Crystals remove negativity from our lives through unseen magical energies. They are a gift from the womb of Mother Earth. Since many crystals purify their surroundings by absorbing negative energy, it is essential to keep them clean.
Cleansing your crystals regularly not only removes negative energy, but also tunes their healing powers. Read more about the healing power of crystals in our Beginner’s Guide.
10 Ingenious and Easy Ways to Clean your Healing Crystals
If you wear or use crystals frequently, learning to cleanse them is a must. Crystals absorb toxic vibrations from both people and their environment, so you never know what kind of energy may be hanging around a new crystal. Fortunately, you can put together a crystal cleansing ceremony in the blink of an eye using common household items!
Clean your healing crystal today with one of the following clever home remedies-
Known for their beautiful tones and cleansing abilities, crystal singing bowls are a great choice for crystal rookies and veterans alike. Simply place your crystal inside the singing bowl and start playing it. As the vibrations cleanse and merge with the energy of the crystal, the music that fills the room will also purify the space. Use this Yoga Tibetan Singing Bowl to program, tune, and charge your healing crystal.
2. Brown Rice
Placing your crystal in a bowl of dry, uncooked brown rice will also cleanse it. Be sure to keep your crystal on top of the rice in the bowl. Leave the crystal for four hours or overnight. DO NOT EAT THE RICE AFTERWARD!
If clear skies are in your future, leave your crystals in a sunny spot for about four hours. Be sure to put them where kids, pets, or other animals won't find them. Avoid leaving dark crystals in direct sunlight, however, as their colors may fade over time.
On clear nights near the full moon, leave your crystals on a windowsill until morning. Crystals that are prone to fading in direct sunlight will benefit from the gentle influence of the moon, which is considered beneficial and cleansing. This method will not only cleanse your crystals, but also infuse them with gentle, compassionate energy.
5. Salt Water
While some prefer to hold crystals under running water, others soak them in a mild saltwater solution for a deeper cleanse. If you use saltwater, make sure that your gems are not submerged for more than seven hours at a time and that they are not sensitive to saltwater (hypotonic).
One of the fastest and most effective ways to cleanse healing crystals is to make a DIY black obsidian concentrate. Simply place a piece of obsidian in a spray bottle and fill it with water. Leave the jar open in a sunny spot for four hours to fully charge the solution. Use as needed to cleanse your healing crystals or your room.
To cleanse your crystals with reiki, simply hold them between both palms and imagine that the stone is being filled with pure light. Reiki cleansing crystals, such as this set of Palm Crystals For Activating the Seven Chakras, will also help you cleanse and program your crystals.
This is a great way to cleanse your crystals and enjoy the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy at the same time. Burning incense or white sage will cleanse your crystals of negative energy while filling the room with a relaxing scent. Allow the smoke to completely envelop the crystals for best results. Not sure where to start? Give this 50 Incense Cone Pack a try!
A crystal duse or Amethyst geode cave is an effective way to cleanse any crystal. Leaving your healing crystal in a geode or crystal cave for 1-2 days resets its powers and cleanses it of negative energy. Using an Amethyst Quartz Crystal Wand is another powerful way to cleanse and program any crystal.
10. Physical Contact
According to the history and folklore of the Native Americans, cleansing a crystal for everyday use required nothing more than rubbing them between your palms after using them ceremonially.
Cleansing your crystals not only keeps them free of negative energy, but also boosts their natural healing powers. Crystals are living beings that require regular care and attention. If you want to get the most out of your crystals, try a new cleansing ritual today!