A Few Methods for Clearing and Cleansing your Crystals and Stones

A Few Methods for Clearing and Cleansing your Crystals

A Few Methods for Clearing and Cleansing your Crystals and Stones. When working with any crystal, especially ritual or energy work your crystal can absorb the energy in its environment, as well as the energy of anyone who handles (or is in proximity of) it.  Therefore, you should clear and cleanse your stone/crystal before and after each use.  (I prefer to also clear/cleanse my crystals after each use so that the negative energy doesn’t hang around.)

A Few Methods for Clearing and Cleansing your Crystals and Stones

  • Place your crystal in either the sunlight or the moonlight.  Sunlight is great for a number of crystals; but a word of caution.  Sunlight can cause some crystals to fade such as amethyst, citrine, and topaz.  For the more light sensitive crystals, moonlight is the best method of clearing/cleansing your gemstones.  Just place your crystals outside during the waning moon to release old energies.
  • Bury your crystal either in the ground or a pot.  Mother earth will pull the negative energy and transform it to positive energy.
  • Smudge your crystals.  This is my preferred method. I smudge my crystals and stones using white sage.  I simply run them through the smoke and then follow that with waving them through the fire of a candle.
  • Filtered or distilled water can be used to gently clean your crystals or stone prior to any of the previous methods.  HOWEVER, and this is a big one…do not put selenite in water because it will dissolve.  I can attest to that fact.  I once washed a pair of jeans that had a couple of my tumbled selenite stones.  Originally, they were about 3/4″ in diameter; after the wash they were less than 1/2″ in diameter!

There are numerous other ways to clear/cleanse/charge your stones, but these are some of the most widely used methods.

Further information on crystals can be found in:
The Book of Stones by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall
The Complete Crystal Handbook by Cassandra Eason
Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham



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