How To Cleanse Crystals With Selenite

If you already have a selenite crystal then you have the perfect tool to clean your other stones and crystals. Read on to learn how to cleanse crystals with selenite.

If you do not have selenite, it is a relatively inexpensive crystal that has lots of benefits.

Why Do You Need To Cleanse Crystals?

Crystals interact with the environment. Because everything is vibrating energy the crystals absorb negative energy of it’s surroundings.

The crystals hold onto this energy and reflect it back. This interferes with their own vibration and the energy they give you.

There are crystals that lose their colour over time. For some crystals this is natural for others it means the vibration energy has changed. This is in line with physics, as each colour emits a different energy.

This is why we need to cleanse our crystals regularly, to avoid their negative energy and to re-balance them, otherwise they will emit negative or stagnant energy.

Why Selenite is Great To Cleanse Crystals

A crystal cleansing on a selenite plate

Selenite is a crystalline variety of the mineral gypsum, composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate. It is known for its striking appearance and unique properties.

Selenite crystals have a high vibration so are known to draw negative energy from other crystals. They are named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene.

Selenite comes in white, yellow, reddish brown and green. To cleanse, use the white crystal.

Selenite has other properties and benefits…

Clears blocked energy

By clearing away stagnant and negative energies, it creates a harmonious and balanced environment for growth and healing.

Promotes peace and calm

Its soothing presence will give you a sense of tranquillity and serenity. Great for reducing stress at work.

Enhances powers of manifestation

This powerful crystal amplifies your ability to manifest your goals and desires.

Provides clarity

Selenite acts as a mental clarifier, helping you gain better insight into complex situations and decisions.

Helps you access your intuition

Its energy helps you connect to your inner wisdom, which will help your intuitive decision-making.

Promotes connection and camaraderie

Selenite fosters a sense of unity and togetherness, making it easier to forge meaningful connections with others.

Elevates the spirit

Its uplifting energy uplifts the spirit, making you feel optimistic about life. I carry this crystal with me for this reason.

Is an effective space cleanser

Selenite purifies and refreshes your surroundings, it removes negative influences and restores positive energy.

How To Cleanse Crystals With Selenite

Before beginning, cleanse your own energy and establish a clear intention for the process. You can do this by taking a few deep breaths and focusing your mind on cleansing and purifying the crystals.

Whatever method you use choose a quite and peaceful place in your home.

Make sure the crystals you want to cleanse and are free from any dirt or debris on their surface.

Ways to Cleanse Crystals With Selenite…

Selenite Bowl

Selenite Bowl

A selenite bowl is used in crystal healing and metaphysical practices to cleanse and purify other crystals and gemstones. You can also use a selenite plate, just follow the same process.

How to cleanse crystals with selenite bowl…

Buy a bowl that you like. Selenite bowls come in different shapes and sizes, get one that feels right to you.

Hold the selenite bowl in your hand, feel its energy, and set your intention to cleanse and purify your crystals.

Take one crystal at a time and place it inside the selenite bowl.

Visualize the selenite’s energy surrounding the crystal and cleansing it of any impurities, negative energies, or blockages.

Leave the crystal inside the selenite bowl for a minimum of 15-30 minutes.

After you put the crystal is inside the selenite bowl, you can also say a cleansing affirmation or prayer to reinforce your intention.

Remove the crystal from the selenite bowl, be gentle to avoid any damage to the crystal.

Express gratitude for the selenite’s cleansing energy and the crystal’s renewed energy and vibrancy.

Selenite Tower

Selenite Tower

A selenite tower is a vertical, elongated crystal with a pointed tip and a flat base.

Here’s how to cleanse crystals with selenite tower…

Get a selenite tower that you feel drawn to.

As usual, select a quiet and tranquil space free from distractions.

Hold the selenite tower in your dominant hand, feeling its energy, and set your intention to cleanse and purify your crystals.

Take one crystal at a time and hold it in your non-dominant hand. Express your intention for cleansing.

Pass the selenite tower over the crystal, moving it from the top of the crystal to the base. Repeat this motion several times while visualizing the selenite’s energy enveloping and purifying the crystal.

While performing this cleansing, visualize a bright, white light or energy emanating from the selenite tower and cleansing away any impurities and negative energies.

After thoroughly cleansing each crystal, thank the selenite tower for its cleansing energy.

You can also leave the crystals next to the tower. Make sure they are touching it, leave for at least 30 minutes.

Your cleansed crystals are now ready for use.

Selenite Wand

Selenite Wand

A selenite wand (also known as a selenite stick) is a slender crystal tool crafted from the mineral selenite.

Here’s how to cleanse crystals with selenite wand …

Begin by choosing a selenite wand that resonates with you. They come in various sizes and shapes, so opt for one that feels comfortable in your hand and looks nice to you.

Hold the selenite wand in your dominant hand, feeling its energy. Set a clear intention to cleanse and purify your crystals.

Hold a single crystal in your non-dominant hand.

With a smooth and purposeful motion, glide the selenite wand over the crystal. Begin from the crystal’s top and move downward to the base. Repeat this sweeping motion several times while envisioning the selenite’s radiant energy enveloping and purifying the crystal.

As you pass the selenite wand over the crystal, visualize a radiant white light or energy emanating from the selenite, washing away impurities, negative energies, and any blockages within the crystal.

While performing the cleansing, express your intention clearly and visualize it manifesting.

Repeat this process for each crystal you wish to cleanse, using the same selenite wand.

Thank the selenite wand for its cleansing energy and express gratitude for the crystal’s renewed energy and vitality.

You can also have the crystals touching the tip of the want and leave them to cleanse. Leave for at least 15 – 30 minutes.

Your crystals are now ready for use.

Whatever method you use, after cleaning rinse the crystals under water. Preferably under a natural water source if you can. Be careful with some crystals as water can damage them.

Remember, selenite will also charge crystals, however to charge them properly have a charging ritual and use methods such as sunlight, earth burying and exposure to moonlight.

How Often Should You Cleanse Crystals and How long Does it Take?

Cleanse your crystals once a month.

The ideal amount of time is to leave the crystals to cleanse for 24 hours. However, you can leave them for less. Make sure it is at least 15-30 minutes.

Do I need to Cleanse and Recharge My Selenite?

People believe Selenite is a self-cleansing crystal. However, even though selenite has self-cleansing qualities to some extent, it can still benefit from occasional cleansing and recharging. Particularly if it has been exposed to heavy or negative energies.

Here are some methods to cleanse and recharge your selenite crystal…

  • Moonlight – Place your crystal outside or on the window sill overnight.

  • Sunlight – You can leave your crystal outdoors or by a window.

  • Selenite Charging Plate – Leave the selenite on the plate for 24 hours

  • Sound Cleansing – Use singing bowl, tuning fork or chanting.

  • Visualization and Intention – Visualize a powerful energy surrounding your selenite.

  • Smudging: Pass your selenite crystal through the smoke of sage, palo santo, or other cleansing herbs to eliminate any stagnant or negative energy.

  • Earth Burial – Bury your selenite in the earth and leave it for 24 hours. make sure you mark where you buried it!

Bear in mind that selenite is a delicate crystal and should be shielded from water or moisture, as it can dissolve over time.

Trust your intuition to determine when your crystal requires cleansing and recharging.


To maintain your crystals healing energy you have to cleanse them regularly because they absorb negative energies. Once you learn how to cleanse crystals with selenite, you will have simple and powerful way keep them at their best.

Selenite is great for cleansing crystals because it has a high vibration that heals it’s surroundings. It is also has some self cleansing and recharging abilities. However you still need to cleanse and recharge it.

Make sure you also charge your other crystals. Charging crystals is simple as putting them in direct sunlight or the moonlight (especially powerful during winter solstice.)

Whether you have single or multiple crystals, follow the selenite cleansing and charging process above and you will be confident that you are getting the best energy from them.