Healing crystals are used to enhance the body’s own healing abilities, reduce stress, and improve the quality of your life. They hold a huge amount of energy and those who work with them believe that they have their own individual energy field or personality. Keeping healing crystals around your home, workspace, in your purse, wearing as jewelry will help you stay in tune with your temple, ward off negative energy, and change your everyday life right before your eyes!
You must cleanse and recharge your crystals often to restore them to their natural state. Crystals often travel long distances, from source to seller, before a purchase is made. Each transition exposes the stone to energies that may be misaligned with your own. We make sure to cleanse all healing crystals before they are sent to you but it is important that you cleanse and recharge them yourself. Here are several ways to cleanse and recharge your healing crystals:
Sea salt water: Salt has been used throughout history to absorb unwanted energy and banish negativity. Mix some sea salt or rock salt into a bowl of water, make sure your crystal is completely submerged, let soak for up to 48 hours. (Use this method for hard stones such as quartz and Amethyst, DO NOT USE on soft or porous crystals such as malachite, selenite, halite, calcite, lepidolite, and angelite)
Natural light: You can set your stone out at any time to cleanse and recharge. Set your stone out before nightfall and plan to bring it in before 11 a.m. This will allow your stone to bathe in the light of both the moon and sun. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may weather the stone’s surface, so make sure you return for it in the morning. If you’re able to, place your stone directly on the earth. This will allow for further cleansing. Wherever they are, ensure they won’t be disturbed by wildlife or passersby.
Sage: If you’re unable to smudge outdoors, make sure you’re near an open window. This will allow the smoke and negative energy to disperse. When you’re ready, ignite the tip of the sage with the flame. Transfer the sage to your nondominant hand and firmly grasp your stone and move it through the smoke. Allow the smoke to envelop the stone for about 30 seconds. If it’s been a while since your last cleansing, or you feel the stone is holding onto a lot, consider smudging for an additional 30 seconds.
Over the years, sage has been used commonly and is said to get rid of negative energy, restore harmony, and connect us to a spiritual plane. In other words, doing so could make you feel more balanced. Research has shown that burning herbs or medicinal smoke can purify the air and eliminate up to 94 percent of harmful bacteria for up to 24 hours. Sage belongs to the Salvia plant family, whose name derives from the Latin word salvere, which means “to heal.” The act of burning the sage stick itself can make you feel more grounded. Smudging has a connection to mindfulness, so it will definitely leave you balanced and leave your spirit cleansed.
PALO SANTO STICK
Palo Santo is a sacred wood that comes from the magical Palo Santo tree, native to the coast of South America. Its name literally means holy wood, and it is just that. When it is burned, the smoke is believed to have both medicinal and therapeutic healing power. Traditionally, it is burned by Incas, indigenous people of the Andes, Shamans and medicine people for spiritual purifying, energy cleansing and healing. Some of the most well-known Palo Santo uses include inspiring creativity, evoking protection, infusing blessings and bringing both love and good fortune. It is a wonderful tool to use before and during your meditation. Its uplifting scent helps to raise your vibration to bring a deeper connection to the Earth and your divine source.
For physical healing, Palo Santo benefits include relieving symptoms of common colds, stress, headaches, anxiety, inflammation, emotional trauma and more. It is also wonderful for setting and sealing in your intentions with. You can also use the Palo Santo stick to cleanse your crystals of all the energy they may absorb.