So you've had your crystals for a little while and you know you are suppose to cleanse them...but where do you to start? Here are 5 methods for you to try:
Using incense, Palo Santo or Sage smudge sticks are a great option for cleansing and recharging crystals. Let the smoke carefully drift around your stones and your environment. When working with fire, stay focused and keep your intention in mind. Open doors and windows to allow the negative energy to escape. If using incense, make sure it is away from anything that may catch light. I find sage smoke works best for me and I really notice the energy shift after use. For those who like the vibe of smoke but don't want the fire hazard, try our cleansing mist infused with sage! I use this in the office.
Some crystals just need a little help from their bestie. The OG bestie is Selenite and can be paired with most crystals. Try placing your tumbled stones on a Selenite slab or use a Selenite tower to direct positive energy into your collection. Selenite bowls are a great option if you have a lot of smaller crystals like tumble stones that need charging. You can also place jewellery into the bowl to remove negative energy collected from daily wear. In my home, I place Selenite rods above all door ways to gently cleanse energy as it enters the house or moves from room to room.
Other crystal cleansing buddy are Amethyst and Clear Quartz. Purple Amethyst works well to cleanse Rose Quartz. Clear Quartz is a must have in every crystal collection to cleanse vibes into the environment and amplify other crystals that surround it.
Let the power of the full moon release the stored negative energy in your crystals. The Full Moon is a culmination of the lunar cycle that ends in a climax, bringing raw lunar energy. It is ideal method for releasing anything that is no longer serving you, as the moon possesses powerful cleansing properties.
Place your crystals outside on a Full Moon to remove any stored negativity from them. Make sure they are in a dry and protected place where the moon rays can wash over them. If you can't put them out, placing them on a window ledge works just as well. Make sure you set your intentions as you can program your crystals at the same time with this method. Take a look at our Full Moon Ritual Kit and New Moon Ritual Kit to assist you in this cleansing method. Make sure you move your crystals indoors during the day as the sun rays can strip colour from your crystals.
Returning your crystals to the Earth helps to reconnect to their original energy source. By placing them on the ground, it allows the Earth to draw away negative energies. Make sure you place them in a dry place and away from direct sunlight as that may fade the colour on some crystals. Cleansing should take around 24 hours.
For some crystals, they just need a gentle and calming cleanse. Water is great for this. Allow your crystals to sit in fresh, distilled water or in fresh running water for several minutes. This is a quick process. As the water runs over the stones, it takes away any negative energy from the stone.
Please double check that your crystals are water safe. The general rule is any crystal ending in 'ite' should NOT go in water! Do not leave in water for a long time - a few minutes is all you need. Quartz is a stone that particularly works well with this method of cleansing.
When it comes to cleansing your crystals, ultimately, it’s up to you to choose the best method for you and your crystals. You may wish to use one or all of the above methods. Cleanse bundles are a great starting point to work out what is best. In the end, tap into your intuition and let it guide you.