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How to cleanse your crystals

You know I am crystal crazy. They bring me a whole lot of joy. I started getting in to them because I had some health issues and wanted to try a few new things. Now I’m hooked (and selling them here too!).

Crystals are energy. Actually everything is energy.

Crystal use dates back to at least 6,000 years ago to many ancient civilizations — the Romans, Egyptians, Greeks, and Japanese. Crystals were used to promote healing, enlightenment, and fulfillment. Crystals have long since been believed to have metaphysical properties and to enhance psychic abilities.

The crystals can act as a vessel for healing by allowing positive energy to flow into the body, whilst providing a way for negative energy to flow out.

When we use crystals they absorb this energy and need to be cleansed. They pick up feelings and emotions. I’m not talking about a physical cleansing, I’m talking about an energy cleanse.

I recommend not using water, salt or the sun. These may damage your crystals. So let’s look at some safer ways to cleanse…


I’m a BIG fan of smudging with white sage. Actually, I smudge my house (and my kids!) often. Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response.

Light the end so you have a good flame, then gently blow it out so it’s still smoldering. Pass the crystal through the smoke a few times. I put a heat proof container under the stick to catch any flying embers. To maintain the atmosphere of ritual, keep repeating good sayings/wishes in your mind as you diffuse the smoke. Once the crystal is cleared, allow the sage bundle to either burn out or gently press it out in a heat-proof shell or container.

Full Moon

This is my favourite. I have an app called THE MOON and it will tell you when a full moon is coming. I gather all my crystals and pop them outside on my table. The energy from the full moon will cleanse and then recharge your crystals. It doesn’t matter if it’s cloudy or raining (just make sure they are undercover). The energy from the full moon is still present. Make sure you grab them all again early in the morning so they don’t sit in the sun. I like to put my crystals in a bowl or tray while they are charging for added protection. If you can’t put them outside, near a window is fine.

Energy Healing

Ask a Reiki healer to cleanse them for you. They hold the crystals and let their energy pass over the crystals. You can become a Reiki healer yourself too. There are many online courses. If you have this skill you’ll be able to maintain good energy levels throughout your entire home.

Cleansing crystals will never remove good energy, only the bad. You don’t HAVE to cleanse them constantly. You don’t HAVE to put them under a full moon all the time. Only cleanse when you feel you need to. Examples would be if you’ve had a rough few weeks at home, a lot of visitors, or your general energy is low.

You might also like to read this post on Crystals For Beginners.

Happy cleansing. ♥ KC.

I have crystals and smudge sticks for sale over here. I sell out really quick so I do try to replenish every week or so. So keep checking back! 

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