We have found over many years that all of our pets love Shungite. We have added small pieces of Shungite Shards and Elite to their water bowls and they absolutely will choose this over plain water. You do need to make sure that the pieces are not too small that a puppy or dog would eat them, although technically it shouldn’t do them any harm! Cats won’t eat them but dogs tend to eat most things!! You can also add Shungite to any other pets’ water – birds, lizards, mice or hamsters, horses, and cattle. We have one amazing customer who adds super large pieces of Elite to her horse’s water troughs!!
The next area that we like to add Shungite to is the Wildlife that we share our world with! We are blessed to have an abundance of birds where we live and one of my favourites is King Parrot! They love to pop in for a quick drink and a splash in our birdbath but are quite shy so we don’t get to see them all that often. We have added a large piece of Elite Shungite to their bath and they seem to enjoy it. We also have Butcherbirds, Lorikeets, Galahs, Magpies, Kookaburras and many more that frequent our gardens. It’s so lovely to know that Shungite is helping them to have fresh, pure water also!
Lots of our customers have given us great feedback about using Shungite like this. Also, our pet charms seem to really help balance dog/cats energy.
We hope this gives you some ideas on how Shungite can enhance animals lives as well as our own!
We have spent the major part of last year renovating both inside and outside. We are very blessed to be able to do this. While planning our new decks and gardens we decided to incorporate Shungite into the gardens as much as possible. We have laid new turf and added fruit trees and veggie patches as well as a herb garden. Below are some of the benefits and ways we used Shungite to complement our new project.
Research on the benefits of Shungite and agriculture both for home and commercial uses has been ongoing for many years. You can read about it in Regina Martino’s Book – Shungite – Protection, Healing, and Detoxification – she refers to a French study by Jean Michael Pasternak and Claude Bernard about the benefits of shungite for plants. The tests they carried out showed greater tonicity in plants, as well as more vibrant colour, significant growth, and accumulated resistance to blight and dryness.
Shungite also absorbs and neutralizes harmful chemicals, such as residues from herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and other harmful substances. This seems to be made possible by the fullerenes present in Shungite( being hollow molecules ) which attract these substances.
Shungite and fruit trees :
We have planted some fruit trees and flowering plums, crab apples, etc, and are adding shungite rock to the soil as well as watering them with shungite water. I read with interest in the above book that remarkable results have been obtained whether your trees are young or mature so I will keep this updated!
Flower beds: Another part of the project is planting new flower beds. I look forward to seeing these bloom with the help of our Shungite!
Herb Garden: So the other area we are looking into adding Shungite is in our Herb Garden. We hope to see a larger yield as well as a great amount of growth and healthier plants generally. I will keep this updated also!
New Turf: We add new turf to our project and when preparing the soil, we added Shungite powder to enhance the growth. We weren’t disappointed! We now have a beautiful lawn where once we only had weeds!
Below are some of the ratios we used when adding shungite. I’ve also researched the way other people are using Shungite in their gardens and the below information is a representation of both.
Russian applications recommend enhancing soil fertility by using 10 grams of shungite powder per square meter.
Water: recommendations from the above book – prepare 3 days in advance, add 5 liters of water to a bucket with 1 – 1.5 kg of shungite rock on the bottom. Use this water directly on your plants.
Substrates: using shungite powder- add 1 Kg per cubic meter.
We hope this article helps you to find ways to add Shungite to both your gardens and your home.
Stay safe and well!
So, we have been asked this question many times over the years….Why does my Elite Shungite have rust on its surface?
Well, firstly, it is not rust as some people are claiming! It is actually called Jarosite.
I thought I would clear up this misinformation as it seems to be circulating around some other Shungite supplier’s websites. Below is an example that really worries me as it simply is not true!
“What is rust? Pretty simply, rust is oxidation of a material. In this case, due to the high amount of iron ore found in the soils in Karelia the rust is due to the iron ore oxidation from the soil lying adjacent to the Shungite. The Shungite is not rusting, it is the material on it or near it. Typically, the rust forms into material that is a yellow/orange colour.”
So as far as we have learned, from many reliable sources, the rust-like flakes that are Ocre-coloured and are sometimes present on Elite Shungite are a basic sulfate of Iron formed from the oxidation of Pyrite. It is from the Pyrite, not the soil that the Jarosite is formed. As you may be aware all Shungite can have veins of Pyrite running through it because Pyrite was present in the same area where the Shungite formed. When Pyrite is exposed to air it then oxidises. You can see the Pyrite veins running through all of the 3 types of Shungite. It is only when the Pyrite is exposed to air that it becomes Jarosite or oxidized Pyrite.
When we send out your larger pieces of Elite Shungite we carefully take off as much Jarosite as we can without damaging the Elite. Some people ask for the Jarosite to be left on as it is a naturally occurring part of Shungite. It is harmless but sometimes worries people as they think it is dirt or some other pollutant.
When you see these flakes of Jarosite it is actually showing you that the Elite Shungite is authentic! There is no way to “fake” these as they can only occur naturally so if you see them in your Elite Shungite you have another way to authenticate it!
Hope this helps to clear up your questions on those little flakes of Jarosite!
The information below from another website has since been changed and updated to the correct information. We are grateful that this has happened!
We have written this information many times but since there are some other websites out there telling people that Shungite needs to be cleansed we felt the need to say it again!.
Shungite is technically not a crystal but is a black, lustrous, non-crystalline mineraloid consisting of more than 98 weight percent of carbon.
For instance, the following was seen on an Australian Shungite store’s website –
“‘ Shungite basically acts as a sponge in its crystal cleaning and protection processes. Thanks to its unique atomic structure, called “fullerenes”, shungite is able to absorb a vast amount of negative elements. “‘ and also this …..'”But as we mentioned above, in doing so, negative energy and harmful elements get trapped inside shungite, which can be harmful to its user. “‘
We are really dismayed that this misinformation is being spread by larger companies and are not sure why they would be doing it. Scientifically this is incorrect. Shungite is a Diamagnetic stone and therefore other magnetic fields are repelled by it- this is one of the ways it helps with EMFs. Fullerenes do not suck up negative energy.
Shungite is one of only a few stones that doesn’t need to be cleansed or cleaned in any way. ( There are others such as Amethyst that are the same.) This is because it doesn’t take on any negative energies. The way Shungite works is by harmonizing around itself, therefore it never becomes overwhelmed, etc by any negativity!
Shungite can be cleaned, just for aesthetic reasons. Not only is Shungite working hard for you all the time, but it is also a beautiful piece of décor in its own right in your home or as a beautiful piece of jewellery.
All you need to do is use a clean cloth to remove the dust and if you need to, wipe it down with a damp cloth. Only use natural cleaners if you need to. Easily done.
Browse the stones below for your birth sign or birth month but remember don’t take this as a definitive list, it’s a general guideline. There are many different opinions about which stone goes with which month/star sign so always choose what feels right for you!
|| Suggested Stones
|| Clear Quartz, Garnet
|| Amethyst, Jasper
|| Aquamarine, Bloodstone
|| Ruby, Garnet
|| Emerald, Amber
|| Topaz, Agate
|| Moonstone, White Agate
|| Carnelian, Jasper
|| Peridot, Citrine
|| Opal, Turquoise
|| Topaz, Lapis Lazuli
|| Peridot, Jacinth
|| Suggested Stones
| Jade, Amethyst, Turquoise, Garnet
|| Amethyst, Turquoise, Quartz, Aquamarine
|| Jasper, Aquamarine, Jasper, Bloodstone
|| Rose Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Topaz, Tigers Eye
|| Citrine, Tigers Eye, Moonstone, Calcite
|| Moonstone, Amber, Ruby, Clear Quartz
|| Clear Quartz, Sunstone, Topaz, Turquoise
|| Sodalite, Peridot, Moonstone, Carnelian
|| Lapis Lazuli, Aventurine, Topaz, Opal
|| Aquamarine, Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Turquoise
|| Blue Lace Agate, Amethyst, Garnet, Topaz
|| Ruby, Clear Quartz, Jet, Black Tourmaline
Have fun and as always if you need any help let us know!
The Team @ The Shungite Experience
Many people go to great lengths to clean their home, their clothes and themselves, yet forget to cleanse their Crystals! Once you learn about the different methods you can use to clean your stones, you can do it on a regular basis to keep them full of positive energy.
Cleansing with Shungite
When we are talking about Shungite, it never needs cleansing as it doesn’t take on any negative energy. Shungite has the wonderful ability to harmonise the energy it comes into contact with or just the space it sits in, therefore it can’t take on anything negative. Just another amazing attribute of this ancient crystal! You can also cleanse and balance other crystals by placing them on or near a piece of Shungite! We have many of our Crystal Spheres that are placed on Shungite Stands which helps them to stay clean and balanced. We also put some of our other smaller Crystals on these stands just to cleanse them, it’s an easy way to keep your special Crystals harmonised.
There are various methods that you can use to cleanse your other Crystals some of which we have listed below. Experiment with different methods to see what feels right for you!
Smudging with Sage
Cleansing crystals by smudging them are easy. So how do you smudge crystals? The most potent smudge to use is white sage.
It is possible to buy smudge sticks ready-made in a smudging stick, or you can use loose sage leaf.
It is easy to buy in most places, and the smudge sticks are made up of either white sage alone or mixed with lavender.
Some may have other fragrant herbs in them as well, and some of these may also have healing attributes that could benefit you. Sage smoke is powerful to cleanse both your stones and the environment where they live.
You can do this one of two ways. You can hold the stones close to the stream of the smoke, or simply hold your smudge stick near to where they are sitting so the air around them is full of the sage essence.
Crystal Singing Bowls
There are two ways to do this. If the stones are small you may put them into the crystal singing bowl.
For bigger items, place them close to the bowl, then play the bowl for a few minutes. Crystal bowl music is very powerful and the sounds emitted by the bowl will resonate throughout the room, each bowl has a different note and vibration which will add to the cleansing of your Crystals. As the strong vibration of the pure crystalline sound of your crystal singing bowl fills the crystals, it will drive out any negative energy.The sound will lift the vibration of any of your crystals that are close by, and the room will also be filled with good vibrations as well. This is one of our favourite methods for cleansing larger crystals, especially ones that can’t be placed on our Shungite!
Suitable crystals can be left to soak in seawater or water mixed with sea salt. Cooking salt can also be used if sea salt/water is not available. You should fill a glass bowl (not metal) about half to one-third full and place your crystals so they are fully submerged in the salt water for anywhere between 1 to 24 hours. Many people leave them in salt water overnight but a crystal that needs a much deeper and more thorough cleansing can be left for up to 1 week. You should thoroughly rinse your crystals in cool running water after spending time in salt water to remove any remaining salt. After use, the salt water must be flushed away and never re-used because it will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies. Saltwater cleansing is considered one of the best and most thorough ways to cleanse crystals, but please be aware that this method must be avoided for certain crystals as it can have an adverse effect on them and even change their appearance and properties! Stones that should not be soaked in salt water include crystals that are porous, contain metal or have a water content, for example, Opal. Stones and minerals that should be kept away from salt include Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Hematite, etc.
Crystal Druse Geode or Cluster
All crystals can be cleansed safely by placing them inside an Amethyst Geode Cave overnight or for 24-48 hours. An Amethyst Druse, Cluster, or Bed can also be used in the same way. A Clear Quartz Geode, Bed or Cluster provides a faster cleansing process than Amethyst, but both methods are equally as effective. Simply place no more than a few crystals onto the crystal points and leave for anything up to 24-48 hours. These crystal cluster formations (both Amethyst and Quartz) have the ability to absorb the energies contained within crystals, neutralise the energies and then release ‘good’ energy from the cluster back into the crystals being cleansed, so they can effectively cleanse and energise at the same time.
Sunlight or Moonlight
The natural energies transmitted by the Sun and Moon can also energise your crystals with natural energies. Many people like to leave their newly cleansed stones under Moonlight and Sunlight for a day or two to allow them to absorb the different energies from the Moon and Sun. The Sun provides a stronger energy, whereas the Moon has a more gentle energy. When leaving crystals in Sunlight, please be aware that some coloured stones may fade over a period of time if left in strong sunlight too often. This can happen with Amethyst, for example. In this case, try not to leave your crystals in strong sun for more than an hour or so. To be on the safe side, place in sunlight during sunrise and/or sunset because the sun’s rays won’t be as strong during these times of the day.
We hope this is helpful and that you find what feels right for you and your Crystals!
As always, if we can help in any way please let us know.
The Team @ The Shungite Experience
There are three main shapes that Shungite is made into, with a few extra variations as well! The most common are Pyramids, Spheres and Cubes. You can also find Eggs, Harmonizers, Tiles, Stands and Massage Wands. All of these shapes are made from Type 2 Shungite which is easily polished and has a beautiful lustre when finished. This blog will give you an idea of the various uses of each shape.
The Shapes and their Characteristics
Shungite Pyramids are one of the 3 shapes that can be used in a variety of ways. Pyramids emit a strong energy vibration which will carry it’s influenced longer distances. It is because of its shape that this happens. It’s not a surprise that pyramids are our biggest seller!
The pyramid detailed below is the classic Giza pyramid shape from Egypt. We also stock “tall ” or Nubian shaped pyramids that have a much greater mass than the Giza shaped pyramids. It is suggested that the influence range of these Nubian shaped pyramids is about 1.5 times more than the Giza shaped pyramid.
Shungite Shape and Size (mm) Influence Range (approx.)
Pyramid 50mm 2.1-2.3 metres
Pyramid 60mm 2.5-2.7 metres
Pyramid 80mm 3.5-3.9 metres
Pyramid 100mm 5.0-5.4 metres
Spheres radiate energy in all directions and can be placed in the middle of a room so they will cover a greater area. Shungite Spheres bring balance and harmony to any area they are placed in. Shungite spheres are similar in shape to our vital field, this is why they seem to have a greater harmonising effect on our energetic body. Shungite Spheres emit a gentle and more uniform energy field which is perfect for places like your bedroom or living areas. We suggest a 6cm Sphere beside your bed or even under your bed to bring a deep and restful sleep. Small spheres are often used as Harmonizers for meditation also.
Shungite Shape and Size (mm) Influence Range (approx.)
Sphere – 40mm 2.0 metres
Sphere – 50mm 2.7 metres
Sphere – 60mm 3.6 metres
Sphere – 80mm 6.6 metres
Sphere – 100mm 12.0 metres
Cubes are often used in areas that need grounding, such as Pole Homes or homes on steep hills. They are solid and very connected to the Earth and so help to ground your home if needed. Placing a Shungite Cube in the corners of a room grounds the energy in that room. You can also place cubes on the 4 corners of your property to help with any negative energy that may be present. Their vibration is carried a shorter distance than both the Sphere or Pyramid but they are still wonderful tools. They are especially good for using on your WIFI router to help lessen the effects of harmful EMF’s. They have a greater volume per size and this seems to make them the best we have found for EMF protection.
Shungite Eggs also emit a beautiful soft energy that is perfect for general harmonising of rooms such as bedrooms etc. They are said to help us connect to the Life Force around us. You can also use these to meditate with and pair them with other crystals as a Harmoniser Set.
Shungite Shape and Size (mm) Influence Range (approx.)
Egg – 40mm 2.0 metres
Egg– 50mm 2.7 metres
Egg – 60mm 3.6 metres
Egg – 80mm 6.6 metres
Egg– 100mm 12.0 metres
These harmonizers are generally used as aids in meditation. They have been used as far back as Egyptian times. These come as one Shungite Cylinder matched with a variety of different crystals, most commonly Soapstone but you can also find them in Selenite, Jade and Amethyst.
Shungite has fantastic grounding properties. Meditating with a set of Shungite Harmoniser’s can help restore balance to your auric field by dispersing overactivity of the higher chakras while stimulating the lower ones. We find these absolutely wonderful to meditate with and the feedback from our customers confirms this! You seem to just relax and let go when you hold these amazing pieces. Try them and let us know what you think!
Shungite Tiles are either square or oblong and are great to use to help for a variety of things from EMF protection to helping to keep your fruit/veg fresher for longer in your fridge. We even use one in our cars to help with EMF emissions. They are a very versatile shape.
Since Shungite never needs to be cleaned and doesn’t take on any negativity, using a Shungite stand for your Crystals is a brilliant way to keep them clean and balanced. You can simply place them on the stand for a period of time or use it permanently, it’s up to you.
Shungite massage wands are used by therapists in their practices to help with either Energetic work or bodywork. Once again, the balancing effects of Shungite can greatly enhance their work. As Shungite does not need cleansing this is also beneficial.
Platonic Solids are shapes that form part of Sacred Geometry. They were first catalogued by the ancient philosopher, Plato (hence their name), although evidence of these most magical shapes has been found around the world for in excess of 1,000 years prior to Plato’s documentation.
They are made up of the ‘Five Convex Regular Polyhedra’: Hexahedron (cube), the Octahedron (double inverted pyramid), a Tetrahedron (pyramid), Icosahedron and Dodecahedron. The names are derived from the number of sides each shape has: 4, 6, 8, 12, and 20 respectively.
The first four shapes correspond with the elements: earth (hexahedron), air (octahedron), fire (tetrahedron) and water (Icosahedron), with the fifth, dodecahedron, representing heaven, ether or the Universe.
The shapes that form the five original Platonic Solids occur naturally in nature, and indeed in the crystal world. Working with them individually is said to help with our connection to nature and the higher realms of the cosmos; to find the common pattern which links us all at a molecular as well as at a spiritual level.
Different Uses for different shapes
We use a small cube to help harmonise EMF’s emitting from our router. We determined where the internal antennae were and then place the cube on top of it. By testing with an EMF detector we saw a huge difference in the emissions. This happens without any loss of WIFI network usability.
Electrical Meter Boxes and Smart Meters
Another area of your home that can have EMF emissions quite strongly. You can place either a pyramid or a cube inside the box to help harmonise this area.
Cordless phones emit very high EMF pollution. Shungite can be very effective in balancing this. The base that your phone sits on is the worst area and so a Shungite Tile is perfect to use. Simply place your stand and phone on a tile to harmonise the emissions.
Shungite shapes are a versatile and very useful tool to have in your home. We have them placed in most rooms around our home and find them to be very effective in keeping the space harmonious.
We hope you have found this article useful and that you can begin to use Shungite shapes to bring balance and harmony to your home. You can also place them in and around your home as ornaments or just to bring beauty to any area!
All ranges are based on the objects being placed in a “neutral” area. If the Shungite is placed in an area of disturbance the emanation will be reduced slightly. The above tables are from the book “Shungite: Protection, Healing, and Detoxification” by Regina Martino.
The Team @ The Shungite Experience
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Gemstones and Crystals
Never has there been such an exciting array of crystal jewellery available for sale. Earring, rings, bracelets and pendants – rounded cabochon’s, stones cut in the style of precious gems and probably the most popular, gems’ in their pure, unfinished state.
Crystal has never been more popular as jewellery but as well as the more fashionable uses, crystals have metaphysical properties which crystal healers believe can aid in everything from balancing and grounding, to channelling and healing. Some stones have singular abilities whereas others, such as clear quartz can be programmed for specific uses.
The style and settings of crystal jewellery are purely one of personal taste and do not affect the individual properties of each crystal – although some people believe that the raw stones, touching the skin affect the stones ability to work faster we do not necessarily believe this to be the case. Shungite balances the energy around the body so doesn’t need to be touching it to work its magic! Crystals work on a subtle vibration and those waves of energy will reach the close proximity of the physical body without too much trouble! The human body works with energy the same as electronic equipment might – we don’t question the use of quartz to help keep our watches working or as an important component of our computers!
Gemstones have been worn throughout the ages as talismans, signs of good luck, protective amulets and to mark those of nobility. You will find Gemstones in many ancient Royal Symbols and Crowns with most Royal Families from around the world using them from ancient times up to today. You will also see them in ancient pictures from Egyptian, Rome, Greece, Turkey, China, Russia as well as native American, Inca and Indian peoples. Gemstones and crystals have been used to adorn people for centuries and will continue to do so for many more to come!
Choosing the right piece
Most crystal experts will agree to general properties of each stone but ultimately, the wearer is the expert on their own jewellery. YOU are the best person to decide which crystal is right for YOU at any given time! Trust your instincts!
On our website, you will find many beautiful Shungite jewellery pieces as well as some amazing other stones. Wearing Shungite brings balance and harmony to you while other Crystals have their own meanings. The most common and loved of all crystal pendants are those made from quartz crystal. Clear quartz crystals are loved for their purity, simplicity and stunning natural growth formation. Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, purple and green Amethyst or Citrine (to name just a few) are also highly admired. Quartz crystal is considered to be a universal stone that brings great vibrational power to the wearer. Some properties and uses associated with quartz crystal include the following: aid in meditation, balance, amplification of positive energy and muting of negative energy, cleansing the aura and bringing harmony. To find out more about metaphysical and healing properties of crystals and gemstones, click here. Other types of crystals used to make jewellery include, but are not limited to Pyrite, Malachite, Shungite, Topaz, Carnelian, Pearl, Turquoise, Kyanite, Morganite, Moldavite and too many more to name! These are all used to make stunning jewellery and each has their own special properties to aid you on your journey. There is no doubt that crystal pendants are easiest to wear no matter which type of crystal or gem is set into it. Wearing crystal jewellery also brings the crystal or gemstone close to our heart area which some people believe is most beneficial to the person. Wearing crystal and gemstone jewellery is very useful for bringing the spiritual and physical benefits of crystals into your life, in a practical way. Apart from the many benefits of Crystals, the number one reason most people choose them is that they are exquisite! You can have multiple pieces to go with all of your outfits and moods, in such a huge array of colours and designs that you will never run out of choices!
We are always looking for beautiful pieces to showcase on our Website. We deal with wonderful suppliers that use Fair Trade practices which are in line with our own values and goals.
We hope you enjoy browsing and as always, if you need help please let us know!
The Team at The Shungite Experience
Shungite powder has many and varied uses. These range from health and beauty, to agriculture and construction. In this article, we will focus on exactly what Shungite powder is, and how we and many others, including scientists and doctors have used this wonderful product. We will share theirs and our own outcomes and keep things honest, providing any drawbacks we have run into.
Shungite powder is typically made with special equipment from fragments of Shungite rock. It usually comes as a powder of, 1 to 3 microns. It can also be made from Elite Shungite (which is rarer and so more expensive). We find Elite Shungite powder to be the most effective.
The paste has the same properties as Shungite stone i.e. it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and also an antioxidant etc.
One of the prime uses of Shungite powder is to make a paste, which is sometimes called a poultice. it can be used to assist many skin disorders such as acne, rashes, inflammation.
Personal experience of using Shungite paste
We have used Shungite paste to treat pain, to speed up tissue recovery and to treat skin problems. We use the paste as a compress over the affected area. We will more often make the paste with coconut oil rather than water as it binds the paste making it easier to apply.
We have found that when treating painful areas the optimum results are obtained when the compresses are left on for up to 48 hours,( note this requires the area to be well wrapped.)
These notes are not designed as a medical treatment, as always, if you have health concerns you should contact a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Agricultural uses of Shungite Powder
Shungite powder can be used in the garden to help improve soil quality & thus crop yield.
It will also help to remove pesticides & heavy metals from the soil & improve moisture retention.
A study of the application of Shungite on plants was carried out in France for over a year by Jean Michael Pasternak and Claude Bernard.
The conclusions show great tonicity in the plants, more vibrant colours, significant growth, and an accumulative resistance to blight and dryness.
Remarkable results were obtained using Shungite on fruit trees whether they were young or mature, fruit-bearing trees.
The better root system in the plants, led to a reinforcement of natural defences, giving very good resistance to parasites and improved growth.
Water and powder
Shungite powder is used in water purification with great results. In Russia, it has been used for many years in metropolitan filtration systems. In household areas, it is found inside water purification cartridges. The water is run through the powder at high pressure which allows most contaminants to be collected by the powder, thus purifying the water. Please see the link below for the Scientific Research Paper on Shungite and Water.
We hope you have found this helpful on your journey into discovering the many benefits of Shungite Powder. We have covered the areas that we know about and have used ourselves but there are many more ways that Shungite can be used! Stay tuned as we will keep updating you.
The Team @ The Shungite Experience.