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Crystal FAQ

How should I cleanse my Crystals?


Light Brushing
To remove dust from delicate crystals, you can use a paintbrush or makeup brush with soft hair to go over them slowly. 

Physical Cleansing
Cup the Crystals in your hands and place them under cool running water. DO NOT use any additives such as soap/detergent/bleach/chemical cleaners and DO NOT use any kind of salt as the composition and abrasiveness can damage softer stones. Put them out to dry on clean tissue paper. Your crystals will sparkle!
However, some crystals are water soluble and should never come in contact with water.
Crystals with a Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness rating of 6 and above can be cleansed with water.

**Selenite is a self-cleansing Crystal so there is no physical cleansing required.

Safe to wash: Quartz, Aquamarine, Black Tourmaline, Herkimer Diamond, Amethyst, etc.

Do not wash: Selenite, Calcite, Gypsum, Malachite, Satin Spar, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Turqoise, Desert Rose, etc.

Full Moons and New Moons are wonderful times to let your crystals bask in the moonlight.
Not sure when? 

Just as moonlight cleanses, leaving your crystals under sunlight is also another method. Take extra precaution with clear crystals such as quartz, especially crystal balls & spheres, as they may direct the sun's rays and pose as a fire risk.

Burning Incense or Smudging
A traditional way of cleansing crystals energetically by "Air" is using the smoke of sacred herbs and wood such as sage, cedar, frankincense, sandalwood or Palo Santo. This ritual is used to remove negative energy from your crystals or your room. Please make sure your room is also well ventilated when you do this.

Reiki or Light
Reiki can be used energetically cleanse the crystal too! Alternatively you can also visualise a bright white light flowing from your brow chakra and filling the crystal with light. When it is completely glowing with light, slowly bring your focus away from the crystal and back to your surroundings.

Direct the vibrational energy of singing bowls, tuning forks, sounding bells, gongs, ceremonial rattles or tingsha at the crystals.

Is Crystal Healing for you?

Incorporating crystal healing techniques into your health maintenance and prevention routine is a powerful and effective way to complement and enhance your healing and because of it's versatility can be used in conjunction with any other healing practice i.e. medical care, other complementary healing modalities, therapeutic techniques, etc.


What is a healing crystal?

Now that is very much going to depend on whom you ask because to tell you the truth there are as many opinions out there as there are facets to a well polished gem. Should you ask a geologist, for them, crystals are all about...


Why and how does healing crystals work?

Crystals are energy transmitters - their crystalline structure indicate that they can absorb, focus and then transmit subtle electromagnetic energy, which we see when they use quartz crystal in radios and watches, this is the same 

quality that is used in crystal healing.


How do I choose Crystals?

Besides choosing crystals by their looks and how you intuitively feel towards them, you may like to select them based on their potential to attract and manifest for you.


Which healing crystals do I use for Emotional Issues?

Healing crystals are great for supporting yourself when you are going through emotional upheaval. We so often tend to put our own needs on the back burner and look after everyone else


Which healing crystals do I use for Spiritual Issues?

Your spirit, your inner being, is a very important part of who you are and in order to live fully you need to be able to heal the spirit and anything in your energy field that might stifle your personal growth. 


Are there different crystal healing techniques?

Considering the multitude of crystal healing techniques available to you for healing with crystals, my favoured technique remain crystal healing layouts. 


Do crystals have different healing properties?

There are no exact rules for crystal healing and the healing properties of crystals is not an exact science either.

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