How to Cleanse Your Crystals: The Ultimate Guide

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How to Cleanse Your Crystals: The Ultimate Guide

If you're into crystals, you might know that they hold value beyond their material belonging. For instance, crystals can be used to shift moods, to bring results, to get rid of negative energy, so on and so forth. 

However, for most people, this seems like outright juju. And good for them, but that's not you. You're different, thus you deserve to know about different things. 

In this article, we will cover how to cleanse your crystals, which is important, especially if you use them to rid yourself of bad moods or banish environments. 

So keep reading to learn more.

How to Cleanse Your Crystals: Pick the Crystal

The first step in cleansing anything is knowing what is in need of cleansing. For instance, the energy in your home might be weird or you got a new ritual from some suspicious place. 

Are you feeling sluggish & drained? Does the crystal have a negative presence within it? In any case, just figure out what crystal is in need of this magical process, and let's begin.

Cleansing can be performed often on a regular basis, or time from time when needed. The frequency does not matter, as much as the intent, so keep that in mind.

Smoke Cleansing

Recaning, also known as smoke cleansing is a process in which an object, room, or person is cleansed with smoke. Most often sage is used, but there are other herbs and plants that can be used for this purpose, such as palo santo, incense, etc.

The procedure behind smoke cleansing is straightforward. Simply light the bundle of smoke-producing herb, and blow out the smoldering flames. Wafer the smoke over the target, allowing the smoke to interject and break up the stagnant/negative energies, leading them to a neutral and free-flowing state.

It's also important to note that this process is nothing next of kin to smudging, which is an ancient Native American practice. They are not the same and serve different purposes. 

Also, make sure that you don't go overboard with the smoke, as it might prove to be a health concern to other people/pets within your household. Make sure the room is ventilated, and pets are not exposed to large amounts of smoke.

Water Cleansing

To cleanse with water is to cleanse with life. Soaking, washing, or bathing an object in water is a great way to rid it of negative energies. 

You can also try to make various tonics or concentrations that serve a specific cleansing purpose, such as silver water or cedar tonic. Another thing to do is fill a spray bottle with such water and mist the entire environment with it. 

Also, make sure that your object will not be harmed by the water. Some crystals can be water-averted and lead to toxicity.

Crystal Cleansing

In some cases, other crystals can be used to cleanse your crystal. For instance, citrine and quartz are good at this, because they do not hold onto to energies as other stones do. 

Do your research, and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Solar & Lunar

Sunlight and moonlight are great for cleansing crystals. This truly depends on your intent, so keep that in mind. 

Also, you need to take into account the season and moon phases, so that you are affecting the energy of the crystals in an appropriate expected manner.

Sound Cleansing 

Rainmakers, drums, bells, flutes, tambourines, and any other music producing instrument are capable of cleansing energetic residue. This method is particularly great for cleansing large environments, which are susceptible to blockage. 

If you have a ritual room with many crystals, make sure to try sound cleansing.   

Element Cleansing

Burying your crystals in soil or salt for a day or two can help remove all energies from it, specifically unwanted ones. 

If you bury something, we suggest you do it in a container and mark the ground. This will ensure that you do not lose the object. Any type of salt can be used, but it's best that the salt is from a natural deposit, and not processed. 

Extra Oomph to Cleansing

Many people don't know what to do after cleansing. Cleansing is super simple and might leave you looking for something else to do to complete the process. 

If you find yourself feeling half-finished, then you might want to try these next steps. Not to mention, they will ensure that the negative energies do not return to infiltrate the crystals.


In some cases, cleansing is just not enough. If your find that cleansing works, but you still feel something is off, you might want to try some more demanding approaches. 

Banishing can get rid of all the energies that cleansing simply cannot, such as stubborn energies and malignant spirits. Banishing is important for all crystal-bearers.



After cleansing an item, yourself, or place, warding can be used to prevent the energies from returning. You can often find that after cleansing the energy returns, so it's your job to make sure it doesn't. 

New Energy

After cleansing, it's important to create intent-driven energy in the void that's left. Neutral energy is easily manipulated by other forces, so it's important to add function and direction to it. 

Create new energies of your choosing, and everything shall be fine.

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Now that you know how to cleanse your crystals, you are well on your way to ensure that your crystals operate at their most optimal level. As long as you make sure to cleanse the crystals when they need it, their effect will never subside and only improve. 

If you're interested in our positively motivational natural jewelry, get in touch with us and we will happily suggest something for your needs.