Cleansing, recharging & activating your Crystals

Why do I need to cleanse, recharge & activate my crystals and crystal Jewellery?

As the old saying goes “Clean space, clean mind” such is all things in life. Just as cleaning a cluttered pantry destressed the art of cooking, purifying your healing crystals charges their energy, and ensures that they are vibrating their healing properties at the highest potential. When you learn to recharge and cleanse crystals, you will enhance their healing properties and strengthen their ability to support your intention.

A good example is that if you keep mopping the floor with the same water every day the water will become to dirty to cleanse. The same goes for crystals. As you wear them every day they pick up negative energy and vibrations from you and your surroundings and by cleansing them you restore them to the original state they once were when buried deep within the earth.

How do I go about cleansing my crystals, bracelets and necklaces?



Firstly, rinse your crystals under running water and let them dry naturally on a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not soak them in water for prolonged periods of time, just a quick rinse. Once you have done this proceed to do one of the following below.


The process of burning dried sacred herbs often wrapped together in twine is one that has been practiced by indigenous cultures for thousands of years.

The smoke has a direct effect on reducing our stress response and has also been proven to contain antibacterial properties which keep infectious bacteria and viruses at bay. Burning herbs can balance sleep patterns, promote restfulness, and improve physical performance. There are many reports by sufferers of respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies and bronchitis that find relief in burning herbs and in particular sage.

So it’s no surprise that smudging is one of my favourite ways to cleanse my crystals and crystal jewellery. Besides energizing them you are getting a host of other benefits as well. And did I mention they smell really amazing to.

How do I smudge my bracelets and home

Light your smudge stick with a candle (preferably), not only does it create a beautiful ambience but it totally sets the mood. Hover your crystal above the smoke rotating and twirling them to make sure every inch has received a good dose of clean energizing and revitalizing fragrance. If you bought the crystal for a specific reason now is the time to remember why. Reinforce your reason while cleansing your crystal.

For example

“Thank you for keeping my anxiety at bay”

“I appreciate that you have kept me focused during my studies”

Moonlight spa

Let your crystals bathe outside in the light of the full moon. Whose spirit isn’t uplifted by a little rest and relaxation in nature?

A little bit about the moon.

The gravitational pull of the moon on the waters of the earth is what creates the tides. At the new and full moon, the pull it exerts is at its strongest. This is because the sun, the moon and the Earth line up in a relatively straight line. The sun’s gravitational pull adds to that of the moon, giving us the highest and lowest tides. So, it’s a no brainer that the moon exerts some powerful energies.

After rinsing your crystal under running water set them out under the moonlight for a night of recharge. You can lay them out on a table or natural surface, in colder weather with high condensation you could place them in a glass jar or container to keep them dry. The moon shine will still be effective during clouds. So don’t miss out on the power of the full moon on account of the weather. Set them out just after sunset and bring them back in at sunrise. Again don’t forget to set their intention by confirming why you bought them in the first place. For example

 “Please keep me motivated to achieve success”

 “Thank you for giving me calmness and clarity of thought”

Return to nature

Burying your crystals in sand for 24 hours to several days will cleanse and recharge them. Seeing as they come from the earth this is a great technique that must be done every now and again in-between some of your other favourite techniques. This is a slow, gentle, and thorough method

How to Earth cleanse

A good way to do this is by using a healthy house plant as your crystals are going to spend quite some time there. You can stand your crystals in sand or earth, when you’re not working with them so that you can see and enjoy them while they’re benefitting from the sand’s grounding effect. As for jewellery you can place them on the soil or hang them from the branches. We could all use the energetic reset that comes with the return to nature and to give your crystal that revitalizing pleasure. Be sure to set your intention for your crystal.

“you have helped me find self-love and self confidence” 

Brown rice

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.

How often should I cleanse & charge my crystals?

Cleansing, recharging and activating your crystals can be done as often as you like, but at least 2-3 times per month using any or all of the methods above. Alternating between the different methods will give you the full benefit of your crystals.