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Cleansing Your Crystals: 8 Easy Methods


When working with crystals, it is important to cleanse them from time to time.  (If you are working with crystals for healing work on someone else, be sure to cleanse them before and after!)

When you first start working with a crystal or crystals, it is a good idea to cleanse them once a day for about the first week. 


In order for us to come into alignment with the frequency of the crystal, certain energies are released from us in order to vibrate at this higher frequency.  That nice little crystal of yours is storing that released energy in it's own energy field.  We want to release this energy using one of the clearing methods below.

Have you ever worn a piece of crystal jewelry, such as a ring, a necklace, a bracelet, etc. for a long time, and then all of a sudden you aren't drawn to it anymore?  If this has happened to you, try cleansing it!  It is probably bogged down with energetic sludge!  Once you release those lower energies it will be vibrating beautifully and you'll be excited to wear it again!

After about a week of working with the same crystal, your body should be starting to entrain to the vibration of the crystal.  Therefore you may only need to cleanse your crystal every week, and then every other week, and so on.  Trust your intuition on how often to cleanse your crystals!

Ok, so here are my favorite methods for cleansing!

1.  Cleansing with Reiki Energy

If you are a Reiki Practitioner, sending Reiki energy to clear the lower energies from your crystals is super effective, and super easy!  You can cleanse a big group of crystals at the same time using this method.  Simply send Reiki energy to your crystals with the intention that they are being released of all lower energies.  This may take as little as 30 seconds, and up to a few minutes, depending on how many stones you are cleansing.

2. Smudging with Smoke

You may wish to place a combination of the following into a fire-safe smudge bowl and then cleanse a group of your crystals in the smoke of the bowl.  A feather is a great way to move the smoke around. 


As you pass the smoke over your crystals, set the intention that the smoke is releasing all lower energies from the crystals energy fields, returning them back to their original state.

-White Sage



-Palo Santo Wood

-Dried Healing Herbs such as:





-And many more!

You can also burn incense and pass your crystals through the smoke!  Some of my favorite types of incense:

Nag Champa, Frankincense, Dragon's Blood, Aloe Vera


3. Cleansing with Sound Healing

Sound Healing is another great method of cleansing your crystals.  There are several methods of sound healing that can be used to cleanse a group of crystals:

-Singing Bowls

-Fairy Chimes


-Tuning Forks





-And any other form of sound you can think of!


4. Cleansing with Sunlight

This is another great way to cleanse your stones, however, not all of your crystal friends are fans of the sun as it can fade them, including Rose Quartz and Amethyst. 


Be sure to double check before cleansing in the sun.  Setting them on a window ledge or even in the great outdoors in the sunlight is a very effective way to clear those lower energies!  You may wish to leave them in sunlight for 2-12 hours.

5. Cleansing with Moonlight

You may also wish to cleanse your crystals in moonlight.  Simply place your crystals on a window ledge or outside under the light of the moon and leave them overnight.  This method works even if it is cloudy, and at all stages of the moon.  They will still receive the cleansing energies of the moon. 

If placing outside, take note that not all crystals like to get wet so if there is rain or snow in the forecast just leave them on a window ledge.


6.  Running Under Cool Water

Again not all crystals like to get wet so do some research before using this method. Also only use tumbled stones for this method.

To cleanse using this method, hold your crystal under running water for 30 seconds and up to a couple of minutes.  Use your intuition for how long this lasts.  Hold the intention that your crystal is being cleansed of all lower energies.

7. Cleansing With Selenite or a Himalayan

Salt Lamp

You can keep your crystals cleansed by placing them on or around a piece of Selenite or surrounding a Himalayan Salt Lamp.  Be sure that your Himalayan Salt Lamp is turned on in order for this to work!

Note, many sources say that Selenite never needs to be cleansed; however, why not give your Selenite the same love and attention that you give to your other crystals?!  


8. Cleansing with Smudge Sprays

This method should only be used on tumbled stones and should not be used on water sensitive crystals, such as Selenite.  Please check before using this method.  Vibrational Sprays are a wonderful way to cleanse crystals and your healing space.  These sprays have crystal energy infused into them, as well as essential oils or rosewater.  Simply spritz your crystals with a bit of spray to release any lower energies.


Please note that you may also use these methods to cleanse the energy of a space!  Rosewater is a quick and easy way to clear lower energies, and most people enjoy the pleasant smell of roses!

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