Each stone and crystal requires unique care
Some stones and crystals love water, others must be kept out of the sun. Some need cleansing after each use and others less frequently.
Many of the malas that I design contain complementary stones that cleanse each other like Hematite, Quartz, Pyrite, Jade, Quartz and Amber. At the end of this blog, you'll find a complete list of cleansing and charging specifications for each stone. Reach out with questions about your crystal collection or mala.
“Just as rain cleanses the earth, running water is a good method for clearing vibrational charges from a stone. The action of running water creates ions to purify and discharge leftover vibrations. This can discharge static information but may not fully clear.” (note, soft stones can dissolve or lose their gloss with prolonged exposure to water)
The density of the stones and crystals grants them a very slow vibrational frequency, which brings a degree of permanence to their therapeutic effects AND the vibrational influences on them. You can further “burn” the information out by laying some stones in the sun. Use caution, some stones change character or color when exposed to heat. Stone that nourish Yin can be negatively affected by the Yang of the sun’s heat.
Selenite removes energy blockages, cleanses and magnifies energy.
Selenite is translucent like glass and carries a very fine vibration to help access higher realms and clear heat. I have a piece of Selenite in every corner of my home to cultivate a peaceful atmosphere and I lay my malas on a slab of Selenite at night.
And of course...Sage It!
Open a window or a door to release unwanted energy, light the sage and first cleanse yourself with the smoke. Ask that the healing herbs cleanse you and your mala of all energy that does not support your highest intentions.
Giving your mala a cleansing spa day regenerates its ability to support your Divine Feminine, intentional meditation practice. Once cleansed, your mala needs to be revitalized. Depending on where the stones were formed in the Earth, they will require a different geological charging process. Connect with me for your malas unique needs.
The Full Moon is your go-to, charging super power!
When in doubt, lay your mala outdoors (weather dependent) or on a window sill under the bright moon light. Each full moon, cleanse and recharge your mala while reconnecting to each stone’s healing properties and how they support your shiny, clear intentions. Women are cyclical beings and goddesses of the moon, here’s a great opportunity to reconnect to that power each month!
Let the sweet smoke of Palo Santo re-charge you and your mala.
When you receive your mala, it has already been saged by me to release all energy that does not serve your highest intentions. Now it’s your turn to burn Palo Santo and call in all that you desire. (still to come on the blog: How to Set Intentions, stay tuned!)
Master healer Clear Quartz can do. it all.
“Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet because of its unique helical spiral crystalline form...it absorbs stress, releases and regulates energy and is excellent at removing blockages” - The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall
The Chinese name for clear quartz crystal is shi ying “outstanding stone,” for it’s capacity to increase the power of other stones. Clear Quartz has the ability to receive, store, conduct and amplify energy. When placed with other stones, Clear Quartz absorbs and directs the therapeutic properties of the other stones. Get this, clear Quartz forms at all levels in the Earth’s crust and can be used with any stone!
Heads-up: Because of the crystalline structure and growth process, crystals help you direct your thoughts and plant seeds of change and awakening. Clear Quartz picks up on your thoughts and intentions, be mindful where you place this in your home. (Ex: Quartz placed near electromagnetism or a TV with action films will pick up and magnify that intensity and violence until cleansed).
What the stones in your mala need.
Some malas are a blend of stones that require different cleansing and charging modalities. Check below to find the best option for all of your stones.
African Turquoise - Cleanse in warm running water 1/month. Charge in Hematite or place outside in early morning or late afternoon sunlight.
Agate - Cleanse 1/week in running water. Charge and energize for 1 day in sunlight.
Amazonite - Cleanse in running water. Charge in the sun or with Amethyst.
Aquamarine - Cleanse every other day in running water. Charge in the sunlight or Quartz for 1-2 hours daily.
Aventurine - Cleanse 1/moth in running water for 1 hour. Charge in water with Quartz or Hematite. Charging in the sun may fade the color.
Azurite/Malachite - Cleanse and charge with Hematite.
Black Labradorite - Cleanse with Hematite or in running water. Charge in Quartz or Hematite.
Bloodstone - Cleanse in running water. Charge in the sun.
Calcite - Cleanse in running water for 5 minutes or overnight in spring/mineral water. Charge in Quartz.
Carnelian - Cleanse in warm running water to discharge the Yang and draw out heat that it accumulates from it's therapeutic placement on you. Charge in Quartz or Amethyst.
Dalmatian - Cleanse in warm running water 1/month. Charge in Hematite or place outside in early morning or late afternoon sunlight.
Dolomite - Cleanse in running water. Charge with Quartz.
Dumortierite - Cleanse in warm water. Charge with Quartz or Hematite.
Fluorite - Cleanse in running water. Charge in Quartz or Amethyst.
Fossil / River Stone Jasper - Cleanse in warm running water 1/month. Charge in Hematite or place outside in early morning or late afternoon sunlight.
Fuchsite - Cleanse in sunlight every two weeks. Recharge in Quartz. (As a tumbled stone, it is okay to cleanse in running water but unpolished is too soft.)
Garnet - Cleanse in running water. Charge with Quartz or Hematite.
Gray Leopard Jasper - Cleanse in warm running water 1/month. Charge in Hematite or place outside in early morning or late afternoon sunlight.
Hematite - Requires no cleansing or charging. Boom, mic drop!
Howlite - Being soft and porous, cleanse for a short time in running water. Charge with Quartz.
Lepidolite - Because of its permeability, Lepidolite readily absorbs vibrations and needs to be cleaned after each use. Cleanse in running water or in dry sea salt, which absorbs the vibrations out of the stone. Recharge in the sunlight. The glitter of the mica reflects, absorbs, discharges and recharges quickly.
Labradorite - Cleanse with running water or Hematite. Charge in Quartz or Hematite.
Lapis Lazuli - Avoid too much sunlight to prevent fading. Do not use water, the iron content can rust. Cleanse and charge 1/month in Hematite. Place in a bed of salt to retain Yin.
Magnesite - Being soft and porous, cleanse for a short time in running water. Charge with Hematite.
Moonstone - Cleanse in running water. Charge in Quartz or Amethyst.
Obsidian - Cleanse in warm running water for 20 minutes. Charge in Hematite or sunlight for 1 day.
Ocean Jasper - Cleanse in running water once a month. Recharge in Hematite or place outside in early morning or late afternoon sunlight.
Onyx - Cleanse under running water. Charge with Quartz.
Opal - Place in water after use. Charge with Quartz, never in sunlight or salt which will draw out the water content.
Peridot - Cleanse in running water 1/month. Charge in Quartz.
Petrified Wood - Cleanse in running water (especially Opalized Petrified Wood). Charge with Quartz or bury in the earth for a day.
Pyrite - Avoid moisture, it may cause rusting and decay. Charge with Quartz or sea salt in the sun (salt draws out toxins and the sun recharges Yang).
Quartz - Strengthens the effect of single stones and harmonizes stone combinations. Cleanse in running water. Charge in Hematite.
Rhodonite - Cleanse with running water and dry in the sun.
Rose Quartz - Cleanse in running water. Charge with Quartz.
Sandalwood - Cleanse in running water and re-oil once dry with your favorite essential oils. Bury in the earth for a day to charge.
Selenite - Cleanse and recharge with Hematite.
Seraphinite - Cleanse and charge with Hematite.
Sunstone - Cleanse in running water. Charge in Quartz. Hematite and Copper can also boost its inclusion.
Tiger's Eye - Cleanse and discharge 1/week in running water. Charge in strong sunlight for 3 hours.
Tourmeline - From Black to Pink and every color in between, cleanse in running water and recharge with quartz or amethyst every two weeks. Keep out of the sun.
Tourmelated Quartz - Cleanse with running water every 2 weeks or 1/month depending on frequency of use. Charge with Quartz or Amethyst. Do not put in the sun.
Unakite - Cleanse 1/month under running water. Let it dry for a short time in the sun or with Quartz to charge.
Watermelon Tourmaline - Cleanse with running water every 2 weeks or 1/month, depending on frequency of use. Charge with Quartz or Amethyst. Do not put in the sun.
Wood Jasper - Cleanse in warm running water 1/month. Charge in Hematite or place outside in early morning or late afternoon sunlight.
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