We recommend removing the stones included in your intention candles before lighting them. Prior to using stones in any of my products, I always do a smoke cleanse to ensure the stones are not carrying any lingering energies. However, you will still want to cleanse and charge your stones once you get them in your hands. I like to cleanse and charge my stones once a month (sometimes more than that if it's a stone I'm carrying with me regularly). This is a great way to reconnect with your intentions too.
A few ideas:
Smoke Cleanse: Hold your stones over the smoke of palo santo or incense. This clears any negative energy that may have been absorbed, but does not energize the stone.
The Earth: Bury your stones underground for 24 hours to allow the earth to draw out any negative energies and reinvigorate them with positive energy. This is one of my absolute favourite methods. Just be sure not to lose your stones!
The Sun and Moon: Place your stones in a place where they will be fully exposed to the energizing rays of the sun or moon. I usually leave them to charge for a full 24 hours.
Intention: Take a few minutes to ground and center your energy, then pick up a stone and visualize your hands filling with white, radiant light. Hold the stone in your hands and take deep, calming breaths. Really connect with your intentions and envision sending these intentions into the stones. This is a great way to begin a meditation practice, or to incorporate into your meditation.
May your stones help you find just what you need <3