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Cleansing Your Gemstones

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

- Smudging-

This is our suggested method to clear crystals – it works on every crystal + you can get a quick self-cleansing while you’re at it.

For centuries many indigenous cultures have practiced smudging. Smudging entails taking a sacred herb, (such as Sage, Sweetgrass, or Santo Palo) & lighting a flame to the tip of it, letting it smoke, and then holding the crystal within the smoke for a moment.


One way is to beam white light from your Third Eye Chakra & visualize that light surrounding the stones. When you do so, you can envision any negativity be transformed into positive light energy. For this method, it’s important to be focused and maintain your concentration.

- Cleansing With Crystals -

Kyanite & Coral Bracelets

-Keep In Mind-

You never have to clean Azeztulite, Citrine, Kyanite, or Selenite stones. Clear Quartz, Carnelian, and Amethyst have the capability to cleanse other crystals (but may need some cleaning themselves after).


Another popular way to cleanse crystals is by placing them on a slab of Selenite. Selenite aligns your chakras, helps with physical pain, especially the spine, NEVER needs cleaning (but still benefit from smudging & moonbeams). You can clear gems in 10 minutes using this method.

Amethyst Cluster

Clear crystal or Amethyst cluster

Clear Quartz & Amethyst clusters are also effective for clearing the energies of healing stones. Simply place your stones on them overnight to clear them.


Lay stones out during the Full Moon. You may even wish to place them the day before the Full Moon, and after. The moon represents Yin energy, by nourishing your crystals with Yin energy flow during a moon bath your gemstones benefit from its feminine


Sunlight is a great way to bathe your crystals, especially those that are red, yellow such as Carnelian and Sunstone.

!Keep In Mind!

Sunlight makes some crystals fade or change in color.

The following crystals should not be placed under sunlight: Amethyst, Celestite, Citrine, Fluorite, Kunzite, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Topaz, and Turquoise, to name a few. Opal can dry out in sunlight.

Some crystals should not be submerged under water, otherwise they will be damaged, or will dissolve.

Some of the crystals that should not be submerged in water, include: Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, Fluorite, Calcite, Desert Rose, Labradorite, & Halite.


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