The stones used in lithotherapy contain extraordinary powers. However, over time, they gradually lose their properties and can even change colour. Regular maintenance is therefore essential. But when and how? What are the most effective techniques?

When to clean a lithotherapy stone?

After the purchase of a new stone, a cleaning is essential. Why is it necessary ? Because it is charged with the energy of the people who handled it, from the extraction to the arrival at your home. This step is crucial to evacuate the negative energies and purify the stone jewel. Also, regular maintenance is necessary when you use the stone for lithotherapy sessions. Take advantage of this moment to neutralize the negative energies and recharge it. Finally, if you wear the stone daily (as jewellery), a weekly purification is recommended. In any case, if you are looking for a lithotherapy stone specialist, go to

How to purify the stones ?

Purification by water is the most common and simplest technique. It consists in putting the stone in a bowl of water (demineralized water or tap water) after each use for 5 hours on average. You can also use salt water for 2 or 3 hours and then rinse with clear water. However, ask about the properties of your stone, as some of them do not tolerate water, such as celestite and sulphur. For crystals that are not often used, you can opt for fumigation. The technique consists in passing them in a smoke of natural incense with essential oils. Purification with salt is also effective. Simply put the mineral in a heap of salt for 1 hour. Then rinse with clear water. If your stone needs deep purification, it should be buried in a place charged with positive energy for several weeks to several months.

Recharging the stone: how to proceed?

In order for the stone to regain its effectiveness, remember to recharge it regularly. Recharging by light is the easiest. Simply place the stone in sunlight (for 1 to 2 hours) or moonlight (for an entire night). The technique by fire is also recommended. This involves placing the mineral close to a heat source for an optimal result. Nevertheless, remain vigilant, as some stones cannot withstand high temperatures and may break or melt. In any case, if you have any questions or doubts, do not hesitate to seek the advice of a lithotherapy professional.