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Top 3 Tips to Care for Your Healing Crystals
Top 3 Tips to Care for Your Healing Crystals

If you love crystals, chances are you have more than you know what to do with…not that there’s anything wrong with that!


UPDATE: This article previously mentioned White Sage and Palo Santo among the recommended methods for cleansing your stones. Smoke cleansing using these materials is culturally appropriative in the context it was previously described, especially shared by the author here (who is white). This article has been updated to reflect this change. Further, the term “smudging” has been updated to “smoke cleansing,” since the term smudging was incorrectly applied to the act of cleansing crystals without the cultural context and deeper meaning connected with the act of smudging by Indigenous people.


But when your collection begins to spill out into every room of your home or apartment, caring for your precious gems can become a bit of a challenge.

But how can you keep all of your gorgeous stones in tip top shape?

Cleansing and energizing your stones goes a long way to keeping your crystals happy as well as ensuring that the energy in your space stays positive and enjoyable. There are a variety of ways to cleanse your stones, but some are definitely simpler and more effective than others.


Cleansing Your Healing Stones

Smoke cleansing your crystals with herbs like lavender, rosemary, or mugwort is a great way to ensure that your stones are filled with only positive, vibrant energy as it removes energy that’s not for your highest good. It is also a convenient cleansing method because you can cleanse a large group of crystals at once (as well as your space!) which saves tons of time if you have a large collection. This method of cleansing is very effective. However, you do need to be mindful if burning herbs around those who have asthma or who are fragrance-sensitive.

Another quick and effective way to cleanse your crystals is to use sound vibration. Singing bowls, gongs, bells, chimes, and drums are all powerful tools for space clearing, but they can also be used to cleanse your stones. Simply sound the instrument a few times near your stones and allow the waves of sound vibration to move through the crystals, clearing them of any energy that’s not for your highest good. This method is safe for all crystals (and people!) and can be used to cleanse a large group of stones all at once.


Energizing Your Healing Stones

To energize your healing stones, you can place them in the sun- or moonlight to charge them up with energy. Masculine energy stones work best when charged with sunlight, while more feminine, receptive crystals correlate better with moon energy. Remember to use caution when placing your stones in the sunlight; some crystals will fade over time. Colorful, transparent or translucent stones like Amethyst, Fluorite, Rose Quartz, Celestite, and more will begin to lose their color if kept in the sunlight for too long. Moonlight is a bit more gentle and won’t fade your crystals, as long as you remember to retrieve them before the sun comes out for the day.


Storing Your Crystals

When storing your crystals, be mindful of how you group them together in order to prevent chipping and breakage. It’s best to keep rough and tumbled stones separated so as not to scratch your tumblies or chip your raw crystals. You may also want to consider the hardness of the stones you’re keeping together (according to the Mohs’ Hardness Scale) so that your harder stones don’t scratch softer gems. The best way to store large, fragile crystals is on a shelf in a place of prominence in your home where they will be separated from other stones that may damage them.


Ritual for Charging Your Crystals Under the Full Moon

Choose a few of your favorite crystals (the ones you use most frequently for healing work) and set them aside. Place a piece of white or silver fabric on your windowsill or outside on a patio or porch. White and silver resonate with the energy of the moon and will draw in its energy. Place your chosen crystals on top of the fabric while holding the intention that they be charged by the energy of the full moon. Full Moon energy is associated with abundance, wholeness, and completion. It’s best if you have a specific intention in mind for the qualities that you’d like these crystals to take on when they absorb the energy of Mother Moon.  For example, if you’d like to use your crystals for manifesting more abundance, your intention may be something like, “These crystals are charged with the abundance of the full moon, to call in that which is for my highest good and to assist me with manifesting it into my life.” You can make this intention statement as specific as you like.  As you place each crystal onto the cloth, speak this statement aloud. Allow the crystals to sit in the moonlight overnight, and remove them from the cloth the next morning.


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Top 3 Tips to Care for Your Healing Crystals
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Top 3 Tips to Care for Your Healing Crystals
Do you have more crystals than you know what to do with, and aren't sure how to look after them all? Here are my top tips to care for your healing crystals.
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23 responses to “Top 3 Tips to Care for Your Healing Crystals

  1. Sirena on October 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I love it u learn something every day u k thank u .

    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks for your comment Sirena! Crystal blessings 🙂

      1. Liz on July 2, 2020 at 3:14 pm

        Many thanks for all your interesting information. I am becoming more drawn to learn even more.

        1. Jolie Love and Light Support on July 6, 2020 at 5:31 pm

          Of course. 🙂 So happy to hear that! Enjoy. <3 Crystal Blessings!

  2. Richard on October 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Ashley…It is always good to read/hear/see how other practitioners deal with looking after their Crystals and other working tools, I now have over 500 Crystals and love and care for them all, I work best with Pyramids on clients as they don’t fall off the body with movements, but Pyramids do chip so if dropped (cringe) I go along with nearly all your cleansing rituals with slight variation, Just out of curiosity have you ever come across or worked with “The Crystal Tarot” by Philip Permutt
    Very hard to get hold of in the U.K.? I have 2 packs…One I use very regularly and the other is in my mint collection of Tarot cards.
    Anyway the point I’m making is lately I have been doing a lot of Twins & Triplets using these cards for both the Tarot & Crystals resulting in re-balancing the Twins not only individually but synchronising with each other to a much higher level than before…they go away happy and tell their very unique circle of Twins/Triplets…Hope this is of interest to you…Try it? Keep in touch…Richard (Astrorick UK)

    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Hi Richard! Yes, Ashley has worked with this deck (and LOVES all of Philip’s work). Very interesting work you’re doing. Ashley doesn’t know any twins or triplets, but will keep this in mind! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Annique on October 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much for this! I’ve always wondered the procedure to properly charge crystals under the full moon! My only question is: does man-made light (ie: streetlights, house lights, lamposts, etc) affect a crystal’s ability to charge under the full moon?



    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Hi Annique, Man-made light doesn’t affect a crystal’s ability to charge. Crystals don’t even need to be in direct moonlight to charge 🙂 Crystal blessings!

  4. Gwen on October 26, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    What a wonderfully informative read! Thank you for the tips! ??

    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      You’re welcome Gwen! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  5. April Scheiner on October 28, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    The energizing paths that you apply here will assuredly be helpful to a novice (and even those of us that have used crystals for years)
    I particulary learned about usig a white or silver cloth which was a new one for me yet easily made sense. Sometimes the simpler things can be so helpful. Thanks Ashley..I’m really finding your articles, including, but not limited to your three separate but very equal in quality, were very helpful and I have them saved for reference in the future. It’s close enough to feel as if we are having a clas!s in itself, but kindof as if it’s at a fireplace.
    Thanks again, and keep up the good word! April

    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Hi April, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog posts. Thanks for your comment, and crystal blessings!

  6. Donna on November 9, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you. These are awesome

    1. Love & Light Support on December 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      I’m glad you’re enjoying them Donna, crystal blessings 🙂

  7. Violeta on July 24, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Thank you Ashley! ?
    My cristals and stone are finding a place to stay in the full moon light. The moon ston is so beautiful and have magical blue lights.. l’m realy enjoyed watching the amazing tube of golden lights in the blue moon stone, like two or four balls and l feel fulfilled! Blessings to you and your beautiful cristals clear soul!
    Love, Viki~Reiki ?????

    1. Charlotte - Love & Light Support on July 24, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing Viki! <3 crystal blessings

  8. Lindalee on July 17, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you so much for all the tips and information. The videos are also very helpful.

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on July 21, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      Absolutely! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it. 🙂 Crystal Blessings!

  9. Ginette on September 16, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    When asking the moon to charge your crystals, instead of something like:“These crystals are charged with the abundance of the full moon, to call in that which is for my highest good and to assist me with manifesting it into my life.” can you just use simple words like “Moon, can you please charge my crystal so that it can help me attract abundance” or something like that? I find that I can never remember how to say the suggested words and sometimes I don’t quite understand what they mean.

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on September 25, 2020 at 8:22 pm

      Great question. 🙂 Definitely! Get as specific or be as general as you like. <3 You may wish to ask for “this or something better”. You'll learn what works best for you in no time! Crystal Blessings

  10. Lorraine on September 25, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Thanks Ashley for the Info on cleansing, energizing & storing crystals! All good info & good to know!

  11. Tanya Feldhake on February 27, 2021 at 5:16 am

    When charging crystals, does an annoying streetlight interfere?

    1. Jolie Love and Light Support on March 1, 2021 at 10:38 pm

      Streetlight makes no difference 🙂 Thanks for asking!

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