Crystal cleansing is a practice that involves purifying and recharging crystals and gemstones to restore their natural energy and remove any negative or stagnant energy that may have accumulated over time. This process is believed to enhance the healing properties and energy of the crystals, making them more powerful tools for spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.
There are several methods for cleansing crystals, including:
Smudging: This involves using the smoke from burning herbs such as Sage, Cedar, Palo Santo or Sweetgrass to cleanse the crystals. Hold the crystal or in the smoke for a few minutes, making sure to expose it to the smoke from all angles
Moonlight: Placing crystals outside during a full moon is believed to cleanse them of negative energy and charge them with the energy of the moon.
Running water: Holding the crystal under running water for a few minutes, such as in a stream, river, under a tap or even in the ocean is believed to cleanse and purify it. Please note most crystals ending in “..ite” are not suitable for water
- Saltwater: Soaking crystals in a bowl of saltwater for a few hours is believed to remove negative energy and restore the crystal's natural energy.
Sound healing: Using sound vibrations to cleanse crystals, such as by music/singing, singing bowls, tuning forks, or bells.
Sunlight: Just like the sunlight can help our bodies recharge, it can also help with recharging your crystals. It is said to cleanse the energy of your crystals and bring them back into balance. Please note crystals brittle or vibrant in colour are not ideal for Sunlight cleansing
It's important to note that some crystals are sensitive to water (rule is anything ending in ..ite) sunlight (rule is anything vibrant or brittle), or heat so be sure to research your specific crystal's properties before using these methods.
After cleansing, it is important to also recharge the crystals. This can be done by placing them in sunlight or moonlight, or near a quartz crystal cluster. You can also bury them in the earth for a day or two, or keep them close to you during meditation.
In addition to physically cleansing and recharging crystals, it's also important to regularly cleanse and purify your own energy to keep your crystals working at their highest potential. This can be done through practices such as meditation, yoga, or energy work.
Overall, crystal cleansing is an important part of maintaining the energy and power of your crystals and gemstones. Whether you use them for healing, meditation, or simply for their beauty, regularly cleansing and recharging them will ensure that you are receiving their full benefits.
Ash is a lover of water cleansing and often cleanses hers in rivers or streams. Nikita loves a moonlight or water cleanse and often hauls all her babies out for a full/new moon or takes ‘em to her local beach.