Cleansing Your Crystals


It is recommended that crystals are cleared and charged periodically.

Once you have picked a crystal, it’s important to cleanse it of any negative energy it may have picked up from those who handled it before you. 

There is an important distinction to make between cleansing your crystal and charging it.

Crystals can give us positive energies, but they can absorb our negative energies. Before you charge a crystal, you first need to cleanse it of the negative energy it has absorbed. Once cleansed you can then work on recharging your crystals.

Below are just some of the ways to Clear your crystals. Know that one method is not always right for everyone,

try one method and see how you feel and connect with your crystal. Did it work? If not try another method. You will find what works best for you.

  5 Ways to Clear or cleanse your crystals 

and information on toxic crystals 


  1. Smudging method:  

      Use sage, Palo Santo sacred wood, incense, sweet grass. or whatever sacred plant you connect to This is great for crystals that do not do well    with water such as Opal, Pyrite and Selenite. Passing your crystal through the smoke with the mindful intention to cleanse it.


  2.Indirect water method:

    Fill a large bowl with a few pinches of Himalayan salt. Place a smaller empty bowl inside the large bowl, letting the water surround it but not overflow into it. Place your crystals inside the small empty bowl and leave it there for a few hours or overnight. It will still absorb the vibration of the water + salt  and clear it without damaging your crystals. 

 3.Running water method:

    Using a stream or river, can be a great way to cleanse your crystal. Hold your crystal under running water for a few minutes.

 4.Saltwater method:

    From the sea or ocean can also work well. Immerse and bathe your crystal in the water for a few minutes. If you don’t live near the sea or ocean you can try using a homemade Himalayan salt solution.

  Be aware that some crystals can not go in water  This method isn’t an option for soft, or water-soluble crystals such as selenite so make sure you research    your crystal to make sure it’s safe to put underwater. Quartz, agate, amethyst are examples of crystals that can be used safely underwater. If you’re unsure    just use another method to be on the safe side.

 5.Singing bowl method :Using sound that vibrates at a higher frequency than your crystal is also an option. Chime a singing bowl, a tuning fork or bells, or any music you like play near the crystal you want to cleanse.


  • Direct sunlight can cause some minerals to fade, including amethyst, citrine, some quartz varieties including my beloved smoky quartz, aquamarine, fluorite, celestite, opal, turquoise, kunzite and topaz.

  • Take 5 minutes to search the specific stone in question, and make sure you’re not unintentionally damaging your crystals or other belongings by having them in the sun, near water, or on a surface they’ll ruin!

  • Here is a great link to more information on toxic crystals 



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