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 per cent 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 some 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.