Why cleanse your crystals?
Crystals work with energy. They pick up and absorb the energy around them, both positive and negative. In order to keep the crystals energised and working in the best way possible for you, they should be cleansed. You should always cleanse any new crystals you get to clear away any old or negative energy and start afresh.
Cleanse your crystals regularly, depending on how often you use them and how you use them. If you use them for healing or meditation or guidance, cleanse before and after. Use your intuition to choose a cleansing method… whatever feels right for you and the crystal you want to cleanse.
How do you cleanse your crystals?
You can cleanse your crystals by the following methods;
Moonlight: Simply leave your crystals overnight outside under the moonlight, preferably a full moon. This is the safest method and suitable for all crystals and crystal jewellery.
Other crystals: Some crystals are good at cleansing other crystals. Choose Amethyst, Clear Quartz, or Selenite crystals that have been cleansed and are bigger than the crystal you want cleansed. Crystal geodes or clusters are great for this.
Water: You can cleanse crystals using running water, however be careful as not all crystals react well to contact with water.
Earth cleansing: Bury your crystals in the earth (either outside or in a pot plant). Leave for two or three days and then uncover.
Smudge: You can smudge crystals using Sage or Palo Santo wood, simply hold it while you smudge around all sides of the crystal.