How to purify and recharge minerals and crystals
The different methods of purification and recharging of stones
There are several ways to purify or energetically recharge minerals using natural elements such aswater, earth, salt, a geode, the sun or the moon.
It is necessary to choose a method which is appropriate for each stone according to its chemical composition, its colors and its energies. Be careful, some minerals do not support the contact of water, salt or sun for example.
|Types of minerals
|Purification with water
|Choosepure spring water. Depending on the need you can just rinse the stone or immerse it for a few hours.
|Only non-porous minerals that can withstand contact with water.
|Purification with salt (indirect)
|Prefer a large unrefined crystallized salt. It is advisable to make a bed of salt and to put a cloth before placing the stones to avoid direct contact with the salt.
|Only stones with a minimum hardness of 7 that can withstand the contact with salt.
|Purification in soil or clay
|Bury the stones in healthy soil for 24 hours or several days as needed. This method can be messy, so you can use organic clay powder.
|All stones can be reloaded in the ground without risk.
|Recharging in a geode
|Place the stone in a Crystal or Amethyst geode(only for violet stones) for a few hours.
|All stones can be recharged in a geode without risk.
|Recharging in sunlight
|Expose the stones to sunlight for a few hours.(only stones that can withstand prolonged exposure to the sun).
|Only solar stones with warm colors (orange, red, yellow).
|Recharging by moonlight
|Place the stones in the light of the moon during the whole night(with a peak of effectiveness during the full moon). It is advisable, especially in winter, to leave the stones inside behind a window, to avoid thermal shocks (the exposure will be the same).
|Only lunar stones that have cold tints (pink, purple, green, blue).
|Purification and recharging with geometric forms. Example of the "Flower of Life
|Place your stones on a Flower of Life after each use for a few hours(you can draw your own symbol). The Flower of Life has been used since antiquity for its vibratory frequency and the energies it releases. This geometrical shape can be found in the human DNA.
|All stones can be recharged on a Flower of Life without risk.
This list is not exhaustive, other techniques such as the singing bowl or fumigation(incense ..) can be used.