Selenite: What Is It & What Do We Use It For?

Author: Saltco Australia   Date Posted:24 October 2017 


Selenite is a variety of the mineral gypsum. Satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower are other varieties of gypsum that, at times, are grouped together under the name selenite. All of them show crystalline structure. Gypsum is chemically composed of calcium sulphate dihydrate (which indicates two molecules of water). Although the name is similar, there is no noticeable amount of selenium in selenite. Both substances are named after the Greek for the moon. The ancient Greeks believed that some crystals wax and wane along with the moon’s various phases over the month. The ancient Greek word “selenites” literally meant “moonstone”. For the past several hundred years, the word selenite specifically designates transparent gypsum crystals.


Selenite crystals are among the largest crystals ever found, some over twelve meters long.

In New Age philosophy, selenite plays a major role in being associated with the seventh chakra. This seventh chakra is also called the “crown”, indicating the symbolic position located above the crown of a person’s head. This chakra has been described as the chakra of divine wisdom. Other chakras reflect connections with physical entities like earth, but the crown chakra indicates a connection with spirituality. Adherents believe that selenite is important to bring a level of balance to your crown chakra, which helps you both feel a more meaningful connection to the earth, and allows better health of the brain, nervous system, and your pituitary gland.

Those who swear by the efficacy of selenite believe that this gypsum crystal enables you to connect with your mental energy and expand your mind. They claim a great deal of spiritual properties within this mineral. They believe it will greatly enable your peace of mind and calmness if used properly.


Selenite Products

Our products made from selenite come from an ancient seabed in Morocco. They’re available in all sorts of shapes and sizes. For example in lamps, wands, pyramids, eggs or hearts plus more that are perfect for making the most of their beneficial properties.


A natural selenite lamp is a good example of a perfect way to use selenite. It’s a stalagmite-style lamp with a rough exterior. It comes with a cord and a globe included. Natural lamps come in many sizes, we here at Saltco have 5 sizes to choose from, starting at around 15-20cm in height, up to 40cm plus. Selenite is a calm stone that instils deep peace and is excellent for meditation or spiritual work. It is translucent and a sort of shimmering opaque. This lamp will be perfect for those uses!


Rough selenite tea lamp has a rough exterior and is perfect for holding a tea candle. It is small, around 10 centimetres by 10 centimetres, and weighs around one and a half kilograms.

For those looking for something smaller, this spiral selenite wand is used during meditation and may assist to dispel negative energy. We think you’ll enjoy the uses of this wand.


This selenite crystal cage is a stalagmite-styled caged fire bowl. It comes with a cord and a globe included. The purest translucent white selenite is said to have an ethereal quality, inhabiting the space between light and matter. The very fine vibration of selenite brings clarity of mind. Its high-frequency vibration qualities link it to the light body, helping to anchor it to the earth’s vibrations. This versatile and often underrated crystal has properties that make it truly unique for spiritual and metaphysical purposes. We think you’ll find this crystal cage to be perfect for you!




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