In addition to being a stunning purple gemstone, Amethyst has many other beneficial properties. It is also one among the most powerful stones in the planet. Gemstones have long been worn by royalty to represent ambitions for humankind's future. As a soothing stone, Amethyst contains great energy and vibration.
Getting the most out of your Amethyst's calming characteristics requires understanding how and when to cleanse it.
Should You Cleanse Amethyst?
Cleansing crystals is an important step on the path to healing with crystals. It helps get rid of any bad or unwanted energies in the crystals and gives you a clean slate to work with.
Amethyst is known to have strong energy and is especially valued for its soothing and positivity properties.
If you want to get the most out of your Amethyst, you should cleanse it as soon as you get it. This will help you get the most out of the crystal.
Second, as time passes, your Amethyst will become less open to receiving calming and positive sensations and energies.
Finally, cleansing your Amethyst will aid in the cleansing and purification of your own energy fields, especially if you use or wear it frequently.
Now that you know why Amethyst should be cleansed, let's look at how.
How To Cleanse Amethyst
You can cleanse your Amethyst in many ways. Here are a few of the most common ways to do it:
- in water
- with salt
- in sage or incense
- in sunlight
- in moonlight
Cleansing With Water
One of the simplest methods for cleansing your Amethyst is with water. Simply hold the crystal under running water for 15 to 30 seconds.
Cleansing With Salt
To cleanse your Amethyst with salt, just put some salt in a bowl of warm water and stir until the salt is dissolved. Then, put in your Amethyst and let it sit for 5 to 15 minutes. When you're done, make sure to rinse the crystal well.
Cleansing With Sage Or Incense
To cleanse your Amethyst with sage, simply hold your Amethyst in one hand and waft the smoke from sage over it with your other hand.
As you do this, focus on your intention to cleanse the stone and release any negative energy it may be holding. Once you're finished, you're good to go!
You could also cleanse your Amethyst with incense. Start by lighting your incense stick at the tip until it smolders. Then waft the smoke over your crystal for a few moments to cleanse it of any negative energy. It's important to have good ventilation while you're doing this so open up a window to let the negative energy flow out and fresh air to flow in.
Cleansing With Sunlight
Most stones, especially Amethyst, benefit a lot from being cleansed by the sun. Simply put your stone in the sun for 30 minutes to an hour to charge it. Be careful not to leave it out for too long, though, or it could fade your crystal.
Cleansing With Moonlight
One of the most popular and effective ways to cleanse crystals is with moonlight. If you can, leave your Amethyst outside all night so that it can soak up the moon's cleansing energy.
If you don't live in a place where it's safe to leave your Amethyst outside overnight, you can also put it on a windowsill for a few hours.
Cleansing Amethyst Jewelry
Even though you can use the same methods to cleanse Amethyst jewelry and raw crystals, it's better to use more gentle methods when cleansing crystal jewelry.
Here are the best ways to cleanse your Amethyst bracelets and necklaces.
How To Cleanse An Amethyst Bracelet
If you have a bracelet, you shouldn't burn sage or incense near it because the smoke could be too strong and damage the wire.
Also, if your Amethyst bracelet gets wet, the wire can rust and break.
We suggest using either the sun or the moonlight to gently cleanse your Amethyst bracelets. You can just put your bracelet in the sun for 30 minutes to an hour or the moonlight overnight.
How To Cleanse An Amethyst Necklace
Cleansing an Amethyst necklace is very similar to cleansing an Amethyst bracelet.
Keep the necklace away from water and smoke from sage or incense. Instead, use sunlight or the moonlight to cleanse your stone. You can also put it in a rice bath or a salt bath (without water).
Cleansing your Amethyst crystals and jewelry is a great way to keep them open to good energy.
Now that you know how to cleanse your Amethyst, you can keep it in good shape so it can keep doing its magic for you.