Life is full of challenges. Whether it’s work, your personal life or something else, you want to make sure you live the best life possible. Healing crystals can be beneficial in multiple ways.

If you’re using crystals as part of your self-care regimen, you’ll find you need to clean your healing crystals periodically between uses. But what’s the best way to do this? Should you wash the crystals during a specific time?

If you have concerns about your crystals, cleaning them should help you alleviate some of this concern. Cleaning your crystals doesn’t need to be daunting.

1. Full Moon Crystal Cleanse

This type of cleansing relies on the power of the full moon to clear out any lingering energy you attracted during your last cycle of use. The first step in this process is to wash them thoroughly. Saltwater is preferred, but any type of water gives you the desired result. Next, set the crystals outside on a night when the moon is full. Doing so after the sun dips below the horizon is the ideal time to do this.

Set the crystal down on a natural surface, if possible, while thinking of something nagging that you want to let go of. When the sun comes up the next morning, bring them inside, then hold each one and think of what intention you want to infuse the crystal with.

In conclusion, say a couple of thank-you prayers to close the ritual.

2. Saltwater

The ritual mentioned above involves multiple steps. If you are looking for more general tips for cleaning your crystals, use the following tips.

You can use a variety of substances for cleaning your crystals. As mentioned above, one of these is saltwater. Salt is an integral part of the spiritual world, which is why saltwater can be so effective at cleaning your crystals.

However, individual crystals can have adverse reactions to saltwater. If your crystals are porous or contain metal, use running freshwater instead.

3. Dry Salt

Fill a bowl halfway with sea salt and place the crystal inside the bowl. Leave the crystal in the bowl overnight and take it out once you wake up the next day.

If using dry salt to clean your crystals, understand throwing away the salt after use is essential. If you keep using the salt, you keep the negative energies absorbed by that salt. Pitch it in the trash.

4. Smudging

Some people don’t like using salt. For whatever reason, they tend to shy away from this type of cleansing. If you fall into this category, you don’t need to worry. There are plenty of other ways in which you can continue to clean your healing crystals.

Smudging is a time-honored spiritual ritual that uses smoke to clear lingering energy from a home, room or object. Some people use plants such as sage for smudging, while other methods involve the burning of incense sticks. When the smoke starts to rise and curl, merely hold the crystals in the smoke for about half a minute to remove any negative energy.

5. Visualization

Visualization may be the most controversial technique, but it may also be the most effective. While holding the crystal in your open palm, imagine a white light surrounding it. Then, picture a white beam striking through the crystal. Do this, and the negative energies will lift from the crystal.

Storing Your Crystals

Many crystals are fragile. To protect them, store them in a soft pouch or piece of cloth to protect them from harm.

Try These Out!

The only way you will ever know if these work for you is to try them for yourself. Find whichever method works best for you. You know your preferences. So, make a decision, and you’ll be astounded by the results!