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How to Cleanse and Charge Your Healing Crystals

Updated: Sep 19, 2023

If you have just ventured into the world of crystals and have purchased a crystal or two then I hope you are enjoying them and feeling the benefit of having them around. If you want to use your crystal specifically for healing purposes then there are a few things to bear in mind before you start. Firstly they have to be cleansed and purified as they will have stored memories due to their molecular structure and can contain negative energies from their past, which is not something that you particularly want!

There are a number of ways to cleanse your crystals, below are the most common:

6 ways to cleanse your healing crystals:

  • Hold them under running water for a few moments

  • Place in a large quartz cluster for a few days

  • Pass through the smoke of a smudge stick

  • Certain crystals can be place in salt water for a couple of days (not suitable for all)

  • Bury in the ground and leave for 24 hours then wipe clean ​

  • Cleanse with the sound of a prayer/singing bowl

Once you have cleansed your crystals you are ready to charge them up. You can do this in a number of ways and there are other methods around too.

4 ways to energise your healing crystals:

  • place outside in a sheltered space during a thunderstorm

  • place in running stream water

  • charge naturally in moonlight, particularly a full moon.

  • Some crystals, particularly those with the colours of the sun, can be charged in sunlight.

Please note that you should never leave a crystal in direct sunlight for long periods of time.

If you would prefer to have your first crystals ready cleansed and charged with Reiki healing energy you can find a small selection here

Programming your healing crystal

Now you have cleansed and charged your crystal it will be ready to use and can be programmed with a healing intention. Crystals should always be cleansed after every healing treatment and stored in natural fabric away from direct sunlight. Take care not to store too many crystals together as they can get damaged. Also avoid storing a lot of crystals in close proximity to you, they can have a dramatic affect, take it from experience...!

For more information about crystals visit

Not sure how to choose your healing crystal? Read this:

When you take the time to care for your crystal properly it will care for you in return.

Crystal Blessings

Sharon K

Reiki and Crystal Reiki Master/Teacher

Holistic Health and Wellness Coach

You can also download your FREE guide below to keep!

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