Cleansing and Charging your Crystals | Arura-Crystals (2022)

CLEANSING YOUR CRYSTALS

The abilityto retain energy means that crystals are also subject to picking up surrounding energies. From the time that it is mined, transported, perhaps polished and sold to you, a crystal has absorbed and been subjected to a number of unwanted and harsh energies. Also when you work with a crystal, and hold it, not only does it impart its energies to you, but it also cleanses your unwanted energies. This is why it is essential to give your stones a good bath - whether energetically or physically.

You needto cleanse them before you reprogram and set new intentions.

There are a number of ways to cleanse your crystals. The easiest and quickest being to hold it under running water. However some crystals like selenite dissolve in water, and can be cleansed energetically or with incense/sage.

Salt water is also wonderful, as salt has the additional ability to draw out negative energy. This is not suitable for all crystals as the salt can cause harm to the crystal.

Usually all crystals ending in-ITEare damaged by salt.

Below are the methods, the dos and don'ts of cleansing your crystals.

SALT WATER

For a good, thorough cleanse, a salt water soak is wonderful !Most crystals can be cleansed this way. Be aware that this method must be avoided for certain crystals as it can have an adverse effect on them, and even change their appearance and properties.Stones that should not be soaked in salt water include crystals that are porous, contain metal or have andwater content.

Usually Crystals whose names end with -iteeg. Hiddenite, Angelite, Selenite cannot be put in salt water. Stones and minerals that should be kept away from salt include Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Hematiteand so on.

To start, use good sea salt,rock salt or himalayan salt.​Fill a glass(not metal!)bowl with clean water so that it isabout one third to halffull. Add salt.Ensure thesalt has dissolved in the water before you put in the crystals so that softercrystals do not get scratched. It is alright to put multiple crystals together, as long as there is enough space so they do not damage each other.

Gentlyplace your crystals in the bowl so that they are fully submerged in the salt water. Leavefor anywhere between 1 to 24 hours.Many people leave their crystalsin salt water overnight but a crystal that needs a much deeper and more thorough cleansing can be left for up to 1 week.

You should thoroughly rinse your crystals in cool, running water after their salt salt water soakto remove anysalt residue.The used salt water should be thrown, and the container cleaned before reusing.

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DRY SALT

Another method is to half-fill a glass (again, not metal!) bowl with sea saltand place your crystals directly into the salt. Either bury them into the dry salt or leave them on the surface. They canbe left in the salt for several hours, overnight or for several days.Your crystals should then be rinsed thoroughly under cool running water to remove any salt residue.After use, the saltmustbe thrown away andneverreused because it will have absorbed negative and unwanted energies.

Again, take care when placing your crystals directly onto dry salt as the salt can have an adverse effect on certain crystals, as explained above.

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NON-CONTACT SALT

This is considered the safest salt-cleansing method and should be used where the crystals may otherwise be damaged by direct contact with salt. This is also a good method if you are cleansing gem stones found in jewellery or gems surrounded by metal.

First, fill a glass bowl half to two thirds full with dry sea salt .

Then place a smaller glass container or shallow drinking glass and half-bury this glass into the salt.You can then place your crystals directly into the empty glass which is sitting half buried in the dry salt.The salt will still be able to draw out the stored energies within the stones but this method will take longer to work than direct contact with salt.

You may also pour just enough water (preferably pure, distilled or mineral water) into the smaller glass container, just enough to cover the crystals. This will protect them and prevent direct 'salt exposure' or 'salty air' from causing any corrosion or adverse effects to any metals or other fittings that may surround the gems.

Also, bear in mind that certain crystals should not be left to soak in water.

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CRYSTAL BED, GEODE OR CLUSTER

All crystals can be cleansed safely by placing them inside an Amethyst Geode Cave overnight or for 24-48 hours.An Amethyst Druse, Cluster, or Bed can also be used in the same way. A Clear Quartz Geode, Bed or Cluster provides a faster cleansing process than Amethyst, but both methods are equally as effective. Simply place no more than a few crystals onto the crystal points and leave for anything up to 24-48 hours.

These crystal cluster formations (both Amethyst and Quartz) have the ability to absorb the energies contained within crystals, neutralise the energies and then release 'good' energy from the cluster back into the crystals being cleansed, so they can effectively cleanse and energise at the same time.

SMUDGING

Another popular method of cleansing crystals is by 'Smudging'. This involves burning either Smudge Sticks or Incense Sticks and holding the crystals in the smoke to cleanse the stored energies. Several types of incense are specifically recommended for this because, when burned, they release certain elements into the air via the smoke which can effectively remove unwanted energies. A feather can be used to fan the smoke across the crystals and this only needs to be done for a short amount of time. 20 to 30 seconds should be long enough.

The following incense sticks are particularly recommended for effective smudging: Sage and Sweetgrass, Sandalwood or Cedar-wood (Available at our online store).

ENERGETIC CLEANSING orVISUALIZATION

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You can also use visualisation or 'thought energy' to cleanse crystals. Simply hold the crystal, focus on it, and visualise a bright white light surrounding the crystal, followed by a beam of white light coming down through the stone, passing all the way through the stone, taking away stored energy within the stone.

Do this until you feel happy that the white light has done its job and flushed away the stored energies. The 'thought energy' generated by you will be transmitted to the stone and this cleansing energy will do the job of clearing the stone of its stored energies.

ENERGIZINGYOUR CRYSTALS

Once your crystal has been cleansed you will need to energise it again so that it can continue to release its own natural vibrations and energies. There are several ways to energise crystals and the most popular methods are as follows:

WATER ENERGISING

Allow your crystals to sit in a drinking glass or bowl under cool running tap water for several minutes, 10-20 minutes should be long enough. If you are near to a natural running river, stones can be placed in an open mesh bag and left for a short time in the natural running water. Running water can alsocleanseas well asenergisethe stones at the same time.

Please check that your crystal can be emerged safely in water, since some should not be left to soak in water as this can have an adverse effect on them. Specifically, porous stones or those with high metal content.

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SUNSHINE AND MOONLIGHT

The natural energies transmitted by the Sun and Moon can also energize your crystals. Many people like to leave their newly cleansed stones under Moonlight and Sunlight for a day or two to allow them to absorb the different energies from the Moon and Sun. Some crystals are more attuned to fine energy (Sun) while some to the Goddess energy (Moon).

When leaving crystals in Sunlight, please be aware that some colored stones may fade over a period of time if left in strong sunlight too often. This can happen with Amethyst, for example. In this case, try not to leave your crystals in strong sun for more than an hour or so. To be on the safe side, place in sunlight during sunrise and/or sunset because the sun's rays won't be as strong during these times of the day.

PHYSICAL CONTACT

Native Americans believe that it's not always necessary to energize crystals with any of the above methods because they will naturally energise themselves from our body's own energy field when they are picked up and handled, or rubbed between the palms of the hands.So this is another method you may want to consider. Of course, this method is best practiced when your energy is balanced, or it can be done by healers who know how to channel energy.

Feel free to do whatever you feel is best for you and your crystals, or you may wish to use one or all the above methods when energising your own crystals.

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FAQs

How do you cleanse your crystals and charge them? ›

If you're near the ocean, consider collecting a bowl of fresh saltwater. Otherwise, mix a tablespoon of sea, rock, or table salt into a bowl of water. Make sure that your stone is completely submerged, and allow it to soak for a few hours to a few days' time. Rinse and pat dry when complete.

Is cleansing and charging crystals the same? ›

There's a distinct difference between charging and cleansing crystals. Most often both terms are used interchangeably but they are not the same thing. Cleanse - clearing crystal of any stale energy. Charge - replace used up energy from continuous use of a crystal.

Why do we need to charge your crystals? ›

Charging gives a crystal additional energy, allowing your crystal to work with more vibrancy and for a longer duration before it needs to be cleansed again. Charging can also increase the intensity of any intention placed into the stone.

How often should you charge your crystals? ›

Cleaning and recharging your crystals is necessary for returning them to their natural state so that they can continue to benefit you. Generally, you should plan to clean your crystals once per month; however, if you feel that they are being influenced by negative energy, you may consider cleaning them more often.

How do you charge your crystals with intentions? ›

Align Your Intentions

Say you want to bring a little more self-love into your life with a rose quartz crystal — to charge it, align yourself by envisioning the self-compassion the gemstone can bring you. Once you find clarity in a positive state of mind, you can pass that energy onto your crystal.

Does it have to be a full moon to charge crystals? ›

Sunlight and Moonlight Charging

Exposing your crystal for 24 hours to experience both sunlight and moonlight is ideal and can generate the most energy. Full moons are optimal energy sources for your crystals as they signify new beginnings, so be aware of the dates the full moon falls on to best charge your crystals.

How often should I cleanse my crystals? ›

You can use your intuition to determine when a crystal's energy feels heavy or dense and in need of clearing. As a general guideline, it's recommended that you cleanse your crystal whenever you set a new intention or at least once every 30 days.

What crystals cant go in water? ›

17 Stones your should NEVER Put in your Crystal Water Bottle
  • Actinolite: fibrous form of asbestos.
  • Amazonite: contains copper which is toxic.
  • Angelite: contains lead and sulfur.
  • Azurite: contains copper.
  • Chrysocolla: contains copper.
  • Garnet: contains Aluminium.
  • Hematite: contains iron and will rust when submerged.
Dec 10, 2021

How do you activate a crystal? ›

You can activate your crystal by keeping it under water. Or you can hold it under tap water or natural running water. Set the intention for the water to activate your crystal. Salt water is a powerful way to cleanse crystals.

How do you use crystals for the first time? ›

Still, it's important to make crystals a part of your daily routine to reap all the benefits.
  1. Program your crystal with an intention. ...
  2. Wear your crystals. ...
  3. Toss them into your purse or pocket. ...
  4. Meditate with them. ...
  5. Create a crystal layout. ...
  6. Put them in your bath. ...
  7. Sprinkle them throughout your space. ...
  8. Do a ritual with them.
Nov 4, 2018

Should I charge my crystals tonight? ›

"Don't cleanse crystals, charge crystals or set intentions under the lunar eclipse," Palibrk said to Elle Magazine. "The energy it gives is chaotic and doing any of the above will welcome that heavy energy into your life. An eclipse is time to rid any negative energy and chill out.

How long do crystals need to charge? ›

Allow your crystal to be exposed to light for about 24 hours. You may need to leave your crystal in place for a couple of days or nights to make sure that it receives adequate light. You can charge the crystals under the sun for action or passion, or under the moon for reflection and healing.

Can you charge crystals in sunlight? ›

The good news is that the easiest way to cleanse AND charge your crystals at the same time is… SUNLIGHT. Leave them out in daylight on a windowsill for 30 minutes (even on a cloudy day), and the Sun will do the job.

How do you charge rose quartz? ›

Charge your rose quartz in moonlight for an overnight charge. Some people believe that charging is the same as activating your crystal, while other people believe they are separate steps entirely. In any case, you can leave your crystal outside in the moonlight overnight to absorb energy.

What crystals can go in the sun? ›

Sun Crystals
  • Petrified Wood.
  • Orange Calcite.
  • Smoky Quartz.
  • Spirit Quartz.
  • Amber.
  • Peridot.
  • Quartz.
  • Tiger Eye.

Can crystals be in water? ›

At the bottom of the scale, you have talc and pearls and rock salt and at the top of the scale, you have the unbreakable diamond, ruby, and sapphire. As mentioned, crystals above a 5 or 6 are generally safe to go in water but this scale shouldn't be the sole factor when it comes to decision making.

Can amethyst be left in the sun? ›

All amethyst is a form of quartz, and quartz stones will lose color with prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Which crystal is used for money? ›

Citrine is known as the “money stone” so, obvs, it's at the top of the list. Its most potent power is in amplifying willpower and motivation. It helps you focus on a specific financial goal, like saving, investing, or resisting spending urges. Keep it close by.

What do you say when setting intentions? ›

Intentions can be a clear and specific wish, or as simple as a word or phrase you'd like to align yourself with, like “open your mind and heart,” “love,” “vulnerability,” “strength,” “kindness for myself and others,” “peace,” or “freedom.” Try to keep the intention positive, so instead of saying “stop being a coward,” ...

What to say when cleansing crystals with incense? ›

Say a blessing for healing and cleansing.

You can say this out loud or simply think it as you put away your incense and crystals.

Can rose quartz go in water? ›

Quartz stones, in particular rose quartz, belong to the upper part of the scale, ranging between 6 and 7. So can rose quartz go in water? The simple answer is yes.

How long do you leave crystals out on a full moon? ›

2. If you can, leave your crystals out overnight and collect them in the morning. Some people also like to let their crystals have some time in the Sunlight and leave their crystals out for 24 hours. Some crystals don't like too much sunlight though, so be careful when doing this.

What happens if I don't cleanse my crystals? ›

"What happens is, crystals can become overcharged with the energies that they've absorbed from us - so if you don't cleanse them regularly, they start to emit and give back to you the negatives that you've absorbed."

What to do after cleansing crystals? ›

Once your crystal is cleansed, place the crystal in your hand and take deep breaths. Express your faith and connect with your highest vibration. Ask your crystal to let go of all the unwanted negative energy. Command the crystal to hold on to your positive intentions and energies.

How long do I have to cleanse my crystals? ›

Leave your crystals fully submerged for at least 2-3 hours – no longer than 12 hours. After they've had a decent soak, remove them from the water and gently dry them with a fresh towel. Before using water to cleanse your crystals, make sure that the stones you are working with are compatible with water.

Can quartz go in the sun? ›

Does quartz fade in sunlight? Yes, it can. However, this typically only happens if you've used indoor quartz outside or exposed the countertop to direct sunlight for prolonged periods every single day. Under normal conditions, discoloration from sunlight is relatively rare.

Can clear quartz go in salt? ›

Saltwater. While Clear Quartz has a rating of 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, it is still susceptible to damage when exposed to saltwater. Over time, if enough salt accumulates on the surface of the Quartz, it can start to corrode and tear down the stone, affecting its appearance.

What is Tiger's Eye stone? ›

Tiger's eye stones are a form of chatoyant quartz, found in places like South Africa and Australia. Its colors range from amber to brown, due to the replacement of mineral crocidolite fibers with silica.

How do you connect with crystals? ›

You can do this by:
  1. passing your crystal through incense, especially sage smoke.
  2. using sound, like chanting or singing bowls.
  3. exposing your crystal to sun or moonlight for several hours.
  4. setting your crystal under running water.
  5. immersing your crystal in salt water.
  6. burying your crystal in a bowl of brown rice.
Nov 24, 2020

What crystals sleep under pillows? ›

“If you suffer from insomnia caused by racing thoughts at bedtime, a piece of howlite placed under your pillow or as a crystal grid around your bed may help,” Birch says.
...
Birch and Winquist recommend the following stones for insomnia:
  • howlite.
  • moonstone.
  • opal.
  • ruby.
Apr 7, 2021

Can I store my crystals together? ›

First, Can Crystals Be Stored Together? The short answer is yes.

What is the most powerful crystal? ›

One of the most powerful crystals that you can find today is, without a doubt, moldavite. The frequencies emitted by this incredible stone stimulates a process known as the Moldavite Flush. It originated as a crystal structure as a result of a meteorite colliding with the earth approximately 15 million years ago.

How long does it take for crystals to start working? ›

It takes consistency," Jandro continued. "When you want to start working with a crystal or an energy of the earth, just be consistent. It doesn't have to be crazy; take seven days and carry it around in your pocket or hold onto it before you go to bed at night."

How do I charge my crystals in the full moon? ›

Think of it like wringing out a sponge! When the energy is soaked into the crystal, the light of the full moon can wring it back out again. The simplest way to use the full moon to cleanse and charge is very simply to leave the stone out in a space where the light of the full moon will hit it.

Can I charge my crystals on a blood moon? ›

Whatever Ya Bloody Do, Don't Charge Your Crystals Under Tomorrow Night's Eclipse / Blood Moon.

How do you make moon water? ›

Collecting moon water is a fairly simple process.
  1. First, find a glass bottle or jar.
  2. Fill it with water, preferably spring or distilled.
  3. Set your intentions.
  4. Set the bottle out overnight during your chosen moon phase.
  5. Seal the bottle and sip, spritz, or use in a ritual.
Jul 29, 2021

How do you charge amethyst? ›

For charging amethyst, subjecting it to the light radiated by the full moon is a special and ideal method. Charging with the help of the moonlight happens on an energetic level. Many believe that subjecting crystals to the moonlight can help recharge their positive energies.

When should I put my crystals out? ›

Set your crystals out.

The ideal time to put them out is just after sunset. A natural surface is best outside. If that isn't an option put them near a window where they will get direct moonlight.

What does rose quartz attract? ›

What Does Rose Quartz Attract? The pink quartz crystal has the ability to attract love. It attracts love into your world in all its forms; romantic love, but also friendship, nurturing, communication with peers and partners. It also has a strong association with self-love.

Should I put rose quartz under my pillow? ›

Birch suggests that placing rose quartz under your pillow will encourage gentle dreams. “You'll take on the soft, peaceful, soothing energies of the crystal as you sleep,” he explains. “This will result in your dream being calm, peaceful, and loving, once again emitting a positive vibration.”

How do you affirm with crystals? ›

Crystal affirmations are perfect to bring more positivity into your life.
...
7 Tips for crystal affirmations
  1. Know your stone. Before you start your ritual, make sure your intention matches your stone's properties. ...
  2. Stay focused. ...
  3. Be specific. ...
  4. Be positive. ...
  5. Find a zen space. ...
  6. Clear your mind. ...
  7. Recite your affirmation several times.
Aug 15, 2020

How long do you charge crystals? ›

Exposing your crystal for 24 hours to experience both sunlight and moonlight is ideal and can generate the most energy. Full moons are optimal energy sources for your crystals as they signify new beginnings, so be aware of the dates the full moon falls on to best charge your crystals.

Should I charge my crystals tonight? ›

"Don't cleanse crystals, charge crystals or set intentions under the lunar eclipse," Palibrk said to Elle Magazine. "The energy it gives is chaotic and doing any of the above will welcome that heavy energy into your life. An eclipse is time to rid any negative energy and chill out.

How do you use crystals for the first time? ›

Still, it's important to make crystals a part of your daily routine to reap all the benefits.
  1. Program your crystal with an intention. ...
  2. Wear your crystals. ...
  3. Toss them into your purse or pocket. ...
  4. Meditate with them. ...
  5. Create a crystal layout. ...
  6. Put them in your bath. ...
  7. Sprinkle them throughout your space. ...
  8. Do a ritual with them.
Nov 4, 2018

What to say when cleansing crystals with incense? ›

Say a blessing for healing and cleansing.

You can say this out loud or simply think it as you put away your incense and crystals.

How do I charge rose quartz? ›

Charge your rose quartz in moonlight for an overnight charge. Some people believe that charging is the same as activating your crystal, while other people believe they are separate steps entirely. In any case, you can leave your crystal outside in the moonlight overnight to absorb energy.

How do you charge clear quartz? ›

One of the best ways to give this gemstone its energy back is to charge it beneath the light of the moon. You can also charge Clear Quartz by smudging it with sage or palo santo or your favorite healing incense.

How often should I cleanse my crystals? ›

You can use your intuition to determine when a crystal's energy feels heavy or dense and in need of clearing. As a general guideline, it's recommended that you cleanse your crystal whenever you set a new intention or at least once every 30 days.

What crystals cant go in water? ›

17 Stones your should NEVER Put in your Crystal Water Bottle
  • Actinolite: fibrous form of asbestos.
  • Amazonite: contains copper which is toxic.
  • Angelite: contains lead and sulfur.
  • Azurite: contains copper.
  • Chrysocolla: contains copper.
  • Garnet: contains Aluminium.
  • Hematite: contains iron and will rust when submerged.
Dec 10, 2021

What crystals can go in the sun? ›

Sun Crystals
  • Petrified Wood.
  • Orange Calcite.
  • Smoky Quartz.
  • Spirit Quartz.
  • Amber.
  • Peridot.
  • Quartz.
  • Tiger Eye.

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