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Here’s How to Cleanse + Charge Your Crystals With Intention (Step-By-Step Guide)

Crystals are not only beautiful gifts from Mother Earth, they are also known for their healing properties. In order to activate their superpowers, it’s important to know how to cleanse and charge your crystals.

Each crystal is believed to have its own unique vibrational healing energy. In fact, there are specific healing crystals for almost everything you can think of! Through these powerful vibrations, healing crystals can act as a tool to raise, realign, and recalibrate your energy!

Want to learn more? The Ultimate Crystal Healing Guide: 20 Powerful Crystals and Their Healing Properties

First, Here’s How to Choose Your Healing Crystals

When deciding which healing crystals you want, you have three basic options:

  1. Choose your crystal by intuition and trust that it is calling you because it is exactly the one you need
  2. Do research to find a crystal by the specific property you’re looking for
  3. Ask for the help from a crystal expert


For instance, if you’re looking to attract love into your life, the perfect crystal companion would be Rose Quartz. Why? Because it’s known as the universal crystal of love!

It’s specific properties are unconditional love and self-love, and Rose Quartz can purify and open the Heart Chakra to help restore relationships.

Just by being near your crystal, you can receive the many benefits and properties that it has to offer.

And when you give your crystal a “job” by setting a specific intention, you can both work together to manifest that which you seek – whether it’s a mood or feeling, a shift or change, or something more constant like grounding or peace.

The intentions you set for your crystal can be focused on anything you want to manifest in your life, including creativity, love, abundance, protection, spirituality, transformation, balance, chakra alignment, cleansing energy, mental clarity, passion, and many more.

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Next, Here’s How to Cleanse Crystals in 4 Simple Steps:

Important to note: Before you charge your crystals, you need to cleanse them to make sure that their energy is pure and positive.

Remember that healing crystals can help raise your vibration, but they also absorb energy, so it’s essential to cleanse them periodically.

1. Soak

Soak your healing crystals in both sea salt and water overnight.


2. Rinse

Hold the stones under running water and ask the Universe to remove all negativity from the crystals.

3. Smudge

Use smoke with sage or palo santo.

While you’re at it, smudge your space too! Cleansing Your Space: Everything You Need to Know About Smudging

4. Charge

Using the natural energies from the sun and the moon can also activate the healing properties of your crystals.

You can set your healing crystals outside in the evening of the full moon and bring them back inside after sunrise to get both moonlight and sunlight.

Need some more options for how to cleanse crystals? Here are 7 Convenient Ways to Cleanse Your Healing Crystals

Now You’re Ready to Set an Intention! Here’s How to Charge Crystals With Intention:


1. Create Your Ambience

Once you have cleansed your crystals, find a quiet place. Create an ambience that helps you tune-in to elevate your frequency and promote relaxation.

My favorite tools to create a sacred space are lighting a candle and a palo santo stick. Palo santo is a wood stick used to raise the vibration and its scent is relaxing.

2. Connect

Hold the healing crystals with your left (receiving) hand and feel their energy. Fully connect with your crystals.

3. Ground Yourself

Stand barefoot to ground and connect with Mother Earth.

4. Set Your Intention

Close your eyes and visualize light in your heart. Bring your attention to your heart light expanding and shining bright. Imagine how the light travels from your heart to the crystals in your hand.

Once the light arrives and connects to the crystals, then you can think or say the “intention” three times (number three represents action) and then finish by giving “thanks” to your crystals.

There is no right or wrong when choosing the words that you are going to say when setting the intention. The key of setting an intention is to establish “crystal clear” communication with your crystals.

To create excellent communication with your crystals:

  1. Be very clear and specific with your intention
  2. Transmit your intention onto the healing crystals with your emotions and energy to create synergy
  3. Communicate with your crystals with words or visualization (imagine the intention, and see yourself already achieving that intention)
  4. Connect with the emotion of the intention (how you feel when you imagine yourself already enjoying that “intention” in your life)


Here Are 4 Examples of How to Charge Crystals With Intention:

If you use words, here are some examples for intention setting affirmations.

1. Rose Quartz (Self-Love)

“I program this crystal to amplify self-love”

2. Amethyst (Intuition)

“I program this crystal to activate my intuition”


3. Clear Quartz (Clarity)

“I program this crystal to clear my mind”

4. Green Aventurine (Abundance)

“I program this crystal to receive abundance”

Now That You’ve Cleansed and Charged Your Healing Crystals, Here’s How to Access Their Healing Energy:


1. Carry Them

You can carry them with you on jewelry, or in your purse or pocket.

2. Keep Them Close

You can keep them near in your workspace or somewhere where you spend time every day so you can connect with your healing crystals.

3. Localize Them

When working with a specific chakra, you can place your crystals on the location of that chakra.

Balance Your Chakras Using This Guide to Healing Crystals for Each Chakra

4. Meditate With Them

During your meditation, hold the stones with your left (receiving) hand to receive the healing energy of the crystals.

While in your meditation, you can say mantras or positive affirmations that amplify your intention. For example, if your intention is self-love you could say “I am worthy. I am confident. And I am able to give and receive love with ease”

The Takeaway on How to Cleanse and Charge Crystals With Meaningful Intention

Revisit and renew your intentions with your healing crystals periodically. A great way to do this is by creating a recurring monthly ritual of intention on each New Moon, as this is a powerful time to do so!

Our thoughts and intentions are very powerful. We can manifest things in our lives, and healing crystals are a wonderful tool to support us in this journey.

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Carolina Rigoni

Carolina is a certified yoga teacher. She is from Venezuela, an U.S. Air Force wife and a mom of two boys.

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