Rose quartz is a variety of quartz well known for its soft pink color. It represents love and is considered able to bring us happiness, known as the stone of love.
If you want to cleanse your rose quartz stone using salt, it is better to figure out this question first: Can rose quartz go in salt? Depending on the chemical composition and physical properties, some stones should not be cleaned with salt.
Can rose quartz go in salt?
Yes, rose quartz can go in salt. In fact, using salt to cleanse rose quartz is one of the most common and effective ways. Rose quartz can also go in salt water. So if you want to use a salty solution to cleanse the stone, it works too.
To be detailed, since salt is corrosive and may abrade stones, we cannot use it on soft stones. If we do so, the salt will make these stones opaque and dull. Luckily, rated at 7 out of 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, rose quartz is not one of them.
Stones that cannot be exposed to salt include turquoise, malachite, calcite, amber, topaz, lapis lazuli, moonstone, opal, and coral.
That being said, if you are still worried that salt or salty water might damage your rose quartz stone, feel free to choose other cleansing methods like smudging.
Can rose quartz go in the water?
Yes, rose quartz can go in the water. Water will not react with rose quartz stones, causing them to dissolve or rust.
However, we need to avoid high temperatures and acidic or alkaline liquids, which can cause pink quartz to lose its luster and color. Therefore, rose quartz can go in the water, but we should not wear it in the bath.
Black tourmaline can be placed in water, but as it is a very fragile stone, it may break. There fore, I would not recommend that you cleanse it using water.
Can rose quartz be in the sun?
No, pink quartz gets its unique pink color from traces of titanium, which will fade and become pale if they are exposed to sunlight for a long time.
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How to cleanse rose quartz?
1. Bury or soak in salt
The standard way to cleanse and purify a stone is to use salt.
How do we do it? If you use large grains of salt, then simply put the salt on a plate or dish and then bury the stone within the salt for about 3 to 4 hours. Reminder, it can be longer than 24 hours, but not shorter.
This is very effective and can last up to 3 months with a single purification, also called 100-day purification.
If we use small grains of salt instead, we need to prepare a liquid in the ratio of 10 grams of kosher salt to 500 grams of water, put the crystal into the liquid, and soak it for 3 to 4 hours.
Since the small grains of salt are less energetic, you can carry it for about 1 month continuously for one purification.
However, this method can not be applied to certain pieces of gemstone jewelry, such as pendants wrapped with K gold or silver, because the metal will be eroded.
2. Use clear water
Crystals and their energy come from nature, so we can also use natural methods to help cleanse the stone.
Place the stone in a flowing stream or river or even tap water and rinse it with water for 20 minutes before drying it.
If this is not possible, buy a bottle of mineral water and soak the crystal in it for 24 hours. This helps to remove the negative energy.
To be honest, this is one of the most commonly used methods. All that we need to do is simply put the crystal in the room and let the smoke of essential oil, sage, or sandalwood ( please remember to use natural essential oil without added chemicals) work the magic.
4. Bury in the soil
This is the most powerful method. If the crystal has been owned by a sick person, then we strongly recommend using this method. After all, the crystal comes from the earth. Letting it go back to the original place for purification is the best.
Remember though to find an unpolluted place to do so. In addition, it is recommended to bury it for more than a month.
How to charge rose quartz stones?
1. Place it on a crystal cluster
Charging with a crystal cluster is the easiest and most convenient method. The crystal cluster itself has very strong energy. It can not only purify the stone but also charge it. All we need to do is to place the stone on the crystal cluster overnight.
2. In the moonlight
On the night of the full moon, place the crystals on a windowsill facing the moon. You can also place them outside if it is safe to do so. If needed, cover them with a glass jar or bowl to provide extra protection. Moonlight will charge the crystals overnight.