You can use crystals in your healing journey as they absorb negative energies and imbalances in the body. The crystals take on the energies for you, but just like humans, crystals need to be cleansed and recharged so they don’t lose their abilities.
Cleansing rose quartz is a delicate process. Unlike most things in our life, you can’t just scrub it with soap and water and have it cleaned. There are distinct processes you use to cleanse and recharge your crystals so they do what you intended.
It’s not as hard as it sounds to cleanse rose quartz, but you must do it often to get the best results from your crystals.
You can use plain (not saltwater) to cleanse rose quartz. Water is a great neutralizer, but saltwater can make certain crystals too soft. While you don’t have too much to worry about with rose quartz, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
It’s best to place the crystal in a bowl of water for a minute or two or hold it under running water to cleanse and charge your rose quartz.
Sunlight is another great way to cleanse rose quartz but use caution. Just like water can weaken the crystal, too much sunlight can cause it to fade. Keep it in the sun only for a minute or two to cleanse it.
Moonlight is another way to use natural energy to cleanse your rose quartz. You don’t have to worry about putting the crystal out during a specific moon phase, cleansing can be done at any time.
Lay the crystal on the earth in the moonlight at any time of night. Leave it overnight, but bring it back in before sunlight hits it or at least shortly thereafter. Once you bring it in, rinse it and pat it dry.
Sound healing is a great way to bring the crystal back into a neutral vibration. You can use tuning forks, chanting, or even a soft bell to cleanse your rose quartz. The sound must be loud enough to cover the entire crystal and is a great method if you don’t move your crystals often.
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Smudging your stone with sage is one of the best ways to clear impurities from it. It will produce a lot of smoke, so it’s best to do it outdoors. Once ready (and in a safe place), you’ll light the sage and run the crystal through the smoke. Try to hold the crystal in the smoke for at least 30 seconds.
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You can hold it in the smoke for up to one minute if you feel the stone needs extra cleansing.
If you don’t have sage, you can also use incense. Use the same method, cleansing your rose quartz. No matter which option you choose, make sure you have a quiet area where you can meditate and bring the crystal positive energy.
You can also cleanse your stones with your own breath. First, you’ll need to set the intention. Get yourself into a quiet place where you can focus and relax. Hold the stone in your dominant hand.
Take a deep breath and when you exhale, make short breaths through your nose and onto the stone. Keep holding your stone close to your nose and continue breathing on it in short breaths.
Do this for about 30 seconds to clean your rose quartz.
If you have a clear path of Earth (good soil) place your rose quartz crystal in it. Bury your crystal in the soil (you don’t have to go far down). If you have a garden, this is the perfect place and if you don’t, you can also bury it in the soil in a houseplant. The soil and earth will help reenergize and recharge your crystal.
Make sure if you choose this method that the air is clear (not smoky) and that you mark where you buried the crystal so you don’t lose it.
If you have selenite crystals, you can use their cleansing energy to cleanse your rose quartz.
Place the selenite crystal on top of your rose quartz and let it sit for at least 7 hours.
The selenite will absorb the negative energies on your rose quartz and cleanse it.
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Crystals absorb your negative energy. It’s their job to do this, but they can get overloaded and stop working. When you cleanse rose quartz, it gets recharged, and in turn, it recharges you. It’s an invigorating feeling to clean your crystals because it gives you a renewed and grounding sense of optimism and energy.
When you do it with intention, you set the intention for not only your crystals but your energy too. Together, you can make positive changes in your life, and let the crystal do its job once cleansed and recharged. It’s like you’re taking care of one another.
The more you work with crystals, like rose quartz, the more you’ll see how you can raise your vibration level when you take care of them.
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Every time you cleanse and charge your crystals, set your intention with them. They’ll do the job you need them to do if you take your time with them, setting intentions. Whether you want to manifest, release, or increase your vibration level, your rose quartz will help when you set the intention every time you cleanse it.
Knowing how to cleanse rose quartz is important as it’s a precious crystal that will help you in many areas of your life if you let it!
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