Crystal Cleansing Made Easy: How To Cleanse Crystals

Posted by Julie D. Mayo

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In this article Crystal Cleansing Made Easy: How To Cleanse Crystals I'll show you several different easy to use methods of crystal cleansing and how to cleanse your crystals.

When it comes to cleansing your crystals there are many methods of crystal cleansing to choose from. Cleansing crystals can be fun and easy. How you cleanse your crystals will not only depend on which method(s) you prefer to use, it will also depend on how durable or fragile your crystals are.

Crystals are efficient absorbers and transmitters of energy. One function of a crystal is to cleanse and transmute negative energies. Most crystal healers believe crystals should be cleansed regularly to maintain their effectiveness. Without regular cleansing, most crystals become saturated and unable to do their work. Cleanse crystals regularly to keep your crystals working at their optimal level.

Crystals should be cleansed when you buy them and after wearing them or using them for healing. Some crystals are self-cleansing such as Citrine and Kyanite. These crystals never need to be cleansed.

Certain crystals have the ability to cleanse other crystals. Carnelian is one such stone. For example, if you keep a Carnelian in a bag of tumbled stones you will never have to cleanse them using any other method. However, Carnelian cannot cleanse itself, so be sure to cleanse your Carnelian regularly. Tumbled stones are very durable, so there is no worry of scratching them if stored in a bag or pouch with other tumbled stones.

Cleanse Crystals According to Type

The first thing to consider before cleaning a crystal is the type of crystal that needs cleansed. Is it fragile or friable? Is it a cluster or in layers? Is it water soluble? How you answer these questions will help you determine which method is best suited for the crystals you wish to cleanse.

A fragile crystal may not tolerate running water. A friable crystal can easily crumble and may even be reduced to powder; crystals that are layered or in clusters can separate. A crystal that is water soluble will dissolve in water. Special care should be taken when cleansing these crystals.

Desert Rose Selenite is an example of a fragile, friable and water soluble crystal (see image below).

Desert Rose Selenite | A Fragile, Friable, and Water Soluble Crystal

Crystal Cleansing: How to Cleanse Crystals

Running Water

Crystal Cleansing with Running WaterA crystal can be cleansed in a flowing lake, river, spring, or in tap water. One of the most popular methods of crystal cleansing is to cleanse a crystal under running water. After cleansing, place in the sun for several hours to energize. Crystals that fade in the sunlight, such as Amethyst and Citrine, can be energized in the moonlight. Never use water to cleanse a crystal that is water soluble, as it can dissolve - Selenite is one example.

Smudge with Sage

Smudging Crystal Cleansing with Sage, Palo Santo, Wood, Incense or HerbsSmudging is another popular method of crystal cleansing. Smudging is a great way to cleanse fragile and friable crystals. You can smudge a crystal by burning sage, incense, palo santo wood, or other slow burning herbs. Slowly pass the crystal through the smoke or brush the smoke over the crystal. This method has been used by Native American’s for centuries.

Soak in Brown Rice

Soak the crystal in brown rice for 24 hours. The rice balances and centers the energy removing the negativity, while dissipating and transforming the negative to the positive. Discard rice after use.

Soak in Flowers

A crystal can be “soaked” in flowers, such as rose petals, orange blossoms or honeysuckle for 24 hours. The essence strips away negativity and cleanses the stone while the purity of the flower is transmitted to the stone.

Place on Clear Quartz Cluster

A small crystal can be placed on a Clear Quartz cluster and left overnight. This is a great way to cleanse crystals, especially the Carnelian you may keep with your tumbled stones.

Cleansing Crystals on a Clear Quartz Cluster



Above are my favorite methods of crystal cleansing. If you are new to using crystals choose a method of cleansing crystals that is fun and easy for you. No matter what types of crystals you have in your collection, the methods above will keep your crystals recharged and ready for use. Just be sure to use a method that is appropriate for the type of crystal you are cleansing. 

Regardless of the methods you use, cleansing your crystals will keep all of your healing crystals recharged and working at their best for all of your Crystal Therapy needs. Remember, crystal cleansing will allow your crystals to be more effective and better able to assist you to obtain holistic health.

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