July 24th 2021
As an exquisite and pretty crystal, selenite is nearly translucent, but it also has marvelous saturations. This stone is perfect for you if you often find yourself surrounded by negative energy, whether it comes from you or the people around you. If you have discouraging thoughts, perceptions, and ideas, selenite will help you remove these from your mind if you use them regularly.
However, whether you already use selenite or are interested in purchasing this amazing crystal, you may wonder how the stone reacts to various elements and if it is toxic in certain situations. It is essential to be aware of the properties of selenite and the circumstances under which it is safe or dangerous to use, as otherwise, you risk causing more harm by using this crystal.
Read about the reaction of selenite to water and sunlight, whether it is toxic or poisonous, the ideal places where you can put the stone to benefit from its properties, and the crystals with which you can pair it to increase its power.
Because selenite is made of gypsum, you should never let it soak in water for a long time, as it can dissolve completely. Instead, you can rinse the crystal in running water for a few seconds as a way of cleansing it and subsequently dry it with a soft cloth. Nevertheless, the time it takes for selenite to be damaged by water depends on whether it has a finish or a sealant, or whether it has cracks.
If you leave selenite in water for several hours, you will notice that your crystal has become considerably smaller, that it no longer has the finish or sealant, or that it has been cleaved into multiple pieces. Furthermore, saltwater will damage selenite even more, as salt is corrosive and highly abrasive on stones like selenite.
Lastly, it is essential to know that you should not use�damaged selenite, as the stone no longer has its beneficial properties. Using a faulty crystal can actually cause harm, and rather than dealing with the frustrating consequences, it is advised you dispose of the damaged crystal and acquire a new one.
While you can leave your piece of selenite in direct sunlight for a short time, long exposure to the rays of the sun can also greatly damage the crystal by making it look dull, faded, and lacking its bright white shine. More specifically, you should not expose selenite to sunlight for more than 4 hours. If you want to use sunlight to cleanse selenite, you should keep a close eye on the clock and monitor the time it is exposed to the rays of the sun.
Nonetheless, to fully protect your stone, it is better to avoid placing it in direct sunlight and instead leave it on a windowsill or a shelf where the place is bright and sunny.
There are numerous alternatives to cleansing selenite without exposing it to sunlight, such as sage smudging or moonlight. Since the name of the crystal translates to "moon" in Greek, moonlight is the ideal way of purifying selenite. You can place selenite on your windowsill overnight so that it can fully charge with the energy of the moonlight.
Selenite has the amazing property of eliminating strong negative energy, so it is also a great crystal to have in your car. The ideal place where you should put selenite in your car is under the passenger's seat, which will cleanse the vibration of anyone who is riding with you.
Moreover, selenite purifies the energy of your car and keeps it vibrating at the highest level. This stone also ensures safe driving. When you place it in your car or charge your crown chakra with selenite before driving, you will most likely notice a peculiar light guiding you on the road.
We recommend keeping the following selenite products in your car:
There are many places in your home where you can put selenite to benefit from this crystal's extraordinary properties. You can place selenite near the front door to clear any negative energy you have encountered throughout the day and brought home with you.
Another good place to have selenite is your bedroom, as it promotes better sleep, helps with insomnia, and eliminates nightmares. Finally, the living room is another great place to put selenite since it promotes a peaceful atmosphere by creating a protective aura around your home.
To benefit from the protection of selenite in your home, we suggest the following products:
Before delving into this issue, you should know about the major difference between sodium selenite, which is deemed a hazardous substance, and the selenite you purchase as a crystal to use for protection, healing, and cleansing.
The latter is of the gypsum variety and is neither toxic nor poisonous, so you shouldn't worry about the toxicity of selenite if you intend to acquire a piece of this stunning crystal.
In fact, the gypsum that selenite is made of is composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, which is a very safe and even useful substance. Gypsum is present in plaster, chalk, fertilizer, drywall, and tofu, and its calcium content significantly increases in baking, mead production, and beer brewing.
Therefore, you can use selenite without a single worry, and you will experience the incredible benefits of this stone if you use it regularly. Selenite is actually one of the safest crystals you can use and is also widely available.
If you are passionate about crystals and have your own personal collection, you are probably aware that some crystal pairings are even more beneficial than using a single stone. As a crystal with a very high vibration, selenite can be combined with multiple other stones that will amplify its energy and increase its properties, such as:
At the Village Rock Shop, we have a wide range of crystals available, including selenite, from which you can pick up the specific product you need.
We invite you to look through our webshop or visit our store in Carlsbad and choose the crystals that you think will bring you the most benefits.
For additional information on crystals, their benefits, and the perfect combinations, we recommend exploring our blog, where we have many interesting and useful articles that may eventually help you decide what the crystals you need are.
Once you place your order, we will carefully select the stone you chose and send it to you within the shortest time possible.