Clearing and Cleansing your Stones & Crystals

Posted by Shannon Cunningham on

All stones and crystals contained in your gift bag have been cleansed and infused with positive energy before they are sent to you.  I give a tiny hand hug to each one and think good thoughts as I gently wrap them in tissue. However, over time, they will pick up negative energies or vibrations and will need to be cleaned again and re-energized. Listed below are a few suggested cleaning methods.

The Moon

A full moon and a new moon are especially powerful for cleansing and recharging your stones, You can place them outside or on a windowsill at these times. Even if it is a cloudy night, the moon’s rays will still energize the stones.

The Sun

The sun is also a very strong energetic way to cleanse your stones. Even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays will still energize the stones. Be careful though, as some stones will fade in the sunlight.

Mother Earth

Gemstones & Crystals come from the earth, so placing them directly into the earth will naturally cleanse all negative energies and re-energize them. It is suggested you leave them for approximately 24 hours. I have protection stones I permanently buried in the four corners of our yard:)!

Running Water

Holding your gemstones under clear, purified water will cleanse and recharge them. Do not use ordinary tap water. Some stones should not be immersed in water, so if you are unsure about your stones, use a different cleansing method.

Himalayan Salt

Himalayan salt has long been known to have purification properties. For this reason, many people like to place their gemstones directly into a bowl of Himalayan salt, however, sometimes this can be too hard on the softer stones. Instead, you can use two glass bowls- one larger than the other. Fill the large bowl with salt and place the smaller bowl into this. Put your stones into the small bowl and leave overnight for approximately 24 hours. The salt will absorb all the negative energies from the stones. leaving them cleared and re-energized. Make sure you dispose of the salt so it is not used again. Do not place in your salt grinder. You will be tempted. Don't. Only use glass bowls when cleansing and charging gemstones with salt.


You can place your stones in a bowl of brown rice. Make sure you dispose of the rice afterwards. It is now poo.


Smudging is a very efficient way of cleansing gemstones. You can use sage, sweet grass, sandalwood or even incense to smudge your crystals. Simply burn the smudge stick or incense and pass your stones through the smoke. This will clear the stones of all negative energy. So many options!

Using You Intention

Focus your mental energies on your crystals and ask the Universe, or your Angels/Guides (whatever floats your boat:), to cleanse the stones of all negative energies and to re-energize them for their maximum potential. Always thank the Universe, and/or your Angels/Guides, after doing this.

Share this post

← Older Post Newer Post →