lotions and oils, makeup, hair spray, or perfume take off your jewelry until you are done.

 

Store your crystal jewelry in a clean, dry place

If you own an everlur crystal bracelet you know that it comes with a reusable velvet pouch. Use it to protect your bracelets when not worn. For all other crystal jewelry make sure to store them inside of a jewelry box or other clean, dry place.

 crystal bracelets with pouch and card

 

Clean your crystal jewelry with warm water and a mild soap when needed

If you see any discoloration or build up on or in between your beads you may clean your jewelry with warm water and a mild soap. Gently scrub your jewelry with a wet soft cloth and a tiny amount of a mild soap. Rinse under warm water, and dry gently with a clean soft cloth.

 

Bottom Line

Crystals are beautiful creations of the earth that can help you heal and transform. The more you take care of your crystals the more they will serve you, protect you, and help you on your journey. Care for them like they are your best friend and infuse them with your intentions. The more you connect to your crystals and tune into your intuition to feel their energy, the more they will guide you in manifesting your desires.

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