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  • Writer's pictureStacey Ferrell

How To Cleanse Your Stone/Crystal

Once you’ve had your stone/crystal for a while, you might notice that it has become less “effective” in its healing. That’s because over time, as you absorb the “good” or “healing” energy of your crystal, your crystal absorbs the “not so good” or “unhealthy” energy from you. The good news is that you can easily cleanse and recharge your crystals back to their full healing potential.

There are many ways to cleanse your stone/crystal, some of which require little to no cost. Here are some of the ways:

  • Hold them under running water or immerse them in salt water. With intention state that you are washing away the unhealthy energy and recharging your stone/crystal back to its full healing potential.

  • Note: Some stones/crystals dissolve or crack in water.

  • Place your stone/crystal in the windowsill and let it cycle through the sunlight and moonlight for 24 hours.

  • Note: Some stones/crystals fade in sunlight.

  • Note: Some stones/crystals (like quartz for example) may act as a magnifying glass, so take caution as you don’t want to start a fire.

  • Lay your stone/crystal on sea salt or rock salt overnight.

  • Note: Some stones/crystals are delicate and scratch easily.

  • Lay your stone/crystal on a cleansing stone/crystal.

  • Cleansing stones/crystals include Carnelian, Clear Quartz or Selenite. These crystals are great for cleansing others, but need to be cleansed themselves.

  • Smudge your stone/crystal using sage.

  • Hold your stone/crystal and pass them through the light of a candle. With intention state the light of the candle clears away the unhealthy energy and recharges your stone/crystal back to its full healing potential.

  • Hold your stone/crystal and visualize surrounding it in white light. With intention state the white light clears away the unhealthy energy and recharges your stone/crystal back to its full healing potential.

It’s also worth noting that some crystals are self-cleansing:

  • Pearl Agate

  • Astronomite

  • Azeztulite

  • Green Beryl (with blue flash)

  • Citrine

  • Frondelite

  • Halite (electrified translucent massive)

  • Kyanite

  • Menezesite

  • Metamorphosis Quartz

  • Park Forest Meteorite

  • Green Obsidian with Perlite

  • Ouro Verde Quartz

  • Peridot with Magnetite 7 Chromite

  • Spitzkopfe Phenacite

  • Pre-Cambrian Impact Structure

  • Reciprocal Space Quartz

  • Titanium Included Quartz

  • Rhodizite

  • Smokey/Citrine combination

  • Super Seven

  • Guangdong Tektite

  • Philippine Tektite

  • Viking Balls

  • Yoderite

As far as how often you should clean your stones/crystals, there is no right or wrong answer. I do have a few recommendations. First, I recommend cleansing your stone/crystal immediately after you get it (whether it was given to you as a gift or you purchased it). Remember, stones/crystals are record keepers and they absorb the energy from others, so you want to make sure it does not have anyone else’s unwanted energy.

Mentioned above, if you’ve been using your stone/crystal for a while, and you feel it is less effective, it’s time to cleanse it. If you only use your stones/crystals periodically, then you may only need to cleanse them every couple of months. However, there are times when it might be necessary to cleanse them more often. For example, maybe you work in a dangerous job (such as a fireman) and you are wearing a stone/crystal for protection. Because the crystal is “working overtime,” I would recommend that you cleanse it daily to keep it charged to its maximum potential.

Whatever method you decide to try, keeping your stones/crystals cleansed will help keep you on your healing journey.

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