How to cleanse crystals
There are numerous ways to cleanse crystals and stones. It is a personal choice and you should use the method most comfortable for yourself. Below are some safe crystal cleansing methods.
☑️ Moonlight - Place crystals out under the moonlight on a full moon.
☑️ Smudging - Cleanse with clear intent and love with a smudge stick of your choice. Sage is a common choice.
☑️ Selenite - You place your crystals on selenite alone or with selenite under the full moon. Selenite recharges other Crystals, reactivates and amplifies energy of items placed on it.
✖️Submerging crystals in water or salt water can cause irreversible damage to your crystals. However silica or the quartz family of crystals are relatively safe to be cleansed in water. These include amethyst, clear quartz, citrine, Smokey Quartz, Rose Quartz, Agate, Tiger Eye, Red jasper and aventurine.
Some examples of crystals that DEFINITELY CANNOT be cleansed in water are all calcite varieties, gypsum minerals, Moonstone, azurite, kyanite And kunzite just to name a few.
Some people rely on the Mohs scale with the idea that the hard crystals ( any thing over 5 on the Mohs scale) can be submerged in water. But you have to remember that the Mohs scale is a hardness test and not a water soluble measure.
Two interesting links from Ethan Lazzerini give an in depth look into safely cleansing crystals and why he never uses water.
Ethan Lazzerini is a crystal healing author and blogger with published books on crystal grids, healing and how to guides.