Can Amethyst Go In Water? An Expert Guide To Cleansing Amethyst

Amethyst is one of my favourite ever crystals. I have it in almost any formation you can think of – rough cut, polished, shaped into statues, set in jewellery, and formed into a pendulum.

Amethyst is a highly-versatile stone. It is a gentle, yet incredibly powerful healer – a must for every crystal collection.

Can Amethyst Go In Water

It can be used to soothe the mind, ease pain associated with migraines, to promote peaceful sleep, and to connect with the spiritual realm – to name but a few uses.

But, in order for your Amethyst to work well, and to work properly, it is important you take correct care of it. This includes cleansing and charging your crystal on a regular basis.

In this article, I will look at the best ways to cleanse Amethyst and we will see if Amethyst can go in water – as this is a popular cleansing method for many.

Why Is It Important To Cleanse Your Crystals?

Crystals hold onto energy – whether that energy is negative or positive – and so, it’s important to create a ‘clean slate’ before you work with a new crystal or even an existing one.

Crystals will pick up energy from the environment as well as by being handled, so regular cleansing is recommended.

I try to cleanse my crystals around once per month. And I always make sure to cleanse any I’ve used after every ghost hunt.

How To Cleanse And Charge Crystals

Can Amethyst Go In Water

You can cleanse crystals in a number of ways:

  • By smudging them: Smudging is an ancient practice where the smoke from herbs such as sage, lavender, cedar, and sweetgrass is used to purify a person, space or object. It is beneficial for removing energy stored in crystals.
  • Burying them in the earth: Mother Nature is the most powerful healer, so one way to cleanse your crystals is by returning them to Mother Nature. Burying your crystals in the ground will allow them to be cleansed by nature’s energies.
  • Using other crystals: Crystals such as Clear Quartz and Selenite are all-round healers and they can even be used for removing energy from other crystals.
  • Putting them in salt: Cleansing crystals by placing them in a bowel of salt is a popular practice. Salt is a great absorber of negative energy and is often used in spell work. Some people use a bowl of brown rice instead of salt.
  • Using water: Running water is an excellent cleanser for the mind and body – and the same applies for crystals. The most natural way to water cleanse your crystals is by using a clean, running stream. But you can also use filtered water at home. It’s important to remember, however, that not all crystals are suitable for being cleansed in water.
  • Charging them in the sunlight: Now for charging your crystals. The sun is a powerful source of energy and it supports life. It is therefore an excellent way to charge your crystals. It’s important to check if your crystals are suitable for sun charging though as not all fare well in the sun’s rays.
  • Charging them in the moonlight: The gorgeous, feminine energies of the moon offer wonderful recharging opportunities for your crystals. To make the most of the moon’s energies, put your crystals out under the full moon.

Can Amethyst Go In Water?

Can Amethyst Go In Water

I’ve talked a little bit about running water being a wonderful way to cleanse your crystals, but this method isn’t suitable for all types of crystals – more specifically, those that are around 1-5 on the Mohs Hardness scale are too soft for water cleansing.

So can amethyst go in water? Amethyst is a type of quartz and, just like with other crystals in the family such as Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, and Citrine, it is perfectly safe to cleanse your Amethyst in water.

Amethyst is ranked as a 7 on the Mohs scale, meaning it isn’t considered too soft to go in water.

So feel free to pop your Amethysts in water to cleanse, as long as there is no obvious damage to the stone. I would’t recommend leaving it in the water for extended periods of time though. A simple ritual under running water should suffice.

Can Raw Amethyst Go In Water?

Can Raw Amethyst Go In Water?

But what about raw cut Amethyst – which often has different facets and textures – can this also go in water?

As long as the water is clean and free of chemicals, cleansing raw Amethyst with water shouldn’t be a problem.

Can Amethyst Go In Salt Water?

Many people look to combine two cleansing methods by soaking their crystals in salt water, but is this suitable for Amethyst?

While using salt water for a short period of time is unlikely to cause a problem, leaving your Amethyst in salt water for extended periods can lead to damage.

My advice would be to avoid using salt water altogether. It’s best to be cautious and there are so many other cleansing methods you can use.

If you do give your Amethyst a short cleanse in salt water, remember to thoroughly rinse it with fresh water afterwards to remove any salt remnants.

What’s The Best Way To Cleanse And Charge Amethyst?

Personally, I find the best, and the easiest way, to cleanse Amethyst is by using smoke. It’s quicker, and less messy, than using water.

I tend to use a blend of white sage and home-grown lavender to smudge my crystals, but you can also use:

  • Incense
  • Common Sage
  • Palo Santo
  • Sweetgrass
  • Cedar

Just use whatever feels best for you!

If you’re not a fan of smudging, and you don’t like using water for your crystals, then I would consider using Clear Quartz or Selenite to cleanse your Amethyst. You can buy Selenite charging plates to place crystals on, or you can simply surround the crystal you want to cleanse with either Clear Quartz or Selenite.

Whether I smudge or use crystal cleansing, I always perform a sort of wrapping motion and I envisage the energy of the smoke of the crystal enveloping the Amethyst and removing any negative energy.

Another option is to cleanse your Amethyst by burying it in the earth, but this takes more effort and you need to be sure the weather will be good enough.

When it comes to charging your crystal, there’s really nothing better than letting the magical moon do it for you. You can either place your Amethyst outside or on a window sill, preferably in a full moon, to let it feel the benefits.

You can also meditate with your crystal to charge and set the intentions before using it.

Final Thoughts

It’s important to cleanse and charge your Amethyst regularly to feel its full effects, but how you do that is up to you.

It is perfectly safe to cleanse your Amethyst using water, but there are many other methods, such as smudging, using Clear Quartz, or using soil that you can rely on too.

To recharge your crystal after cleansing, it’s best to use moonlight.