How to cleanse and charge crystals

Caring for your crystal

Your crystal(s) might have travelled a long way to reach its forever home with you.

To welcome your crystal into your space and to connect with your energy, I would always advise cleansing and recharging. Not only will this beautiful practice restore your crystal back to its natural state and qualities, but it will set an intention and create a connection between you both.

I love to cleanse my crystals with selenite or smoke from smudging, but there are lots of other methods that you can use at any time. Please see my suggestions below. Please note not all crystals react well with water / salt, so always check (generally those ending in ‘ite’ should avoid it). If in doubt, feel free to message me.


Smudging / Saining

Smoke has been used by many traditions over the centuries to cleanse.

Saining is a Celtic tradition of burning herbs to bless, cleanse and purify. I always favour herbs native to your own country, even better grown in your back garden.

Lavender, sage, bay, and rosemary are all wonderful.

We sell a variety of gorgeous and ethically sourced* smudge sticks, palo santo and incense in the shop that can be use to cleanse crystals, your home and you (I have even been known to do our dogs 🤭 )

 ** Making sure your smudge is ethically sourced is important, as there are a lot of farming processes which don't respect the land, environment or the people in order to mass product smudge sticks. Our Palo Santo is only ever from naturally fallen branches too.



Selenite charging plates, towers or bowls are wonderful for cleansing crystals and jewellery. They cleanse your home, aura and chakras in the process just by being. In my opinion everyone should have Selenite in their collection/home. It is the most wonderful high vibe crystal. Selenite never needs recharging so it is the perfect, easy crystal companion and has a wonderful serene energy. I love it and that is why we have such an extensive collection. It's a must have crystal in my opiniom.


Full or New Moon

Place your crystals on a windowsill or even better outside in the moonlight,on the ground is best, but on a charging plate is good too (be careful with pets & young children). The full moon will bring an energy of release, whereas a new moon offers an energy of growth. If you are interested in working with moon cycles and crystals read more about my membership here.



Water is said to neutralise any negative energy stored inside the stone and return it back to the earth. Natural running water like a stream would be best. Salt water, particularly the sea, is wonderful at cleansing but please be aware that this method must be avoided for certain crystals as it can have an adverse effect on them and even change their appearance and properties! Always check first.



Just like moonlight, is a wonderful cleanser, left on a window sill to soak up the life-giving rays or bathe outside. Don't leave crystals in sunlight for too long though as the sun can bleach their colour and some can create fire hazards too.


 If you have any questions just let me know, we'd love to hear from you,

Katie & Paul xx