Gently wipe the surface of your crystals with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove dust and dirt.
You can also use a soft makeup brush to remove particles.
For tougher grime, you can rinse the crystal with lukewarm water. However, not all crystals are water-friendly (selenite), so research the specific crystal's properties before using water.
2. Charging and Cleansing
Crystals are thought to absorb and emit energy, so they may need to be recharged or cleansed periodically.
Sunlight and moonlight are commonly used to charge crystals. Leave them outdoors during the day or under a full moon / new moon overnight. Be cautious with sunlight, as some crystals can fade such as amethyst and citrine or become damaged.
You can also cleanse crystals by burying them in earth, placing them in a bowl of salt, using sound vibrations (such as a singing bowl), or using other cleansing crystals like selenite or clear quartz.
You can also smudge using incense, sage, palo santo, smudge sprays (not directly onto the crystals) or blow on crystals with a cleansing intention.
3. Energetic Use
Crystals are often used for various purposes, such as meditation, energy healing, and spiritual practices such as angelic healing ,crystal healing or reiki.
Research the specific properties of your crystals to understand how they might be used in these contexts. Some crystals are believed to have specific properties, like promoting calmness or enhancing intuition such as Amethyst or Black Tourmaline for protection.
Store your crystals in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading or damage.
You can use pouches, boxes, or display cases to keep your crystals organized and protected.
Handle crystals gently to avoid chipping, scratching, or damaging them.
Crystal can scratch each other when travelling side by side. To avoid this use thick tissue or bubble wrap.
Some crystals are fragile, so be especially careful with clusters or delicate formations.
6. Intuition and Connection
Many believe that developing a personal connection with your crystals can enhance their effects. Trust your intuition when choosing and working with crystals.
Periodically inspect your crystals for any signs of damage or changes. Cracks or changes in colour might indicate that the crystal needs special attention.
Some people believe in "programming" crystals with specific intentions. Hold the crystal and focus your intention on it, asking it to help you achieve a certain goal or state of being.
Overall there are many ways to take care of your crystals. I personally like to put selenite all around my crystals so they are always cleansed and charged. I believe the strongest form of cleansing and charging is by the full moon so if you feel called to cleanse your crystals under the full moonlight at least twice a year so you'll have strong, energised and raidiant crystals.
Much Love x