How to Cleanse Your Crystals
If you are not cleansing your crystals, it’s time to start. And if you’re not using crystals at all in your meditation practice, then you’re not living your best life, babe! For a little background, meditating with crystals can bring in different energies for wherever you need focus and are SUCH powerful tools for manifesting more magic into your life.
But once you have your crystals, wtf does cleansing them mean? I’m here to break it down! As you use your crystals, they absorb energies (both positive and, you know, a little less positive) that you and others around them give off. It’s important to turn them back into a “clean energetic slate” on a regular basis, and below are several easy ways to do just that.
As explained by The Hood Witch, you can “fill a glass bowl (not metal) about half to one third full and place your crystals so they are fully submerged in the salt water for anywhere between 1 to 24 hours. Many people leave them in salt water overnight, but a crystal that needs a much deeper and more thorough cleansing can be left for up to 1 week.” Once you’re done, rinse your crystals off with fresh, cool water.
It doesn’t get easier than this! Energy Muse shared that, if your crystals are looking a little dull, just “return them to nature. Let your crystals bathe outside in light of the sun or moon for at least 4 hours … Make sure that you place them outside to clear and recharge at least once a month.” Voila.
Another simple strategy for clearing bummer vibes from your favorite crystals is rinsing them under fresh water. Mind Body Green advises “[putting an] intention in the stone by asking the Universe to remove all negativity.” You can infuse the crystal with whatever positive mantra you like afterward!
A little smudging can work big magic when it comes to crystals! Whip out your favorite palo santo, sage, or incense and surround your crystal in the sacred smoke to purify darker energies (…and make your room smell amazing!).
Another tip from The Hood Witch, she shared how certain “Native Americans believe [crystals] will naturally energize themselves from our body's own energy field when they are picked up and handled, or rubbed between the palms of the hands.” Perhaps this is the easiest method of all!
Shout out with your favorite crystals and how you recharge and cleanse them over on my IG @lazybitch.la! And definitely reach out if you want a private guided meditation session with me. xx