Harmful Crystal Cleansing

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Some crystals can be damaged in certain methods, this article explains which ones.

Cleansing is a very important part of your workings, you need to get rid of the old energy of the other working it held, in order to create a new environment, however sometimes, some crystals need to be cleansed in a different way, because of the damaging effects it has afterward. I will be listing what some cleansing techniques are dangerous to certain crystals.

Leaving your crystals in water:

Whether this is tap water, ocean water, river water, etc. it can be damaging to these crystals below.

  • Angelite 
  • Amber
  • Azurite 
  • Calcite 
  • Carnelian 
  • Galena 
  • Halite 
  • Hematite 
  • Kunzite
  • Kyanite
  • Labradorite 
  • Lepidolite
  • Lodestone 
  • Malachite 
  • Mica 
  • Moldavite 
  • Muscovite 
  • Opals
  • Pearls 
  • Pyrite 
  • Red Coral
  • Selenite
  • Turquoise
  • Obsidian
  • Ulexite

Now moving on, some like to cleanse their crystals in sunlight, which should be educated on this as well, sunlight can be damaging to some crystals as well, making them lose their color becoming paler, brittle or crack.

  • Aventurine
  • Amethyst
  • Aquamarine
  • Beryl
  • Citrine
  • Kunzite
  • Sapphires
  • Fluorite
  • Rose Quartz
  • Smokey Quartz

Before cleansing your crystals, make sure you check and make sure if it is safe to use the method if you are unsure!


Added to on Apr 05, 2019
Last edited on Apr 08, 2019
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