Cleaning The Crystals From Your Crystal Candle & Cleansing Them

You’ve received your beautiful candle, and now you’re ready to light it and start manifesting and intention-setting.

Before lighting your candle, we recommend taking the crystals out of the candle because this firstly ensures that you will get an even first burn, which in turn allows you to get the most out of your candle for the duration of its life.

 

To clean your crystal:

When you pull the crystal out of the candle there might be a bit of hard wax attached to it. Pull as much of it off as you can before running under hot water. Once you’ve got your hot water ready, place the crystals under the running water and gently rub the wax off. You’ll find the hotter the water, the easier the wax melts off. When you feel like the bulk of the wax is off the crystal, put a little squirt of dishwashing liquid in your palm and agitate and rub the crystals. The crystal will start feeling a lot less slippery – this is when you know you’ve gotten the wax off. Make sure you rinse off all soapy residue at the end and leave on a towel to dry.

If you are cleaning your Pyrite, please note you might not get all the wax out of the little cracks – if you can, use a little toothbrush to gently get the wax out of the cracks.

 

Cleansing your crystals:

There are different ways you can cleanse your crystals, and some ways are better to use than others for certain types of crystals.

 

Hold under running cold water

Hold your crystals under running cold water and keep the intention that with the water hitting the crystal and running off, it’s taking away all negativity and energy held on to by the crystal. The water is washing away all and the crystal will be reenergised.

Method appropriate for: Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Green Calcite, Blue Calcite, Citrine, Moonstone, Clear Quartz

 

Cleanse on other crystals

If you have a Clear Quartz cluster or a Carnelian, you can use these to help cleanse your other crystals. With a Clear Quartz cluster, you can place your other crystals you wish to cleanse on top of the cluster overnight. If you have the Carnelian, place the carnelian in a little bag or cloth with the crystals you want to Cleanse and keep together overnight.

Method appropriate for: Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Green Calcite, Blue Calcite, Citrine, Moonstone, Clear Quartz, Pyrite, Onyx

 

Smudging the crystals

Use your Sage stick to cleanse the crystals. Place the crystals on a bench and cover and surround the crystals in the smoke from your Sage stick. Whilst doing so, visualise the crystals being surrounded by light and energy.

Method appropriate for: Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Green Calcite, Blue Calcite, Citrine, Moonstone, Clear Quartz, Pyrite, Onyx

 

Pile of Salt or Salt Water

Certain crystals can tolerate being covered in salt or submerged in salty water. If you have the crystals that can be cleansed with this method, then completely cover in salt or the salty water and leave for a few hours up to overnight. Discard of the salt or salty water after cleansing the crystals. When you take your crystals out, clean the salt or salt water off thoroughly.

Method appropriate for: Amethyst, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Pyrite (don’t submerge in salt water, but can be kept in a bowl of salt), Onyx

 

Direct Sunlight

Again, only certain crystals can be left in direct sunlight to cleanse, and only left there for a few minutes max so keep an eye on them and sit with them whilst they are in the sun. If certain crystals are left in the sun for too long, it can either fade or cause a fire (from the crystal amplifying the suns rays).

Method appropriate for 1-2 minutes: Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Green Calcite, Blue Calcite, Citrine, Moonstone, Clear Quartz, Pyrite, Onyx

 

Full Moon Cleansing

The easiest way to cleanse all types of crystals is to leave them somewhere that gets moonlight during the night (could be outside if not raining, or on a windowsill). Full Moon is the best time to do this as there is enough moon to fully cleanse all the crystals. You could alternatively do this at other moon cycles if there is sufficient moon and you feel connected enough to the crystals that you can call on certain energies to help cleanse them.

Method appropriate for: Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Green Calcite, Blue Calcite, Citrine, Moonstone, Clear Quartz, Pyrite, Onyx

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