There are several ways to cleanse your crystals. One of the most common is to burn sage or cedar and run your crystal through the smoke (called "smudging"). You can also cleanse your crystals with running water (don't use this method with Selenite as the stone will dissolve), bury them in the dirt or in a bowl of salt, or leave them in the sun or in the light of the full moon. Regardless of the method used, it is a good idea to cleanse any new crystals you are adding to your collection.
You can burn sage or cedar and wave the smoke around your rooms with the intention of clearing any negative energies from the space. Singing bowls, rattles, tuning forks and drums are also good for clearing energy. Placing arrowheads in the four corners of a room pointing away from the center of the room will set up a protective energy in that space. In some cases, you may feel more comfortable seeking the assistance of a shamanic practitioner or other lightworker or spiritual healer in cleansing your space.
Amethyst is considered a universal healing stone. You can also consult Crystal Prescriptions by Judy Hall, a book that contains an A-Z list of symptoms and effective crystal remedies and is available through our website.
Look to stones that resonate with the heart chakra, which would be many pink and some green stones. Some of the most popular are Rose Quartz, Mangano Calcite, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Morganite, Chrysocolla, and Emerald.
We recommend Aventurine, Citrine, Rutilated Quartz, Ruby, and Pyrite.
Our most popular seller for its protective energy is Black Tourmaline; black stones in general are good for protection. You can also use Hematite, Kunzite, Labradorite, Pyrite, Black Agate and Malachite.
Many of our customers wear their stones as a pendant or in a spiral cage on a cord. People put them in their pockets or in a medicine bag that they carry on their person. Some put their stones under their pillow at night. You can create grids with your stones, and gem elixirs with some stones. There are several good books that explore this topic in depth; we recommend Love Is In The Earth by Melody.