Caring for Crystals

Crystals should be cleansed and charged (or programmed) before you use them for healing or for rituals.  Cleansing does not refer to the physical process of cleaning a crystal with soap and water; rather it relates to riding it of stored energy which may conflict with the purpose for which you want to use it.  When you first buy a crystal it has been possibly handled by many people and has therefore picked up many different energies and these need to be removed, especially if you plan to use the crystal for healing.

There is no right or wrong way to cleanse, energise and program a crystal and as you become more familiar with your crystals and using them you will decide what works best for you.

Here are some suggestions to help you get the best out of your crystal - click on the link to read more about each topic.

Cleansing your crystals

Energising your crystals

Programming your crystals

Store your crystals in a dry, salt-free environment.  If storing together in a box, you may wish to individually wrap each crystal to avoid it any damage to it or other crystals.  Silk or cotton is good for wrapping.  Remember though that crystals are to be used and enjoyed and not kept in the dark for long periods! 

Some people also like to display their crystals - you may wish to do this but be aware that some stones can have conflicting energies and are best displayed on their own.

Whatever you decide to use your crystal for - Enjoy!