Once the wax of your candle reaches 1/4 inch, the crystals inside can be retrieved and continued to be used. The crystal can then be cleansed and the energy refocused for your personal intentions. Please remember that the crystals should not be retrieved prior to wax reaching 1/4 inch. Do not reach into hot wax!
To cleanse a crystal, place it under running water or immerse in the sea or salt water. As you do so, set the intention that all past energy be washed away and that the crystal be re-energized. Crystals can also be cleared of energy using sage, dragon’s blood incense or palo santo sticks. Crystals can be recharged, when placed in the light of the sun or moon for a few hours. This is especially powerful when done under a full moon.
To set the intention of a crystal, hold it in your hands and say out loud “I dedicate this crystal to the highest good. May it be used in light and love” (or your version of a positive intention for your crystal). Now, continue to hold your crystal and concentrate on the purpose for which you wish to use the crystal. Be specific. If you want to attract love, describe exactly what kind of love you are looking for. If you are after healing, say precisely what you would like to happen. When you are in tune with yourself and the universe, say out loud “This crystal will be used for [name your intention].”
Crystals can be carried in pockets, bras or bags. They can be placed where they are viewed frequently or wrapped in velvet or silk scarf. It is helpful to hold or have skin contact with the crystal daily in order to keep your intention and energy in tune with the crystal.
*Information has been referenced from “The Crystal Bible” by Judy Hall.