Crystals Are Beautiful But How Do You Cleanse Them

And Why You Need to Cleanse Them

I love having crystals around as beautiful ornaments and using them to bring Love, Abundance and Protection into my life as well as Healing. Crystals are beautiful and each of them have different properties that can help with many things including the above. The are formed from deep within the earth and depending on the position in the earth and the minerals around are formed in different shapes with different properties.

Crystals are living structures and can continue to grow even after they are taken from the earth and can grow outwardly or within themsleves often called inclusions.

To keep crystals in good condition and working effectively they need to be cleansed from time to time to remove any negative or heavy energy on them and there are suggestions of how to do that below.

Some crystals will be damaged in water, some will even dissolve completely and so should be cleansed by another means. The types of crystals not to be cleansed with water are:  Halite, Rock Salt, Sulphur, Selenite, Adamite, Vanadalite, Vanadite, Azurite, Fibrous Malachite, Desert roses, Fulgurite, Wavellite.

The following methods are very effective for cleansing crystals but care should be taken when cleansing delicate crystals as the can be damaged.

Amethyst, Selenite, Kyanite, Sulphur, Citrine, Diamond, Fulgurite and Herkimer Diamonds are natural cleansers and do not require cleansing.

Amethyst Cluster Beds are very effective in cleansing other smaller crystals and also for cleansing crystal jewellery  by leaving them on the Amethyst Cluster for 24 hours.

1.Sun & Water

Holding crystals under running water and dry them in the sun is one ensuring that you do not use water soluble crystals. Or the crystals can just be left on a window cill or a hard surface for a few hours.

2.Moon & Water

Leave a bowl of water in the light of a full moon overnight and use this water to wash the crystals in and leave to dry. Once again please ensure you do not use water soluble crystals.


Light a sage or other smudge stick and holding crystal within the smoke of a smudge stick or an incense stick until you feel the crystal has cleansed. It is advisable to have a shell or a dish under the smudge stick to catch any hot ashes that fall to ensure no damage to furniture or carpets can occur.


A singing bowl, gong or tuning fork can be used with the crystals, the vibration of the sound will cleanse the crystals. When using small tumblestones a few can be placed withing a singing bowl and as the bowl sings you will hear the vibration of the crystals. For larger crystals use the vibration from the singing bowl, tuning fork or gong  around the crystals to cleanse them.


Take a deep breath and blow Golden White Light out over the crystals whilst imagining the negative energy being blown away. Repeat until you feel the crystal has been cleansed.

After you have cleansed your crystals they can be returned to where they are usually kept and used as normal.

If you would like to know more about crystals please leave a comment below and I will be happy to help you.



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