Why Cleanse and Infuse Your Crystals and Gemstones Before Use
Before ever using or wearing your crystals and gemstones, it is important to cleanse them. This will take away any negative or unwanted energies that have touched the crystals or gemstones at any point. This also goes for your entire piece of jewelry. Objects can all take on energies from everyplace they’ve been. So, it’s a must that you cleanse your crystal and gemstone jewelry as soon as you receive it, as well as periodically to keep them at their best. Cleansing can also strengthen your crystals and gemstones and help them ward off more negative energy as you wear them. There are many methods for cleansing these pieces. Here are some of the simplest and most common methods I’ve used or seen in practice.
Cleanse Protection Jewelry with Sage Smudging
For this method, simply light the tip of one bunch of sage leaves inside a ceramic bowl and allow the smoke to surround your crystals and gemstones. This is called smudging. Try finding a place to do this where it’s well-ventilated and where the crystals or gemstones can be suspended above the dish enough to not be touched by the fire. This will remove all prior energies and refresh them for use. Some like to also include a meditation, prayer, chant, intent, or spell recited while the sage is burning to infuse the crystals and gemstones with a specific intent or usage.
Using Water to Cleanse Your Gemstone and Crystal Protection Jewelry
There are many methods for cleansing crystals using water. However, this can destroy certain crystals and gemstones. So, I generally don’t recommend this unless you know that the crystal you’re using can withstand it. Water is a natural cleanser, so if you use this method, simply place the crystals in water and gently rub them. Again, only do this with those you know are safe to place in water.
White Light Cleansing for Crystals and Gemstones in Protection Jewelry
If you are able to create white light, this is one of the best methods to cleanse crystals. It is also my personal favorite. It is very similar to prayer. To create white light, simply close your eyes and request of the universe (or whom you believe to be the creator) to create white light. Then, envision this light filling your entire body. Keep this energy with you and open your eyes, sweeping your hands in the proper direction to guide the white light toward the object that needs cleansing - in this case, your gemstone and crystal jewelry. As you do this, ask the universe (or your creator) to transform any negative energies within the gemstone and crystal jewelry into positive energy.
Moonlight Cleansing for Protection Crystals and Gemstones
Using the energies from the full moon is my other favorite method for cleansing crystals and gemstones. All of mine get cleansed under a full moon before ever using them to create protection jewelry for myself or for the Intent-sive Nature shop. To do this, simply place the crystals, gemstones, or wearables on a flat container, such as a ceramic altar (which can also be charged and cleansed by the moon). Put them outside where the moonlight will shine directly on them. Leave them under the moonlight as long as possible. This can be done under any moon cycle, but the full moon is the strongest. Moonlight can both charge and cleanse the crystals and gemstones at the same time. This means it helps make them stronger, restores their original powers, as well as strips them of negative energies.