Cleanse and recharge your crystals
Crystals in your candles:
The most common question we get, "Is it ok to keep the crystals in the candle whilst it's burning" The short answer is yes. All crystals are heat treated so they are safe to keep inside the candle, we only suggest taking them out before you light your candle if they are quite large, or you are wanting to use them or display them elsewhere.
Cleansing and Recharging:
It is important to cleanse and charge your crystals regularly, as crystals absorb and accumulate all the energy around them, which in turn, can effect their use and energy, this is especially true if you are using your crystals for regular healing. Here are a few ways you can keep your little gems working at their highest frequency.
Place your crystals in sunlight, either on a windowsill or a sunny spot inside or outside your house, you can leave there for a few hours, or from dawn till dusk. Be mindful that some crystals will fade in sunlight, (Amethyst, Citrine and Kunzite to name a few) this won’t damage them, they will just begin to fade over time. Use other cleansing methods for those crystals to avoid any fading.
Place your crystals in the moonlight to charge them up, for a real magic recharge, you don't have to just do this on the night of a full moon. Ideally place on the earth somewhere under moonlight or if they need to remain inside, place somewhere near the window where moonlight will reach them, just make sure they are not placed on a dusty surface, as this can reduce the electrostatic charge.
A very quick and easy way to cleanse your crystals, this method works especially well for crystal healers who are in between clients. Simply place your crystal under fresh cool running water or submerge in a bowl, the fresher the water, the better. Be mindful that some crystals will dissolve or become damaged if placed in water, (Selenite, Angelite, Howlite, Black Tourmaline, Fluorite, Hematite, Calcite Mangano, Moonstone, Kunzite, Pyrite and Kyanite to name a few). Please use other cleansing methods for these crystals and if you are unsure, please reach out to us on Instagram.
Sage/Palo Santo/Incense Smoke:
Smudging or holding your crystals in incense smoke is the safer way to cleanse your crystals if you aren’t sure if the sun or water will change/damage them. Light your smudge stick of choice or incense and hold the crystal in the stream of smoke for a 5 or so seconds, moving the smoke around the crystals entirely (you can also use this method to cleanse your house or sacred space).
Selenite is amazing to recharge your crystals with. Whether you have a selenite slate, candle holder, tumble, bowl, plate or tower, simply place your crystals on or next to your selenite over night and by morning your crystals are ready to go. I use my selenite slate every night in the same way I charge my phone every night, I place all my crystals that I have used or will use tomorrow, bracelets, necklaces etc on top of my selenite slate, ready for me the next morning.
Place your smaller crystals on or under the earth, either in pot plant or the soil in your garden, this method works great for those real grounding and earthy crystals like Black obsidian, Black tourmaline, Smoky Quartz or Green Aventurine. Be mindful, this method does not suit delicate crystals such as clusters.