Cleanse and charge your crystals


Selenite, malachite, pyrite, chrysocolla, opal, turquoise and fluorite etc. best cleansed by incense. No water!

Try your hand and then decide which of these methods feels truest and most comfortable for you and your crystals.

Water Whichever method you use, it is advisable to first wash your crystals with lukewarm water. This is done with new acquisitions, but even crystals that are used regularly need to be washed from time to time

Dry sea salt. You embed your crystals in dry salt in a bowl made of glass, porcelain or wood (not plastic or metal). The salt must be natural sea salt, must not contain chemicals (usually aluminum, check the list of contents). Different kinds of stones and crystals can be in the same bowl, but each one must be surrounded by the salt. Let them lie there for at least a day. Sometimes you feel that certain stones need more time. Throw away the salt after cleansing, it cannot be used for anything else. Leave the stones in the bowl and let clean, cool water run over them for 5-10 minutes. Then the stones are dried with a clean cloth of natural material and placed in a place where they receive daylight or sun. This method seems to be the most effective cleansing method – a basic cleansing! Even jewelery can be cleaned in this way.

Saltwater. Leave the stones in your bowl of salt water for as long as you deem appropriate. (2-4 tablespoons to 1 liter of lukewarm or warm water, let it cool first). Then rinse under running, clean water. ATTENTION! The salt water method is not suitable for all stones and often not for jewelry either. The reason is that some stones are so soft/pure in their structure, that they absorb the salt water and can change their appearance. Jewelry that has set stones may be glued and may not always be with waterproof glue. Stones that you should be careful with include: azurite, amber, fluorite, jet, chrysocolla, turquoise, malachite and selenite. Selenite should not lie in water at all, as it absorbs liquid and loses its luster.

Running water Cold, running water from a tap. Avoid large temperature changes - crystals may crack. If you have access to running water in nature, it is good for the crystals.

Incense Sage, cedar, lavender and palo santo etc. The indigenous people of North America have long used sage as a powerful cleansing incense. The "needles" of the cedar bush (not to be confused with cedar sap) are also used, but mostly as a blessing herb. In South America copal (a type of resin) is used and in some traditions sandalwood and frankincense (olibanum) are common. In the Nordic countries, we have cleaned with rice smoke.