Energetically Cleansing Crystals: How to Easily Cleanse Crystals From Anywhere

Kristen Lagos

Cleansing your crystals is an important part of keeping their energetic properties in balance. By properly cleansing them, you can ensure they are resonating with positive energy and ready to be used for their intended purpose.

But how do you go about energetically cleansing crystals?

Read on to learn all the different methods for easily and effectively cleansing your crystals from anywhere.

What Is Crystal Cleansing?

To start, let's define what crystal cleansing means . . . 

Crystal cleansing is the process of using energy to remove any negative or unwanted energy from your crystals.

This energy work is done to ensure that your crystals are only carrying positive energetic vibrations, which will allow them to keep their properties in balance and enhance their healing capabilities.

Why Do I Need To Cleanse My Crystals?

It's important to remember that crystals absorb energy from the environment, and this includes negative energy. Over time, this stagnant energy can cause your crystals to become unstable and even ineffective in their healing capabilities.

Luckily, there are a few different ways to prevent this, which we'll outline in this article.

Crystal cleansing is especially important when you first acquire a new crystal and before using it for any kind of healing work or spiritual practice. This will help ensure that your crystals are optimally prepared for their intended purpose and that they remain in balance.

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Benefits of Cleansing Crystals

There are many benefits to regularly cleansing your crystals, including

  • Clearing any negative energies that the crystal may have absorbed.
  • Enhancing the healing energy of the crystal.
  • Releasing any blockages or stagnant energies in the crystal.
  • Allowing for a stronger connection between you and your crystals.
  • Increasing the vibrational frequency of the crystal.

Preparing to Cleanse Your Crystals

Lovingly Create Space

Before you start the cleansing process, it's important to make sure you have all the materials you need. More importantly, prepare the environment around you as a sacred space to cleanse your crystals.

Many people think that they have to be in a specific place to cleanse crystals; however, you have the power to create and call in energy wherever you are. Lovingly allow yourself to create this reality.

Dedicating Your Crystals To Their Intended Purpose

Once you have gathered all the materials needed, it's important to dedicate your crystals to their intended purpose. This is done by setting an intention in your mind or out loud for the crystals.

After you've set your intention, allow yourself to become open to receiving whatever healing energy they may provide. Visualize finishing the cleansing process, and feel what that would feel like.

By honoring your crystals for their highest potential before starting the cleansing process, you set the stage for 

Types of Cleansing Methods

Water Cleansing

Water cleansing is a popular method for energetically cleansing crystals. To do this, you will need to fill a bowl with salt water and submerge your crystals in the water for at least 12 hours.

It’s important to note however that not all crystals can be cleansed in water. Leaving them in water for prolonged periods will result in them dissolving, cracking or losing color. As a result, the damage is irreversible. 


Crystals to keep away from water are:

  • Fluorite 
  • Selenite
  • Apophyllite
  • Tangerine Quartz
  • Gypsum
  • Lepidolite
  • Opal
  • Azurite
  • Apatite
  • Halite
  • Malachite
  • Turquoise
  • Ulexite
  • Labradorite 
  • Celestite
  • Pyrite
  • Hematite

What Type of Water Should I Use?

It's important to use purified or distilled water when cleansing your crystals. Tap water can contain a lot of impurities, and these will get absorbed into the crystal, which could negatively affect its energetic properties.

You can also add some dried herbs or petals of flowers to the water before submerging your crystals if desired. Even a few drops of oils, such as rosewood oil, can add extra cleansing power.


Smudging is a traditional Native American practice that involves burning herbs and resins, such as sage, cedarwood, or sweetgrass.

To cleanse your crystals with smoke, light the herb of choice and then pass your crystals through the smoke for a few minutes. Make sure to set an intention in your mind or out loud while doing this.

What Should I Use To Smudge My Crystals?

There are lots of different herbs and resins that can be used to smudge your crystals. Some popular ones include sage, cedarwood, palo santo, sweetgrass, and juniper berries.

Remember to use only the dried herb or resin when doing this method of cleansing!

Sound Cleansing

Sound cleansing is another popular method for energetically cleansing crystals. This type of cleansing requires the use of music or chanting to clear any negative energies from your crystals.

For example, you can play a soft meditation track while holding your crystals and allowing the sound to wash over them, or you can chant mantras such as “OM” or “AH” as you hold them in your hands.

What Tools Can I Use for Sound Cleansing?

There are lots of different tools you can choose from, such as a singing bowl, a ringing bell, a tuning fork, or even just your voice. Choose the tool that feels right to you, and make sure to set an intention as you use it.

At Shamans Market, we have a range of tools including singing bowls, chimes, and tuning forks to transform your cleansing ritual.



Sunlight is another great way to cleanse your crystals. To do this, simply place your crystals in natural light for a few hours and allow the sun's energy to wash over them.

Make sure not to leave them in direct sunlight too long though, as this can cause some crystals to fade or become brittle.

Earth Cleansing

Earth cleansing is another effective method for cleansing your crystals. To do this, simply bury your crystals in the ground or sand for 12-24 hours.

This will allow them to absorb the earth's healing energy and release any negative energies they may have absorbed.

Moonlight Cleansing

Moonlight cleansing is a powerful way to cleanse your crystals and restore their vibrational frequency. To do this, simply place your crystals outside in direct moonlight for 12-24 hours. This will allow them to absorb the moon's energy and clear out any negative energies they may have absorbed.

Certain moons, such as a full moon or new moon, are especially powerful for cleansing because they are believed to have additional energetic properties.

Cleansing Your Crystals with Reiki

Reiki is a type of energy healing that can be used to clear the energies of your crystals. To do this, simply hold your crystals in your hands and call upon Reiki energy to cleanse them.

You can then direct the Reiki energy into each crystal until all the negative energy feels cleansed.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a type of energy healing that works with the subtle energies within our body. This ancient practice involves channeling universal life force energy through the hands of a practitioner to help restore balance in the physical, mental, and emotional bodies.

holding stone

Cleaning with Pranic Healing

Pranic healing is another great way to clear the energies of your crystals. To do this, simply hold your crystals in your hands and call upon Pranic energy to cleanse them.

You can then direct the Pranic energy into each crystal until it feels completely cleansed.

What Does Pranic Healing Mean?

Pranic healing is an ancient energy healing system that uses Prana, or life force energy, to heal physical, emotional, and mental ailments.

This type of healing works by focusing on the energetic pathways throughout the body and cleansing any blockages in these pathways.

Using Crystals for Cleansing Other Crystals

You can also use certain types of crystals to energetically cleanse other crystals. Some of the most commonly used crystals for this purpose include clear quartz, selenite, and carnelian.

Simply place your crystal in a bowl of these stones or place them around it, then allow the natural energy to do its work.

Tips and Tricks for Energetically Cleansing Crystals

Choosing the Right Environment To Cleanse Your Crystals

When cleansing your crystals, it's important to make sure you are in an environment that is as peaceful and free from distractions as possible. This will help ensure that the process is effective and that your crystals are properly cleansed.

Cleansing with Intention

It's also important to set a clear intention before beginning the cleansing process. This can be as simple as visualizing a bright, white light pouring over your crystals and banishing any negative energy.

Cleansing Regularly

It's best to cleanse your crystals regularly, such as once per month or when you first acquire them. This will help keep them energetically balanced and protect them from negative energies that can accumulate over time.

Knowing When to Stop Cleansing Your Crystals

It's important to know when to stop the process once your crystals have been cleansed of any negative energies.. If you feel that the cleansing has been successful and your crystals are feeling energetically balanced, then there is no need to continue.

Storing Your Crystals Properly

It's important to make sure you store your crystals in a safe, protected place. You can either keep them near you or store them in a pouch or box with other empowering stones that will help maintain their cleansing energies.

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Incorporating Other Healing Practices Into Your Cleansing Ritual

You can also incorporate other healing practices into your crystal cleansing ritual, such as yoga or meditation. This will help you clear any negative energy from yourself before beginning the process so that the crystals receive all of your positive, powerful energy.

Cleansing Crystals With Intention and Gratitude

Above all, it is important to remember that crystal cleansing should be done with intention and gratitude. Take time to honor your crystals and express your gratitude for the healing energy they provide.

By opening your heart, you help ensure that the process is both effective and enjoyable.

Is There Anything Else I Should Be Aware of Before Cleansing My Crystals?

One important thing to remember when cleansing your crystals is that it’s best to use a gentle touch. Try not to rub or scratch the surface of the crystal, as this can interfere with the energetic cleansing process.


Energetically cleansing crystals is a powerful practice that can help restore balance and clear any negative energy from your stones. Whether you choose to use sunlight, moonlight, earth energy, sound, or Reiki and Pranic healing techniques, be sure to follow the proper steps and set an intention before beginning the process.

You can also incorporate other healing practices such as yoga and meditation to ensure that your crystals are completely cleansed. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to easily and effectively cleanse your crystals from anywhere!