How to Cleanse and Charge Crystals?

Crystals have been cherished for centuries for their mystical beauty and claimed metaphysical properties. They are believed to hold unique vibrational frequencies that can influence energy, enhance well-being, and promote the balance in our lives. Each crystal variety has its distinct properties, making them suitable for various purposes, from promoting emotional healing to air purifying.

To unlock the full potential from these beautiful gems, it’s essential to understand and practice crystal cleansing and charging. Just like how we might feel drained from time to time, crystals need to recharge and replenish their energy, too. Factors such as absorbing negative energies, prolonged usage or being handled by multiple people can cloud and diminish the energy of crystals. So, cleansing crystals washes away negativity, and charging them refills the force to make them grounding and powerful.

6 Popular Ways to Cleanse and Charge Your Crystals

1. Running Water: Holding your crystals under flowing water, such as a natural stream or tap, can cleanse away negative energies. Be cautious with water-sensitive crystals, as some may dissolve or become damaged when exposed to water, such as Himalayan salt.

Approximate duration: 30 seconds per stone
Use this for: hard stones, such as quartz
Don’t use this for: salt stones, and stones that are brittle or soft, such as selenite, kyanite, and halite

2. Salt Bath: Submerging your crystals in a bowl of saltwater (preferably sea salt or Himalayan salt) is an effective way to remove negative energies. Remember to rinse the crystals thoroughly afterward to prevent salt residue buildup.

Approximate duration: up to 48 hours
Use this for: hard stones, such as quartz and amethyst
Don’t use this for: stones that are soft, porous, or contain trace metals, such as malachite, selenite, halite, calcite, lepidolite, and angelite

3. Brown Rice: Fill a bowl with dry brown rice and bury your stone beneath the grains. Dispose of the rice immediately after the cleansing, as the rice is said to have absorbed the energy you’re trying to eradicate.

Approximate duration: 24 hours
Use this for: any stone

4. Moonlight and Sunlight: Exposing your crystals to the gentle light of the moon or the energizing rays of the sun can cleanse and recharge them. Be mindful that some crystals may fade or become damaged with prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Approximate duration: 10 to 12 hours
Use this for: most tumbled stones

Don’t use this for: vibrant stones, such as rose quartz and amethyst, in sunlight; soft stones, such as celestite, halite, and selenite, that may be damaged by inclement weather

5. Sound: Using sound vibrations, such as from singing bowls, a tuning fork, or even a nice bell, can clear negative energies from your crystals. The resonance of sound can be remarkably effective in revitalizing crystals' energies.

Approximate duration: 5 to 10 minutes
Use this for: any stone

6. Smudging: Passing your crystals through the smoke of sacred herbs, like sage or palo santo, can cleanse and purify their energies. This method is particularly popular for its spiritual and aromatic properties.

Approximate duration: about 30 to 60 seconds per stone
Use this for: any stone
Regularly cleansing and recharging your crystals not only maintains their effectiveness but also deepens your connection with their healing properties. Especially with our crystal diffusers, this practice ensures that you continue to benefit from their positive energy and soothing scents.