3 Easy Ways to Cleanse and Charge Crystals

Cultivated Sage and Crystals

Crystals are like little energy sponges and can often carry energy we no longer want or need.

Cleansing helps remove this unwanted energy returning our crystals to their purest state and given that our little friends work so hard for us, periodic recharging is essential for tapping into and embracing their magic.

Luckily, there are many ways to cleanse and recharge crystals, but I thought I would share my top 3 here


Sage: Burning sage is one of the most popular and effective ways, to clear crystals. The smoke created by sage is thought to carry away any low vibrational energy in our crystals, home and life.

Use: Allow the smoke of the sage to waft over and around each crystal

Duration: At least 30 seconds

Use: Any stone

Palo Santo: Used in the same manner as sage by immersing crystals in its cleansing smoke. Whereas sage is thought to remove energy that no longer serves, Palo Santo is thought to bring in feelings of positivity and joy. Which is why I use Palo Santo to compliment – rather than a replacement of – sage.

Use: Allow the smoke of the sage to waft over and around each crystal

Duration: At least 30 seconds

Use: Any stone


Although using light for ritual cleansing is centered around certain point in the solar and lunar cycle, you can set your stone out at any time to cleanse and recharge.

Moonlight: In an ideal world, I’d set my stones outside in the magical light of a full moon, but you can change crystals even when it isn’t a full moon.

Use: Place crystals under the light of the moon. A windowsill works as well.

Duration: At least 4 hours

Use for: Most tumbled stones

Don’t use for: Soft stone such a selenite can be damaged by water and inclement weather.

3. Water: Water is thought to neutralize negative energy stored inside the stone and return it back to the earth. Although natural running water, like a stream, is best, you can also rinse your stone under a faucet.

Duration: Approximately 1 minute per stone.

Use for: Hard stones

Don’t use for: Soft stones such as selenite which can be damaged by water. 

Learn more about Smoke Cleansing HERE. 

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