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How to Cleanse Your Crystals with Selenite

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How to Cleanse Your Crystals with Selenite

How to Cleanse Your Crystals with Selenite


Cleansing crystals with selenite couldn’t be easier. You may have heard that selenite is the king of crystal chargers, that it magnifies energy, or even that it cleanses itself! Well, all of these are true. What’s more, you don’t need to learn how to activate selenite before you use it to recharge crystals. Its energy is permanently at work. And that’s what makes it such a marvelous crystal. 


Why should I cleanse my crystals with selenite?

Cleansing and charging crystals are essential for removing stagnant energy and keeping them fresh. After using crystals for a while, particularly ones that absorb negativity, their energy can become blocked. If protective stones store too much of another crystal’s energy, then their power begins to dwindle. You don’t want that. 

It’s also important to cleanse crystals immediately after buying them. Free them from the energy that they may have picked up on their journey to you. It’s worth remembering that crystals are millions of years old and they’ve been mined, exported, transported to a store, and then potentially picked up and viewed by tens, if not hundreds, of people before finding their way to you. 

Cleansing crystals with selenite is just one of the ways you can recharge your gems. Here’s a list of some others:

  • Salt
  • Moonlight
  • Sunlight
  • Burning Sage
  • Nature
  • Tibetan Singing Bowls
  • Brown Rice
  • Running Water

Selenite falls under an extra category: crystals that cleanse other crystals. Because of selenite’s self-cleansing properties, it’s qualified to recharge other natural stones. There are only a handful of crystals that are capable of this, and most experts would agree that selenite is the best fit for the job.


selenite cleansing tower

Its purifying properties are just as useful with clearing the old energy from your room, or even yourself. They help to bring clarity to the mind and encourage you to find a deep peace within. They’re renowned for being excellent stones for spiritual work, particularly meditation and reiki healing.

So why should you be cleansing crystals with selenite and not any other method? To put it simply; it’s easier. It’s just as effective at cleansing and charging crystals as any of the other techniques. Also, some crystals corrode when they come into contact with water or other natural elements. Selenite charging is the safest way to assure your crystals won’t be damaged.

Which type of selenite should I use?

Selenite cleansing plates are ideal for this task. The general rule is that the more contact a crystal has with the selenite, the faster and more thoroughly it will be cleansed. For this reason, it’s a good idea to avoid using something small or spherical as it’s hard to get a good surface-to-surface touch.

A selenite cleansing plate on the other hand is a flat platform that you can rest your other crystals on. For optimum purification, leave the crystals for 24 hours. Smaller tumbled stones will likely take less time but it’s better to be on the safe side. If you’re trying to charge a large crystal, it would be a good idea to have a selenite charging crystal in equal size if not bigger.

You can also use crystal points for selenite charging. Pick an area that you don’t mind covering in crystals for the next day and place your selenite tower in the center. After you’ve found a suitable position, place the stones you wish to charge in a circle around the tower. If they can touch the tower, that’s even better. 

Some people prefer to use one selenite stone for cleansing and another one for their own personal use. This is a great idea if you’d like to have something on your person but not have it mingle with the unwanted energy of your other stones. A selenite bracelet is a good choice for you to get its purifying effects, unaltered. 


selenite cleansing bracelet

There are some exceptions to this rule. Namely, if you have a selenite crystal that you don’t touch often—that you won’t absorb the energy from—then you can use that in addition to how it’s currently being used. For example, the Selenite Cleansing Lamp is used to purify the room and provide a soft, warm light to improve productivity and ease tension before bed. This could definitely be used as a makeshift selenite cleansing plate to get the best of both worlds. 

The only caveat with using your selenite in this way is that you may need to occasionally recharge it. While selenite is self-cleansing by its very nature, it can be difficult for it to keep up with the demands of running several jobs simultaneously. Use one of the natural methods above, or find another cleansing crystal to look after your overworked selenite.

So there you have it. There’s no special trick to it. Cleansing crystals with selenite is just that simple. Place them on or near the selenite, wait, then enjoy the re-energized radiance of your favorite stones.

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