How to Use Your Crystals

Why do I need to cleanse my crystals and jewelry?

We understand that cleaning can be a pain, but as the saying goes, “Clean space, clean mind.” Just as cleaning a cluttered room brightens your outlook, purifying your healing crystals lightens their energy, and ensures that they are vibrating their healing properties at the highest potential.

The reason that crystals are so effective in energy work, is the same reason that cleansing them is essential—crystals pick up energy. Cleansing your crystals resets their energy, so that every time you work with them, you are starting from an energetically clean slate. If you never clean your crystals, they will continue to store energy until they are no longer useful conduits. A towel can wipe a mess clean, but if you never wash the towel, it will begin to add to the mess; crystals are similar. For a crystal to purify your energy, you have to first return the gesture, and cleanse its energy.

How do I go about cleansing my crystals, bracelets and necklaces?

There a few different ways that you can set about purifying the energy of your crystals:

  • Moonlight Spa: Let your crystals bathe outside in light of the sun or moon for at least 4 hours. Who’s spirit isn’t uplifted by a little rest and relaxation in nature?

  • Couple Your Crystal With Selenite or Quartz: Act as a crystal matchmaker and pair your crystal with either a selenite or quartz crystal! Both of these crystals have the rare ability to charge and purify other crystals, without ever losing any of their own energy. Lay your crystal on a piece of quartz or selenite for six hours. After a date with these eligible stones, your crystal will be in high-vibe heaven.

  • Smoke It Out: Not only will burning Sage and Palo Santo make your home smell great, they’ll have your crystals feeling great, too. Immerse your crystal with the sacred smoke until your piece becomes energetically still.

  • Return to Nature: We could all use the energetic reset that comes with a return to nature. To give your crystal that revitalizing pleasure, place it on the soil or hang your crystal jewelry on the branches of a healthy houseplant for 24 hours.

So now I’ve cleansed my crystals and jewelry. What now?

In the same way that you need a sense of direction in order to be most productive, so does your crystal. Giving your crystal a job allows you to set your intention for the work you’ll do together. It’s okay to get specific! For the crystal to help you manifest your intentions into realities, you have to be clear when programming your crystal what your exact intention is. Whether you’re activating crystal jewelry or a raw crystal stone, the process of activating your crystal remains the same. Sit quietly, holding the stones in both of your hands. Breathe in the highest white light and then visualize your intention for the jewelry. The stones are listening. After programming the crystals with your intention, your crystal is now activated. If you’re cleansing and activating crystal jewelry, for the best results, wear them for 10-21 days straight after setting your intention (it’s okay to take them off at night.)

How long should I work with my crystals?

When you first get your crystal, you have to solidify your bond. Like with any relationship, it takes time for your energies to sync. You want to make sure that you are reaffirming your own devotion to your intentions by continuing to reestablish them with your crystal. This strengthens your connection with your crystal, so that you are both vibrating your resolutions at the highest frequency.

I’ve had my crystal for 2 days. Why isn’t it working?

Does a diet work in two days? Does a fitness regimen work in two days? Like any new program, it takes time and consistency to get results. Working with crystals is no different. The magic is not the crystal; it’s you. It’s not doing the work; you’re doing the work. It’s an ally on your journey. A tool to help you get to where you want to go.