How to Cleanse and Program Your Crystals

By Gemexi Team | Gemology
  • Updated On Jul 11, 2020
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How to Cleanse and Program Your Crystals

Many people use these crystals to bring happiness and positivity into their lives. Crystals are used to energize and heal the problems and their diseases. These energies need to recharge and cleanse the crystal from time to time, so that powers and properties of the crystal didn't fade as time passed. The way of cleaning a stone varies according to different crystals. It is essential to keep your crystal clean so that it will always remain powerful and energize your body and soul.

Techniques for Crystal Cleansing

There are techniques and methods by which anyone can cleanse their crystals. Some of them are as follow:
  • The best universal cleanser available is water. If it is possible and the seawater is available, then it is wonderful. If not, any kind of water can also work better, but water should be clean or either natural. You can also add salt in the water as salt contains electric properties.
  • You have to do to cleanse your crystal, simply just rinse it in a glass of water, and put it at a place in such way glass face is in the south side, so that the crystal can get charged through the sun rays.
  • Similar to sunlight, moonlight is also very effective to cleanse and activate your crystal. Many people believe that by burying the crystal under the full Moon, it will be beneficial to get the Moon's magnetic forces.
  • Another method of cleansing is smudging the crystal with the help of sage, sweetgrass, or incense.
  • One more simple method of cleansing is with the use of another crystal. You can simply put your crystal on a large crystal generator or cluster. Kyanite and Citrine are the two best examples of self-cleansing crystals.
  • Another way to clear your stone is by putting it in the snow. It is a quick as well as a powerful method of cleansing your crystal, but not everyone is lucky enough to have snowfall in their region.

It is also important to know the right time to cleanse the crystal. You need to cleanse as well as recharge your crystal after each use. If you use your crystal to be worn as jewelry, you can cleanse them once in a week or maybe daily when they start looking dull. The gemstones which are used to purify our environment should be cleaned monthly. It is very important for a person who has gemstones to do essential crystal care to keep their stone energized and refreshed.

Methods of Programming Crystal

Programming or energizing your crystal is equally important, like a cleansing. Some people wore a crystal for a particular purpose. 
It is not only done to gain some benefits but also to do so if anyone wants to focus the crystal's energy on specifically something. To program a crystal, there are some steps to do so. These are as follow:
  • The first step of programming which you need to do is hold your crystal in your left hand, as it is believed that the left side is the receiving side, then after you need to stand under the natural light.
  • After that, you need to say a phrase in aloud or silently it's up to you, "I devote this crystal for good. I ask it to be used for love and light."
  • In the next step, if you want this crystal to be used to any specific purpose or intention. You can say that intention while holding the crystal in a similar position.
  • At last, for completing the programming of your crystal, you need to say aloud, "I devote this stone for the (your intention)."
  • It is an optional step, as many believe that, after the programming, if the person wears the crystal, it helps to connect it with them.  

Crystals are very precious, can be fragile and need to be handled with love and care. Some gemstones are very delicate and get fade after prolonged exposure to sunlight. So it is essential to keep them at a safe place when you are not using them.


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