Updated: Oct 2, 2021
When you first purchase your crystals and bring them home, it’s a good idea to take the time to cleanse them of any energies they might be holding onto. I suggest doing this as soon as possible because you don't want to run the risk of any lingering negative energy inside your home.
If you’re going through a very harsh or difficult trying time, it's always a good idea to show them some extra love, by giving a frequent cleansing. This ensures they stay serving you with their full capacity of positive energy.
Ideally, you want to cleanse them regularly - once a month is a reasonable amount if you are new to the crystal world.
There are a few ways to cleanse your crystals and it boils down to personal preferences and if the stone is water-friendly. If you're not sure, always check to confirm your new stone's beautiful vibrations continue to benefit and serve you.
Put them outside or on a windowsill on a full moon night to recharge. Not all crystals should be placed in sunlight as it can dull their vibrancy and color. If you select this option, remember to bring them in before the sun rises. Also check the weather to make sure any non-water friendly crystals aren’t harmed if you're placing them outside the house. You can always use the suggestion of the windowsill inside your home.
Use the rain as a way to cleanse them with water from the sky, or soak them in a
bowl of salt water. Remember to always be mindful and check for any stones that aren’t water friendly.
Smudge them with a sage bundle, palo santo stick, or incense. These are my favorite ways to clean my crystals because of their multifunctional benefits. They cleanse the crystal, space, and the aromas have their advantages for mental health.
For a quick cleanse, a candle by fire works to give them a boost. Feel free to practice the meditation by fire technique to further connect to your crystal's energy.
Use a cleansing crystal. For example,you can lay your crystals on a selenite slab or bowl because the fundamental purpose of selenite is to clear away the unfavorable energy so that you and your crystals don't.