How to cleanse a crystal and why
You can cleanse and charge crystals anytime.
There is always some confusion on this, but intention is the key aspect here.
Crystals like a bath, place them in a nice bowl of mineral water over night or for a few hours and add sea salt too. However be careful with heavily salted water as the softer crystals will disintegrate or fade. If you are more familiar about geology and where each stone slots on the MOHS scale then you will know which crystals can be damaged by salt and so to avoid adding crystals into salt water if they are lower on the MOHS scale
Another method , my personal favourite is smudging or waving incense or sage smoke through them. Holding intention in your mind to cleanse them.
A very quick simple way is easy-just hold a thought in your mind that you are “cleansing them” and visualize white light flooding through the crystals.
Also placing in organic rice over night can cleanse and charge crystals too. Finally hold them under tap water with the intention you are cleansing them.
Secret is, don’t get too serious about the various cleansing rituals, just cleanse them the way feels right for you, not because you read a detailed way how to , or someone insisted that a particular way is the correct way.
The full moon is a very common time to cleanse and recharge our crystals? People often ask why under the moonlight?
Well remember the moon controls the sea and currents so thats how powerful the moon is. Just remember though cleansing under the sun is also a lovely way if you forget to do under a full moon.