The level of care, ritual and respect you give to your egg reflects the level of care you give to your practice and your own sexual sovereignty. There are so many different varieties and methods for cleaning the egg which many different experts speak about. The first distinction to make is between the ways to energetically clean and charge your egg versus actual methods to hygienically cleanse and sterilise your jade egg. In this section we will focus on how to actually clean your egg for use with the correct hygiene advice, and how to cleanse the egg energetically, and some guidance on which of these methods overlap. ✨
The common process of boiling your egg is a full sterilisation process which does not differ from sterilising medical instruments - nor actually boiling an egg! For this method, simply place the egg in a pot of cold water, and allow the water to come to a boil all around your egg, and just leave it for about 5-10 minutes - exactly like boiling a real egg. This process ensures that all of the bacteria on the egg and any harmful substances will be removed. This is also a fantastic thing to do when you first receive your egg, to ensure anything from the factory where it was carved, etc. is cleaned off; including whoever may have touched the egg before you, in it’s life cycle. You do not need to boil your egg every single time you use it - below are some simpler techniques for day to day use - however boiling your egg once every month or so is a good way to ensure there is nothing growing on the egg, or any bacteria in the hole, or in any minuscule crevices or naturals faults of the stone itself. Jade is a very hard stone and therefore isn’t prone to faults which absorb/house bacteria, however each of the eggs has a hole drilled into it, and it is possible for bacteria to grow on the surface of your egg if it isn’t washed properly once by mistake, so this is a good method to practice - especially if you haven’t used your egg for a long time.