SELENITE - Healing Properties & Benefits

Everything you need to know about the crystal Selenite, its benefits and how to use it in your everyday routine.

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What is Selenite?

Without getting too technical, let's just say Selenite is basically evaporated saltwater that has been formed into a crystallised form of gypsum over millions of years. First named after Selene, the Moon Goddess in Greek mythology.

Being from the gypsum family Selenite is related to plaster of Paris and Alabaster. Selenite comes in a variety of shapes and sizes that can vary quite a lot in colour, although the most common form that you'll find to buy is white or milky translucent.

Selenite is a soft and very fragile translucent crystal and is easily scratched (it's 2 on the MOH hardness scale!) and is also known as satin spar, desert rose and gypsum flower, 


What are the benefits of using Selenite?

Many people believe that they benefit from using Selenite although these claims have no medical evidence.

Opens up the Crown Chakra 

Selenite is associated with the crown chakra, it has powerful metaphysical properties that can help to open it up.

Cleanses & Charges

Selenite also has cleansing and charging abilities, not just for itself but for any other crystals in its vicinity.

Promotes spirituality & peacefulness

The fine vibration of Selenite's various colours and shapes can help to promote a feeling of spirituality, connection and peacefulness in your home.


How can I use my Selenite products?

Selenite comes in various colours, shapes and sizes. Beautiful in their own right, Selenite Lamps, Towers and Tealight Holders will look stunning in your home, as well as providing the aforementioned benefits.


If you meditate you can incorporate Selenite into your space, allowing you to think clearly - clear Selenite in particular represents clarity.

Cleanse & Charge crystals

Selenite is considered a powerful crystal and can be used to cleanse and charge your other crystals. We recommend placing your crystals on the Selenite for at least 6 hours. 


How do I care for my Selenite products?

Selenite is extremely fragile and relatively easy to scratch and should be handled with care. 

As selenite is water soluble, using it around water for prolonged periods is not a great idea as this could lead to deterioration.Clean your Selenite products and keep them dust free by simply wiping/dusting with a soft cloth. The use of abrasive cleaners is not recommended.

Keep selenite out of direct prolonged sunlight, as this exposure can cause loss of luster.


What Selenite products are in the ZenDen?

We love Selenite at BlackToMyRoots, it's in literally every room! We have an extensive collection of Selenite products for your home, which also make fantastic gifts for your friends that are into 'crystals, reiki yoga, meditation or who should be!'

Selenite Lamps, Towers and Tealight Holders

Selenite Lamps

Extremely tactile, use these daily for meditation or a 'calm down' aid!

Selenite Tealight Holders

We have both white and orange Selenite Tealight Holders, in a variety of shapes to suit all tastes including a heart shaped, hamsa and cylinders.

The tealight flame flickers through the walls of the translucent Selenite and is extremely peaceful and calming.

Selenite Palm Stones / Spheres

Extremely tactile, use these daily for meditation or a 'calm down' aid!

Selenite Bowls

Prolonged close proximity to Selenite will charge and cleanse your other crystals, however our Selenite bowls take it to another level.

Perfect for charging your smaller crystals, hearts or they can even be used to store jewellery, although due to the 'softness' care is cautioned. 

Selenite Wands

There are 3 varieties of Selenite wand to choose from, double ended pointed or rounded and a one with a single ended point.

Selenite wands are typically used for reflexology and Chakra works as the shape of the wand helps to direct the energy flow and so are these are great to use to cleanse your aura.

When working with pointed wands, face the pointed end outwards to direct the negative energy away.

Selenite Towers

Our Selenite Towers and spheres can be placed wherever you want to focus in  pure, clean energy and are great on desks or in workspaces.  The Selenite Spheres and towers radiate the crystal’s vibration in all directions, like a dome of white, healing light. To create an 'energy shield' for your protected altar/space, you could place selenite towers in each corner of the room.

You can shop our entire range of Selenite products here 

Our entire Selenite collection is ethically sourced and qualifies for our 14 Day No Quibble Returns 

If you have questions about any of the products in our Selenite collection you can contact us directly for further assistance.