Are there certain crystals that dissolve in or are damaged by water?
JANINE HARKER, BOLTER END, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
ABSOLUTELY. Selenite dissolves in water, as does halite – although with halite it is part of the process if you want to use it to cleanse you. Hang a piece in a little muslin bag from your shower head where the water will dissolve it and heal you.
Crystals that are crumbly such as kyanite don’t take well to being in water. Avoid putting clusters or layered stones like lepidolite or muscovite in liquid, as this will separate the layers, and moqui marbles will rust. Use uncooked brown rice, smudge with sage, or sound Tingsha bells, Tibetan bowls or tuning forks as an alternative means of cleansing crystals.