DON'T CleanseThese Crystals?When it comes to cleansing crystals, there are tons of differing opinions in the crystal healing community: how to cleanse, when to cleanse, why to cleanse…

But the most interesting, and sometimes controversial, topic surrounding cleansing, is whether or not ALL stones need cleansing.

If you’re anything like me, you’re a total crystal junkie.  This often leads to a fews hours perusing books and the internet and reading everything you can about stones.  It seems I’m constantly coming across lists of stones that never need cleansing.  Maybe you’ve seen this to and wondered, “Why these stones?”  or “Who came up with this?”

Well, these lists can vary from source to source, sometimes having a smattering of the same crystals on each list, while other times being completely different from one another.  I’ve always known Melody, author of the “Love is in the Earth” series of books, to be the original author of one such list of stones.  Her list has continued to grow over the years and now includes 26 stones:

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  • Pearl Agate
  • Astronomite
  • Green Beryl with a Blue Flash
  • Borax
  • Citrine
  • Frondelite
  • Halite (Electrified Translucent Massive)
  • Kyanite
  • Menezesite
  • Metamorphosis Quartz
  • Park Forest Meteorite
  • Green Obsidian with Perlite
  • Ouro Verde Quartz
  • Peridot with Magnetite 7 Chromite
  • Spitzkopfe Phenacite
  • Pre-Cambrian Impact Structure
  • Reciprocal Space Quartz
  • Tektonic Quartz
  • Titanium Included Quartz
  • Rhodizite
  • Smoky/Citrine Combination
  • Super Seven
  • Guangdong Tektite
  • Philippine Tektite
  • Viking Balls
  • Yoderite

509px-Beryl-Quartz-279100I believe that the other lists of stones that don’t require cleansing often stem from this list and often include additional stones not seen here (perhaps intuitive additions added by each author).

But why should some stones never need cleansing?

As many of you probably know about me, I adore Melody.  She is a mentor and a role model and I try to soak up every morsel of knowledge I can from her.

BUT, when it comes to this one particular subject, I just HAD to ask her, why these stones?

She explained to me that in her experience, these stones just didn’t have the capability to hold on to negative energy.

I thought that was a very interesting concept.  BUT (yes…another big “but” here), I also got to thinking about this idea.  It’s my opinion that we each hold our own unique energy vibration, just like each crystal has a unique frequency.  I think this is why some people connect with certain stones so strongly and not with others. For example, I may love to use Auralite-23 for meditation, but it might not be your cup of tea.  Perhaps you work best with Sugilite for your blissed out crystal journeys.


So…back to the cleansing.  If we each connect and interact with crystals in different ways, maybe this whole cleansing issue depends upon the person using the stone.  Maybe Citrine never feels as if it’s storing negative vibes to one person, but another person would feel differently.

?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Now, I’m not totally sure about any of this, and my default stance on crystal work is usually “do what feels right for you.”  However, when it comes to this particular issue, I feel like it’s always better to be safe than sorry.  Right?

Cleansing can be such a quick and simple thing to do, why not just do it for all crystal anyway?  Even if you truly feel there is no negativity whatsoever in that piece of Citrine or kyanite you’re using, why not just give it a quick cleanse anyway?  A bit of an energy “spruce up” so to speak.  I’m sure your crystal will love it even if it’s not needed.  😉

If you need some quick and easy cleansing tips, be sure to check out this article to learn 10 different cleansing methods that you can use to cleanse your healing stones //

So I’m curious…what do you think?  Join the discussion by adding your comments below!

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Ashley Leavy

Ashley Leavy

Founder & Educational Director at Love & Light School of Crystal Therapy
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25 responses to “Don’t Cleanse These Crystals?

  1. Cody on November 3, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I’m pretty new to the crystal thing but the other day we went to our local gypsy store and bought some… I had my 4 year old little miss we me and of course she was touching EVERYTHING lol… that night she had two of the worst night terrors… she was telling me things about her dream that she has never even been exposed to and they were not pleasant at all 🙁 anywho, I ended up losing the bag of crystals somewhere between there and home so it was a huge eye opening experience… obviously those stones were not meant for us AND that ALL stones will be cleansed before they are allowed to take up real estate in my house. Again, better to be safe than sorry!

    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Wow Cody, thanks for sharing your story! I hope you’re next crystal shopping experience will be more positive!

  2. ms. summer on November 16, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I agree! Thank you for speaking out! Namaste and crystal blessings.

    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment! 🙂

  3. HoneyGlow on November 30, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    How bout if crystals carry energy like we do and we need and energy cleansing every now and then why don’t crystals?

  4. Katie on March 29, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I learned the hard way that some crystals should not be cleansed with water…. I have/had a beautiful hematite included Quartz cluster. Well, I usually put them in a Tibetan singing bowl for cleansing but this particular specimen was too big so I thought, alright I will put water in the bowl, do what I usually do and pour it into the water filled sink holding the cluster. 10 minutes later I come back to red water. I have never had an issue with water Bc I generally know which stones can and can not be in contact with water. Seeing as how this cluster is was INCLUDED in the Quartz which has never had an issue with a water cleanse I ASSUMED (wrongly) this would work just fine. Nope.

    Basically just make sure you pick a safe cleansing method so you don’t change the structure of the piece.

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on March 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Absolutely! Thank you for sharing Katie <3 Crystal Blessings!

  5. Frankie Brown on June 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

    My name is Frankie….this info has been so enlightening, my Gratitude! QUESTION: Can essential oil of SAGE used in a diffuser be used in cleansing rather than a smudge stick????

    1. Lauren Love & Light Support on June 13, 2017 at 6:34 am

      Hi Frankie! So glad you enjoyed the post. Ashley recommends putting the sage oil in a mister bottle rather than a diffuser for cleansing 🙂 Crystal blessings!

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