Crystals Cleansing And Charging Methods For Beginners

Crystals Cleansing And Charging Methods For Beginners


Crystals have been admired for centuries for their beauty and healing properties. Beyond their dazzling beauty, these precious gemstones are believed to store, absorb and emit different types of energy, which is why they are often used for meditation, healing and spiritual practices. However over time, they can accumulate negative or stagnant energy, reducing their effectiveness. This is where crystal cleansing and charging come into play. Whether you’re new to the world of crystals or an experienced crystal enthusiast, you’ve probably heard about the importance of cleaning and charging your crystals. In this blog, we will help you understand the differences between them and provide you with a variety of methods to effectively cleanse and charge your precious gemstones.

So, why is it important to cleanse and charge these precious gemstones? Imagine crystals as energy sponges. Over time, they soak up all sorts of energy from their surroundings, both positive and negative. If left unchecked, these energies can become stagnant or even damaging. Crystal cleansing and charging are essential practices for keeping your gemstones pure and vibrant.

What is the difference between Crystal Cleansing and Crystal Charging?

Before we jump into the methods, let’s understand how crystal cleansing and charging are different from each other:

  • Crystal cleansing is the process of removing any negative or unwanted energy from your crystals. This practice ensures that your they are pure and free from any previous imprints or vibrations.
  • On the other hand, crystal charging involves transferring energy or positive intention to your crystal. It enhances their natural properties, making them more effective in healing and manifestation.

Now that we’ve clarified the difference, let’s take a look at the different ways to cleanse and charge your crystals.

Different Methods For Cleansing Your Crystals

1. Running Water:

One of the simplest way to cleanse your crystals is to use running water. Simply hold your crystal under a gentle stream of cool, clean water, such as tap water or water from a natural spring. As you do this, visualize any negativity or impurity being washed away by the flowing water. Be aware of the crystal’s sensitivity to water, as some may dissolve or become damaged.

This method works well with most gemstones, except those that are water-soluble or delicate, like Selenite or Lepidolite. For example, you can safely use this method for Rose quartz, Amethyst, or Clear quartz.

2. Salt Bath:

Soaking your crystals in a bowl of water with a teaspoon of sea salt or Himalayan salt can effectively cleanse them. The saltwater solution absorbs negative energy from the crystals. This method works well with Carnelian, Quartz and Jasper, however, avoid using this method on porous or fragile gems as it may damage them.

3. Sunlight Cleansing:

Placing your crystals in direct sunlight for a few hours can refresh and cleanse their energy. The sun’s powerful rays clear away blocked energy, making them ready for new intentions. Just be mindful that some stones, like Amethyst or Rose Quartz, may fade or lose their color in direct sunlight. This method is particularly beneficial for Clear Quartz or Carnelian.

4. Full Moon Bath:

The moon’s gentle energy works wonders in cleansing your precious gemstones. Leave your crystals outside under the moonlight, especially during a full moon. The lunar energy will purify and recharge your crystals, helping them align with their natural properties. This method is safe for almost all gemstones, particularly those that resonate with lunar energy, such as Moonstone or Selenite.

5. Smudging:

Smudging involves passing your crystals through the smoke of sacred herbs such as sage or palo santo. The soothing smoke will clear any remaining negative energy, leaving your gemstones rejuvenated and ready to shine. This is a great method for most crystals and is especially effective for cleansing dense stones like Black Obsidian.
Smudging Crystal Cleansing

6. Sound Cleansing:

Sound vibrations from musical instruments such as tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, or clear-sounding bells can be used to cleanse your crystals. Simply hold your crystal in one hand and gently strike the instrument near it. Visualize the calming sound waves gently clearing away any stagnant energy from your gems. This method is safe and effective for all crystals, but it is especially useful for Quartz, Selenite, and Citrine.
Sound Crystal Cleansing - Tibetan Singing Bowl

7. Earth Cleansing:

Give your crystals an Earth cleanse by burying them in the ground for a day or two. You can use your garden or a potted plant for this method. The Earth’s natural energy helps remove impurities from the stones. This method is ideal for grounding stones like Hematite or Smoky Quartz.

8. Visualization:

This method involves using the power of your imagination and intention. To do this, simply hold the crystal in your hands, close your eyes, and visualize a bright, clear light surrounding it. Imagine this radiant light dissolving any negativity or impurities. Trust your intuition and keep visualizing until you feel that the crystal is cleansed. The great thing about this method is that it works well for all types of crystals.

Different Methods For Charging Your Crystals

1. Sunlight:

Once your gems have been cleansed, it’s time to recharge them using the energy of the sun. Place your crystals in direct sunlight for a few hours, usually 2-4 hours, depending on the crystal and the intensity of the sunlight. The sun’s energy will rejuvenate your crystals, amplifying their natural vibrations and making them more powerful.

2. Moonlight:

Moonlight charging uses the soothing and nurturing energy of the moon to recharge your crystals. Leave your cleansed gems outside under the moonlight, especially during a full moon. If there isn’t a full moon, a few hours of exposure during other phases will also work. Let the moon’s energy flow into your crystals, making them even more effective. This method works well for almost all gemstones and is especially great for those that have a special connection to the moon’s energy, like Moonstone or Selenite.

3. Crystal Cluster:

Charging your crystals on top of a large crystal cluster, such as Amethyst or Quartz, is a great way to let them absorb the abundant energy of the cluster. Crystal clusters act as energy powerhouses, and placing your gemstones on them for a period of time can replenish and amplify their energy. This method works for all kinds of crystals.

4. Selenite Charging:

Selenite is a self-cleansing and charging crystal. All you have to do is place your freshly cleansed crystals next to a piece of selenite, and they will absorb it’s pure and potent energy. Selenite is known for its ability to cleanse and recharge other crystals, and it is compatible with most types of gemstones.

5. Flower Petal:

For a unique and nature-infused charging method, place your cleansed crystals on a layer of fresh flower petals. It is best to choose flowers with positive energy, as their essence will be infused into your crystals during the charging process. This method enhances the vibration of your gemstones by adding a touch of nature’s beauty and energy. It is suitable for almost all crystal types and can be especially effective for stones associated with love and harmony.
Flower Petal Crystal Charging

6. Affirmations:

During the charging process, infuse your crystals with your specific intentions by using positive affirmations. Hold the cleansed crystal in your hand and say your affirmations out loud or silently, whatever feels comfortable to you. These affirmations should align with what you want your crystals to help you with. This way, you’re essentially programming your gemstones to work towards your specific goals, whether it’s for manifesting something special or enhancing their healing properties. This method is effective for all types of crystals and is highly customizable to your needs.
Charging Crystals With Intention

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What happens if you don't cleanse your crystals?

If you don’t cleanse your crystals, they may become energetically blocked, less effective, or even transfer negative energy to you.

2. Can you wear crystals without charging them?

You can wear crystals without charging them, but charging can help maintain their effectiveness and align them with your intentions.

3. How do you know when a crystal needs to be cleansed?

Trust your intuition. If your crystal feels heavy, dull or less effective than usual. It may time to cleanse it.

4. Can I cleanse all my crystals together?

Yes, many crystals can be cleansed together. Methods like smudging, placing them under moonlight or sunlight, or using sound vibrations work well for multiple gemstones at once. However, research specific crystal compatibility to be sure.

5. How often should I cleanse my crystals?

The frequency of cleansing depends on usage and personal preference. Some recommend cleansing it after every use, while others do it every few weeks , or when you feel their energy has become dulled. Listen to your instincts.


Cleansing and charging crystals are essential practices for any crystal lover. Incorporating crystal cleansing and charging into your spiritual practice can greatly enhance the effectiveness of your crystal in manifesting your desires and supporting your well-being. Remember to trust your intuition when choosing methods, and always research crystal compatibility with specific methods. Visit our website for more in-depth guides, crystal recommendations, and exclusive offers on semi precious crystals and gemstones that will support your personal growth and healing. Don’t forget to share this blog with your friends and family to help others on their spiritual journey.
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