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  • Cheryl Brady

Cleansing Mother Natures Gems

Updated: Feb 8, 2022

How do you cleanse your Crystals?

We are all energy.

We are all surrounded by energy.

We pick up other peoples energy.

We feel the energy when we walk in the room.

Our crystals contain healing energy and absorb energy too hence we need to cleanse them.

When you purchase a crystal, you are unaware of the energy it has been exposed to, hence it is always a good idea to rebalance the crystal by cleansing whilst also giving it your intention.

Step 1

I cleanse my crystals via the method I have been taught from Adam Barralet. It is what resonates with me. He uses the natural elements we all have around us.

Water Rain / River / Ocean / Filtered water

Earth Soil / Pot plant / Grass

Moon The Moon

Fire Fireplace / Firepit / Candles

Sun Sunlight

Air Wind / Incense or Smudge smoke

I have a notebook on crystals and when a new crystal enters my collection I discover the best cleansing method and add it to the list of the above methods. When it rains I know what crystals to pop outside for a cleanse.

How do you discover which method to use for cleansing? It depends on the correlation between the crystal and the element. I refer to Adam's Book Crystal Connections as it does the work for me and tells me to cleanse Amethyst using water. But the more you think about the elements and the healing properties and guidance from the crystal you are working with, you can work out the best element for cleansing yourself.


The element of feelings, emotions, intuition and the heart. Crystals that align with Water will allow you to balance your emotions and connect to your feelings. Associated with love they will assist in drawing in, balancing and embracing love.

Crystals to cleanse in Water

Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Lepidolite, Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, Mangano Calcite, Celestite


The element of strength, protection and comfort. Crystals that harmonise with the Earth offer grounding, stability and protection. As Earth is where growth begins this element also corresponds with growth in your life and physically.

Crystals to cleanse on the Earth

Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Kunzite, Rhodonite

The Moon

The Moon energy is feminine and Yin hence cooling and introspective energy. Crystals that harmonise with The Moon allow you to enhance your intuition. Each phase of the Moon holds a different energy but when referring to cleansing most people refer to the Full Moon. As you are working with your intuition energy here, work with the Moon phase you feel drawn to for cleansing your crystal.

Crystals to cleanse at the Full Moon

Charoite, Howlite, Moonstone.


The element of energy and action. Crystals that harmonise with fire will bring passion, add a spark of energy and momentum. They assist to get things moving and re-energise creativity.

Crystals to cleanse near Fire

Carnelian, Red Garnet, Hematite, Ruby

The Sun

Connecting to Masculine energy (whilst the Moon is feminine energy) which is yang and warm also quite active like we are in the daytime compared to the nighttime. Crystals that harmonise with The Sun assist to ignite change and draw in the energy you need to achieve your goals.

Crystals to cleanse in Sunlight

Carnelian, Citrine


The element of clarity and intellect, working with the mind and insight. Crystals that align with this element assist you with mental clarity, new ideas and visions.

Crystals to cleanse in the Wind

Angelite, Green Aventurine, Fluorite

Important cleaning notes

  • No Cleansing for crystals such as Selenite, Lemurian Seed and Kyanite

  • If this method doesn't resonate with you, that is completely fine. If you prefer to cleanse your crystals via smudging or the Moon, that is what feels right for you so go with that.

Step 2

Once your crystal is cleansed it is time to connect with it and give it an intention. It is ready to work with you now. When you purchased the crystal you may have read a description and the intention of the crystal in your life became clear. Tell the crystal what that is. This is also the process referred to a programming the crystal. If you are unsure why you chose the crystal, sit in meditation and see what comes through for you.

A short simple message or image is enough. Visualisation is a powerful way to tell your crystal your intention. Sit with your crystal in your projective hand and tell it your intention.

Place the crystal in an area or room where the intention is to come to fruition, on your altar, place in on you via jewellery, in clothing and let it do its work.


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