There are many different viewpoints on crystal cleansing, and whether it's even necessary or not.
Follow your own feelings/intuitions on this. If you do feel your crystal
needs cleansing, then it probably does. Here are some suggested methods
of cleansing and clearing crystals. Use whatever feels right for you.
Use spring water and mix salt in it; preferably sea salt. Use a teaspoon
to a tablespoon in a cup or more of water. Let the crystal soak overnight.
Some say that salt is too harsh, and it removes energy, but is all right
to use on a crystal that has much negativity attached to it. Others say
that salt seals the crystal and traps the energy within it. It's just like
swimming in salt water it leaves your skin coated, but swimming in fresh
water leaves you feeling refreshed and exhilarated.
You can run cold water over the crystal to cleanse it, as will just holding
it in your hands visualizing it being cleansed by light, or by Niagara
Falls. Crystals love to be out in the sunlight, because they are radiant
energy sources. This is an excellent way to restore their energy. You owe
it to your stones to give them some Sun! You can clear crystals by resting
them in rose petals. The rose essence strips only the negativity from the
If you have a piece which has a particularly strong charge that you want
to get rid of, bury it in the moist ground. If you live in the desert,
water the immediate area it's buried under. Give the crystal a week or
two (minimum of three days) to ground out.
When you dip or soak your crystal in water, bless the water. This will
transform its energies into usefulness and thanks before you pour the water
on a plant or onto the Earth.