How to Cleanse Crystals

Did you know that research conducted by Jyngyu Zhang from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom UK has shown something pretty amazing? Crystals can actually store an incredible amount of data indefinitely! Mind-blowing, right?!

Knowing this, you may be wondering how often you should cleanse your crystals. Generally speaking, it is best to cleanse your stones at least once a month, or when you feel that their energies are beginning to become depleted. You can also clear them after each use if you find that their energy has been particularly drained. For crystals in the home or high-traffic areas, I find that once per week is ideal.

Cleansing and caring for your crystals is an important part of unlocking their healing potential, and there are many different ways to do this! With some patience and practice, you will be able to effectively clear energy from your crystals and reap the rewards of their healing power.

Before we get into the details, I wanted to mention one important thing. When you are looking to purchase new crystals, be sure to look for quality stones that come from a reputable source. Quality stones will have been cleared and charged before being sold, giving them an extra boost of energy. The last thing you want is a crystal carrying a bunch of energy that you don't need before you even have a chance to use it!

So what are the best crystals to use for clearing other crystals? Are there other ways to clear your crystals? Here are a few favorite ways to keep your crystals clean and clear of outside energy.


Clear quartz is the ultimate go-to for clearing other minerals. This incredible gem comes in various forms, shapes, and sizes, making it super versatile for the purpose of clearing your other crystals.

Here's how to do it: program a quartz point with the intention of clearing your stones. Then, simply place your chosen minerals on top or near it. To give your programmed quartz some extra love, try cleansing it with some aromatic palo santo smoke or let it soak up the natural vibes outside overnight once in a while.


Now, let's talk about Selenite, a fascinating form of Gypsum that comes in shades of varying shades of white. It's super popular right now, and the perfect crystal for beginners to add to their collections.

Although traditionally not used for clearing other stones, many intuitives believe that Selenite is super effective when you place it near your other stones, giving them an effective cleanse. How cool is that?


In addition to using other crystals for clearing energy, you can further activate your existing crystal powers by charging them in the sun, moonlight, or another form of energy. This will help you to channel their healing power and maximize their potential.

To charge in the moonlight, just leave out overnight light buried in the soil during a full moon so that the moon can bathe the crystals in light to give them a proper energetic refresh.


Have you heard that salt can absorb unwanted energy? You can soak your stones in saltwater overnight. Using natural seawater is said to be the best.

Afterward, just give your crystals a good rinse with clean water. Just a heads up, though, saltwater might not be suitable for all crystals and stones as it can possibly damage or change their appearance. So, be careful with the delicate ones!

Another way to use salt is to put the crystal in a bowl of dry salt overnight to absorb the extra energy without as much danger to delicate crystals.


One of the easiest and most effective ways to clear any stagnant energy from your crystals is to give them a rinse in running water. Natural sources are best, like rivers and streams, but if you need to use your sink faucet, that works as well! Cleaning them this way about once a week is a great way to keep the energy in your home light and positive.


For crystals that don't get bleached in the sun, you can also use sunlight for clearing your crystals. Stones like amethyst will lighten over time so be sure to check first before leaving any crystals in the sun.


If you're searching for an easy way to cleanse your crystals, using sound is an awesome choice! Cleansing crystals with sound is actually one of the most effective methods out there. Tuning forks are a great tool to keep on hand that can change the vibration of your body as well as your crystals. The gentle vibrations from a tuning fork or singing bowl can quickly and effectively clear negative energy. The vibrations created with sound help break up any stuck negative energy in the crystals, and the frequencies restore the harmony of the crystal.


Now let's talk about smudging, an ancient method used in many cultures to cleanse items, people, rooms, and more from unwanted energy. It's believed to work wonders for all kinds of crystals! Grab a sage bundle, sandalwood, cedar, palo santo, or frankincense to create some smoke. Let the sacred smoke surround your precious crystals.

Watch as the smoke carries away any low or negative energies, leaving your crystals with higher vibrational energy.


You also have the power to cleanse your crystals through your own thoughts. It's often called the 'visualization' approach, or even the 'meditation approach' because it's quite similar to meditation. Here's how to do it. First, clear your mind and hold your crystal in your hands. Imagine a beautiful, radiant light surrounding your crystal and passing right through it. Focus your thoughts on any impurities being flushed out of the stone. Finish this process when you feel your crystal has regained its perfect balance.

Ultimately, taking time to cleanse your crystals is an important part of unlocking their full potential. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily begin to reap the rewards of working with crystal energies in your life. With patience and practice, you can create a strong connection with your crystals that will last for years to come!

Finally, remember to give thanks for the power of your crystals every step of the way. Offer gratitude to them as they help guide and heal you on your spiritual journey. This will help strengthen their healing energy and ensure that they remain powerful tools in your life. Remember to enjoy the journey and be sure to take time for yourself in between sessions.

Happy crystal healing! 🔮✨

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

Roald Dahl