How to Care for Your Mala Beads: Tips for Storing, Cleansing, and Maintaining. - mylittlemantra

How to Care for Your Mala Beads: Tips for Storing, Cleansing, and Maintaining.

Mala beads are a powerful tool for meditation and manifestation, and with proper care, they can last for years to come. Treating your Mala beads as sacred objects, whether you're using them for meditation or just wearing them throughout the day. Here are some tips to help you keep your mala beads in good condition:

How to store your Mala Beads?

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

Wearing your Mala Beads
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 wearing your Mala beads in water.
Avoid wearing your Mala beads in the shower, while swimming, or during other water-related activities. 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 known for their ability to absorb and store energy, which is why it's important to cleanse them regularly. By releasing any unwanted or stagnant energy, you can allow your gemstones to work at their highest potential. Here are some safe and effective cleansing rituals we recommend:

  • Smudging: Using the smoke of sage, palo santo, or other cleansing herbs can help neutralize and cleanse the energy stored in your gemstones. Simply hold your crystals in the smoke for a few minutes.
  • Moonlight: Placing your crystals on a windowsill during the full moon can help release any stored energy. During the new moon, you can set new intentions for your gemstones. This is an easy and powerful way to cleanse your crystals.
  • Reiki: Using Reiki energy can cleanse and energize your gemstones. Simply hold your crystals in your hand and channel Reiki energy through them.
  • Self-cleansing stones: Citrine, Selenite, and Kyanite are three gemstones that never need cleansing and are super effective at purifying other gemstones nearby. You can place your other crystals on top of these stones to cleanse them.
  • Sound healing: Using sound waves from a singing bowl, chimes, or tuning fork can also effectively cleanse your gemstones. Hold your crystals near the sound instrument and allow the vibrations to release any old stagnant energy from your crystals.

Caring for your tassel
To keep your tassel in great condition, we recommend storing it in its original linen fabric when not in use. If your tassel needs a bit of maintenance, simply wet your fingers and use them to straighten out any tangled threads.

Occasionally, you may notice the ends of the tassel becoming frayed. To fix this, gently flatten the tassel between your index and middle fingers and use very sharp scissors or shears to trim the frayed ends. Be careful not to cut too much, as you don't want to shorten the length of the tassel.

Remember to take care when handling your tassel and to only trim the ends as needed. By following these simple tips, you can keep your tassel looking beautiful and in top condition.

Caring for your gold vermeil pendant

Gold vermeil is a type of jewelry made up of a Sterling Silver base layer with a solid gold electroplating on top. Our pendants and Guru beads are made of gold vermeil, and we use a heavy 2-micron layer of real 24k gold over high-quality sterling silver. All the materials used to create our gold vermeil pieces are sourced and produced in Portugal.

To keep your gold vermeil pieces in top condition, we recommend the following tips:

  • Regularly wipe your pendants and Guru beads with a polishing cloth to remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated.
  • Avoid exposing your pieces to water, perfume, lotions, soaps, or other harsh chemicals that can cause tarnishing or damage.
  • Store your pieces separately in their cotton pouch to prevent scratching or tangling.

By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your Mala beads stay in good condition and continue to support your meditation and manifestation practices for years to come.


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