Mala Collective

Cleanse Your Mala

Mala beads are believed to absorb and store energy, therefore depending on your preference you may wish to cleanse your mala beads from time to time.

We recommend that you do not lend or share your malas with others as not to transfer any energy. If this does happen you may wish to cleanse your mala.

How To Cleanse Your Mala

There are a few different ways you can cleanse your mala. Here are some of our favorite ways to cleanse ours:
- placing it in the sunlight or moonlight
- burning white sage
- by sound vibration such as a singing bowl or chanting

All of our malas are blessed in Bali and it is not necessary to cleanse before wearing.

Cleaning Your Mala

With regular use you may also wish to clean your mala from time to time. You can do this by placing the mala in warm water. You can also add a mild soap if you wish. Soak the beads for some time (some suggest leaving in over night). Use a delicate brush to scrub the seeds. Leave the beads to fully dry.

After cleaning you can also brush your mala with coconut oil, or sandalwood oil. Oiling will make the beads strong and they won't dry out.

If your mala is well loved you may also want to freshen up the tassel. One way to do this is by wetting the tassel and gently combing the strands.

If you have any other questions about cleansing or caring for your mala please email us at

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September 21, 2013 by Ashley Wray
Tags: Mala 101



Ken said:

Thank you for sending me this link. I’m a “newbie” with all this. I have bought some wooden malas before but I am so looking forward to receiving my new one. And I want to take the best care of it that I can.


brianna said:

I lightly boiled the malas in coconut oil on low heat. they smell like fresh cookies. Not quite like sandalwood but still wonderfully fragrant.

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