Healing Crystals – How to Care for Healing Gems

Consequently you’ve been to your favorite crystal shop and found the perfect Quartz point to start your collection. It stands there with your kitchen table glistening in the afternoon sun that filters over the nets across your window. It seems to be waiting for one thing. You sit there for a while wondering what to do next and decide to have a cup of tea. As you sip your brew of green tea and nettles, you continue looking into the crystal clear, examining the minor imperfections and inclusions that used you to it in the first place.

Is it really calling out to you actually for something?

Crystals do have a habit of letting you know when they need a bit of care. This can be via a gentle spontaneous nudge when you know it needs charging, cleansing or just staying sat with. They can also seem to stick to you too. You actually either get a mental shout from them or your hand is definitely drawn to them without you really knowing why, except that you recognize the crystal needs attention in some way. They can also complete daft things like fall off your display shelf for not any obvious reason, although this is a rarity for more obvious explanations. Taking a nose dive onto the carpet is not in particular good for them so this is avoided wherever possible.

Caring for your raw crystals can take many forms and there is no set formula you need to follow. The best method is the one that feels right to you while this might change depending on which crystal you are dealing with then. You may keep some on display and others tucked away with your ‘secret’ space. You may place some on the window sill to gather solar energy and others you may keep wrapped up in silk to defend from unwanted negative energies. Whatever feels right for you along with the crystal is the best practice and care you can give, even so there are some pointers to consider if you wish to avoid unwanted damage, as well as disruption to their natural energies.


A gentle wash with cool water is best. Soaps may have unwanted effects on the surface associated with some stones, so it is best avoided unless you know that often the stone won’t be affected and there is some stubborn dirt in it. Some other stones are best kept away from water as they may start dissolving or breaking up. Water has a habit of travelling into minute cracks that the eye can’t see as well as opening them up.

Avoid extremes of temperature absolutely. Excessively hot or cold water can easily shatter your personal prized possession. Lukewarm, or water at room heat range is best, thus avoiding any ‘shock’ to the structure on your gem.

Stones that are sensitive to water include:

  • Pyrite
  • Galeniite
  • Chalcanthite
  • Display

Most stones love the sun. Showcasing some of your prized possessions on your window sill won’t only keep them energized and free from negative influence but will in addition make a welcoming sight for passers-by and potentially hold trouble from your door. There are, however , some stones which experts claim not appreciate extended exposure to bright sunlight. Amethyst is a and a list below details some others that are best kept in a very more shaded area.

Amethyst has a habit of getting rid of its colour in bright sunlight. I had the bad luck to not know this a few years ago and I now have a couple very dull and drab looking Amethyst slices. Many people looked fine for a couple of years (losing their colour is often a slow process) but then I noticed they looked a lot greyer than I remembered. Shop keepers should bear that in mind if they want to put their giant Amethyst geodes on display in their store front.