The stones in lithotherapy interact with their environment, especially with their carrier; they are emptied and then have to be recharged.
It is frequent that a stone has given you everything it could; in this case it has emptied itself of its energy. It will therefore be necessary to restore the energy of the stone in order to be able to use it again. It also happens that the stone absorbs in you your evil being in the form of energy in this case the stone is well charged but it is charged with negative. In both cases the stone needs to be purified and recharged. The purification methods depend on each stone, so it is best to consult a complete book on this subject.
In lithotherapy the most frequent purification and recharging methods are by immersion, burial, sun or moon, not all methods are suitable. For example, pink quartz does not support the sun and rock salt does not support water. Check france-minerals.co.uk/ if you are interested in learning further more information about lithotherapy.
If a stone is completely emptied it can suffer irreversible damage. The energetic integrity has been altered and it is reflected on the physical plane, the stones can crack, change colour.
In order to guarantee their benefit, it is necessary to maintain your stones. Minerals lose their efficiency over time. The first thing to do is to purify the stones as soon as they are received. They will then have to be recharged from time to time after lithotherapy sessions, for example.
Purification of natural stones
There are several methods for purifying stones. The most common are salt and water purification. Other methods exist such as purification with clay, earth, or incense.
Salt purification method
Immerse the stone in coarse salt for about 1 hour, and then rinse it with clean water. Be careful: this method is only to be used for minerals with a hardness of at least 7 and which can withstand salt.
Salt water purification method
Immerse the stone in salt water for about 1 to 2 hours and rinse it with clean water. The proportions of the salt solution are as follows: half a teaspoon of salt for 20 cl of water.
Purification with distilled water
Immerse the stone in distilled water for about 5 hours.
Recharging of natural stones
A stone needs to be recharged regularly. There are several methods to recharge the stones. The most commonly used are recharging by light or on a cluster of crystals.
Recharging by light:
Place the stone under the light of the sun or moon. It takes about 1 to 2 hours of exposure to the sun to recharge a stone.
For recharging under moonlight, allow a full night. Reloading on a cluster of crystals; Place your stone or jewellery on a cluster of rohce or amethyst crystal, it takes about 8- to 10 hours to reload an account.