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Crystal Care

Crystal Care Cleaning CrystalsWhy should I clean my crystals?

Crystals pick up negative energies from time to time. When you do healing work with your crystal, it acts like an energetic lint roller. You must at some point remove the lint from the roller so it can continue working optimally.

How do I clean my crystals? 

There are several methods to clean crystals. The following are recommended by Satin Crystals because they are safe for any stone:

1. Intention- use your willpower to extract the negative buildup in your crystal and infuse it with positive cleansing

2. Smoke of sage or smudge sticks waved over the stone at a distance of at least 2 feet away

3. Place the stone in a singing bowl and allow the musical vibration to break apart negative energy buildup and replace it with positive

4. Activate a tuning forks and wave it over your stone for vibration healing and cleansing

5. Place it on a crystal cluster or crystal slab to rejuvenate your stone

Additional Crystal Cleansing Methods

The following additional methods are also popular, but are not suitable for all stones. Remember that your crystal is a mineral, so when placed in liquid, salt, or other substances there may be an adverse reaction. Water soluble crystals should not be placed in water, for example.

If unsure, please ask us about the compatibility of your stone with a technique before proceeding:

6. Run cool tap water over your crystals for 30 seconds

7. Place stones in a mesh bag and suspend them in a running stream or the ocean for 5- 30 minutes

8. Bury your gems in bowl of sea salt or rock salt

9. Bury your gems in the earth or under a plant

10. Bury your gems in dry brown rice

Crystal Care Charging ClusterHow Do I Charge My Crystals?

Just like our own energies can be depleted, so can a crystal’s. To charge your crystal, choose one of the following methods to place it in/on:

1. Sunlight (for healing purposes)*

2. Moonlight (for healing or psychic purposes)

3. Big crystal cluster (cleans and charges)

4. Crystal plates and slabs (charges with active energy)

5. Selenite (charges and is self-cleaning)

*Sunlight is a popular and effective way of charging a crystal, but please not that stones may fade or alter in heat- just like anything else does. Please select a different method if you are concerned about alteration of color or polish due to heat.

Crystal Care: Programming CrystalsHow Do I Program My Crystals?

Intuition is your sixth sense, a knowing that goes beyond the confines of your everyday mind. Thoughts are the highest vibration of energy. Thoughts and Intentions are very powerful when programming a crystal.

Before programming your crystal, form your intent. What do you want the crystal to do? Help you in healing? Help you attract love? Help you be successful in your job? Help you study?

Say it in the present tense. For example, “This crystal always attracts the right man/woman for me!” Special requests should be included. Keep it positive!

Once you have formed your intent: 

  1. Deprogram any intentions previously in the crystal.

  2. Place on your third eye and focus your intent into the crystal or hold it in your hand, and direct your intent.

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