Crystals are natural minerals that hold energy; absorbing and purifying any energy brought their way. We are also made up of energy and we can exchange such forces with these stones - thereby gaining benefits from them. Crystals are utilized to enhance the energies around us and within us. Learning how to cleanse your crystals is essential for their and your energy! Cleansing your crystals helps disperse whatever undesirable energy might be lingering within them and revitalizes their capacity for healing.
HOW TO CLEANSE YOUR CRYSTALS
LEAVE THEM IN THE MOONLIGHT. The moonlight is extremely cleansing for crystals. Set your crystals on a windowsill or outdoors overnight to recharge them.
LEAVE THEM IN THE SUNLIGHT. Sunlight bathing works best with warm-colored crystals like yellow, red and orange crystals. Make sure not to expose them to the sun for a longer period of time, as they may become faded. We recommend no more than four hours of direct sunlight.
CLEANSE THEM IN QUARTZ. Leave your crystals in a bag of Quartz or in a cluster of Quartz to clear any unwanted energies. Leave them there for 6 hours or overnight for the best results.
CLEANSE THEM WITH SELENITE. The easiest method is using a selenite plate, dish or bowl. All you need to do is place your desired crystals or tumbles on the selenite, and leave them for 24 hours. You can also use selenite towers to charge your crystals. Find an empty space to position your selenite tower, and place the stones you want to cleanse in a circle around the tower - ideally, touching the base. Again, leave them for 24 hours for best results.
USE SOUND. Personally, I have crystal singing bowls and brass singing bowls. If you have these you can use these singing bowls to cleanse your crystals by bringing them within the vibrational sound wave.
USE SMOKING SAGE. Another popular way to cleanse your crystals is to light a sage bundle or smudge stick. The smoke will drift over the crystals and cleanse them. This is an excellent way to cleanse all of your crystals at once and is one of my preferred ways of cleansing. If you’re unable to smudge outdoors, make sure you’re near an open window. This will allow the smoke and negative energy to disperse. Please don't use this method around your pets indoors!
RECONNECT YOUR CRYSTAL TO MOTHER EARTH. Look for a clean place to bury your crystal. Bury your crystal in the soil just a few inches deep. Leave your crystal buried for a minimum of 24 hours and for up to three days for best results. The elements present in the soil will help soak up all the unwanted energy present in the crystal, leaving the crystal restored.
Programing Your Crystals
After cleansing your crystals, it helps to program them. Crystals are full of energy, and when working with energy intentions play a big role. If not programmed well, your crystals may amplify the unwanted energies in your life. With effective and clear programming, your crystals can help support your mental and physical health and well-being.
- To begin with, first cleanse your crystal using one or more of the methods described above.
- Once your crystal is cleansed, place the crystal in your dominant hand, take deep breaths and picture your intent. For example, if your intent is prosperity, repeat the affirmation "I am prosperous" as you work with your crystal.
- Ask your crystal to let go of all the unwanted negative energy and to foster positive intentions and energies.
- End the process by saying thank-you and meditating with your crystal.
When should you cleanse your crystals?
When you first purchase your crystals and bring them home, it’s a good idea to cleanse them of any energies they might have picked up. You might also want to cleanse them if you’re going through intense or difficult times and are in need of as much positive energy.
Ideally, you want to cleanse them on a regular basis - once a month is a good guide to start with. That way, they’re always ready to go when you need their gentle support.
What is the best method for cleansing crystals?
Find a method that resonates with you and your practices. What works best for you may not work as well for someone else, so pay attention to what feels right.
How do I know when a crystal is cleansed?
The stone should feel energetically and physically lighter to the touch.
What should I do with my stones after they’ve been cleansed?
Find mindful places to keep your stones. Place the stones around your home, office, or other space in a way that aligns with your intentions. A good rule of thumb is to keep them connected to nature, this could be near plants, water, a window, pets, or you! You might want to keep certain stones in places you need extra help. For example, keeping Amethyst under your pillow may improve your sleep!
In order to get the most out of your crystals, you need to make sure they're clean and programmed with your intention. Whether you are buying a new stone or just looking to maintain an existing one, regular cleansing is important. There are many ways to cleanse your crystals and I encourage you to find the one that fits you best! Cleansing your crystals allows them to be the best support for you and your intentions. When you care for your crystals, you are caring for yourself.