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How-To: Full Moon Crystal Cleanse

I wanted to take some time to share with you how I cleanse my crystals each month and why it’s important. Over the years I have made a practice of working with the deeply restorative energy of each full moon. Bringing my crystals into this monthly ritual has been a great way to make sure they are as energetically clear as possible. Believe it or not, crystals hold onto the energy they take in from you and from their environment. It’s good practice to purify their vibration on a regular basis, especially if you use them often or with others.

I’ve studied with many healers in my life and have learned several different methods for crystal cleansing. My favorite way uses water and involves working with the full moon. This the the most effective way to give them a deep energy cleaning. Think about how clear and grounded you feel after an intense breathwork session and salt scrub, it’s the same idea. We’re just like our crystals, in order to function at our optimal vibration we need to take care ourselves consistently.

Crystals are tools that I use in my daily self care practice and with clients. Making sure they are in top shape for healing is as simple as the ritual I am going to share with you today. When the moon is full she is at her brightest making it the most powerful time to release what is no longer serving you. Before setting your crystals out to bathe in the full moonlight, gently wash them in a little purified water the day before the full moon. I’ve made a really grounding practice out of listening to music and chanting the Adi Shakti mantra to my crystals while washing them. It keeps the feminine energy super strong and helps me stay in the moment. Chanting is totally optional of course!

After washing and drying your crystals set them out on the earth for their full moon bath. If you are unable to place them directly on the ground, any natural surface will work. We have a table outside that I like to use as there is a raccoon family in our yard and they pretty much take anything that we put on the grass. For some reason the table is a safer bet! The next day, let them charge for a few hours in morning sunlight. Many crystals like Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Fluorite, Rose Quartz, and Smoky Quartz for example will fade in direct sunlight so I charge my crystals just for the sunrise and then pull them back inside.


Steps for cleansing your crystals in the Full Moon:

Wash them well.
A simple rinse under the faucet will do here. If you live near the ocean or a stream it’s optimal to wash them there. I’ve got too many to make the trek to the Pacific but if you’re close, by all means go!

Set your crystals out.
The ideal time to put them out is just after sunset. A natural surface is best outside. If that isn’t an option put them near a window where they will get direct moonlight. As you set each one down name something you want to let go of. You can name the same thing over and over or pick a different one with each crystal. Don’t name more than 5, it’s too many and will start to lower our vibration. This is a supportive practice that helps to seal in what we are ready to release with this full moon.

Pull them in the next morning.
It’s nice to give them a little reboot with the sun’s energy, but not for too long. Through sun rise is a great rule of thumb.

Charge your crystals with intentions.
This is one of my favorite parts of the ritual, it’s even more important than naming what we want to release. Once you have all of your crystals back inside charge them with your intentions. Charging crystals with your energy helps them stay focused. Once they are charged it’s best to not let others handle them (unless you are charging specifically for others or client work) as they will absorb the energy of other people.

You can charge all of your crystals at once by imagining them soaked in healing energy. They can also be charged individually or in groups. It’s really up to you, there is no right or wrong way to charge them, let your intuition be your guide.

Here are some examples of what I am planning for this cycle:

  • Charging rose quartz with love to support my relationship.
  • The stones I use with clients will be charged to intensify their healing properties.
  • Smokey quartz with energy to help me stay grounded during the transition into a new season.

Close the ritual.
I like to close the cleansing and charging ritual with thank you prayers. A simple thank you to Mother Earth for the ways she supports our life and a humble bow to the crystals for all of the work that they do. Acknowledging all of the elements that came together to make these healing tools seals in their healing vibrations and reminds us to stay focused on what matters most to our hearts. After giving thanks I burning a little cedar to bring in more positive energy and close the ritual.



  • Alanna

    Hi Ashley,

    I’ve only been reading your blog for a short time but am really enjoying it; I so appreciate your authenticity and “realness.” It is so refreshing, especially online.

    I have a question about two of your recent posts combined: the rose quartz one and the crystal cleanse one. After I read your rose quartz post last week, I happened to come across some for sale in a store I went into for a totally unrelated reason. I’m going through a really difficult time relationship-wise and thought it quite serendipitous that I’d wandered across rose quartz . . . I decided to buy a small piece to start doing a little work at home (I haven’t worked with crystals before at all, so starting small seemed like a good idea). The salesperson recommended cleansing the quartz by setting it in a selenite dish, and though I didn’t purchase one at the time I’ve been thinking about it since and wondering whether I should go back and pick one up. So far I’ve used the quartz every day but haven’t cleansed it at all. Do you have thoughts on this, or advice? I didn’t see mention of selenite in your crystal cleanse post, so I thought I would ask.

    Thanks so much!


    • ashley

      Hi Alanna,

      Thanks so much for writing. I am happy you are here! Crystals tend to show up at the “right” time in our lives when we’re open to them. I love that you followed your intuition and picked up a piece of rose quartz! It’s a great stone to start working with.

      Yes, you should definitely cleanse and program your crystal when you have time. My favorite method is the one I described the the post but there are many as what you learned at the shop. You can get a selenite dish or you can smudge it with palo santo or sage for a few moments then program it with your intention. The next time the full moon comes around try that method and see what resonates with you. I like a smudge for a quick cleanse and a full moon bath for a deep cleaning, especially when I have been working with certain crystals a bunch.

      Keep us posted and have a wonderful week!


      • Waheed

        Peace and blessings to everyone…

        Cristal tend to pop up at the write time….ive been going through stress regarding working… I honestly didn’t know here another realm… And wow… And im stunned, intrigued and interested even more… One of my buddy’s blessed me with a Cristal… I don’t have much knowledge about it but Il most certainly get back to you use once I feel better…

  • Alanna

    Thanks so much, Ashley!

    I think I will try the selenite dish to start, then a more elaborate cleansing and charging ritual like the one you’ve described when our next full moon rolls around. :)


  • This is something new for me – Crystal cleaning with full moon and water! It feels amazing to know that people have a firm believe on crystals and their healing power and they care for their crystals so well. Interesting and Nice write-up!

    • ashley

      Thanks Lily!

    • Waheed

      So true I also didn’t know here another realm regarding Cristals..

  • Tess Peterson

    I really enjoyed this post! I read somewhere that it’s best to cleanse/charge crystals for ourselves with the Full Moon and for others with the New Moon. Is there any validity to this or is it just preference?


    • ashley

      Hi Tess!
      Great question, it’s really a matter of preference. I practice letting go rituals with the full moon and manifesting with the new moon. I like to cleanse crystals with full moon energy. I work with many of them a great deal with clients too so they need very deep cleaning ;)
      All the best with your practice! xoa

  • Sarah

    Thank you for this Ashley! In a wish to reconnect, including with myself, I have recently gotten back to using rocks. And I bought myself a new one and was wondering how I would cleanse it as they guy at the shop didn’t think that placing it in salted water during the full moon was a good idea.. This ritual offers so much more than simply cleansing the rock. I love it! I’m know looking forward to the full moon even more ;) Fullmoon blessing to you!

    • ashley

      Blessings to you Sarah! It’s great to hear from you and I am so glad these rituals are landing with you. Make them your own and enjoy the processes, it’s really grounding and fun. Wishing you a beautiful Spring! xo

  • Me again, Ashley! See I’m really looking forward to it :) .. as I prepare have a perhaps silly question. Looking online the full moon will be full at 7h25 am for me this week. So basically at sunrise. Should i cleanse my rocks and put them out the night before so they will sit in the fullmoon and sunrise light?

    Also I bought a white citrine pendulum and was told that pendulums should not be put out at night for cleansing. What do you think?

    • ashley

      Hey Sarah! It’s great to hear from you again. You have up to 48 hours after the full moon to cleanse so I just put them out that night and bring them in an hour after sunrise. You don’t need to put the pendulum out, just give it a good smudging and you will be set! Sending full moon blessings your way. xo

      • Thanks so much Ashley! Full moon blessings to you and yours! Namasté

  • Fabiola

    I used this guide to cleanse my crystals last night & this morning and I loved it! Thank you!

    • ashley

      You’re so welcome Fabiola! Thanks for letting me know <3 Full moon blessings to you! xo

  • Jordan

    Hi there, I’m in a bit of a predicament. I have soooo many crystals and massive geodes and I live in a two story house so this makes it hard to even think about carting all of them down stairs. I’m also really scared of someone or other wildlife stealing them . Any recommendations on how I should go about this whole situation ? My crystals haven’t seen the moon in quote some time and I feel cruel .
    Thanks !

    • ashley

      Hi Jordan!
      You can set your crystals out to cleanse in your house! Just place them near a window that gets good moonlight on a natural surface like a wooden floor or wool rug. That will give them a good cleansing! Wishing you a wonderful week. xoa

  • Nicola

    Thank you as this I didn’t know x

    • ashley

      You’re so welcome! xo

  • Debra

    I been lost an out of practice, my crystals are in need of cleans which will happen this weekend 20th. I guess I would like to know after washing an set out an releasing an picking up in morning an charging with intentions, to close is giving thanks and acknowledgement to elements when doing this I burn white candle am sage . Blowing candle out do u consider that closing ritual?

    • ashley

      Sounds like a great closing ritual Debra! Keep us posted on it! xo

  • Saron

    Hey there
    I just started working with crystal stones and yesterday night I put them outside because there was the moon so this morning I take them in. You said after we take them inside to charge them with intentions! So my question is how do I do that charge them with my intentions?? What I did was after I take them inside i just light a candle I’m not sure if it works or not I just need some help????

  • Joseph

    Hey Ashley, thank you for your contributions to the world of healing. I’ve had two negative experiences with crystals that I’ve come to think were from a lack of cleaning, charging and reprogramming them. After meditating with selenite, I felt this incredible loving energy and it filled my with such joy that I could hear the high vibrations as a painless ringing in my ears. Shortly after, I got incredibly and unusually sick like clockwork.

    I often wonder if this was due to letting go of old energetic baggage, or if my selenite oval needed smudging. I had a similar experience with clear quartz as I wore it outside if my shirt and came into contact wth someone who had very hostile energy. Again like clockwork I came under this very unusual sickness and fever.

    I recently had an appointment with a Psychic who instructed me to start meditating with quartz again, but to leave it in a cup of salt water during the moonsoak. Have you ever felt maleffects from an uncleansed crystal? and would you say that there is any added benefit to actually leaving it in a glass of salt water?

    Thanks again for everything.

    • D.taylor

      HI Joseph,
      I am now reading your question and would love to know if you ever found out the answer. It sounds very intriguing to me, but I am no crystal expert, and don’t know the answer. Did you ever find out?

  • Asia

    Hello Ashley,

    Thank you for a very inspiring article. Indeed, crystal clearing and charging is quite important to keep your crystal family optimally energized and happy :)

    I have recently been intuitively drawn to working with crystals, especially during my mindful meditations, and oh my have things changed in my life over the last few months. What a magical journey, I am truly blessed!

    My question to you is that because of the directional location of my yard, generally during a full moon, I very rarely will have direct full moonlight in my yard! How important is direct moonlight vs. simply putting them out during a full moon?

    And have the raccoons ever stolen any of your precious crystals? I have a raccoon family close by and I never thought that they would be interested in my crystals, but now you’ve got me wondering lol!!

    Birds, squirrels, skunks, cats and my dogs will come up to them with curiosity though! But then just walk by them.

    Again thank for sharing your gift.
    Love and best – Asia from Montreal!

  • Michelle

    Love your write up on crystal cleansing by the Full Moon light. Crystals are fairly new to me and I am So inspired by each one I have so far. They have done wonderful, unexplainable things in the past month. I will forever follow all crystals, learn of them and the healing powers they can contribute to me and others. I hope one day I can do more with crystals as you do. Thank you so much for your inspiring words. Light & Love

    • ashley

      Hi Michelle!
      Thank you so much for writing, it’s great to connect with you. I has similar experiences with crystals and have been drawn to them for ages. They are real magic makers! Keep me posted on your journey, I’d love to learn how things take shape. Wishing you a fantastic new year. Lots of love. x

  • Carri H.

    Hi Ashley,

    I have to start off by saying thank you for creating such a beautiful and informative site. I have across so many readings and tools I have no idea where to even begin.

    I started my crystal journey last month, but am finding it difficult to find the proper prayers and ways to set intentions with my crystals. I am not sure if you have a previous post you can direct me to or if you have any ideas for beginners when it comes to how to begin setting intentions with your crystals.

    Love, Light & Unity from Kuwait!


    • ashley

      Hi Carri,
      Thanks so much for being here and reaching out. It is wonderful to hear from you. I am in the middle of writing the exact post you are writing about – how to set intentions with crystals! It will go live in 2 weeks, when I get back from the gem show in Arizona. I’ll add some prayers in there as well to get you started.

      Sending love and wishing you well this week! More soon. xo

  • RaeLynn

    This was such a good read.
    I am excited to do my first cleanse and make cleansing water for further healing!

    • ashley

      I’s so happy to hear it! Sending full moon blessings your way! xo

  • Jacob

    How does the cleansing actually affect the crystals? I keep trying to find out how this process works, but everywhere I look, people only explain what to do.

    • ashley

      Hi Jacob,
      Thanks for your question. Crystals absorb energy and cleansing them clears their energy so they don’t get bogged down. When they are clear they function better and are more supportive. x

  • Hello ,
    I had a question. I live in a town home so I don’t have a large space where the full moon can hit the crystals directly. Is it relly necessary for the full moon ray to hit the crystals directly? Thanks!

    • ashley

      Hi Sana,
      It is totally fine to cleanse them with indirect moon light! x

  • Isabel Carrillo

    Ashley, I am still still learning about crystals and I am totally intrigued by the moon so cleaning my crystals By the Light of the Moon fascinates me. Thank you for your. I do have a question. As I was washing my crystals I was interrupted and caused me to get agitated. Will this feelings affect the cleansing?

  • Courtney

    Hi there …. I put my crystals in the fullmoon lastnight. The illusions have changed. I’m absolutely positive and a little Crystal it’s at the bottom has rised and there’s also more illusions this thing I’ve ever seen. Absolutely amazed
    Please tell me that this a great change coming…..:)

  • asmi

    Hi, it’s a co incidence, i got a rose quarts yesterday, i got attracted to them as soon as i saw them. washed and bought them home, i forgot about it, until i went out ad saw a rainbow in the morning and white feather int he afternoon, which reminded me of the rose quartz. I’ll have it moon-bathed tonight. :)

  • Alisha Drake

    Hello Ashley!
    Thank you for this post! I am new to this and some of the websites are completely over my head! Lol. Your post was simple and perfect and required no specialty items. I can’t speak for other beginners, but for me, this was just what I needed. Thank you! I am greatly appreciative.


    • ashley

      You’re so welcome Alisha! Thank you for being here, I am glad this post was helpful to you. xoa

  • Lola

    I do a sorta different cleanse that involves candles and writing down what you want to get rid of. I’m new to everything still. But would I mess up my vibrations if I combine both, to cleanse my crystals too? And if you have any advice my email is

    • ashley

      Hello Lola,

      You can combine what you already do with this cleanse, it will work beautifully! xoa

  • Alex

    Hello Ashley,
    Can you only cleanse and charge a crystal using moonlight on the Full Moon or can you charge them under other moon phases?

    • ashley

      Hi Alex,

      The full moon is the most potent for cleansing crystals and energy. You can cleanse them with palo santo and sage as well. xo

      • Alex

        How long will a crystal keep its charge?

        • ashley

          Usually until the next full moon! x

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  • Monica

    I came across this as I am now hunting for crystals for my new tarot card deck. (My fiance bought it for me and I am in love with it. I felt an instant connection to it)
    I am thinking of pairing up my deck with crystal quartz and amethyst. I was thinking of having my plants help with cleaning, leaving them under the leaves with the moonlight. Would that be okay to do, or do you think the living essence of the plants would interfere with the cleaning of the crystals?

    • ashley

      Hi Monica,
      It is great to connect with you! I am thrilled to hear about your new deck, congrats! Yes, cleansing them with plants is a wonderful idea. I always encourage following through with those intuitive hits when it comes to crystal clearing, personalize the ritual and your gems with thank you for it! x

  • Thijs

    I heard it works best with direct moonlight. What if it’s clouded the whole night?

    • ashley

      It still works!

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  • Callum

    Love this! It’s helpful to know what other people do in order to refine my own practices.
    I’ve made a routine of leaving my amulets and charged jewelry in a bowl on my windowsill with some crystals. The crystals experience full day/night cycles and the others just get moonlight, which is one of the most relaxing energies for me. It really clears my head and de-stresses me! Around full moons, I make sure to set out the things I wear daily so they get a “power blast” of energy. Along with charging rituals and consecrated saltwater, they’re left with a wonderful clean feeling. My bed is also next to a window, so I get a little bit of moonlight directly on me as I sleep. Very nice, and recommended to anyone going through troubles.

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  • Parul

    Hi Ashley, I have just come across your article and loved reading it because I also used to do it the same way you do it. But from past 2 years, my life has taken many unfortunate turns that now I feel lost and empty. I am at loss from health side, no job, no social bonding any more and feel lifeless. I need your help to guide me how can I raise my vibrations again. My motivation to live is losing my body and mind. Can you please help me how to recharge my battery.

    • ashley

      Thanks so much for reaching out. I would be happy to support you in a 1-1 session, feel free to book one anytime. All my best. x

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  • Lady Mary

    Hey, beginner witch here! Just have a quick question. Does this ritual work when the moon isn’t full?

    • ashley

      Hi! It’s best to cleanse your crystals in the full moon! x

  • Kimberley Prime

    Hi Ashley
    Ok so I’ve just received my 1st crystals, rose quartz and an amethyst. What’s the best way to cleanse them I want to start working with them ASAP and we have just had a full moon here in the UK. What do you suggest I do to enable me to start using them straight away and cleanse them with intentions.
    Thanks in advance

    • ashley

      Hi Kimberley!
      Thanks so much for reaching out. I suggest cleansing them with sage or palo santo smoke, (I’ve got a post on those plants on the journal), you an also cleanse the two you purchased by soaking them in sea salt water over night. After you cleanse be sure to charge them in the sunlight and then infuse with your intentions. Keep us posted! x

  • Onyx-Niight

    I really like this blog and took some notes. For the cleaning prayer, would it be bad to include God too? I do belive in God but I also belive there are other forces put there. Or do I need to change my prayer?
    Thanks if you respond!

    • ashley

      Feel free to make it your own and include whatever feels best to you! x

  • Kerry

    Hi Ashley! I’m new to your blog but I love it so much, I recently got into crystals and purchased some and want to cleanse them with the full moon on the 31st of January, all I was wondering is is there any right or wrong way to close the ritual? In this you said that you say thanks and burn cedar, is that then the ritual closed? I’ve never done this before so I want to make sure I close the ritual right, also this was a really beautiful piece to read :)

    • ashley

      Hello Kerry,
      It’s great to hear from you and welcome! Yes, that is how I usually close the ritual. Feel free to close in whatever way you like, as long as you acknowledge the closure you can do it in whatever way that you wish! Experiment and see what feels best to you. Wishing you a wonderful upcoming ritual and a happy new year! x

  • kai

    hello! are there certain things that you should charge certain crystals with? I have a tree agate that I would like to charge but i’m not too sure what to charge it with. thanks! :)

    • ashley

      Hi Kai,
      You can charge that in the sun too! x

  • Angela

    Hi Ashley, I’m new to this post and found it to be the easiest and more relatable in my search on how to cleanse and charge some crystals. I picked up strung crystals used to make jewelry(they are all natural stones), some to use for my self in healing and to make jewelry to sell. This evening is the start of the super rare blood moon, blue moon, full moon (I apologize if I got it wrong!) I heard on the news that the full moon will be at its fullest around sunrise, but in reading your post you suggest bringing in the crystals at that time, so do you suggest placing them out this evening at sunset? Also to kind of make sure I’ve got it down, I can cleanse my crystals with a sage smudge or washing in purified water? Then they’ll be ready to charge in the moon & at that time i set my intentions on each, then upon bringing them in that’s when I close? And when does a salt soak come in to place? Would it be if I wore one for example and came across bad energy? Sorry for all the questions! Tonight will be the perfect moon and being new I’d like to do this correctly. Keep up the wonderful writings /posts!

    • ashley

      Hi Angela,
      Thanks for much for writing! You can definitely keep your stones out at sunrise for this full moon, just be sure to being them in after a few hours so they don’t bake in the sun. Yes, you can cleanse with sage smoke or salt water (that’s where the salt comes in!) and then charge them in the supermoon. From there set your intentions and do your closing ritual when you’re ready. You can use the sage smoke or salt water during the weeks between full moons when your stones need a little extra cleansing from intense or negative energies. Hope that helps and sending full moon blessings to you! x

  • Usha M

    Hi Ashley,
    I just got a lovely rose quartz and a Lapis Lazuli stone; which I wish to use as jewllery, but I was searching on the First time cleansing process and found your writeup. Its is really helpful – am going to follow your steps tomorrow for the process before wearing rose quartz first.

    I do have question though, I see that rose quartz is already having some cracks (it was drilled in the center to string it actually) – so is it still ok to use it? Or will it not work for the purpose I bought it for ? (for love in all my relations).

    Help me out here please.

    Love and Light.

    • ashley

      Hello Usha,

      Yes, it is totally find with use the rose quartz and it will still work! Wishing you an abundant full moon! x

  • Alexia

    Hi! I’m 14 years old, Ik pretty young but I just got into the spiritual crystal stuff. I just felt so drawn to it and I love being around crystals and their healing energy’s. But since I’m so new to this I’ve bought your book, it helps a lot but I just need some more help understanding this whole thing, I was wondering if u can give me some advice,


    • ashley

      Hi Alexia,

      Thanks so much for reaching out. Unfortunately I don’t offer private crystal advice. I suggest reaching out to Energy Muse to see if they offer consultations. All my best with your search and thank you for being here! x

  • san

    What’s the best stone to use for practice of asking for employment

  • Janelle

    Hi Ashley!
    This may be a silly question but keep in mind I’m very new to working with crystals. Is there a way to tell if your crystals have been charged/cleared effectively after the full moon process you’ve outlined here?

    • ashley

      As long as they have been out in the moon/sun they are good to go! With practice and time you might be able to feel the difference in them afterwards. x

  • trace

    Will you say a kind prayer to my crystals. A women atacked my clusters crystals braking off crystal or crystals .The full moon won’t happen for weeks. I did soak them in cool water then set them out to dry. My stones were hurt. I will burn some sage spice around them tomarow. Thanks for your help.

  • Thank you for sharing this great information it really helps!

  • Shubhangi Sharma

    Hi Ashley..
    I do not have much knowledge about but have rose quartz brqcelt which got broken sometime back. What does that signifies ?
    Can i charge those loose crystals now or any moon ? My relationship has been broken and I want to restore it back?

  • Joyce

    Hello. You’re blog, questions, and replies are very interesting! I hope you can answer a couple questions: 1) when you refer to ‘crystals ‘ , such as cleansing of and powers of, does this include stones as well? 2) I have a few various items, some are stones and some jewelry, that I have collected over the years because of their/it’s beauty and attraction to them. Thanks to the internet I have been able to identify most of these. But what about ones I can’t identify or have identified incorrectly? Particularly I have a necklace that I think is either apricot agate or banded carnelian. These two stones have very different powers. Do I wear/use these with the intent I identify it as, or maybe with the openness that it’s true meaning will fall d me? Thank you so much for this blog and ability to ask questions!

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  • Andrea

    This was a very good article. I’m new to Crystal healing and I am starting out on a small scale as well. I really like what the different crystals mean and touch me in different ways. Thank you for the article and I’m looking forward to the next full moon.

  • Stevielynn

    I wanted to say thank you for all of your help, I’ve never known how to cleanse my crystals or my stones. What should I do with my moon stone? it is my daughters stone as she was born June 3rd as is a pearl but I just wanted to make sure that I’m Doing this correctly, thank you again

  • Dan Schaub

    Hi Ashley
    I’ve had a clear crystal 5″ x 7″ with a perfect point for 35 years,at first sight I knew it fit me.I never thought of cleansing it until the last 8 or 9 years, when I put a Koi pond in.
    This is only the third time I’ve felt it want’s or needs a full moon bath, every 3 years maybe? I’ve put it in the pond about 1 inch deep on the beach.
    My question is, I’ve faced the point to the north. Any advise?
    Thanks for the bathing tips

  • Nikita

    Greetings, Ashley.
    What a cool blog, precise & uncomplicated to understand- thank you. I have this insatiable appetite for gemstones- I have recently bought labradorite, moonstone and tigers eye rings which I wear on different fingers- moonstone (left index), labradorite (left ring) & tigers eye (right ring), carnelian/ruby strings around my neck as necklaces… I charge them every full moon by rinsing them under running tap water, then, soak them in different clay bowls with a bay leaf in each, a bit of crushed white sage, sea salt (previously Pink Himalayan), a smidgen of rose water and top up with tap water. I then leave them outside through the night. Is it an issue that I left them outside until midday in the winter sun today(here in South Africa)? I brought them inside, topped with more water with an intention of leaving them outside again tonight… I also burned some white sage around them last night, outside… All of this is my intuition… Does is sound about correct to you?
    Love, light, blessings 💜💡🙏🏾

    • ashley

      Hello Nikita,
      Thanks so much for being here and sharing with us! Yes, your intuition is spot on, totally correct! Also, I love your process, sounds like such a wonderful healing ritual. Wishing you all the best! x

  • Sierra McKinney

    Hi Ashley,

    I just want to say that this article really helped me to cleanse my obsidian necklace. I am 100% new to this spiritual lifestyle like I just started this year. I am new to crystals, meditating, and everything in between. I want to ask if you have a article for beginners like me. That would be amazing! I am super ready for this new chapter and new adventure in my life! Thank you <3

    With Love, Sierra

    • ashley

      Thanks for being here Sierra! The best place to start is to search Mineral Therapy in the search bar of the site and single crystal articles will show up. That is a great place to begin. I am working on some new articles too, stay tuned! x

  • […] NEESE – Full Moon Crystal Cleanse. Directions for cleansing crystals of old or negative […]

  • Sharon Gill-Sonafrank

    Hi Ashley, this my first time reading you. I happened on to you when I Googled if amethyst needed to be recharged.I was instantly interested. I love your energy and I feel y I can learn so much from you.Thank you.

    • ashley

      Hi Sharon! So glad you’re here. Thanks for the kind words and I’m glad you’re learning so much!

  • Amanda

    Hi Ashley. I was wondering if there’s any crystals/stones that should not be put outside ? Thanks

    • ashley

      All are fine to go outside as they come directly from the earth! Just be careful of water and too much direct sunlight for some of them, research the minerals you have to double check.

  • Haley Finch

    Hey I’m just looking for some advice on cleansing my rocks before the full moon.. Can you just give me a run down of what to do. Do they sit in water or Salt Water? How long? My last question is how come I’m hearing you shouldn’t charge your pendulum under the moon. I did and I thought it worked great .. I am working on some extremely difficult things and so I hope I will hear back before the full moon.

    • ashley

      If you follow the suggestions in the post your crystals will be cleansed and charged. Thanks!

  • James

    I recently found a crystal necklace. When I first touched it had a aura of its own and it was green. Now it’s gray and it only bearly
    vibrates. Will the color return after I cleanse it? This is my first experience with any stones in general.

    • ashley

      Most likely it is a handmade crystal and not from the earth.

  • mary

    So happy that I found your blog today! It is the full moon and I have a lot of crystals to clean. So I will be using your full moon/water method. It sounds really great especially with the energy of the full moon! Thanks so much


    • ashley

      You’re welcome Mary! So glad you found it too! Happy crystal cleansing ;)

  • Hi Ashley

    My name is Samantha and im 15 yes I know very young age but I love crystal and quartz and I was reading your information on the rose quartz and how to clean them and how to energy into them and it was very helpful my cousin was wondering the same thing so now I can tell her so thank you for the information very helpful!!!

  • […] conclusion, say a couple of thank-you prayers to close the […]

  • Francisco Delucas Jr.

    Hi Ashely, I came across your page and I love the content you provide! I happen to be learning and new to crystals and stones and would like guidance and clarification.

    It is to my understanding that crystals can be charge by seeing them to the ground and or the moonlight for a cleanse. My concern is that of light pollution in my city which is LA that Dampens the moonlight or if the moonlight mixes with the city lights, would that interfere with the cleansing process ? As for charging them on the ground, wouldn’t the soil that’s most often times found with chemicals and fertilizer get in the way for a proper charge for the stone ? How do you overcome these obstacles? Any insight is much appreciated!

  • Lauren

    Hello Ashley,
    I just discovered your blog and let me say, it’s wonderful! I own two crystals. I know that one is s turquoise but I am unsure of the other crystal. It is clear and has a few white details (sort of like cracks) on it. I was wondering if you could possibly help me identify that crystal and tell me the meaning of the turquoise please. Also, do you have any recommended crystals for depression? I would love to know. Thank you very much!


    • ashley

      Hi, thanks so much for writing! I suggest the book Crystal Muse by my friends, it’s a great place to go more in depth! x

  • Sudeshna Nayak

    I did something different while putting down the crystals for the moon bath instead of telling the things I wanna let go of I charged em with my intentions. Is it going to affect anything?

    • ashley

      That works too! Brilliant idea ;)

  • Diana

    I was told that when crystals trap negative energy and the crystal is no longer good. To bury it, I received my first Citrine crystal last year. The crystal cracked over time, I wear it as a necklace. I see black dots inside, which I take it as negative energy being taking in. Is it true we would have to eventually replace it and bury it. I chose a cemetery. Just I really like this crystal and hate to have to let it go. Do I have to let it go? I did replace it with another Citrine. Do you recommend or need to replace them? Does cleansing and charging under a full moon clear them?

  • Hova

    I recently was gifted a carnelian and rose quartz, these were stones chosen for me by a friend. I have such a connection to them already. I am interested in broadening my collection but feel I connect so well with these, do you have any stones that you favor or have had for so long? do you wear your stones?

    any tips for getting the most out of my stones?

    Cannot wait to hear back,


  • […] Full Moon! Don’t forget to leave your crystals out by the light of the Moon to cleanse and charge them. […]

  • […] Full Moon Crystal Cleanse, Ashley Neese […]

  • Hi Ashley thank you for this post. I found it really informative. I am new to crystals and learning about all their healing properties. I was drawn to them after moving and being rather lonely. They have really lifted my spirits. I have a question. I read someone’s else’s post about the moon light not being strong enough and a myth to re energize crystals and that you need sunlight early morning or evening for a half hour. I prefer the moonlight as it’s softer and mystical but is it doing the job properly? Thank you so much.

    • ashley

      Thanks so much for sharing Beverly! I always encourage people to do what feels right for them. Trust your gut! x

  • Steven Hanju Lee

    I’ve read and learned from the owner of a local crystal store that you shouldn’t let crystals like selenite as water will cause the crystal to literally break down and crumble. Basically this is the rule for anything that ends in an “-ite.” Most good crystal books will let you know which are okay being in contact with water and which are not.

  • […] This can be done once you have completed one of the above cleanses. This ritual involves holding your sodalite while in a meditative state. You are now ready to imbue your own unique energy into the crystals. Like Ashley Neese says: […]

  • Melissa F

    Hi Ashley,
    Such great information. I would like to use crystals with my dog. Do you have any thoughts or suggestions on the best way?

    Thank you!

  • Thanks for the post, Ashley! With the full moon coming up in a few weeks I wanted to find a really in depth post that explained the process of cleansing the crystals through the full moon. How far in advanced can you wash your crystals under running water? Should that be done the day before or can you do it the week before. Just wondering because I’ll be heading out to some fresh water several days before the full moon, otherwise, I’ll need to use tap water :) Thanks!

  • Asia

    I have been interested in amethyst for awhile, but i don’t know how to use it. (i was planning on getting a necklace with amethyst on it for protection). So does anyone know how to like activate an amethyst? Also does amethyst need any kind of special care?

  • karen

    thank u oh so much for this

  • Holli Hartman

    Thank you! I put my crystals out last night, under the full moon. I just brought them in and when I touched them, to say thank you for all they do, I just started crying. I just recently started buying crystals and informing myself about them, because I literally was at the end of my rope, with nowhere else to turn. I thought I would just get back to the basics, so to speak. I’m going through a really, really rough time, the hardest time of my life, right now. Trying to get ME back from two narcissist, that sucked the life out of me! Any advice on which crystals to get, would be great. Currently have black obsidian, citrine, rose quartz, lapis lazuli, malachite and amethyst. I need all the positive support I can get, so thank you.

    • ashley

      You’re so welcome Holli. I am glad you found this post and that the crystals are supporting you. x

  • Laura

    Heyy, I put my crystals outside tonight because there is a full moon. But because the sky is so cloudy you can’t see the moon or moonlight so I was wondering if that affects the cleansing of my crystals. Is it still effective?
    I hope you can help me here!

  • Ashlyn

    Thank u for all you info I just so happen find ur page on the luckiest day of the year January28th 2021!! And we have the same name lol.. anyways Imm writing you in regards to a past relationship I had with my now Ex Soul Sister she is actually the one who got me more connected to spiritual world. She introduced me to grounding we have exchanged many stones and crystals even done a couple spells 2gether. The universe has shown me we are not ment to be connected I guess my question is since we were so close and did have a very spiritual connection can she cast any spells or negatives energy my way? I’m still new to my spiritual journey and this has me quite concerned but I also feel like any negativity she may try the universe has me protected so it may backfire on her. I apologize this is little bit of subject of your stone cleaning I just thought I would ask ur opinion
    I will be charging my Himalayan salt and cleansing my stones wit the full.moon thank you for your time


    I’m new to the crystals world. I bought some that I really liked. Today is Saturday and we will be having new moon next week on Wednesday. Can I place my crystals on wax papers or aluminum foil on the ground and then cover them with a glass cake dish? I dont want animals to take my crystals. Some are very small. And I dont want them to get lost either in the grass or weeds.

    • ashley

      Yes that will work! x

  • This was amazing! I just stumbled across your blog looking for ways to cleanse my crystals and jewelry. I wanted to see if it would still be effective if I do my ritual the day after a full moon (missed it). You have a lifer now!!!! I loved everything about not just the article I read but the vibe I feel from your website and your energy. Thanks girl!!

  • I also cleanse my Moldavite under a full moon. The Lunar Energy is powerful and known to get rid of negativity from crystals. I usually place my Moldavite in a safe place under the Moonlight and leave it overnight. The best day in my opinion to do such is during the Full Moon, when the Lunar energy is at its peak.

  • […] My collection is very dear to me. I make it a point to keep at least one of them with me as I go about my daily activities. Depending on the intention I’d like to put out into the universe. I touch them often and especially while meditating. Cleansing them is a monthly ritual during the full moon which recharge the positive energy they absorb. A wonderful blogger, Ashley Neese shares her full moon crystal cleanse here. […]

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