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4 Ways To Cleanse Your Crystals

By cleansing a crystal, you will restore it to its natural and neutral energy, clearing out any negative energies that may still be attached.

When should you cleanse your crystals?

It is highly recommended that you cleanse your crystals every time somebody else has contact with them.

If you have recently gotten your hands on new crystals, the first thing that you should do is cleanse them.

4 ways to cleanse your crystals of negative energy

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Running water is said to neutralize negative energy by removing it from the stone and redirecting it into the earth.

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Fully bury your stone in a container full of rice, so that no part of the crystal is visible. Remove after 24 hours and dispose of the rice immediately.

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Light from both the moon and sun can be used to cleanse your healing crystals. Simply set the stone outside or on a windowsill for a few hours.


You can use the smoke from a candle, incense, or even a lighter to cleanse your crystals. Just hold it near and let the smoke curl around the crystal.


If your crystals are really in need of cleansing, cleanse them each individually, so they won't absorb the negative energy from each other.


Long exposure to direct sunlight can weather crystal's surface and cause damage. The crystal must be brought in before the hottest time of the day.

What you need to know when cleansing crystals

Your intentions are the most important thing. When cleansing, keep your energy positive and flowing. Do not let negative thoughts creep in.

The idea of using crystals to relieve negative emotions and energy has been around for generations. It has become increasingly popular in the last 10 years or so.