How To Cleanse Crystals

Oftentimes people get so excited when working with crystals, they fail to remember that crystals need to be cleansed routinely so that they can continue to provide optimal performance. This is because crystals and stones have many properties that they enact within the physical and auric bodies of the user, and as such they can cleanse, clear, protect, guide, defend and enlighten the user. All of this takes a constant energy output. Because these crystals work so hard, the crystals can store the energies, which can reduce the positive output. This has to be explained because so many people never cleanse their crystals at all, let alone on a regular basis. If you love your crystals and all the benefits that they give you, then please cleanse them often! With that being said here is a quick guide to crystal cleansing.


  • Always look up your crystals that way you will know which cleansing option will work best for you. This is because some stones cannot be placed in water for a multitude of reasons, and some cannot have direct sunlight. Do not cleanse the following crystals with water: Selenite of all kinds, Petrified Wood even tumbled, Pyrite, Malachite, Cinnabite/Cinnabar, Danburite, Kyanite, Galena, Vanadinite, Argonite, Aragonite. Basically any crystal that ends in "ite" is a no go for water. Crystals that are good to cleanse with water: Ocean Jasper, Amethyst, Carnelian, Shungite, Black Obsidian, Citrine, Smokey Quartz, Rose Quartz and Ametrine.  


  • Saging or cleansing with smoke form herbs or resins is a quick and wonderful way to cleanse your crystals and stones. Make sure you leave a window or a door open so that the energy may leave as you disperse it from the crystals. This can be done with a multitude of herbs to cleanse the crystals. Take the desired herb, root, or wood, light the item, let it catch aflame, extinguish the flame by blowing it out, and then let the smoke waft on and about the piece. This will remove any stagnant or lingering energies. The following can be used to cleanse: Sage, Mugwort, Lavender, Cedar, Juniper, Yerba Santa, Yerba Buena, Sweetgrass, Palo Santo, or Rosemary among others. I recommend the Purify and Cleanse Smudge kit as it comes with everything that you need and instructions. 


  • Anytime the stones require a deep cleaning you can always use the above option and direct the smoke from the herbs to the West. The west is the element of water which speeds healing and tap into unconscious emotion.


  • Sunlight carries a purity of Divine Masculine cleansing energy and can remove stagnant energy from a piece. While direct sunlight can cleanse and clear several crystals at any time, it can also lighten the color of certain crystals like Citrine, Rose Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Amethyst, Ametrine, and many more. However the sun bleaching effect takes place over multiple days in the sun and does not affect the efficacy of the stone.


  • For those crystals and stones that are safe to be placed in water, you may dig a hole in the ground, and bury them overnight for the crystals to be cleansed and cleared as an alternative. Just be sure to make a note of where it was left so you remember where it was buried.


  • Placing your crystals and stones in the Full Moon can cleanse their energy. Place the crystals and stones in the direct moonlight overnight and bring them back inside before the sun rises. Now, if you don't have space outside, you can line them up along your windowsill overnight.


  • Another option with the Full Moon is to make Full Moon Water, which carries the energy and essence of the Moon and can be used anytime to cleanse your crystals that are suitable to be in water. To Make Full Moon Water simply take a container of water, at dusk place it outside so that it is able to get moonlight, leave it outside all night, and before the sun begins to rise, bring it back in the house, and store in an opaque container. This is great not just for cleansing crystals, also great to cleanse the self of negative energy with a few washes or drops placed on the crown of the head, armpits, feet, behind the knees as well. I always recommend keeping a Shungite in with your moon water or rain water.


  • Rainwater is wonderful for those crystals that can get wet. Rainwater carries cleansing and healing energy as well. Water gives and sustains life, as well as takes it in some cases, it is a wonderful cleansing agent. To collect rainwater simply place a container outside to collect it. Again, I recommend keeping a Shungite with your rainwater.. Now if you don't have an opaque container for rainwater that is okay, the sunlight will not affect its efficacy.


  • Bell and sound cleansing is a simple quick way to cleanse crystals, it takes a few minutes to do this, a little bit more for larger piles or pieces, and is very effective energetically. It is great when you don't have a lot of time or energy, this is also something that parents can get their children in on too. Kids can help by making noises and clapping their hands while picturing loving or happy thoughts, this adds to the cleansing as love is a very powerful cleansing agent. Singing bowls, sound bowls, bells, and dharma bells are wonderful for cleansing and clearing. To cleanse simply use the sound objects in front of the crystals and stones until it feels right to you.


  • Energy clearing is always effective. To begin place the crystal or stone in the left hand, cover it with your right hand, visualize white light streaming in from above your head into your crown and then down and out through your hands onto and around the crystals. When the crystals feel clean simply release the white light.
Overall, cleansing your crystals doesn't have to be complicated and is relatively simple yet extremely effective in helping to maintain the efficacy of the frequency. Try some of these cleansing tips and watch your crystal practice improve! Remember its practice makes perfect, and if you aren't sure if your crystals need to be cleansed or not just go ahead and cleanse them. Better to be too energetically clear than full of energetic debris.
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