Lapis Lazuli is a vivid blue crystal with gold sparkles, this blue stone requires extra care and delicacy especially when cleaning it.
Water is a versatile cleansing method that washes your crystal from any dirt and at the same time purifies your stone from the absorbed negative energy.
So, getting your Lapis Lazuli wet unintentionally or on purpose (to clean it) may urge you to wonder if whether or not your crystal can get damaged by water.
So, my answer to your question is yes.
Lapis Lazuli can get wet. Nevertheless, you should be extra precautious while cleansing your Lapis Lazuli stone with water. You should avoid using hot water, or immersing your crystal for long hours in water while cleaning it.
Plus, be extra mindful of the kind of liquids that are near to Lapis Lazuli, always put your stone away from substances that contain chemical or acidic elements.
Lapis Lazuli can get wet if you attend certain conditions
1.Monitor the water immersion period
This a general cleaning rule for all crystals out there.
Generally, letting your crystals immersed in water for long hours can be quite harmful.
We should consider the fact that immersing crystals for long periods doesn’t mean necessary that you will eliminate all the attached negative energies and your crystal will be spotless.
A short, concise, and controlled water cleaning period is equally effective and way less damaging.
In our case, prolonged water contact may dissolve certain composing elements in Lapis Lazuli such as calcite, and consequently, your stone will be looking damaged and stripped away from its unique golden shine.
Hence, quick water cleanse is considered sufficient to clean your Lapis Lazuli stone, you can add to your water natural soap (make sure that your soap is composed of natural ingredients) and cleanse it gently.
After that use a soft cloth to pat your crystal dry.
Avoid using a dry cloth or toothbrush as they can scratch the surface of the stone, it is best to use a microfiber cloth to gently rub your Lapis Lazuli stone from any water residue.
2.Do not use hot water
Hot water can be quite abrasive.
Getting your Lapis Lazuli stone wet with hot water is the one thing to avoid at all costs.
Hot water may alter the natural blue tint of your stone, in other words, it could make the colors of the stone dull, and less intense, which will eventually steal away from Lapis Lazuli its signature royal blue hue.
So, to cleanse your lapis lazuli via water, using lukewarm or room temperature water which are one of the most vital practices to keep your stone safe from any potential damage and to maintain the beautiful vivid blue color of your crystal alive.
3.Avoid chemical cleaning liquids
You should always be aware of the toxicity and the damage of chemical cleansing liquids and the irreversible damage they can cause to your stones especially jewelry.
Getting your Lapis Lazuli in contact with liquids or cleaners that contain chemicals and acidic substances is pretty abrasive.
So for example, if you are about to use these types of cleaners to clean your home, it is best to remove any lapis lazuli bracelet, necklace, or earrings, so you can avoid getting them wet or in contact with these substances.
Plus, using cleansing liquids that contain lemon juice, bleach, vinegar, or baking soda to cleanse your crystal is a big NO.
All of these elements can cause serious irreversible damage to your stone or jewelry that are made of lapis lazuli which can, unfortunately, be unfixable.
Coming in contact with these types of chemicals will ultimately alter and degrade the upper protective layer of Lapis Lazuli which makes the stone fully exposed and more vulnerable to damage.
You can get your Lapis Lazuli wet, but not with these kinds of liquids.
You can use for instance warm water with a pure natural soap bar that doesn’t contain any chemicals or unnatural ingredients so you can safely cleanse Lapis Lazuli.
Other important related Questions
Can you shower with Lapis Lazuli?
While pure water doesn’t hurt Lapis Lazuli, the ingredients of the products that we use while showering (shampoo, body wash…) can in fact contain chemicals that may damage your stone.
So, as a protecting measure, avoid wearing a Lapis Lazuli bracelet, or beaded Lapis Lazuli jewelry in the shower.
Is Lapis Lazuli toxic in water?
Yes, when immersing Lapis Lazuli in water, the stone releases certain elements that are considered toxic, such as sulfur which the main element that composes pyrite. (we notice pyrite in the surface of the stone in the form of golden sparkles)
So, it is primordial to empty the water immediately after cleaning the crystal and wash thoroughly the container to remove totally any residue of sulfur.
Side note: It is best to dedicate a special water bowl that is specifically assigned to crystal cleansing, to avoid mixing it with the other bowls that you may use for other purposes.
I always feel mesmerized by the beautiful and vivid blue color of my lapis lazuli stones.
You can get Lapis Lazuli wet and at the same time maintain the colors of my stones and keep them in the best condition ever if you follow these simple and effective tips.
You can absolutely get your lapis lazuli stone wet, just make sure to not soak it in water for long periods of time, also avoid using hot water, it is best to use lukewarm water, or room temperature water to clean your crystal.
Plus, avoid getting your Lapis Lazuli stone wet with chemical or acidic substances as they can be quite abrasive and may cause irreversible damage to your stone.
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