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    Wellness Blog — Sage

    How to Care for Your Crystals: Recommended Tips for Crystal Healing!

    How to Care for Your Crystals: Recommended Tips for Crystal Healing!

    When your crystal/s finally makes its way to your home, you’ll want to care for it so it can work its magic for you!! 

    Here are a few recommended tips on how you can care for your crystals:

    1. Wash it with water:- You can hold it under cold running water from a tap or rinse it in a natural source of water. Either way, be sure the water is cool, not warm or hot.
    2. Add a bit of sea salt to cleanse and purify the crystal from any negativity. You can use Epsom salt or Himalayan salt
    3. Sunlight or Full Moonlight. leave it outside so it can dry in the sunlight or during the full moonlight.
    4. Burn sage over the crystals to really help it get rid of unwanted energies.
    5. Connect, Communicate & Meditate with your Crystals. Set an Intention for your crystal.

    Watch this video on how you can learn more about caring and cleansing for your crystals.

    Browse our wide range of crystals & gemstones.

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    Powerful Smudging Tips: How to use Sage & Palo Santo for Space Clearing

    Powerful Smudging Tips: How to use Sage & Palo Santo for Space Clearing

    The medicinal smoke that emanates from sage or palo santo has been used for centuries in ancient rituals to cleanse and clear the air, energy, and space within and around you.

    When your sage or palo santo finally arrives, you’ll want to use it to purify and rid the air of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in your home, office, or during your self-care routine.

    Also known as ‘smudging’ Here are some useful tips on how to perform a sacred smoke ritual to bring in the positive energy and clear the bad vibes away…


    STEP 1: CLEAR THE AIR & OPEN THE WINDOWS & DOORS

    It's always best to smudge when no one is around, so no one is affected by the smoke. Ensure that children or pets are not present in the space.

    STEP 2: OPEN WINDOWS & DOORS

    Opening the doors in and around the space will allow providing an outlet for the smoke to escape whilst removing all negativity energy and impurities to move away.

    STEP 3: SENT YOUR INTENTIONS:

    It's always a good idea to set an intention as you are beginning the sacred ritual of smudging. For example, you might say something like,

    " I intend for all the energy that does not serve me for my highest & best, leave this space NOW."

    STEP 4: LIGHT THE SMUDGE STICK:

    Tilt the SAGE smudge stick (SAGE OR PALO SANTO) on a 45-degree angle and then light the end of it. Let it burn for 20 seconds, and then blow out the flame.
    If the embers start to fade as if they are putting themselves out, gently blow on the lit area to reignite it.

    Note: If your smudge stick is bundled too tightly, it will be difficult to keep it lit. Loosen the string that is holding it together and crush the end of it on your abalone shell to give it more breathing room.
    Palo santo is a little more difficult to keep lit, so you might need to light it several times throughout your smudging ritual.


    STEP 5: LET THE SMOKE MOVE THROUGH EACH AREA IN THE HOME

    Allow the smoke to flow through space, air, and around your body, depending on the purpose you are smudging for. Ensure that the smoke travels through all the little areas, such as your closets, surfaces, and fill in all the crevices.

    STEP 5: CLOSE YOUR RITUAL

    Smudging is a sacred smoke ritual and energy has a lot of positive benefits and therefore is an important part of your self-care routine.
    It’s important to express gratitude during the ritual for guiding you to purify and cleanse your space and your energy field depending on the purpose of the ritual.

    Happy Clearing!


    About Shop By Illumination: Wellness Essentials that support Self Care & Self-Love


    At Illuminations, we believe self-care is a necessity & not a luxury. All our products are carefully curated to support your self-care, enhance your wellness journey, and make you feel better from within.

    Browse & shop through our wide range of wellness essentials and make yourself a priority…because you deserve to show up as the best version of you!