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How To Cleanse Crystals? 7 Best Ways To Clean Crystals Effectively

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Crystals are energies. They are used to heal, cleanse, and guide you. Every healing crystal has different powers and to keep that power intact, you must cleanse crystals.

You should understand that just the way we humans are a ball of energies that can be affected by positivity and negativity both, so is the healing crystals. With regular use of healing crystals, they too get tired of taking in and banishing so much negativity, that they too need cleaning from time to time.

If you do not cleanse your healing crystals regularly, they might lose their strength and power. But, there is a way to cleanse crystals.

In this article, I’ll be telling you about the 7 best ways to cleanse crystals to keep them recharged all the time.

7 Best Ways to Cleanse Crystals

1. Put them under the moonlight

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The best way to cleanse crystals is to put them under the moonlight. The soothing and grounding energies of the moon are powerful enough to put life back into the healing crystals.

Make sure that your healing crystals are kept right under the moonlight. If you choose to cleanse crystals in this way, it’d be better to do it on a full moon night and leave them in an open area on your terrace or near the balcony for the whole night.

The white light of the moon and the calmness of the night can give complete rest to the crystals. 

The open space is necessary so that the negativity your healing crystal absorbed from you can be released back easily and your healing crystal is too free from it. The released negativity will be weakened as soon as it will be released battered and without a vessel.

Though you can cleanse all types of crystals with this method, this method may work faster and more powerfully with its related stones such as Selenite, Moonstone, Labradorite, and Opal.

2. Smudge them with palo santo and abalone

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Abalone is a beautiful gift given to us from the mother ocean. Palo Santo is known to heal pain, relieve stress, and banish negativity.

Palo santo and abalone are the perfect combinations to cleanse crystals. Most ideally, you can cleanse crystals by smudging them with these two. Simply place your healing crystal tumbled stones, palm stones, or jewelry in the abalone shell and smudge them lightly with the palo santo stick.

You can also keep your healing crystals in the abalone shell and light the palo santo like the incense stick. Now, let the smoke come out of the palo santo. Move the stick in a clockwise motion around the shell and the crystals

Doing this, you might feel your crystals getting slightly lighter. Do this for at least 5 to 7 minutes in 1-minute breaks. You can cleanse healing crystals of all types using this method.

3. Surround them with the smoke of holy sage

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Holy sage is another most powerful and popular way to cleanse crystals. You need is a sage bundle for it. The use of bundled sage goes way back millions of years in teh ancient times.

As soon as you light the sage, its energies start to release and heal and cleanse everything kept near it. Place your healing crystals on a clean shelf or cloth and surround your healing gemstones with sage’s smoke. Not just your crystals will be cleansed but also your room, your body, and your aura will also be cleansed.

4. Recharge them near the warmth

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Just like the energies from the moon, the warm heat from the fire is also another great way to cleanse crystals. Place your healing crystals in a ceramic, wooden, or earthen bowl and keep them in the center.

Surround the bowl with four to five candles and let that area become warm. However, make sure that your candles are not too close to teh bowl as it might cause overheating of the crystals. We’re trying to warm them, not heat them.

Another thing you should remember is to only use the natural heat from the fire. Do not keep them under light bulbs, halogens, or electric lamps, or keep them inside the microwave.

Also, this method to cleanse crystals may not be good for all healing crystals as many crystals are not meant to keep under the heat such as agate, amethyst, pearl, quartz, tiger eye, topaz, turquoise, citrine, malachite, opal, pearl, quartz, topaz, and turquoise.

5. Bury them for a day

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Who can nurture and cleanse crystals better than the mother earth? The soil has teh power to heal and cleanse almost anything. It gives nutrients to plants, fruits, and vegetables.

It has also been used as the perfect cleansing product for hairs, the face, and the body. Most cosmetic brands are also using earthly products like fuller’s earth and charcoal in their products for their benefit.

Mother earth is the savior for many natural and unnatural elements and their use of it to cleanse crystals is very soothing and effective. Just find a soft spot in your backyard where teh grass is greener and softer and bury your healing crystals for 24 hours.

The complete change in the temperature and the environment in teh 24 hours will help crystals in all ways and cleanse them completely.

6. Submerge them in pure rainwater

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This method to cleanse crystals may not be adapted whenever you want. You may choose to submerge your healing crystals in regular water, but nothing can beat the power of the rainwater.

When there is a season for rain, simply collect the clean rainwater in a bowl and submerge your healing crystals for at least 2 to 3 hours. The only water-friendly crystals are:

  • Smokey Quartz
  • Citrine
  • Agate
  • Moonstone
  • Carnelian (not in saltwater)
  • Black Obsidian
  • Rutilated Quartz
  • Jasper
  • Tiger’s Eye
  • Clear Quartz
  • Rose Quartz
  • Amethyst
  • Aventurine

Before you submerge your healing crystals, make sure that the water is not at any extreme temperature like too hot or too cold. Also, make sure there is no dust on the healing crystals that might pollute the water physically. After taking your crystals out after 2 to 3 hours, wash them quickly under another batch of freshwater to get rid of any old water droplets.

7. Take the help of other cleansing crystals

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Did you know that you can use other healing crystals to cleanse crystals that need to be cleansed? Selenite is the most powerful crystal that can cleanse any stubborn and dense negative energy.

Selenite is also the only crystal that requires no cleansing for years and years. Other powerful crystals that can be used to cleanse crystals are amethyst, quartz, and crab fire agate.

You can either create a circle connecting the cleansing crystals and place the healing crystal in the middle that needs cleansing. Or, you may use a batch of small tumbled stones of the cleansing crystals and submerge the healing crystal inside those tumbled stones. Leave your crystal among the cleansing crystals for 24 hours.

Bonus Read

Using healing crystals daily is an amazing practice, but it’s also necessary to clean them as required. Follow these methods to cleanse crystals effectively. I’d recommend you cleanse healing crystals every two months to keep them always recharged and energized.

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