Cleansing Crystals

Updated: Jan 23, 2021

Whilst crystals charge and align our vibration. They also absorb and transmute low vibrations and negative energies. For this reason, it is important to discard any built-up negativity through cleansing and charging of crystals.


Water purification

Water is said to neutralise negative energy stored inside crystals. Natural running water, such a stream, is ideal for cleansing and charging, although a more practical option for most, is to rinse the crystal under a running tap.

Whatever your water source, ensure that the crystal is completely submerged. Pat dry when complete.

Approximate duration: 1 minute per stone

Use this for: hard stones, such as quartz

Don’t use this for: stones that are brittle such as; Pink Aragonite, Selenite.

Crystals ideal for cleansing in water;

  • Amethyst

  • Citrine

  • Rose Quartz

  • Clear Quartz

  • Tigers Eye

  • Obsidian (not to be kept in water for long periods)

  • Rhodonite (not to be kept in water for long periods)

  • Lapis Lazuli (not to be kept in water for long periods)

  • Turquoise (not to be kept in water for long periods)

Salt water

Mix a tablespoon of sea, rock, or table salt into a bowl of water. Better still, if you live near the sea, consider collecting a bowl of fresh salt water, completely submerge and allow the crystal to soak for a few hours. Rinse and pat dry.


Moon light (Full Moon)

All crystals are safe to be cleansed in moonlight (be mindful if placing outside, as water (rain) is not suitable for some crystals). Crystals can also be placed in moonlight from a window sill.

The ideal time for moonlight cleansing and charging crystals is on a full moon.


Smoke Cleansing

Smoke can also be used to cleanse and clear negative energy. Incense sticks, herbs and plants such as lavender or cinnamon sticks can be used. Sage is also used but care must be taken when sourcing Sage due to over harvesting. Using smoke to cleanse crystals is said to clear negative vibrations and restore natural energy.

To cleanse, taking care when burning products and use safely (according to given instructions). Place crystal within the smoke source for 20 to 30 seconds to cleanse.

Use this for: All crystals

Using other crystals

Certain crystals such as Selenite and Carnelian can be used to cleanse other crystals by absorbing, neutralising and recharging.


When to charge a crystal?

The more regular a crystal is used, the more energy it collects. If an individual crystal is feeling heavier than usual, this is a sign to cleanse.


What is the best method?

Find a method which works for you and your practices. Use your intuition as to what feels right.


Signs a crystal is cleansed

When crystals are cleansed they should feel energetically and physically lighter to the touch.


Keeping your crystals regularly cleansed enhances the day to day benefits of crystals, supporting personal energy whilst aligning vibration.


Love Donna x



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