5 ways for Cleansing your Crystals

It’s been so long I wrote anything. And then I was reminded by a reader that I need to walk you on your crystals journey.

You might have read the last blog about choosing your unique crystal.

That was just a simple and general blog about choosing and starting your crystal journey.

Now, let’s know something you need to do with your crystal when you first buy it.





You brought you first crystal. Or a few of them.

Once you bring them home you need to clear their energy. This is the first and important step to do.


How to cleanse the crystals?


1. Water:

Hold the crystal under flowing water. The water of a spring is pure and best to cleanse any crystal.

But as we usually cannot find it you can hold your crystal under tap water for 10 – 15 minutes and rub it with your fingers. This will clear its old energy.

This procedure is best when you don’t have much time for cleansing your crystals.

A quick yet effective method to cleanse your lovely buddies.


2. Immersing in Sea Salt:

Sea salt mixed with water works just like the sea water. Sea water is best used to cleanse anything from negative energy.

For this method fill up a vessel with water. Mix it with sea salt or common salt.

{If you have only a few crystals then you could take one-liter water with a fist full of salt. The amount of water needs to be almost 5 times more than a number of crystals. And add Sea salt accordingly.}

Now once your vessel/bucket is filled up with sea salt mixed water you can put all your crystals in it and let it out in sun and moonlight for at least 24 hours.

Note: There are a few crystals that should not be immersed in water directly or left under the sunshine. For the crystals like carnelian, which loose it’s color under the sun you need to keep them in the moonlight. And for the crystals which shouldn’t be put in the direct water, you need to put them in a covered container in the sea salt mixed water.

This is the best method I feel till now. Because it cleanses the crystals thoroughly. And rely on my intuition for the timing. Like sometimes I let them in sunshine and moonlight for two days and night and sometimes I let them be in just sunlight or moonlight for few hours.

It all depends on your intuition and the crystal.


3. Smudge with incense smoke:

Incense is usually used to clean the energy field of any room or place. The smoke of incense is great to clear the air polluted energy. Smoke is an element related to air and that is why fragment smoke helps in clearing the energy of anything.

For clearing the energy of your crystal/s you need to hold it for few minutes in the smoke of incense. This will remove much of the negative energies that your crystal accumulates after some time.


4. Prayers and intentions:

Prayers and intentions are the same things. They are very powerful and clear any energy field in minutes.Crystal_energy

If you have less time for cleansing your crystals you can write a prayer on a piece of paper and keep your crystal on it for few minutes or as long as you or your crystal like.

For the second way, you can hold your crystal in hand and say the prayer and give your energy to the crystal for few minutes.

Prayer: “Dear God and angels, I ask you to clear the energy of my crystal so that it could be free of all the negative energies it might have accumulated. Thanks for clearing it and let it be full of energy so that we both can work together peacefully. Thank you.”

This is just an example of prayer. You can create your own in your language as you like.


5. Programming Crystals

To program a crystal for a specific use or with specific energies, sit quietly away from distractions and external energies, then hold the crystal in front of you, clear your mind and focus on the stone. Give the crystal a cleanse with the white light covering it.  Concentrate on the specific energy that you wish to program the crystal with, and ‘transmit’ the energies and thoughts from your mind directly to the stone. Be clear when doing this and don’t try to confuse or overload the crystal with different thoughts and energies. Do this until you feel happy that the required thoughts and energies have been transmitted to the stone.


How Long?

You might worry that after how long you must clear and cleanse your crystal.

Do not worry. Because once you start working or meditating with your crystal you would start understanding each other like old school best buddies.

Believe me, you won’t feel like misguided or something if you hear your intuition.

Because those who start working with these spiritual and powerful gifts of Mother Earth starts hearing and getting impressions in life. These intuitions are the signs and voice of Universe. They are telling you about your Crystal’s needs through the voice of the heart.

You might say, “It’s just my head chattering.”  But no it is the intuition letting you acquainted with the hidden wisdom.

So listen to your intuition and cleanse the crystals accordingly.

Usually, if you work with any crystal very frequently then you must cleanse it daily. And if you use them occasionally then you could ask the crystal about when they need a clear energy.



For a note

If you work with many crystals then there are a few of them like Citrine, who never needs clearing. And they clear the energy of other crystals as well.

And there are a few crystals like Obsidian which needs cleaning with each use. You could not keep them away after any use because they will start emitting negative energy.

There are many crystals which have very high energy vibrations and must not be bought if you need healing for just some time. Like obsidian, there are much more which needs to be handled only by healers. These are crystals which have very high vibrations and should be used only in the presence of a healer or crystal therapist.

Different crystals have different values of energy vibrations and they all come in many different colors. So before buying them, you must read thoroughly about your unique crystal. And if you like you could take an advice online from some crystal therapists.


These were a few more tips to work with your crystal. I must add that you must buy only the amount of crystals you could handle and care for.

Work with your crystal before checking for their power and results.

In next post, I will write about a few crystals for beginners. So stay tuned and check our website regularly.

And if you have any questions about the crystals you can feel free to leave a comment below or an email.

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Live in Light,



Kirtti is an Energy Alchemist who detects the negative energy of her clients and transform it into abundance with Spiritual Guidance. She is a Certified Life Coach. She is a Certified Reiki Master & Teacher, Realm reader, Master NLP Practitioner, and Hypnotist. In addition to this, she is an Intuitive Tarot & Oracle Card reader, Angel reader, Meditation Coach, Psychic and Medium. Her expertise is to bring on easy to consume and follow steps to come out of any problems.