A Beginner’s Guide to Clearing, Cleansing, and Charging Crystals

Why is cleansing important?

The purpose of cleansing is to remove impurities from your body. Impurities are anything that does not belong in your body or which may cause harm if it gets into it. When you cleanse your body with salt water, you remove any foreign matter such as dirt, bacteria, viruses and parasites. You also remove toxins and other harmful substances from your system.

How do I cleanse my body?

Salt water is the best way to cleanse your body because it removes all these things. You can use salt water on your face, hands, feet, teeth, hair and anywhere else where there might be impurity buildup. For example:

• On your skin: Use salt water to wash off makeup, dirt and dead skin cells on your face.

• Hands: Rub salt water over your hands to help remove dirt and grime.

• Feet: Apply salt water to your feet to get rid of dryness.

• Hair: Wash your hair with salt water after washing it with soap and warm water. (You can also use salt water on your scalp.

When you clean your body with salt water you eliminate impurities and help your skin stay healthy and fresh.

Why salt water?

The human body is made up of salt water. By adding more salt water into your body you are increasing the amount of good things within your body. Salt water also helps to keep your cells hydrated, allowing them to work properly. Salt water is also very good at killing harmful bacteria and viruses. If you are sick with a cold or the flu, you should use salt water on a regular basis to help relieve your symptoms.

After all, isn’t it better to drink something that can kill the cold rather than drink something that will give it to you in the first place?

What is Brown rice?

Brown rice is the whole grain of rice. When the rice is harvested, only the outside is removed, leaving behind the germ, bran and endosperm. Even though white rice looks better (it’s more polished and clean looking), brown rice is much healthier. It has more nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, selenium and fiber. Brown rice also has more protein than white rice, although not as much as other grains such as oats or wheat.

Why is brown rice so good for you?

The nutrients in brown rice are very important for your body to function properly. Brown rice has antioxidants within it that help to protect against many types of cancer. It also lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. Magnesium helps your muscles relax, including those in your heart. Selenium helps prevent cancer and keeps your cells healthy.

How do you eat Brown rice?

Whole grains, such as brown rice, have much more flavor when they are cooked with other ingredients, rather than by themselves. Try adding a little bit of oil, vegetables, herbs and spices to the rice while it is cooking to give it a flavorful punch. Brown rice can be eaten as a side dish or the main part of a meal. It’s especially good with fish, chicken or beef. Brown rice can be stored at room temperature for about a year, but keep in mind it will go rancid if not stored properly. If you don’t think you will be able to eat the entire bag of brown rice within a few months, consider freezing the extra.

Which is better: Brown or White Rice?

Many people believe that brown rice is much more nutritious than white rice. This is somewhat true, but not by a huge amount. White rice still has some nutrients, it just doesn’t have as many as brown rice. White rice is less likely to give you digestive issues, since the outer coating (the bran) has been removed during the milling process. White rice is better if you are looking for quick energy or food to eat during physical activity. It is digested more quickly than brown rice and will give you more energy quicker.

What should I look for when buying Brown rice?

Most brown rices are going to be relatively similar, so you don’t have to worry too much about the brand. Brown rice can contain unhulled grains and bits of the bran, which adds a bit of texture and crunch. If you don’t like this extra texture or you are making a dish where you want the rice to be smooth (such as a rice pudding), then pick rice that has been processed to remove these parts.

How do you cook Brown rice?

1 cup brown rice – 2 cups water – pinch of salt

Rinse rice: Place the rice in a strainer and rinse with water until the water pours through freely.

Place the rice, water, and a pinch of salt in a pot and bring to a boil.

Turn down the heat, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Cooking Tips:

• Brown rice can be used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

• For a crisp crust, use brown rice flour in place of all purpose or pastry flour in your favorite recipes.


How do I cook brown rice in a rice cooker?

Most rice cookers have a setting for white and brown rice. Use the brown rice setting and follow the instructions for measuring the water.

How do I cook brown rice in the oven?

When cooking brown rice in the oven, it is best to use a Dutch oven. This will prevent the rice from burning or boiling over.

Place 1 cup of brown rice, 3 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of oil in a Dutch oven and stir to combine.

Cover and place in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 2 hours. Fluff with a fork before serving.

How long will brown rice last?

Rinsed brown rice in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Brown rice can be frozen for up to 6 months if placed in an airtight container or freezer bag. Thaw the rice in the refrigerator and use within 4 months.

How do you cook brown rice in a pressure cooker?

Place 1 cup of brown rice, 2 cups of water, and a pinch of salt in a pressure cooker with a proper sealing lid.

Seal the lid and bring to high pressure; maintain pressure for 12 minutes. Let the pressure come down naturally.

Let stand for 10 minutes before fluffing the rice with a fork.

How do you make quinoa taste better?

The nutty flavor of quinoa is delicious, but it can be enhanced even more by cooking the grains in chicken stock.

Use a 2:1 ratio of water to stock when cooking quinoa. For instance, cook 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of water for added flavor.

Sources & references used in this article:

Crystals for Beginners: A Guide to Collecting & Using Stones & Crystals by C Kenner – 2011 – books.google.com

The Book of Crystal Spells: Magical Uses for Stones, Crystals, Minerals… and Even Sand by C Eason – 2008 – Anova Books

Crystals for Energy Healing: A Practical Sourcebook of 100 Crystals by E Grant – 2013 – books.google.com