Crystals are a wonderful healing and spiritual tool that no home is complete without. And this is exactly why we need to keep them performing at their best. Join us as our crystal healing expert guides you on how to cleanse crystals with incense, thus keeping their amazing energy flowing.
'Looking after your crystals is simply protecting their precious energy which in turn protects your own...'
There are all sorts of crystal varieties, though some are synthetically made, most crystals are found in creeks, riverbeds, and caves or made from natural substances such as sugar and salt. Crystals used for healing are ancient solidified minerals, that produce unique, diverse, and universal powers. They are energy soakers or energy transmitters, therefore they react to the type of energy presented. Because of this, we use crystals as a form of energy cleansing and combating negativity, whether within yourself or around your environment!
They come in many forms, from pink & plum Rose Quartz, to ocean-like Turquoise or earthly Tiger's Eye. They each possess different and numerous healing powers and because of this, research is required to tell which crystal types are best for you.
They are used commonly as a therapy alternative as they assist positivity, health, self-care, love and protection.
Sometimes, our energy can become clogged or blocked, therefore, your crystal needs to be nurtured and kept clean. This also ensures the energy system is working as it should. That's why incense is a fantastic cleansing solution for preserving your crystal's energy!
What Makes Incense Cleansing?
Incense cleansing is a smoke-based ritual that dates back to the earliest ancient civilisations. It can purify your environment through its calming scent, powerful spiritual energy, and natural antibacterial qualities. However, it is important to ensure your incense is of good quality. Here at Burnt Beech, we enjoy burning earthly substances such as resins, botanicals, and essential oils - this is called 'natural incense'. But more on that below.
Incense is widely known for its energy-uplifting abilities. Evidence also suggests that certain scents and incense types can help heal and reduce symptoms coinciding with depression and anxiety. It can also help to ease stress, tension, and some medical issues.
For more on all the healing incense scents there are, visit our blog page, however, read on to learn our favourite incense scents for crystal cleansing!
How Does Incense Cleanse Crystals?
Incense breaks through blocked energy in your crystal's formation. This happens through transmitting its cleansing qualities when burnt, which then transfers through energy waves and particles.
Also, incense's ability to remove negativity helps relieve any bad vibrations passing through your crystal, thus making for a newly clean and healing crystal. This allows your crystal to maintain positive energy more easily than before the cleansing.
Incense Sticks (and Cones/coils)
Incense sticks are an easy, cheap solution to incense burning. They consist of a combination of fragrant aromatics and combustible wood powders that form a paste. This is then set around a small stick, usually made from bamboo. Incense sticks produce a strong, pleasant aroma, however, most sticks available today haveadded chemicals which can be harmful to the body. This also applies to cones and coils.
Natural Incense - Our Favourite
We may be biased, but we believe natural incense to be the best, all-rounded incense. So what is it? Natural incense is a combination of natural and aromatic substances sourced from various plant materials, includingResin- found within the bark of certain tropical trees, Essential oil - extracted from flowers, herbs, leaves, bark, fruit, spices, nuts, and seeds, and Botanicals -simply dried aromatic plant life. Natural incense is the most ancient form of incense burning, whilst also being the most healing, fragrant, and energising.
Our Top 3 Incense For Crystal Cleansing
The woodsy, brisk aroma produced from Sandalwood incense promotes fantastic vibrational energy then released into your crystals. Its calming elements from its natural scent and earthly energy combat any stress-related vibrations that have entered your crystal's formation.
Patchouli is a perfumed, floral, earthy-scented incense with strong sweet notes. Because of this, it brings feel-good energy, thus promoting powerful positivity waves to access your crystal's structure. Patchouli incense brings joy and relaxing vibrations to your energy and aura and helps to align any wonky Chakras.
Sage, known for its powerful cleansing qualities, repels negativity and lowers vibrational energies. It is an ancient form of incense, commonly used in rituals and religious ceremonies as a purifying smoke. Sage is popular for detering bad: energies, beings, spirits, and thoughts.
Some people drink Sage tea, to cleanse their gut. Others use it in essential oil form and incense for its strong fragrance, minty and herbaceous. Sage also being part of the Lamiaceae family, thus cooling and fresh, means it exudes stress-relieving and anti-bacterial qualities.
How To Cleanse Crystals With Incense Sticks
You should cleanse your crystals at most, 1-3 times a month. Over-cleansing can be harmful to your crystal's energy. However, cleansing your crystal with this amount can rejuvenate your crystal vibrations perfectly.
Cleansing Crystals with Natural Incense
Step 1: Get everything ready.
You will need - 1 oil warmer, natural incense (resins, essential oil, and botanicals), a pourable jug of water, a small sheet of tinfoil, a tea light candle, and a lighter.
Step 2: Find the right spot.
It should be calming, and bright with good vibes. For example, a bedroom is a common cleansing space. Remove all pets from the room, ensure adequate airflow, choose a spaciousplace, and check for allergies.
Step 3: Set up your incense
Please ensure your oil warmer is on a heat-proof surface out of reach from children and pets.
~Place a tightly fitted sheet of tinfoil (this prevents the resin from sticking) onto the top bowl-like surface of your oil warmer.Ensure no bits are dangling or close to where the flame of your candle will be.
~ Place an unlit tea light candle on the surface below.
~ Add approx 3/4 of water to your tin-foiled bowl-like surface.
~ Carefully add your natural incense, preferably your resin first.
Step 4: Open your window This will allow the fresh air to enter your room. Place the crystals onto a clean and bare surface.
Step 5: Be free from toxins. Make sure your environment is free from chemicals or anything else capable of affecting the cleansing process.
Step 6: Listen to beautiful sounds. Either listen to nature's sounds or play calming music to promote positivity in the room.
Step 7: Meditate
Get into a relaxed state allowing your energy frequency to assist the cleansing.
Step 8: Light up
Light your tea light candle.
Step 9: 'Gently does it
Hold your crystal close to the smoke produced by your oil warmer, however, not so close you can hurt yourself. Your natural incense is powerful, so 1/4 of a metre away is fine.
Step 10: Safely dispose
Once your crystal is cleansed by your natural incense - taking around 5-15 minutes - blow out the candle and leave to cool for 30 minutes.
Cleansing Crystals with Incense Sticks.
Step 1: Get everything ready Collect your crystals, your incense stick, your incense stick holder, and a match.
Step 2: Find the right spot. It should be calming, and bright with good vibes. For example, a bedroom is a common cleansing space. Remove all pets from the room, ensure adequate airflow (open window), choose a spacious place, and check for allergies.
Step 3: Set up your incense. ~ Place your incense holder on a heat-proof surface. Ensure it stays out of reach from children and pets and there is nothing on or around where your incense will burn.
~ Place your incense stick into its holder
Step 4: Be free from toxins. Make sure your environment is free from chemicals or anything else capable of affecting the cleansing process.
Step 5: Listen to beautiful sounds. Either listen to nature's sounds or play calming music to promote
positivity in the room.
Step 6: Meditate Get into a relaxed state allowing your energy frequency to assist the cleansing.
Step 7: Light up
Carefully light the end of your incense stick with a match or lighter. Let the flame ignite for 1-2 seconds then blow out until smoke is produced.
Step 8: 'Gently does it ~ Carefully hold the non-burning end of your incense stick.
~ Lightly wave the incense side to side, whilst holding the bottom of the stick.
~ Do this at least 20cm above your crystals avoiding any cloth or objects around.
Safely return the incense Carefully place it back in its holder, away from any hazard but close enough to your crystals, and allow your incense to burn through.
Incense sticks are harsher in scent so should be burned at most 1-2 times a week. Whereas natural incense can be burnt from 1-5 times a week.
The Bottom Line
Cleaning your crystal's energy with incense is a fantastic natural and efficient way of cleansing, Keep up with the cleansing ritual to succeed in your positivity and healing journey. It is all part of the process of becoming your ultimate self. Enjoy the smells, the powers and the happiness exuding from incense smoke. And the wonderful, powerful healing energy from your crystals. Be your happiest self.