Charging & Cleansing Crystals
Agate - Banded/Zebra: Bury banded agate in the ground overnight.
Agate - Blue Lace: Use the light of the waxing moon to recharge blue lace agate.
Agate - Green Moss: Moss agate should be left in the presence of greenery overnight once every month.
Agate - Red: Red agate should be passed through the flame of a red candle.
Agate - Tree: Tree agate should be smudged with cedar or pine.
Alexandrite: Alexandrite should be smudged with sage or placed in a green place on a bright day but out of direct sunlight.
Amazonite: Use a mint infusion to recharge amazonite.
Amber: Leave amber under the noon sun for a few minutes.
Amethyst: Recharge amethyst under moonlight.
Ametrine: Ametrine should be recharged under the light of the full moon.
Angelite: Angelite should be put in a place of spiritual power and prayers for peace should be said.
Apache Tear: Recharge Apache tears under any source of light.
Apatite: Apatite should be left near fresh cut flowers or on the earth next to a herb or plant.
Apophyllite: Recharge under sunlight.
Aqua Aura: It does not need recharging very often but when it does aqua aura should be charged by exposure to a group of spiritually focused people so that it can absorb their positive thoughts.
Aquamarine: Leave aquamarine in a blue bowl of sea water (or water with a pinch of sea salt) overnight on the night of the full moon. Afterwards it should be rinsed in clear water.
Aragonite - Blue: Blue aragonite should be left in moonlight overnight.
Aragonite - Orange: Bury orange aragonite in a container of earth for twenty-four hours.
Aragonite - Yellow: Yellow aragonite should be left in very gentle sunlight for one hour.
Aventurine - Blue: Use (gentle) natural sunlight to recharge blue aventurine.
Aventurine - Green: Green aventurine should be placed amongst foliage and left there during daylight for the day.
Aventurine - Red: Pass it through the flame of a similar colored candle.
Azurite: Azurite should be recharged under starlight.
Bloodstone: Use running water or sunlight to recharge bloodstone.
Bowenite: Smudge bowenite with cedar or white sage.
Calcite - Blue: Recharge blue calcite by submerging it in running stream water, or under a tap if you do not have access to a stream.
Calcite - Green: Recharge green calcite by holding it under falling water. A waterfall is best.
Calcite - Orange: Orange calcite should be placed in your bath water with you when you take a candlelight bath. When it eventually crumbles you should bury it with a small prayer of thanks.
Calcite - Pink: Pink calcite may be recharged under the light of a crescent moon.
Calcite - Yellow: Recharge yellow calcite by smudging.
Carnelian: Carnelian can be charged under sunlight or running water.
Cavansite: Pray to your God for cavansite to be recharged.
Celestine - Blue: Blue celestine should be recharged by being wrapped in blue silk and being allowed to rest in a drawer or cupboard for two days.
Celestine - Orange: Stand a small bowl of water in sunlight for a few hours and then sprinkle the water on the orange celestine.
Celestite - Blue: Celestite should be recharged by being wrapped in blue silk and being allowed to rest in a drawer or cupboard for two days.
Celestite - Orange: Stand a small bowl of water in sunlight for a few hours and then sprinkle the water on the celestite.
Chalcedony - Blue: Blue chalcedony should be washed in running water.
Chalcedony - Pink: Pink chalcedony should be recharged under running water.
Charoite: Place charoite close to a source of running water. You should be able to hear the water.
Chiastolite: Chiastolite should be buried in soil overnight at least once a month.
Chondrite: Chondrite should only be recharged on the night of a lunar or solar eclipse.
Chrysoberyl - Yellow: Yellow chrysoberyl should be smudged with sage or placed in a green place on a bright day but out of direct sunlight.
Chrysocolla: Leave overnight in a copper bowl or container.
Chrysoprase: Chrysoprase should be left out in a light shower of rain.
Citrine: Leave citrine in morning sunlight but do not expose to intense sunlight too often.
Copper: Copper should be recharged under the light of the full moon.
Coral - Blue: Sprinkle blue coral with sea water or sea-salted water.
Danburite: Wrap danburite in a soft pink cloth and leave somewhere warm and dark for twenty-four hours.
Desert Rose: Desert rose should be cleansed by moonlight.
Diamond: Polish diamond with a soft cloth and smudge it.
Diopside: Diopside can be recharged by smudging.
Dioptase: Dioptase should be recharged by gently swinging an amethyst or rose quartz pendulum over it.
Falcon's Eye: Leave it under a blue sky for a day.
Fluorite - Clear: Use running water to recharge clear fluorite - under moonlight if possible.
Fluorite - Green: Leave in a stream of water under the moon overnight. A bowl of water will do if you do not have access to a stream.
Fluorite - Purple: Purple fluorite should be recharged under running water.
Fuchsite: Recharge fuchsite under starlight.
Garnet - Green: Green garnet should be polished gently with green silk whilst praying for cleansing and empowerment.
Garnet - Red: Garnet should be recharged under a cloudy sky overnight.
Goldstone - Blue: Blue goldstone should be left on a windowsill on a starry night.
Goldstone - Brown: Brown goldstone should be left on a windowsill on a starry night.
Hawk's Eye: Leave it under a blue sky for a day.
Heliotrope: Heliotrope should be recharged under sunlight or running water.
Hematite: Hematite should be smudged with cedar or sage.
Howlite - Blue: Blue howlite should be placed next to amethyst in order to recharge it.
Howlite - Natural: Put in a white ceramic bowl in the place of a happy gathering within your house.
Iolite: Iolite should be recharged under natural light.
Iron Pyrites: Iron pyrites should be passed over the flame of a grey or silver candle.
Jade: Smudge with peppermint or sage.
Jadeite: Smudge with peppermint or sage.
Jasper - Brachiated: Brachiated jasper can be recharged by passing through the flame of a red or brown candle.
Jasper - Brown: Pass brown jasper through the flame of a brown candle.
Jasper - Dalmatian: Place dalmatian jasper in a pot of herbs and leave for twenty-four hours.
Jasper - Green: Sprinkle green jasper with seawater or sea-salted water.
Jasper - Leopardskin: Leave leopardskin jasper outside on a windy day.
Jasper - Orbicular: Sprinkle orbicular jasper with seawater or sea-salted water.
Jasper - Red: Pass red jasper through the flame of a red candle.
Jasper - Sea: Sprinkle sea jasper with seawater or sea-salted water.
Jasper - Yellow: Empower yellow jasper by leaving it in sunlight.
Jet: Bury in soil overnight.
Kunzite: Recharge kunzite under the light of a waxing moon.
Kyanite: Leave kyanite near plants for the hour after dawn.
Labradorite: Labradorite should be recharged under a rainbow.
Lapis Lazuli: Lapis lazuli should be charged under starlight.
Lepidolite: Recharge lepidolite with a watermelon tourmaline wand or with an amethyst or clear quartz pendulum.
Malachite - Green: Wash green malachite under water. Note: Malachite will eventually crumble from this and should then be buried.
Meteorite: Meteorite should only be recharged on the night of a lunar or solar eclipse.
Moldavite: Ideally, moldavite should be left outdoors on the night of a meteor shower. It can also be recharged by leaving out overnight in the presence of a tiny piece of pumice. The pumice should be buried afterwards.
Mookaite: Use a sage infusion to recharge mookaite.
Moonstone: Leave moonstone under the light of a full moon from moonrise to moon set.
Moonstone - Rainbow: Leave rainbow moonstone under the light of a full moon.
Mother-Of-Pearl: Wash with sea water or sea-salted water.
Nephrite: Smudge with peppermint or sage.
Obsidian - Black: Recharge black obsidian under any source of light.
Obsidian - Snowflake: Use a small black and small white candle to recharge snowflake obsidian. Allow them to burn right down.
Olivine: Recharge olivine under the light of a full moon.
Onyx - Black: Recharge black onyx in sunlight.
Opal - Fire: Fire opal is delicate (like all opals) and should be washed gently in a little water.
Opal - White: Wipe with virgin olive oil or water. Do not expose to sunlight.
Pearl - Black: Clean with a silk cloth and recharge under an amethyst pendulum.
Pearl - White: Recharge white pearls in waxing moonlight once a month.
Peridot: Recharge peridot under the light of a full moon.
Petrified Wood: Place petrified wood near the roots of a tree for several hours.
Pietersite: Leave pietersite out in a thunderstorm or downpour for a short time.
Prehnite: Leave prehnite in any greenery for forty-eight hours.
Quartz - Blue: Recharge blue quartz using a clear quartz wand.
Quartz - Clear: Leave clear quartz in noon sunlight near or in some greenery.
Quartz - Rainbow: Sprinkle rainbow quartz with water and leave in sunlight.
Quartz - Rose: Cleanse and recharge frequently with a few drops of rose water.
Quartz - Rutilated: Leave rutilated quartz with a small gold object overnight in a bag.
Quartz - Smoky: Smoky quartz needs to be left on the ground at a sacred place for thirty minutes.
Quartz - Tourmalated: Set tourmalated quartz between two lit candles. One dark colored and the other light colored. Allow them to burn right down.
Rhodocrosite: Rhodocrosite should be smudged to recharge its energies.
Rhodonite: Recharge rhodonite by leaving it next to a small pink candle which should be allowed to burn right down.
Rhyolite: Leave rhyolite outside on a windy day.
Ruby: Ruby should be wiped with a soft cloth and left overnight under starlight.
Ruby In Zoisite: Use a rosemary infusion to cleanse and recharge.
Sapphire - White: Use a white silk cloth to wipe it gently and then surround it with white petals and leave for twenty-four hours.
Sardonyx: Leave sardonyx in a bowl of rose petal based pot pourri from dusk till dawn.
Schalenblende: Schalenblende should be passed over a silver-grey candle.
Scolecite: Wipe with a soft white cloth and leave for an hour in moonlight.
Selenite - White: I have intended to expand each section here for some time but as yet have simply not had the time. So with thanks to a website visitor who has goaded me into action (at least for selenite!) it seems that there is still a belief around that selenite is self-cleansing. But in my experience I have to say no, I believe that is a myth. It is not and it is not logical to think it is. Selenite absorbs negativity like any other crystal - it's one of its most useful uses - and if you do not cleanse it when it has been exposed to extreme negativity then you risk carrying that very negativity forward into your next session. Some negativity will be discharged naturally and some can be removed by leaving it in moonlight overnight.
If the negativity was really heavy then natural discharge and one night of moonlight may not be sufficient to cleanse it. My personal choice is to wash it briefly in mineral water which has stood under the light of a full moon as I have found that to be very effective. I always put some out under each full moon so it is readily available to me. I do so rather than leave it for multiple nights under moonlight.
Selenite will dissolve in water if it is left to soak, or held under running water for too long (this is more true for larger pieces as smaller ones tend to be better sealed), but the key word is "briefly." I prefer my selenite to be thoroughly cleansed when I use it and if that means it will gradually degrade then that is a price I am willing to pay for not using a compromised tool. And it is a tool, a working tool and all tools degrade with use. That is my choice and it may not be the right one for you.
If you would rather not risk degradation and have more time than I do (as it's a working tool for me I cannot afford to have it out of commission for days on end) then simply leave under moonlight or use an alternative method of your choice until you are satisfied it is cleansed.
Serpentine: Pass serpentine through the flame of a brown candle.
Sodalite: Bury next to a fragrant herb for twenty-four hours.
Spectrolite: Spectrolite should be recharged under a rainbow.
Staurolite: Staurolite should be buried in earth in your garden for twenty-four hours.
Sunstone: Leave for one hour on each side around noon in the sun.
Tanzanite: Leave tanzanite on a rock during a storm.
Tektite: Leave tektite outside during an electrical storm.
Tiger Eye - Blue: Leave blue tiger eye under a blue sky for a day.
Tiger Eye - Brown/Gold: Brown tiger eye should be left out in the late afternoon sun.
Tiger Eye - Red: Leave in afternoon sunlight until the sun sets.
Topaz - Blue: Blue topaz can be recharged under a blue sky when the sun is still low.
Topaz - Golden: Golden topaz should be left outside at any time when both the sun and the moon are out at the same time.
Tourmaline - Black: Wash black tourmaline in running water and leave under moonlight overnight.
Tourmaline - Watermelon: Recharge watermelon tourmaline by leaving it outside during twilight for five consecutive evenings.
Tsavorite: Tsavorite should be polished gently with green silk whilst praying for cleansing and empowerment.
Turquoise: Turquoise should be smudged with cedar, sage, or sweetgrass.
Unakite: Unakite should be wiped with olive oil and then rinsed under running water.
Uvarovite: Uvarovite should be polished gently with green silk whilst praying for cleansing and empowerment.
Verdite: Place verdite amongst the leaves of any tropical plant.
Zinc: Zinc should be passed over a silver-grey candle.