How to Cleanse and Charge Your Crystals

How to Cleanse and Charge Your Crystals

How to Cleanse and Charge Your Crystals

Crystals are small containers of magic, much like a battery, that you can use to assist you with various needs. Using crystals in your daily life is an excellent way to bring in energetic assistance when you need it most. Like every other aspect of spiritual practice, crystals also need nurturing and replenishment to keep them functioning properly.

Cleansing isn't just for the body; it's also for your favorite crystals. When you use a crystal, you're attaching your own energy to it. When you place it on a surface or in a room, it also becomes attached to the surrounding energies. This is why it's important to cleanse your crystals regularly, to remove any unwanted energies and keep them in high frequency. 

A crystal's "battery" also needs a bit of love every now and then. Charging crystals is a tool to replenish the gemstone's energy and activate it to its full potential. When you work with fully charged and cleansed crystals, you can feel the power they contain just by holding them. Their energies are more abundant, and you're able to use them more easily for your specific needs. 

Keeping up with your crystal cleansing and charging isn't difficult and can be a fun, meditative part of your spiritual practice. 

Is it Possible to Smudge Crystals?

Smudging isn't just for clearing out ghosts from your attic! If you have an extra bundle of sage lying around, you can use it to cleanse your crystals. Sage is a well-known herb for clearing negative energies. Smudging with sage entails burning a portion of a bundle of these herbs, extinguishing the fire, and allowing the remaining smoke to pass over your crystal or space. 

The delicious aroma of sage is strong and robust. As the smoke wisps through the air, it dissolves any negativity it touches. While you smudge, you can feel a sense of light within you and in your surroundings. Understand that sage does not promote any type of energy; rather, it clears away all energies. So, after you've cleansed your crystals with this method, you should charge them. 

"Crystals reflect back to us the truth we hold in our hearts."

Andrew Pacholyk

burning palo santo for energy clearing

Burn Palo Santo for Purification

Your crystals will love the beautiful, aromatic smoke of palo santo. These small pieces of wood are burnt, and the smoke they produce helps clear away negative energy. Palo santo also promotes positive energy, which can be used to charge your crystals. 

If you're a sage lover, try out this alternative. Palo Santo is often more affordable and doesn't produce as strong of a scent as smudging does. After using this wood, you'll notice a lightness and freshness in the air. 

Making Use of Clear Quartz

Most crystal lovers have a few pieces of quartz lying around. This crystal is very common; you can find it at just about every crystal shop. Don't let quartz's familiarity fool you! Clear Quartz is a very powerful stone that you can use to cleanse your other crystals. 

Much like an uno wild card, you can place clear quartz on any kind of crystal you have. Unlike selenite, tiger's eye, amethyst, or other crystals and gemstones, clear quartz purifies all energy and activates any intention. The quartz vibrates at one of the highest frequencies, and when it rests on or near another crystal, it attunes that crystal to its own frequency. This helps clear away and remove any negativity that may be present. 

three clear quartz points on tree stump

Can Salt Be Used to Cleanse Crystals?

You can cleanse your crystals with a common ingredient you have in your cupboards. Yes, salt! Salt transforms any energy it comes into contact with. You don't have to buy fancy tools to cleanse your crystals, although sat may not be the best choice if you're working with a large specimen. 

Filling your bathtub with salt to cleanse your crystals isn't always doable. But, if you have a few small to medium-sized stones, you can use salt to cleanse them as needed. Simply place your crystals in a bowl and cover them with salt completely. Wait a few hours up to a day and then uncover them from the salty pool. 

himalayan sea salt with mortal and pestel

Can I Place My Crystals In the Sunlight?

Sunlight sustains all life on earth. This light is beautiful and radiant and also has the ability to cleanse and charge crystals. The sun is powerful and doesn't need much time to supercharge your crystals. 

Bring your favorite stones with you out into the sunlight if you enjoy laying out in the sun. Make sure your crystals are sun-safe; some of them fade when exposed to sunlight. You don't want your beautiful amethyst to lose its richness or your rose quartz to fade into quartz. Only keep your stones out in the sun for a couple of hours at a time, and it's best not to use this method very frequently.  

Is it OK to put Crystals in the Moonlight?

full moon sunset with leafless tree

Did you know the moon's phases each hold unique energies? Lunar energy is healing, feminine in nature, and is able to both cleanse and charge crystals. Moonlight is free, easy to find, and easy to use. 

The moon is not visible in the sky during a new moon. This represents neutral energy, which can be used to balance the negative and positive energies associated with your crystal. 

A waxing moon attracts the full moon's potent energy. Cleansing your crystal during this moon phase may help charge it, but it may not be effective in removing any old energies. 

The full moon carries a strong charge that can be used to charge your crystal. Placing a crystal under the full moon boosts its abilities, outweighing any other energies present. 

A waxing moon is the phase of the moon when the light starts to fade gradually. This moon phase is excellent for removing old or negative energies from your crystal. Trying to activate or charge crystals during the waxing moon's recession is not advisable. 

Selenite's Power

Selenite is a stunning crystal that's often shaped in bowls, wands, and other spiritual symbols. Because of its unique structure, it absorbs negative energy and purifies its surroundings, making it an excellent choice for cleansing other crystals. 

Selenite is also an excellent crystal for recharging and amplifying the energy of other crystals. Placing your other crystals on a selenite plate or wand allows them to absorb the selenite's high vibrational energy, leaving them cleansed, purified, and charged with positive energy. 

So, if you have some crystals that need to be cleansed, try selenite! Its purifying energy can assist you in returning your crystals to their natural balance, leaving you with a lovely collection of energetically charged crystals.

The Tune of Singing Bowls

A singing bowl is a spiritual instrument made of metal or crystal, used to produce high-frequency sounds. If you've ever listened to online meditations, chances are there's a singing bowl or two humming in the background. 

Sound healing isn't as common as other methods but is just as beneficial for cleansing crystals. Singing bowls are a gentle, soothing way to remove negative energy and restore your crystals to their natural state of harmony and balance. Give it a try and see how it works for you!

manifestation jars, spell jars
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Burning Incense

Incense is made by burning aromatic plant material, like herbs, resins, and flowers, and the smoke produced can have a cleansing effect on your crystals and the air around you.

Any incense works; you don't have to have anything fancy to cleanse your crystals. Some scents include sage or palo santo, which offer even added benefits, but if you prefer jasmine or amber, go for it! 

Once you have your incense, light it up and let it burn for a few seconds until you see a small flame. Then, blow it out and allow the smoke to billow around your crystals, holding them in the smoke for a few seconds. As the smoke surrounds your crystals, it helps to purify and remove any negative energy that may have accumulated.

Using incense is a fun and easy way to cleanse your crystals while creating a soothing, uplifting atmosphere in your space. 

incense burning with amethyst crystals and lavender herbs on the table

Don't Forget to Cleanse and Activate Your Crystals

Just as we take showers or baths to cleanse and rejuvenate our physical bodies, crystals require some TLC to stay energized and at their best. 

Crystals, you see, can absorb all kinds of energies, both positive and negative, from their surroundings and the people who work with them. As a result, it is critical to cleanse them on a regular basis in order to release any negative vibes and recharge their energy. 

Activating your crystals can also boost their energy and help you connect with their healing properties more effectively. You can unlock the full potential of your crystals and create a powerful tool for manifestation and transformation by setting an intention and programming them with positive energy. 

So, don't forget to show your crystals some love and take care of them. You'll be surprised at how much of a difference it can make in your life!

Rayvn Nova

Lover of all things witchy poo, life adventurer, entrepreneur, designer.