3 Best Ways to Cleanse Crystals

The 3 most effective/powerful ways to cleanse crystals are with light, (whether that be from the moon, sun, or stars) water and sound. 

Exactly how to do each method will be covered down below.

Why you should cleanse crystals

Crystals are beautiful, high vibrational matter that can be used in many ways to benefit your life. 

But they absorb the energy from everything they come in contact with, even before you.

So in order to positively affect your aura, they need to have their energy cleansed once in a while. 

Thankfully, there are many very simple methods for this that you can do right at home.

Of those methods I’ve personally picked out the 3 most powerful and effective.

Cleansing with water

Your crystals can be cleansed with salt water, or running water.

But some may dissolve in the water, so be sure to check before you take action. 

Quartz, amethyst and turquoise are believed to benefit the most from this method. 

Salt Water

Now, in order to cleanse with salt water you can use water from the ocean, or simply grab a bowl of water and add a little bit of salt. 

Immerse the crystals in the water with your hand, and let them sit for a few minutes.

Then make sure you wash them off afterwards with fresh water. 

Running Water

The best way to use running water is to hold your crystals in a stream.

If you don’t have one available you can use the tap, or even bottled water. 

Although it is best to use a glass container for that bottled water.

So as to avoid contamination with a plastic bottle.

Then, it is very important to set intention in your mind during the process. 

Cleansing with sound

It is widely believed, and some practitioners suggest that certain frequencies of sound can eradicate negative energies from both objects, and people. 

Along with altering consciousness to help treat myriad ailments, including insomnia, anxiety, depression and Parkinson’s disease.

In crystals, it does so by shaking free the stuck, negative energy from the structure.

Which in turn restores the crystal to harmony.

You can easily do it with a singing bowl, of which there are many types.

Their types include brass singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, or Tibetan singing bowls.

If you don’t have one, you can get a high quality one here.

Make sure you do not use a low quality one, as it will not be so effective.

Low quality ones will have a metallic ring, instead of a gradually reducing, harmonic ring. 

How to do it

To do it on a table: 

  • Spread a clean piece of cloth on a clean table.
  • Place your crystals on the cloth, surrounding the singing bowl.
  • Play the singing bowl by striking it gently with a mallet, letting the sound ring.
  • Move the mallet clockwise around the edge of the bowl, to perpetuate the ringing sound.
  • Continue step 4 for 5-10 minutes.

If you would rather do it with your hand:

  • Place the crystals on a flat surface next to you.
  • Play the singing bowl as described above, except it should now be in your hand.
  • Stop the ringing at any time.

Cleansing with light

Cleansing with light is the easiest method, and can be done with any crystal.

It is best to do it when your crystal becomes dull in appearance or performance. 

Now, there are 3 ways of doing this.

One way is sunlight, another is moonlight, and the last is starlight

For all three methods, you have to leave the crystal bathing in light for at least 4 hours.

Although, too much sunlight can damage a crystal in the same way it does your skin.

The sunlight works best with warm colored crystals such as yellow, red and orange. 


Crystals absorb the energy from absolutely everything they come in contact with.

So they need to be cleansed of those energies on a fairly regular basis.

The 3 best methods to cleansing these crystals are through light, sound and water. 

You can do it with singing bowls, salt water, running water, moonlight, starlight or sunlight.

All are as effective as one another.

Although some work better with certain crystals than others. 

All in all, there are so many ways to use crystals to benefit your life, and cleanse your energy.

But like anything else, they need maintenance to keep doing so.

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