A few years ago when I was on vacation I stopped in a shop that carried a large selection of healing stones and crystals. While I was looking around, I overheard a woman talking to the shopkeeper about a pendulum she had been using that no longer seemed to be working correctly. The shopkeeper asked the woman when was the last time she had cleansed the pendulum; that was most likely the problem. After the customer left I went up to the shopkeeper and asked her to explain to me what she had been talking about - cleansing the stones? I wasn't familiar with the importance of clearing and cleansing stones, how to do it, or what to use. After our discussion the shopkeeper gave me a bag of ground Selenite to try for free. She told me put it on my dresser and at night to put my jewelry into it so that it can cleanse and re-charge. I have, and doing a nightly cleansing has really made a difference in how the pieces feel and react.
Depending on their usage, crystals and healing stones can become drained of their energies. They can also pick up undesirable energies. For example a stone like turquoise, which is often worn to absorb negative energy, can become saturated like a sponge, holding on to the negative energies that are not wanted. One of the easiest ways to cleanse or re-charge a stone or crystal is to place it in or on top of a piece of Selenite. The Selenite will cleanse the stone by drawing out the unwanted energy and re-charge it to it's original state. In addition to becoming cleansed and re-charged, stones left sitting on Selenite for long periods of time can actually become highly charged.
Fortunate Changes has available individual bags of ground Selenite .