Use sage to cleanse your crystals naturally. The smoke has a beneficial effect on your crystals by cleansing them of negativity and opening them up for more energy. This technique is said to work on all types of crystals and is very easy to use and doesn't take a lot of time to master. The technique is also called smudging and is a spiritual practice used by several cultures.
What is Sage?
Traditionally, Native Americans used sage to purify the body and environment of negative energies in a spiritual ritual. The most frequently used type of sage is white sage. A 2014 and 2016 study using white sage established that burning it helped relieve anxiety, depression, stress, mood disorders, and increased mood levels.
Why Is Sage Used to Cleanse Crystals?
Crystals can build up energy when used for various purposes. If you purchase a crystal, cleansing it will remove any of its former owners' energies and anyone handling it during transportation. You can then use the crystal to program it to your intentions. If you use one crystal for divination, intention setting, and healing, cleansing it after each use will keep the energy clearer for use.
Here are the steps to take when using sage to cleanse crystals:
Start by gathering up a handful of your favorite crystals or use just one. You can start with the crystals you use regularly. Place the crystals into an abalone shell or a bowl. You can also choose to hold the crystals in your fingers or palm while you run the sage smoke around them.
Next, place the sage in a small abalone shell or fire-proof bowl. It's important to ensure safety when burning sage to keep lit ashes from falling onto the floor and potentially causing a fire. If you prefer, you can hold the sage stick to cleanse your crystals. Since the sage stick will sometimes drop ash onto the floor, you may want to place a protective cover over the area where you will sage your crystals.
Set the intention for the sage stick to cleanse your crystals. Light the sage, draw circles with the sage stick over your crystals, and pass the crystals through the smoke with your intention to cleanse them. You can also create a tier if you place the crystals higher than the sage stick and let the smoke of the stick rise to the crystals.
Once you finish cleansing your crystals with sage, be sure to extinguish the fire on the sage stick or burn completely out.
Smoking your crystals to clean them naturally with herbs or sage provides them with a refreshing cleanse. There are several varieties of sage you can use and are not limited to white sage.
After cleansing your crystals with sage smoke, let them charge on a selenite plate. Leave the crystals on the selenite plate for at least four hours. They will be ready to use after recharging them.