So you've just brought yourself a new healing crystal, or you've been gifted one - or a few - but are wondering what to do next? Here we will talk you through how you should proceed to get the best out of them.
Crystals heal holistically. Which means they work on the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual levels of your being. They realign subtle energies and dissolve physical imbalances, blocked feelings, suppressed emotions and negative thinking. Crystals work through vibrations to rebalance the chakras.
Step 1: Like your skincare routine, cleanse
Crystals can be cleansed in the sunlight, moonlight and by running them in cold water (providing it's a crystal you can put in water - click here to find out which crystals cannot be in contact with water). Please note that there are a few crystals that don't need cleansing, these include Citrine, Kyanite and Azeztulite. Carnelian and Clear Quartz cleanse other crystals so you could stand these next to one of your other crystals and it will help to cleanse it.
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How often should you cleanse your crystals?
Sometimes crystals absorb stagnant energies and sometimes negative energies so it's always good to regularly cleanse your crystals in the light of the full or new moon, or even the sunshine.
Step 2: Set your intentions
Now it's time to set intentions for the crystal. If you wish, set the scene by lighting a candle or playing some meditation music. Or simply hold your crystal in your hand and imagine a pure white light surrounding it. Then say in your mind or out loud what your intentions are for your crystal so that it can be used for good and light. But be specific, for example, if you want to target love, say what love you want. You may need to repeat your intentions a few times.
Step 3: Contact
Place your energy onto the crystal by holding it each day. Carry it with you (whether in your pocket or bra), wear it as jewellery or simply put it in your bag. Just remember to love your crystal and in return, it will show you its magic.
If you haven't yet made a purchase, we have a selection of crystals that we think you would love. Click here to get exploring.