Cleansing Your Crystals

Cleansing Your Crystals

Do you cleanse your crystals?

I truly believe that our crystals pick us and come into our lives for a reason. They may be with you for a short period of time or for the rest of your life. Your crystals are in service to you. They want to heal, guide, and support you.

 Crystals provide you with different types of energies including:

  • Absorbing
  • Amplifying
  • Attracting
  • Calming
  • Grounding
  • Healing
  • Protecting
  • Releasing
  • And so much more

It is important that you are cleansing your crystals on a regular basis. This is the question that I get asked the most: “How often should I cleanse my crystal?” It depends. If you have lots of negative energies in your space and you are trying to cleanse or protect your space, I would recommend cleansing your crystal at least once a month.

Methods of Cleansing

There are many different ways to cleanse your crystals. There are Dry and Wet methods to cleanse your crystals. Let’s take a moment and review each of these approaches.

Dry Methods

You may choose to use a dry method approach to cleansing your crystals. The most common methods include:

  • Dry Salt Bowl
  • Smudging
  • Crystal/Tibetan Bowl
  • Sun/Moon
Dry Salt Bowl

A dry method for cleansing crystals is filling a glass bowl half-way with sea salt. You can use regular table salt if sea salt is not available. Place your crystals into the glass bowl of sea salt. You can bury the crystals under the sea salt or place them on top of the salt. They should be left in the bowl of salt overnight or up to several days, depending on the clearing needs of the crystals. After removing the crystals from the bowl of salt, rinse them thoroughly under cool running water (be aware that some crystals dissolve underwater – such as Selenite – so you’ll want to avoid water with those). Once you have completed the process, dispose of the salt. The salt has absorbed negativity and should not be used for anything else.


You can use Palo Santo or white sage for smudging the crystals.  A smudging wand may come with white sage and other herbs. You would burn the wand or the dried herbs. You clear your crystals with the smoke from the herbs and/or wood.  White sage grows wild in Arizona and California. You can also choose to grow and cultivate your own white sage.

Crystal/Tibetan Singing Bowls

You can place your crystals around, or in the room, with a crystal bowl as you and/or someone else plays the bowls. The high vibration of the singing bowls will clear the crystals. Another option is playing singing bowl music around the crystals to clear them.

Sun/Moon Energy

You can leave your crystals out in the sun and moonlight to cleanse any negative energies and vibrations from the crystals. You will want to leave them out for at least four hours. Your crystals gain more enhanced energies when they are cleansed and recharged by the sun or moon.

Some crystals may lose their color if they are placed in the sunlight. They will fade over time or even lose their color completely.

Here is a list of crystals that should not be left in the sunlight:

  • Amethyst
  • Aquamarine
  • Celestite
  • Citrine
  • Fluorite
  • Kunzite
  • Opal
  • Rose Quartz
  • Sapphires
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Topaz
  • Turquoise

Wet Methods

You may choose to use a wet method approach to cleansing your crystals. The most common methods include:

  • Holy Water
  • Salt Water
Salt Water Cleansing

The best wet method approach is to soak your crystals in a mixture of sea salt and water. You may use cooking salt if sea salt is not available. Fill a glass bowl half-full with water and mix in a tablespoon of sea salt. Emerge your crystals in the bowl with the sea salt mixture. Keep your crystals in the mixture for 24 hours or up to one week. When you remove the crystals from the sea salt mixture, rinse them well with cool water to remove any salt residue. Dispose of the saltwater mixture. It is important that you do not try to reuse this mixture. It has absorbed negativity from the crystals.

NOTE: Make sure the wet approach will not damage your crystal before using this method.

Holy Water Cleansing

You can spray the crystal with holy water spray to clear it. Make sure that you are able to use the wet method to clear your crystals. You are not able to use the wet method on Selenite crystals. The crystal will dissolve when wet.

Make sure that you are taking good care of your crystals. They are working hard for you every day.

Do you love crystals? Would you like to learn more about the Crystal Kingdom? Vialet has been teaching crystal classes for several years. She shares her wisdom of the crystals in a fun and interactive program called Connecting with Crystals. Find out more about our crystal classes here.


Written by Vialet Rayne, Magical Creator of Discover Your Spiritual Gifts 

Vialet has been on a healing path her whole life. She has been called a spiritual guardian that is strongly connected and highly intuitive. A teacher, coach, healer, and spiritual leader that dreams of a peaceful and harmonious world.

Her mission is to provide individuals with the tools and resources to discover their own healing powers within themselves so they may empower their own lives. Vialet's spiritual journey has provided her with everyday life rituals, experiences, and spiritual wisdom that allow her to overcome difficult situations and to create a life that she has always dreamed of.

Vialet wants everyone to discover their spiritual gifts in the tools and rituals that will improve their lives and the lives of their families. Find out more about her here.

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