A Guide to Cleansing your Crystals

Natalie Burtenshaw | 26 May, 2021

            A Guide to Cleansing your Crystals

Why is cleansing important?

Many of us use crystals daily. I believe crystals act on an energetic level, sending natural vibrations out into the world. Crystals also emit positive, uplifting, calming vibrations that can help achieve a more peaceful mind and a revitalized physical state of being.

Each crystal is said to have a different effect on the mind and body. Overall crystals are both good for us and good for the planet.

Crystals often travel long distances, perhaps from source to seller to recipient and then for a gift. Each transaction exposes the stone to energies that may be misaligned with your own energetic blueprint. If being used for healing this could be counter-intuitive.

There are a number of ways to cleanse your stone, however this is my monthly practise.


How to program and activate your crystals

Although crystals are said to have innate healing properties, taking the time to set an intention for your stone can heighten it's healing abilities.

Speak to your stone silently, verbally or in your meditation practice, ask for a healing or give your crystal a job. Take your crystal out in to the sunshine, allowing it to soak up the natural energies. Don't forget to thank your crystal!



My steps for cleansing crystals using the full moon

There are many ways to cleanse your crystals, the moon is my chosen method. By using the moon as a guide I know the cleanse is a monthly practise.


Wash them well

A simple wash under the tap will do.

Set your crystals outside
I put my crystals outside just after sunset, in a covered area. If you do not have an outside space, next to a window is fine. As I place my crystals down I let go of something that no longer serves me.

The following morning
I allow my crystals to sit in the sun for a period of time. It's like an energetic reboot.

Charge with intention

Once you have all your crystal back in your ritual space or home, it's now time to infuse your crystals with intentions. You could do this as a group or individually choose a stone and give it, it's own intention, for example;

  • Rose quartz - I thank you for all the love in my life. I may ask for love to be directed towards a particular person.
  • Amethyst - I ask help to activate spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. 

How I close my monthly ritual

I close this ritual by burning sage, swiping the sage over my crystals and thanking Mother Earth for all she offers us.

 ~NB x

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