How To Cleanse Selenite

How To Cleanse Selenite

Selenite is a stunning shimmering white crystal that emits an energy of wisdom and higher intuition. It has been a long time favorite among crystal enthusiasts.

Getting the most out of your Selenite's properties requires knowing how and when to cleanse it.

Should You Cleanse Selenite?

Crystal cleansing is an essential aspect of the crystal healing journey. It aids in the removal of any toxic or undesired energy from the crystals, allowing you to begin with a fresh slate.

Selenite is thought to promote feelings of tranquility and calm. So, in order to get the most out of your Selenite, you should cleanse it as soon as you obtain it. This will assist you in realizing the full power of the crystal.

Furthermore, the strength of your Selenite crystal may diminish over time. A good cleansing will assist in restoring its original vigor.

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

Finally, cleansing your Selenite can assist to ground you and link you to the earth, which is always useful if you feel scattered or disconnected.

Now that you understand why cleansing Selenite is important, let's look into the many methods available.

How To Cleanse Selenite

There are a few different approaches to cleansing your Selenite, and we will go through the most common ones in the following section:

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

Cleansing With Water

Running water is one of the most common ways to cleanse your Selenite.

A bucket of water and your Selenite crystal are all you need. Simply place your crystal under flowing water for a few minutes and visualize the essence of calmness returning to it.

Cleansing With Sage Or Incense

Sage and incense are great ways to cleanse your Selenite, as they're known for their cleansing and purifying properties.

Simply burn some sage and waft the smoke over your Selenite to cleanse it. You can also leave your crystal in the smoke for a few minutes longer to get a good powerful cleansing.

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To cleanse with incense, light the tip of the incense stick and let the fire burn for a few seconds until you're left with smoke but no flame. Like with sage, waft the smoke over your Selenite to get a deep cleanse. When performing this type of cleanse, make sure your windows are open to allow the negative energies to flow out.

Cleansing With Sunlight

Sunlight cleansing is a popular method for most stones. Simply set your Selenite in direct sunshine for a few hours to wash it. Make careful you don't keep it out for too long as it can fade your gorgeous stone.

Cleansing With Moonlight

Moonlight is one of the most popular & powerful ways to cleanse crystals. Leave your Selenite outside overnight or near a windowsill so it can absorb the cleansing energies of the moon. Let the moon wash away any impurities and instill a sense of wisdom back to your crystal.

Cleansing Selenite Jewelry

It is advisable to use gentler methods while cleansing Selenite crystal jewelry.

However, cleansing your Selenite jewelry is still easy and enjoyable; here's what we recommend:

How To Cleanse A Selenite Bracelet

We suggest staying away from sage and incense as the smoke can cause the bracelet wire to deteriorate.

The same applies to water. It's never a good idea to get your bracelet soaked in water as it can cause the wire to rust and weaken.

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

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How To Cleanse A Selenite Necklace

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

Avoid soaking your necklace in water or burning sage smoke too close to the necklace wiring.


It is highly recommended that you cleanse your Selenite crystals and jewelry on a regular basis to keep them open to the calming and wise energies that they emit.

Knowing how to cleanse your Selenite crystals will ensure that they remain in optimal condition and continue to bestow their benefits upon your life.