Yes, crystals are gorgeous, but what makes them extra desirable is their energy. Their ability to ward off negativity, attract positivity, support emotional healing, manifest abundance, spark joy, or offer protection.
In the same way that we, as energetic beings, can pick up the energy of other people (how you feel after being with an angry person vs. how you feel after being with a happy person), crystals pick up energy too.
From time to time, we want to cleanse our crystals. Think of it almost like a detox. Saying good-bye to the old and hello to new, fresh energy.
How To Cleanse and Charge Your Crystals
There is no single right way to cleanse your crystals.
Just like we encourage you around here to choose the crystals you are called to, you should choose the crystal cleansing method you are called to as well.
Below you will find a list of 6 ideas to get you started. Try the one that speaks to you.
Wondering when and how frequently you should cleanse your crystals? There are no real shoulds! It’s a trust-your-gut thing. When you feel it's needed, that’s the right time to do it.
A full moon is the perfect time to release old energy, set some intentions, and cleanse your crystals. There’s not much you have to “do” to receive moon energy … your crystals just have to be in the presence of the moon - outside is best, but near a window is great too. You can always sit out with them and journal your intentions for the next couple of weeks.
The power of the sun charges crystals with energy and positivity. You do have to use this method with care because too much direct sunlight can fade some crystals. Some solutions are: placing your crystals out to meet a sunrise or holding them as you walk outside for a shorter period.
3. Sage or Palo Santo
Both sage and palo santo have been used since ancient times to cleanse the energy of people, places, and things. Simply light your sage bundle or palo santo stick and run the smoke around your crystals. You can also pass the smoke around yourself and/or the room you are in.
Water is the ultimate purifier and a great way to cleanse your crystals of old energy and old dust/sediment. You can use water from your tap, moon water, rose petal water, or water from a stream or ocean. Not all crystals can be submerged in water. Harder crystals like Amethyst are safe, but softer crystals like Fluorite should use other methods. P.S. Feel free to reach out through DMs to ask if your crystal is safe for water cleansing!
Selenite is a special crystal that cleanses and charges other crystals. It's super high vibrating, able to unblock energy flow and completely remove any negative energy … which helps in the cleansing process. It encourages positive, clear, high-vibrating energy to flow. Simply place your other crystals on or near your Selenite.
Just like we can be renewed by a sound bath, so can your crystals. If you own a singing bowl, you can place your crystals nearby before playing it. If your area offers a sound bath, you can often bring your crystals with you for sound cleansing.