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10 WAYS TO CLEANSE CRYSTALS AND COPPER

How to Cleanse Copper

Clean Copper in a silver or glass bowl with fresh squeezed lemons and water to remove oxidization. Copper removes toxins and germs and helps to reduce inflammation. When you see it turning or spotting, know that it’s doing its job and cleanse it with this simple solution.

You can include copper adornments that are decorated with certain crystals but none that end in -ite (selenite, malachite, labradorite, etc) or lapis lazuli.

How to Cleanse Crystals 

It’s important to clean your gemstones before setting your intentions to remove any energies from previous owners or people who may have touched your stones, especially if you purchased them from a store.

How to use Sage to Cleanse Your Crystals

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Sage is a sacred plant with a multitude of healing properties. Smudging your stone is said to clear inharmonious vibrations and restore its natural energy.

You’ll need:

  • a firesafe bowl (charcoal pot)
  • a lighter or matches
  • loose or bundled sage

If you’re unable to smudge outdoors, make sure you’re near an open window. This will allow the smoke and negative energy to disperse.

When you’re ready, ignite the tip of the sage with the flame. Transfer the sage to your non-dominant hand and firmly grasp your stone and move it through the smoke.

Allow the smoke to envelop the stone for about 30 seconds. If it’s been a while since your last cleansing — or you feel the stone is holding onto a lot — consider smudging for an additional 30 seconds.

Approximate duration: about 30 to 60 seconds per stone

Use this for any stone.

How to use Water to Cleanse Your Crystals

Water is said to neutralize any 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. Ensure that your stone is completely submerged. Pat dry when complete.

Approximate duration: 1 minute per stone

Use this for hard stones, such as quartz

Don’t use this for stones that are brittle or soft, such as selenite, kyanite, and halite (or most stones ending in -ite)

How to use Salt Water to Cleanse Your Crystals

Salt has been used throughout history to absorb unwanted energy and banish negativity.

If you’re near the ocean, consider collecting a bowl of fresh saltwater. Otherwise, mix a tablespoon of sea, rock, or table salt into a bowl of water. Make sure that your stone is completely submerged, and allow it to soak for a few hours to a few days’ time. Rinse and pat dry when complete.

Approximate duration: up to 48 hours

Use this for hard stones, such as quartz and amethyst

Don’t use this for stones that are soft, porous, or contain trace metals, such as malachite, selenite, halite, calcite, lepidolite, and angelite (or any crystals that end in -ite)

How to use Brown Rice to Cleanse Your Crystals

This method can also be used to draw out negativity in a safe and contained setting. It’s especially beneficial for protective stones, such as black tourmaline.

To do this, fill a bowl with dry brown rice and bury your stone beneath the grains. Dispose of the rice immediately after the cleansing, as the rice is said to have absorbed the energy you’re trying to eradicate.

Approximate duration: 24 hours

Use this for any stone

How to use Natural Light to Cleanse Your Crystals

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Although ritual cleansing is often centered around certain points in the solar or lunar cycle, you can set your stone out at any time to cleanse and recharge.

Set your stone out before nightfall and plan to bring it in before 11 a.m. This will allow your stone to bathe in the light of both the moon and sun.

Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may weather the stone’s surface, so make sure you return for it in the morning.

If you’re able to, place your stone directly on the earth. This will allow for further cleansing. Wherever they are, ensure they won’t be disturbed by wildlife or passersby.

Afterward, give the stone a quick rinse to remove any dirt and debris. Pat dry.

Approximate duration: 10 to 12 hours

Use this for most tumbled stones

Don’t use this for vibrant stones, such as amethyst, in sunlight; soft stones, such as celestite, halite, and selenite, that may be damaged by inclement weather

How to use Sound to Cleanse Your Crystals

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Sound healing allows a single pitch or tone to wash over an area, bringing it into the same vibration as the tone.

This can be accomplished using chanting, singing bowls, a tuning fork, or even a nice bell. It doesn’t matter what key the sound is, so long as the sound emitted is loud enough for the vibration to fully encompass the stone.

This method is ideal for collectors who have a large volume of crystals not easily inventoried or moved.

Approximate duration: 5 to 10 minutes

Use this for any stone

How to use Larger Stones to Cleanse Your Crystals

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Large quartz clusters, amethyst geodes, and selenite slabs can be great tools for clearing smaller stones.

Place your stone directly inside or on top of any of these stones. It’s thought that the larger stone’s vibrations remove the inharmonious energies found in the resting stone.

Approximate duration: 24 hours

Use this for any stone

Also be mindful to cleanse these larger stones periodically as well, especially during solar cycles.

How to use Smaller Stones to Cleanse Your Crystals

Clear quartz, carnelian, and hematite are also said to have an overall clearing effect.

Because these stones are typically smaller, you may need to have more than one on hand to successfully clear other stones.

Place the clearing stones into a small bowl, and set the stone you want to restore on top.

Approximate duration: 24 hours

Use this for any stone

How to use Breathwork to Cleanse Your Crystals

Breathwork can also be an effective cleansing method. Hold the stone in your dominant hand. Focus on your intention for a moment and deeply inhale through your nostrils.

Bring the stone closer to your face and exhale short, forceful breaths through the nose and onto the stone to bring the stone to its highest vibration.

Approximate duration: about 30 seconds per stone

Use this for small stones, especially to amplify your intentions

How to use Visualization to Cleanse Your Crystals

Although this is considered the safest way to clear stones, it can be intimidating for some. The more in tune you are with your sense of self, the easier it may be to redirect your energy to the stone you want to restore.

Take a few minutes to ground and center your energy, then pick up your stone and visualize your hands filling with white, radiant light.

See this light surrounding the stone and feel it growing brighter in your hands. Envision the impurities flushing out of the stone, allowing the stone to shine brighter with renewed purpose.

Continue this visualization until you feel a shift in the stone’s energy.

Approximate duration: about 1 minute per stone

Use this for any stone

More FAQ

How often do I need to cleanse my stones?

The more often you use a stone, the more energy it collects. A good rule of thumb is to clear all of your stones at least once a month during the Full Moon or New Moon Cycles.

If an individual stone is feeling heavier than usual, go ahead and cleanse it. You don’t have to wait a designated amount of time between clearings.

What is the best method for clearing stones?

Find a method that resonates with you and your practices. What works best for you may not work as well for someone else, so pay attention to what feels right.

How do I know when a stone is cleansed?

The stone should feel energetically and physically lighter to the touch.

What should I do with my stones after they’ve been cleansed?

Find mindful places to keep your stones. If you can, keep them near windows or plants so they can absorb this natural healing energy. Otherwise, place the stones around your home, office, or other space in a way that aligns with your intentions.

When we care for our crystals, we’re caring for ourselves. We’re allowing energy that’s inharmonious with our lives and intentions to leave in a peaceful and healing manner.

Taking these small measures allows us to be more mindful in our interactions with the stones, with ourselves, and with others.

Note about gemstones: Remember that the power is always in us, our consciousness is more powerful than any outside sources. When using gemstone balancing, do not put all of your faith into the objects.

This is not medical advice. For medical advice, holistic or pharmaceutical, please contact a physician/professional.

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