How to Cleanse (or clear) a Crystal, Rock, or Gemstone
There are many ways to cleanse crystals and gemstones. Before using one of these methods, be sure that your stone welcomes it. Some crystals do not like water (example: selenite), other softer stones have an adverse reaction to salt. Techniques include: burying in salt or into the earth for a minimum of 24 hours; submersing in cold water from 5-15 minutes; cleansing thru smudging (sage, lavender, palo santo, etc); or, spritzing with clearing & purification sprays. One of the strongest forms of cleansing and energizing (charge) a stone, is by placing it under the energy of the sun or a full moon. Please note that some stones will fade in the sun. While a few hours of sun kissing is harmless, long term sun exposure can and will fade the stone (example: amethyst & rose quartz). To ensure their beauty, display them in an area of your home or business where they are protected from sun exposure.