How to Cleanse, Charge and Program your Crystals

How to Cleanse, Charge and Program your Crystals

Posted by PEACE LOVE CRYSTALS™ on 13th Nov 2019


SMOKE CLEANSE – Use either Sage Smudge sticks, Sage Incense or Palo Santo wood sticks. Hold pointing downward and light the wood or incense. Allow the flame to burn a few moments before blowing out. Guide your crystals through the smoke to energetically cleanse them.

WATER CLEANSING – Holding your crystals under cool running tap water is a quick and easy way of cleansing your crystals. Note: Please make sure your crystals are not water soluble (e.g. Selenite) before performing this cleansing technique. If you are not 100% sure - do not use this technique.

CRYSTALS CLEANSING CRYSTALS - Some crystals have the ability to cleanse other crystals. Keep a Clear Quartz, Carnelian, Citrine or Selenite in your tumbled stone pouch and you will never need to cleanse them using any other method.

BURY IN THE EARTH - Cleanse and ground your crystals by burying them in the earth. This will help to remove impurities and bring their energies back to a neutral state.
Burying your stones outside or inside in a pot plant is best, this way you will be able to find them much easier. Let them stay there as long as you feel necessary.

SEA SALT CLEANSING - Burying crystals in a bowl of sea salt removes impurities from the crystals.
Note: Salt cannot be used for all crystals. If you are not 100% sure - do not use this technique.

SOUND CLEANSING - Using Singing bowls and bells are a great way to remove impurities. Simply surround the area with your crystals and let the sound release its powerful cleansing vibration.

VISUALISATION - Hold your crystal in your hands and imagine your crystal filling with pink healing light. Ask for all impurities to be removed from your crystal. You can do this internally or out loud. Visualize all the impurities dissolving from the crystal, transforming into healing white light. When the crystal is shining brightly in your mind's eye, it is cleansed and ready to go.



MOONLIGHT CHARGING – On a full moon, place your crystals outside or on a windowsill inside where the moonlight is visible, leave them their till morning. They will recharge, glowing and buzzing with energy the next day.

SUNLIGHT CHARGING– On a sunny day, place your crystals outside or inside where sunlight is shining, leaving them there from Sunrise till Sunset. It is usually suggested to place them in full sunlight; however some crystals over time may fade. Safest option is to not put them in direct sunlight. Please be aware that excessive sunlight can fade some crystals.

CRYSTAL ON CRYSTAL CHARGING - Place your smaller crystals and jewellery on a cluster or inside a geode of Amethyst, Clear Quartz or Citrine to recharge for a day or while you are not using them.


You should program new crystals after you have cleansed them. To program your crystal, consider the purpose you want to use it for. Be specific. If you want it to attract love, describe what kind of love you are looking for. Start by holding the crystal in your hands and picture light is surrounding it. Now whisper to your crystal: “I dedicate this crystal to the highest of good of all. May it be used in light and love.” Once you have chosen the purpose for your crystal, attune to the crystal’s energy. When you feel you are in tune with the crystal’s energy, say: “I program this crystal for (your purpose).” Once you have programmed your crystal you can now place it where you can see it frequently or you can carry it around with you in your pocket.


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Some information provided here may have come from the following books:
The Crystal Bible. By Judy Hall.
Crystal Healing Guide. By Remi.