Basic Crystals FAQ
We have compiled a basic list of F.A.Q. on Crystals. Enjoy!
What are Crystals?
Crystals are solid materials formed beneath Earth’s surface whose constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are arranged characteristically under geological effects of the elements. They accumulate unique vibrational energies through mineral formations that take place over thousands to millions of years. No two crystals are identical.
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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. We have categorised the following crystals for their powerful qualities:
When should I cleanse my Crystals?
We recommend that newly-bought crystals be cleansed before you use them, to remove any residual energy left on the crystals. Frequent cleansing of your crystals ensures the removal of unwanted negative energy (especially after using them for healing) and restores them to their original clarity. Their effectiveness will also be heightened.
You will know that a crystal needs cleansing when it loses its sparkle, brightness, color or feels sticky to the touch. Because of their electric properties, dust may be drawn to crystals which alters their natural healing abilities.
It's a great treat for our crystal friends to have a regular bath to avoid buildup of dust.
Crystals can also absorb energies from other people. There's nothing wrong with that, but those energies are not yours. It's your energy that the crystal will be working on or with to achieve its healing effects, therefore, time to flex those cleaning muscles regularly.
** At Love For Crystals, all our crystals go through rigorous cleansing process even before they are displayed for sale. Upon purchase, we will conduct Sound Cleansing in-store to cleanse and charge the crystals before handing over to our customers.
How should I cleanse my Crystals?
To remove dust from delicate crystals, you can use a paintbrush or makeup brush with soft hair to go over them slowly.
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.
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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.