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How to cleanse crystals - 5 ways to recharge, cleanse and purify your crystal sets

We get it, you've finally done it... you've gone out, you've purchased your favourite crystal set, they've arrived in their stunning eco-friendly, reusable cotton bag and now what?! 

Why it is important to cleanse your crystals and how to charge....? 

When your crystals arrive, they will be already be cleansed and charge ready for you to reap the rewards they bring. However, it is important to regularly cleanse and charge your crystals to keep the eternal benefits coming your way! This blog is going to (hopefully!) give you clear ideas on how to cleanse, re-charge and purify your crystals. 

Let's start with the science.... crystals emit positive, uplifting, energising, and calming vibrations that help you achieve a more peaceful mind and a revitalised physical state of being. They do this by positively interacting with your body’s energy field, or chakra.

Many people use crystals to soothe and heal their mind, body, and soul! When used for healing, these stones are said to absorb or redirect the negativity you’re working to release. Regularly cleansing and recharging your stones is the only way to restore your crystal to its natural state so that it can keep bringing you the positive vibes!

How to re-charge, cleanse and purify crystals? 

There are many different ways you can re-charge, cleanse and purify your crystals and we've done a LOT of research on your behalf combined with A LOT of experience, we've put together 5 ways to re-charge and cleanse your crystals. Below are the most common and accessible ways to charge your crystals! 

1. Natural Running Water 

This is the most common way to cleanse your crystals and a ritual I have been using since the day I got my first ever crystal. Simply run your crystals under natural running water for approximately 1 minute per crystal.

Rain water as well as the ocean, river or sea are examples of natural running water. I typically use rain water as well as the sea. However, if it's the middle of the summer, no rain in sight and there is no chance of me seeing the sea anytime soon then the tap is also a great option! 

Top tip! If cleansing in the sea, use a mesh laundry bag or a re-usable vegetable bag (you can get these from the supermarkets) to put your crystals in! I have lost many a crystal to the sea when I first started using crystals as I used to hold them in my hands and wait for a wave to wash over them! This often results in a powerful wave or tide, taking them away and giving them back to mother earth! 

2. Moonlight 

Once your crystals have been cleansed by putting them under natural running water, it's time to charge those babies up! Placing your crystals under the moonlight overnight is a great way to charge them. I personally prefer to do this under a full moon, however any moonlight is great! You can choose different stages of the lunar cycle depending on what your intentions are with the crystals. If you can leave them outside overnight try and place them directly on the earth, but if not... then on a windowsill is equally beneficial.  

 3. Sunlight 

Another great way to charge your crystals is by leaving them out in sunlight. The Moon as well as the Sun are natural forms of energy. Re-fuelling your crystals with vibrant strong energy from the Sun is an efficient way to restore them full of high-spirited, active energy. Leave the crystals in direct sunlight for 8-12 hours to ensure they are fully charged to the brim! 

4. Smudge Stick 

Using smudge sticks are a powerful way to cleanse your crystals and restore them full of energy. Here at THE ZEN HUB our smudge sticks are made of sustainably sourced white Californian sage which is said to have amazing purifying and cleansing benefits. To smudge your crystals, place them near an open door or window. Light the end of the smudge stick until it flames (this may take a minute or two). Once the stick is alight, blow it out until the embers glow. Using circular motions, move the smudge stick around the stones and watch the smoke be drawn outside from the air carrying the negative energies with it. 

Please note: this ritual requires extreme caution as dealing with fire and heat. 

5. Bury them 

The last and final tip for cleansing, recharging and purifying your crystals is to bury them in soil to allow them to reform their connection with the earth! It doesn't need to be deep, so long as they are fully covered in soil for at least 24 hours. Top tip... use a stick to mark exactly where you have buried your crystals, we don't want those crystals going astray! 


How often should I charge my crystals? 

This totally depends on how often the crystal is used! The more you use a stone, the more energy it absorbs! I tend to cleanse my crystals once a month to ensure I'm always reaping the rewards they bring! However you don't have to wait for a specific amount of time, if your stones feel heavier or blocked, feel free to give them a quick boost in between cleansing. 

How do I know when a stone is cleansed?

You will be able to feel it energetically! I know that sounds mad, but you really will be able to tell when a crystal is full of abundant energy again! 

What is the most common way to cleanse crystals? 

The most common way to cleanse a crystal is by running it under natural water for example the sea, a river or rain water. 

What is the most common way to recharge crystals? 

The most common way to re-charge crystals is by leaving them in the powerful energy of the sun or moon for at least 8-12 hours! 

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Stay ZEN,