We want you to enjoy your Mala for years to come. Therefore, I recommend you treat your mala beads as sacred objects, whether you're using them for meditation or just wearing them throughout the day. I make each one so I know that the quality and attention to detail are unmatched, but some steps can help keep your Mala in tip-top shape throughout the years.

Storing your Mala

Keeping your Mala in the accompanying box or a Ziplock bag will help keep the precious metals from tarnishing. If any tarnishing occurs, gently polish them with a polishing cloth.

Wearing your Mala

Be gentle when putting on and taking off your mala beads. It should be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. Avoid getting your Mala wet. Getting your Mala wet will weaken the chord, ruin the tassel, and can damage the gemstones. This includes activities like exercising, swimming or showering.

Cleansing your Mala

Crystals are very effective at absorbing and storing energy, so it is essential to cleanse them regularly to release unwanted, stored energies that don't serve your highest good. Here are the safe cleansing rituals we recommend:

  • Sage or Palo Santo:  Smudging your pieces with their smoke helps cleanse and neutralize any unwanted energies stored in your gemstones.

  • Moonlight:  Leaving your malas on a windowsill in the light of the full moon(to release) or new moon(to set new intentions) is an easy and powerful way to cleanse your gemstones.

  • Reiki:  If you are a Reiki practitioner, this is an easy way to

  • Other cleansing stones:  Three known gemstones never need cleansing and are super effective at purifying other gemstones nearby. These are Citrine, Selenite, and Kyanite. 

  • Sound:  Reverberating sound can be an effective way to cleanse your gemstones. Using a singing bowl, chimes, a tuning fork, or other instruments allows the sound waves to release any old stagnant energy from your mala beads. 

Caring for your tassel

The most effective way to care for your Mala is to keep it wrapped in its original linen fabric when you are not using it. If your tassel needs a little maintenance, wet your fingers, and straighten out the threads. Sometimes the ends can become a bit frayed. If this happens, flatten the tassel between your index and middle fingers and trim the frayed ends with very sharp scissors or shears.

 If you have any questions or still need help choosing, I would love to help! Please email me at contact@mylittlemantra.com, and let's choose your Mala!