Our mala beads are natural crystals that need cleansing and activation to bring their power to life. When you receive your new mala, you can cleanse it by lighting some sage and passing the mala through the smoke a few times. Another option is to place your mala in the moonlight overnight. Cleanse your mala regularly over the course of its lifetime. (Purchase sage here.)
Before wearing your mala for the first time, you'll want to activate the crystals. Hold your mala in your hand and ask that its power be activated now to support you with your focus and intention. Be as specific as you'd like. Each time you put your mala on, remind yourself of this focus and intention.
The use, wear and storage of your mala beads should be done with great care and mindfulness. If your mala breaks, it is often a sign that you have completed your intention cycle and it is time to celebrate your success! If your mala breaks before you are ready to let go of that intention, we are happy to re-string it for you.