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Selenite (desert) Roses When is a rose not a rose? When it grows in the desert... The desert rose is an interesting phenomenon that occurs when a host mineral (in this case Selenite, a form of Gypsum) becomes trapped with sand after a desert rain.
Cleanse new crystals straightaway, particularly if you intend to use them for healing. Cleansing is not a physical process - rather it is a spiritual ritual. In esoteric terms, crystals absorb and retransmit all energies with which they come into contact. In healing, crystals become receptive to emotional energies.