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How Can I Cleanse My Crystals? Simple & Easy

how do I cleanse my crystals

As you will know, if you are a regular reader, I love crystals. I use them every day for my own life but also with my clients and around my home too. Although I have used and had crystals for years, it’s only this past year where I have really explored the deeper roots of what crystals mean and their full power. If you are new to crystals, you might have some questions, and one of the big ones is, “How can I cleanse my crystals?” which I will hopefully clear up for you here in this post.

Do I Need To Cleanse My Crystals?

Before a crystal arrives in your possession, it can travel around the world and be in the hands of many different people, which exposes it to different energies that may not serve you. You don’t want a crystal that holds the energy of someone or something else, do you? Especially if that energy is a low frequency or negative vibration! Cleansing and recharging your crystals restores your crystal. There are a few different ways to cleanse your crystals; here are my favourites!

How Can I Cleanse My Crystals?


Water is amazing! Holding your crystal under running water or submerging in a stream, for example, is a natural way of cleansing your crystal. Certain crystals should not be put under water as this can damage them, so check that water is an appropriate cleansing method for your crystal first.

Natural Salt

Again, salt can damage certain crystals, so check in advance that it’s an appropriate method before using! Natural salt like rock salt or Himalayan pink salt is an excellent way of neutralising any negative energy from your crystals. I will often do this after a full day of being in public where my crystals may have picked up negative vibrations or if I’ve been working with a client who is going through something quite dark.

I will just pop my crystal in the salt and leave it for a few hours or overnight.

Natural Light

The sun or moonlight is a great natural way to cleanse your stones. I leave them on the windowsill in full view of the light outside. You can put your crystals outside, but that isn’t entirely necessary, and a window is sufficient!


You can literally just hold your crystal and say this intention:

“I cleanse this crystal removing and clearing all negative energy.”


Sage is one of the most popular ways of cleansing crystals. Sage is a sacred plant, and when used in smudging, it can clear low and negative vibrations and restore crystals to their original state.

Ensure that you have a window open when you smudge so that the negative energy has somewhere to go. You don’t want the energy to linger in your home! Light your smudge stick and allow the smoke to cover your crystal for a few seconds. Sage is also a great way to cleanse your home of any negative energy too! 

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