The Most Common FAQs About Selenite

July 25th 2021

Selenite is one of the most important crystals in the toolkit of energy workers, as it has a very high vibration and strong healing properties. It also has the extraordinary ability to completely remove negative energy from your body, your home, and your belongings. This crystal strongly connects with Greek mythology, as it is associated with Selene, the Goddess of the Moon. However, selenite should not be mistaken for moonstone, which is a totally different crystal.

If you are new to selenite and are interested in purchasing this stone, you may be wondering about its key aspects, such as the price of this crystal, how to tell the difference between fake and real selenite, whether it actually works, and how to cleanse it. It is essential to know as much as possible about selenite before acquiring it, as this will help you understand how to use it correctly and how to receive the most benefits of this stone. The following article will provide you with answers to the most commonly asked questions about selenite.

How Much Does Selenite Cost?

The price of selenite ranges greatly depending on factors such as the size and the shape of the crystal. Accordingly, while Small Raw Selenite Wands cost $5, Large Selenite Bowls cost $42. Nevertheless, it would be best if you kept in mind that these are the prices of the selenite products in our shop. If you buy selenite from other sources, you may find that it costs less or more. In general, if you find a place where the price of selenite is too good to be true, it most likely is, as the crystals are usually fake. Some shops price fake selenite very highly on the flip side, which is another red flag you should be aware of.

It is also worthy of note that the largest selenite product in our shop is the Large Selenite Bowl, so you should not be surprised if you find other selenite products with a higher price, as they are typically greater in size or have complex designs or carvings. To ensure you make a good decision about your selenite purchase, we recommend you read this article in its entirety, as it offers crucial information about this amazing crystal.

Does Using Selenite Really Work?

Yes, using selenite for protection, healing, meditation, better sleep, and the numerous other extraordinary benefits has truly worked if you know how to handle it properly. There are 3 steps you need to follow after purchasing selenite and any other crystal before starting to use it per se, namely cleansing, charging, and activation. To cleanse selenite, you can smudge it with sage, place it in a bowl of dry salt, or leave it in the moonlight overnight. Charging your crystal involves using a crystal charging plate or placing it under the sunlight or the moonlight to soak up additional energy.

As for activating selenite, this can be achieved by holding it in your hand, imagining a white light surrounding it, inhaling and exhaling deeply, and repeating the affirmation related to what benefit of selenite you want to receive out loud or in your head. Following these 3 important steps, you can use selenite as desired, such as placing a Selenite Flat Moon under your pillow or bed to promote better sleep, help with insomnia, and eliminate nightmares.

How Do You Cleanse Selenite?

As previously mentioned, selenite must be cleansed before you use it, as it may carry negative energy due to the places where it was stored or the people who touched it. It is important to know that you should never leave this crystal in water for more than a few seconds, as it can easily disintegrate because it has a low hardness of 2 out of 10 on the Mohs scale.

Saltwater is even more damaging to selenite since salt will act as a corrosive and very abrasive agent. Therefore, the safest ways in which you can cleanse selenite are the following:

  • passing the crystal through the smoke of a burning sage bundle
  • placing selenite in a jar filled with dry salt
  • using sound from a singing bowl or bell
  • leaving your stone in the sunlight for no more than 30 minutes
  • placing selenite in the moonlight overnight

How Do You Charge Selenite?

Charging selenite is the second step you must follow after cleansing it to make sure your crystal has maximum power before using it. You may have heard that crystals with very high vibrations such as selenite and black tourmaline do not need to be cleansed or charged, but this is a myth, and it is also hazardous, as using the stone as you bought it may actually cause you more harm than good. The idea of charging a crystal refers to enhancing the stone's power in question by using a natural element such as sunlight or water. Since all crystals come from nature, it is only intuitive that you need to use nature to restore their strength. Here are some easy ways you can charge your selenite:

  • placing your selenite in a previously cleansed and charged selenite bowl
  • leaving your crystal in the drain or putting it in rainwater
  • placing selenite in the moonlight when there is a Full Moon
  • leaving your stone in the sunlight for less than 30 minutes

How Do You Activate Selenite?

The last step of preparing your selenite for use is activation. During this phase, you basically program your crystal to do what you want and give you the benefit you desire. You can activate selenite by using the method explained in answer to the question "Does selenite really work?", but also in other ways, such as lending it some of your own energy by speaking to it, singing to it, or sending it some of your life force energy through your breath.

Another way of activating selenite is by using other powerful crystals, such as clear quartz, kyanite, apophyllite, carnelian, or another piece of selenite that has already been cleansed, charged, and activated. If you want to use this activation method, all you have to do is surround your piece of selenite with those crystals. Lastly, if you intend to work with selenite outdoors, it is good to activate it by using natural elements. For example, you can take your crystal with you in a park or at the beach and let it soak up the natural energy of the place.

How Do You Use Selenite?

Because it has plenty of astounding properties and very high vibration, selenite can be used for numerous purposes. It is a great crystal to have in your home, as it offers strong protection against external negative energy. More specifically, it is recommended to place a Selenite Tower in your living room, which can absorb obstructive energy, as it represents light, purity, and connection to the higher realms. If you want to benefit from the protection of selenite at all times, you can wear a Selenite Bracelet, which will elevate your spirit, provide you with mental clarity, and enhance your intuition. Other ways in which you can use selenite include the following:

  • meditating while holding a piece of selenite
  • placing it over your crown chakra
  • using it to cleanse other crystals
  • placing selenite near the front door of your home

How Do You Clean Selenite?

If you work with selenite regularly, especially if you use it outside, you may wonder what the best and safest way to clean the crystal is, as by now, you know that it is a very fragile stone. It would be best if you start by gently washing the piece of selenite with warm water for a few seconds, then use a soft brush or toothbrush to clean the surface of the crystal along with some mild soap. Never use metal brushes on selenite, as the crystal is very prone to scratching as it has a very low hardness. By using this cleaning method, you will successfully remove dirt and oil that have accumulated on the stone due to frequent use.

When foreign materials have become stuck in your crystal, you should use a wedge-shaped piece of wood or bamboo to remove them from your selenite. Since wood and bamboo are softer than selenite, they will not cause damage to the stone. It is important to know that white selenite may turn yellow over time, but you can avoid or delay this process by keeping your crystal in a clean pouch, apart from other stones that may cause dents or scratches to it.

How Can I Tell If Selenite Is Real or Fake?

Unfortunately, due to the popularity of selenite, many shops sell fake crystals made of glass or plastic to avoid purchasing real stones, whose cost is higher. On the bright side, telling the difference between real and fake selenite is quite easy, as a simple scratch test will usually answer your question. This involves scratching the piece of selenite with your fingernail and, if you notice some damage, it means that the crystal is real, as selenite has a very low hardness and is thereby prone to scratches. Another way you can use to differentiate between real and fake selenite is the temperature of the crystal. If the stone feels cold to the touch, it is most likely fake. Furthermore, if it feels warm but cannot scratch it with your fingernail, it is also fake.

It is noteworthy that fake selenite generally looks too perfect. It will be even and completely transparent and will not have any fractures or impurities, which real selenite does. Finally, fake selenite will have very saturated colors of the crystal body and saturated red, purple, and blue and telltale signs of fake selenite.

The Village Rock Shop Offers You a Wide Range of Authentic Selenite Products

Whether you have experience working with selenite or have recently discovered the amazing world of crystals, we invite you to check our webshop, where we have numerous unique selenite products from which you can pick exactly what you need. Our crystals are authentic and come from reputable sources, so you should not worry about falling into the trap of buying fake selenite.

If you are looking for a specific selenite product and you do not find it in our webshop, we strongly encourage you to give us a call, and we will search for it in our store. We are always glad to help our potential customers, and we always strive to make sure every one of our buyers is truly satisfied with their purchase.

To find out more about selenite and other crystals with extraordinary benefits, explore our blog, where you will find many useful articles on the properties of stones, how to use various crystals, and how to take care of your stones properly.