What is selenite?

Selenite is produced from a naturally transparent or opaque form of gypsum crystal. Though you can purchase individual crystals, selenite can also be used for lamps as light passes through it easily, creating a warming glow. Selenite grows in the perfect shape for a lamp. Its long, elongated formation can be used as a tower for the lamp by splitting and chipping along the natural cleavage surface. Being usually white, the name Selenite comes from a Greek Moon Goddess by the name of Selene.

What is selenite crystal used for, and what are its benefits?

Cleansing your space

Selenite is a popular, self-charging crystal used to cleanse and recharge other crystals. The purpose of recharging and cleansing your crystals is to eliminate any negative or unwanted energies your stones may be holding. Beyond cleansing other crystals, selenite can clear out your surrounding environment and space’s negative energy. If your mind is feeling restless, the crystal can also clear away your own negative energy. With the assistance of your selenite crystal, you can feel a sense of peace, calm and mental clarity. This in turn, makes this stone one that is perfect to accompany your mindfulness and meditation habits.

What is the difference between Selenite Lamps and Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps?

Himalayan rock salt lamps are naturally hygroscopic – meaning they attract and absorb water molecules from the surrounding air. This unique feature allows them to trap dust and other contaminants, acting as a natural air purifier. Further, they are also known for their ability to generate negative ions. Exposure to negative ions has a positive impact on our health and wellbeing by boosting our mood and improving sleep.

On the other hand, Selenite lamps are renowned for their cleansing and healing abilities. As discussed, their presence can help to clear negative energy from the surrounding environment. Combining the purifying rock salt lamp and calming selenite makes it ideal for meditation or spiritual work. Lastly, Selenite’s self-cleaning properties can heal and cleanse other crystals in their environment.

How to use your selenite crystal

There are several ways you can utilise selenite in your life. Here is a short guide:

  • Hold your selenite tight to activate the crystal.
  • Hold it near the area of your body you may feel discomfort to aid cleansing.
  • When using a healer, your healer can use the crystal to sense where the discomfort may lie.
  • If there is no specific area of concern, use the crystal with your meditation or mindfulness activities to aid mental clarity.
  • Use selenite in conjunction with your rock salt lamp at night to aid with sleeping and restlessness.
  • Your selenite may dissolve if exposed to water, so it’s best to store your selenite in a cool, dry place.

At Rock Salt Lamps, we have several selenite options available, from crystals through to lamps, tealight holders and more. Pair your selenite with Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps to give your home the serenity and clarity you desire!

Note that any information that may be found anywhere on this site is not presented as a substitute, nor intended to be a substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Always follow the advice of your medical practitioner.