Choosing And Cleansing Crystals

Choosing and cleansing crystals in your collection should be done with a positive feeling.


My first advice when choosing crystals for your personal collection is to aim for quality rather than quantity.

Purchase stones that attract you and that you feel happy with...

A good quality quartz crystal that you can use for different purposes is a good place to start.

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Choosing Your Crystals

When selecting crystals, keep in mind the purpose of the stones...

If you want to place the stones on a relaxed, prone body, whether yours or somebody else's, avoid stones that are too heavy or too small. Flatter stones stay in place better than round ones. Try to aquire two stones from each colour of the spectrum.

Small natural clear quartz crystals are often needed, so try to aquire some of these.

Small crystals of smoky quartz, amethyst and citrine also have many uses.

A small, hand-sized crystal cluster of clear quartz or amethyst is useful for cleansing and charging your stones.

Larger single stones and tumbled stones are good to hold and also for meditating with crystal.

Cleansing Crystals

New stones should be cleansed before you use them. Cleansing crystals removes unwanted energy from the crystals and restores them to their original clarity. Cleanse your crystals every time you use them for healing...


Try the following crystal cleansing methods:

  • Sun and Water:
    hold the stones under running water for a minute and place them in the sun to dry.

  • Moonlight:
    rinse your crystals and then put them outside under the full moon to recharge them.

  • Incense or Smudge Stick:
    hold the crystal within the smoke; herbs such as sandalwood, sage, cedar and frankincense are good purifiers.

  • Sound:
    the vibrations of a bell, gong or tuning fork can energetically clean a crystal. You can use a Tibetan singing bowl to rebalance your crystals, which because of their wonderful resonating properties are ideal to interact with sound.

  • Sea Salt:
    put dry sea salt (avoid salt water as it can corrode crystals) in a small container and bury your crystals in the salt crystals for about 24 hours.

  • Using Clear Quartz:
    surround one stone with cleansed clear quartz points for 24 hours.

Remember to handle your crystals carefully. Some are soft and can get scratched, while others are hard and brittle and can break.

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