Cleansing your Crystals

Cleansing your Crystals

Why should I cleanse my crystals? 

Crystals carry their own energy and natural vibrations. They can often travel long distances by the time it reaches its new home. Each transition of travelling can expose your crystal to many different energies that may be misaligned with your own.

Regularly cleansing and recharging your stones is the only way to restore your crystal to its natural state. Here are some common clearing methods, tips on how to align a crystal with your intention, and more.


The goal is to remove any energy that might affect its vibration. Here are some methods to try: 
  • Moonlight: Place your crystal on a windowsill where it can be touched by the moons light. You can also place the crystals outside, but be sure not to do this during colder months as your crystals may crack. 
  • Burying: Bury the crystal in a potted plant or place it on top of soil on the ground overnight. This connects your crystal back into the earth. 
  • Smoke: Light a sage stick, Palo Santo stick or incense into a heat proof container. Hold your crystal approximately 6-12 cms above the source of smoke and let it surround the crystal. Do this until it feels energetically clean. 
  • Water: Water is a tool that can cleanse and energise at the same time. Let cool water run over a crystal to clean it. It may take a few seconds to feel the energy change, but you can do this for up to 10 minutes. Boost this process by thinking of the running water as a waterfall that is washing all the negativity out of your crystal. Dry thoroughly after. (Note: Check the list below for what crystals should not be put in water as they may become damaged)
  • Sound: This can be done in a few ways. One way is to hold your crystal and ding a tuning fork with your other hand. Slowly move the tuning fork in a counterclockwise direction around the stone until it stops vibrating. Another way is to use sound bowls. Placing your crystals near your bowls while creating sound will help to move negative vibrations off the crystal. 
  • Other Crystals: Put a small crystal on top of a Quartz, Amethyst or Selenite overnight. These are some of the only crystals that can actually charge others. 

Setting your intention

Once your crystal has been cleansed, hold your crystal in your hand and imagine all negativity being washed away by your intention. Visualise a white light surrounding the stone. Do this for a few minutes or until the crystal feels energetically lighter. 

Crystals that don’t need cleansing: 

  • Kyanite 
  • Azulite
  • Diamond
  • Phenacite
  • Apophyllite
  • Citrine

Crystals that don’t like water: 

  • Angelite
  • Turquoise - will fade
  • Kunzite
  • Selenite - will dissolve
  • Kynamite
  • Malachite - water makes this toxic and you will not be able to touch
  • Calcite - will fade 
  • Labradorite - will dissolve 
  • Celesite
  • Muscovite
  • Obsidian - all forms can break from extreme liquid temperatures
  • Pyrite - will produce sulphuric acid
  • Opals - can crack/break and fade

Crystals that don’t like the sunlight: 

  • Aventurine 
  • Amethyst
  • Aquamarine
  • Beryl
  • Citrine
  • Kunzite
  • Sapphire
  • Fluorite 
  • Rose Quartz
  • Smokey Quartz