Cleansing crystals is a critical process to help keep your beloved healing stones high vibration and free from negative energy. Because they soak up a lot of impurities and shield you from harmful vibrations, they need to be cleared every now and then. One of the most effective ways to cleanse your crystals is through water.
Throughout the entirety of human history, we instinctively know the cleansing and purifying powers of water. Besides using it to clean ourselves and everything around us on a daily basis, we even always seem to seek out bodies of water whenever we feel exhausted mentally and spiritually. It refreshes our minds and reinvigorates our bodies.
The same thing is true for crystals. Water can help neutralize negative energy and remove impurities from the crystal.
It should be noted, however that not all crystals should be cleansed with water. Because every crystal or stone has a different geological composition, only put crystals in water if you are sure they can withstand it. Later in this post, we will talk about how to know which crystals are safe to cleanse under running water.
But first, let’s go over how to cleanse crystals in running water.
How to Cleanse Crystals in Running Water
Healing crystals need to be cleansed and charged now and then to ensure they are free from unwanted energy. Crystals soak up vibrations from around it every time, even before you receive them in your home. So, cleanse a newly bought crystal before or after using it.
Running water is one of the most effective ways to cleanse certain crystals. Ideally, find natural running water like a stream or a river to charge your stones. These bodies of water have natural energy that purifies and recharges crystals.
However, since not all of us have access to such places, running them under tap water will do.
Natural rainwater is also an excellent option. Just make sure it is clean, otherwise use the faucet.
Once you find a faucet, prepare your crystals for cleansing. If you aren’t sure whether your crystals are safe in the water, please read this article’s next section first. If possible, do not cleanse soft or porous crystals in running water to avoid getting damaged.
However, if you’re sure the crystal can withstand running water for cleansing, here is how to purify and recharge it:
Place your crystals under running water for approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
If possible, cleanse each piece of crystal separately.
Dry the stones with a soft piece of fabric, ensuring that it’s not wet or affected by humidity once you return them to their home container.
Like any method of cleansing, it’s important to set intentions when purifying and charging crystals. Moreover, treat your stones with utmost care and respect. Always show your gratitude to your crystals by helping them remove the impurities they gathered around you. Crystals reciprocate the love and care shown by their owners by offering their healing and metaphysical abilities.
When should you cleanse crystals?
There is no set requirement on how often or when exactly should you cleanse your crystals. Still, we recommend charging and purifying them at least once a month, and after receiving them into your home.
Moreover, cleanse your crystals if they feel energetically heavy, dull, or somehow doesn’t work as well as they used to. Purifying them of negative energies and charging will restore them to their optimal levels.
How to Know If Your Crystal Will Be Safe in Running Water?
A good rule of thumb to follow when deciding whether your crystals withstand running water is if they are six and above on the Mohs Hardness Scale.
By default, avoid subjecting your crystals to running water if they fall under 6 on the hardness scale.
However, a crystal’s hardness isn’t the only factor to consider. Aside from that, there are also others, including:
Does the Crystal Have Iron Content?
Crystals rich in iron (or those that contain this particular element) do not perform well under water. Because of the presence of iron, the mineral could rust when wet, making your crystal lose its shine and turn dull instead.
Is the Crystal Porous?
Porous minerals refer to those that readily absorb water. Hydrophane opals are an example of this, as they absorb water from the get-go when they get submerged. While it’s true that you will only subject the crystal to a short period and not directly place it underwater, still be careful of placing porous crystals near water.
Does tHe Crystal Contain Any Toxic Chemicals?
Always check a crystal’s toxicity when cleansing it or even using it. Crystals have various levels of toxicity, depending on their content. Don’t subject a crystal with a hazardous substance to water as it might leech off chemicals, endangering you or others. Normally, avoid placing crystals on the water with toxic chemicals, including asbestos, sulfur, lead, copper, and arsenic.
If that does sound limiting, it’s because it does. Not all crystals can be cleansed with water. Here are some crystals that you should avoid putting near or subjecting to water:
- Tangerine Quartz
- Lapis Lazuli
On the other hand, these crystals are generally safe to put under running water:
- Most types of quartz
- Super Seven
- Tiger’s Eye
Although they are safe to put in water, still avoid soaking them for long periods of time. Avoid subjecting your crystals to extreme temperatures and humidity, as it may damage them.
If you are planning to put them in salt water, we advise you to carefully research the crystal’s geological properties first. Some crystals that are fine with fresh water may not withstand water with considerable salinity levels.
As for the other crystals that can’t be placed underwater, there are other methods of cleansing you can do for them. Some of these methods are the following:
Fragile crystals need to be treated with extra care. As such, it may be best to use the abovementioned methods if they can’t be placed in water.
Can You Cleanse Crystals in a Table Fountain?
There is also another method of cleansing crystals using running water, and that is to put them in a table fountain. Since the water continuously moves, negative energy also dissipates along with it. Using a table fountain also takes little time, and all you have to do is to wait until it is purified.
When that time specifically is up to you. Only you will know when the crystal feels purified and recharged. Generally, you will know it’s cleansed if the crystal feels energetically lighter.
To do so, place the crystal on a table fountain or table waterfall where water can touch it. Your table fountain should be placed in a tranquil and undisturbed area of your home, preferably where you could also sit and relax. You can even meditate while you wait. This will help with the cleansing and charging process.
As always, do not put it in a place where it can be subjected to extreme temperatures. Avoid placing it outdoors. Moreover, do not let the stones soak for longer periods of time.
Best Table Fountains For Crystal Cleansing
If you’re looking for a beautiful table fountain to put your beloved crystals into, check out these finds:
Rockery Indoor water fountain
For those who want to bring nature aesthetics into their own home, this indoor water fountain offers a relaxing way to cleanse your crystals with water. The design is akin to a rock formation, which will surely make you think of the outdoors and Mother Nature, even if you are indoors.
3-Tier Tabletop Fountain
Created with crystals in mind, this three-tier tabletop fountain is excellent for any crystal havers. Use them to cleanse your crystals easily.
Indoor 3-Tier Relaxation Tabletop Fountain
This fountain has a more modern design, so if you are going for a contemporary aesthetic, you won’t go wrong with this tabletop fountain. It’s also small and could easily fit any table.
Among its many benefits, crystal healing uses natural vibrations to energize, purify, and protect us. However, as they absorb negative and excess energy in the process, they also need to be regularly cleansed. Placing them under running water is one of the most effective ways to purify them. While many crystals can be cleansed with water, others can’t be purified in this method.
Hopefully, this post helped you how to cleanse your crystals with running water. If you’re looking for guides on other cleansing and charging methods, check them out below or head over to the search bar.