A Guide to Cleansing and Caring for Your Precious Crystals

A Guide to Cleansing and Caring for Your Precious Crystals - Midnight Maker

Crystals, with their natural beauty and metaphysical properties, have enchanted humans for centuries. As a Midnight Maker, you understand the profound connection between these Earth treasures and spiritual well-being. However, working with crystals involves more than just their aesthetics; it requires proper care and cleansing to maintain their vibrational purity. In this guide, we'll explore the essentials of cleansing crystals and essential tips for their upkeep.

Why Cleanse Your Crystals?

Crystals are energetic sponges, absorbing both positive and negative energies from their surroundings. Over time, this can leave them energetically cluttered and less effective. Cleansing your crystals is vital to:

1. Recharge their energy: Cleansing revitalizes a crystal's natural properties, ensuring it works at its full potential.
2. Remove negativity: Crystals may absorb negativity, and regular cleansing helps release these unwanted energies.
3. Enhance intuition: A cleansed crystal can heighten your intuitive connection during meditation or healing practices.

Methods for Cleansing Crystals:
There are various methods to cleanse your crystals, and the choice depends on the crystal type and personal preference. Here are a few common methods:

1. Moonlight Bath:

Place your crystals under the light of a full moon overnight. Moonlight cleanses and recharges their energy. This is my favourite method of cleansing my crystals. I like to put them all onto a nice big wooden tray under the full moon so they can soak up all the cleansing power the full moon has to offer! B

2. Sunlight Soak:

Some crystals can benefit from a sunbath, but be cautious especially with stones such as amethyst, as prolonged exposure can fade their colour.

3. Salt Bath:

Bury your crystals in dry sea salt, Black salt or Himalayan salt for a few hours to absorb negative energy.

4. Running Water:

Hold your crystals under a gentle stream of cool, running water. Ensure your crystal is water-safe, as some can dissolve or deteriorate. Remember if it ends with ITE they’re not safe for water, always check. 

5. Smoke Cleanse / Smudging:

Pass your crystals through the smoke of lavender, sage, palo santo, or other cleansing herbs. This method is excellent for delicate or water-sensitive crystals.

Caring for Your Crystals:
Proper care ensures the longevity and effectiveness of your crystals:

1. Avoid Water with Certain Crystals: Some crystals, like Selenite or Halite, are water-soluble and should never be immersed in water.

2. Regularly Recharge: After cleansing, recharge your crystals by placing them in direct sunlight, moonlight, or on a selenite charging plate.

3. Store Mindfully: Keep your crystals in a clean, dedicated space, away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

4. Intention Setting: Before each use, hold your crystal and set an intention. This enhances its connection to your specific needs.

5. Cleanse After Heavy Use: If you've used a crystal for intense energy work, cleanse it promptly to prevent energy buildup.


As  a Crystal user,  caring for these precious gems is an essential part of your craft. Cleansing and maintaining your crystals ensures they continue to radiate their healing and protective energies. By following these practices, you'll forge a deeper connection with your crystals and unlock their full potential in your mystical journey.

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