How To Cleanse Pyrite

How To Cleanse Pyrite

Pyrite is a stunning metallic crystal that emits a protective energy. It has long been a favorite among crystal collectors.

However, it's important to cleanse your Pyrite to unleash its full potential.

Should You Cleanse Pyrite?

Before using a crystal for healing, some people like to cleanse it to get rid of any bad vibes it may have picked up, while others do it to make the stone more powerful.

Pyrite is said to be a carrier of protective and abundant energies.

Pyrite is also said to improve physical well-being and protect the user from emotional turmoil. However, your Pyrite will not work efficiently unless thoroughly cleansed. You'll be misusing its tremendous energies and wasting its potential.

In addition, your Pyrite crystal may start to lose its potency over time. A good cleanse will help bring back its original energy.

Some also believe that without cleansing, it can lead to negative effects such as: Losing your Pyrite stone, and even your Pyrite breaking or shattering.

Finally, cleansing your Pyrite can assist to anchor you and link you to the earth, which is always useful if you're feeling scattered or detached.

Now that you understand why cleansing Pyrite is important, let's have a look at the various methods you can use.

How To Cleanse Pyrite

There are several ways to cleanse your Pyrite, and we'll discuss the most popular methods below:

  • in water
  • in salt
  • with sage or incense
  • in sunlight
  • in moonlight

Cleansing With Water

One of the most common techniques of cleansing Pyrite crystals is with running water.

You only need a bowl of water and a Pyrite crystal. For a few minutes, place the crystal under flowing water. Visualize sensations of abundance flowing freely around you when the crystal is submerged in water.

Cleansing With Salt

To cleanse your Pyrite with salt, simply add some salt to a bowl of warm water and stir until the salt has dissolved. Then, add your Pyrite and let it sit for 5 to 15 minutes. Make sure to rinse off the crystal thoroughly when you're done.

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Cleansing With Sage Or Incense

Sage, which is recognized for its cleansing and purifying characteristics, is an amazing option to cleanse your Pyrite.

Simply burn some sage and waft the smoke over the crystal to cleanse it. You may even leave your crystal in the smoke for a few minutes longer for a more thorough cleansing.

Incense is another excellent way to cleanse your Pyrite. To begin, ignite the end of an incense stick and wait for the fire to burn out, leaving just the smoke. Then, for a full cleansing, hold your crystal in the smoke for a few minutes. Before purifying with incense, open your windows to encourage the negative energy to escape.

Cleansing With Sunlight

Most stones, including Pyrite, benefit greatly from sunshine cleansing. Place your stone in direct sunshine for a few hours to cleanse it. Make sure you don't keep it out for too long, however, because it may fade your stone.

Cleansing With Moonlight

Moonlight is a common and effective approach to cleanse crystals. Leave your Pyrite outside overnight or on a windowsill to receive the moon's healing effects. Allow the moon to wash away any impurities and restore your crystal's sense of protection.

Cleansing Pyrite Jewelry

The methods previously discussed are useful for cleansing raw stones, but cleansing your Pyrite jewelry requires a more delicate touch.

How To Cleanse A Pyrite Bracelet

We recommend avoiding sage and incense since the smoke might cause the bracelet wire to deteriorate.

The same is true for water. Soaking your bracelet in water is never a good idea since it can cause the wire to rust and weaken.

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If you want to cleanse your Pyrite bracelet gently, we recommend utilizing sunshine or moonlight. Simply leave your bracelet in direct sunshine or moonlight for a few hours to allow the purifying energies to perform their magic.

How To Cleanse A Pyrite Necklace

For cleansing a Pyrite necklace, use the same directions as cleansing a bracelet. Go with a sun or moon soak, but even salt or rice baths can work.

Make sure to stay away from submerging your necklace in water or burning sage smoke too close to the necklace wiring.


Cleansing your Pyrite crystals and jewelry can help keep their protective and abundant energies flowing. Use your preferred ways from this article to bring out the best in your crystal!