How To Cleanse And Recharge Amethyst: An Easy Guide

Amethyst is one of my all-time favourite crystals and a must for every crystal healing collection.

It is an incredibly gorgeous crystal and is called the master healer.

It not only protects you from negative energies, but it also heals ailments on the physical, mental, emotional, and energy levels.

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

This is why it’s the favourite crystal of so many people.

How To Cleanse And Recharge Amethyst

But, in order for your Amethyst to work well, and to work properly, it is important you learn how to take care of amethyst correctly.

You may have heard people talk about how to cleanse and recharge Amethyst. These are two fundamental things you should be doing to take care of your crystal. So let’s take a look at how you do this.

Why You Need To Cleanse And Recharge Amethyst

First of all, when you buy an Amethyst crystal for the first time, it reaches you after traveling a long distance.

From the source to the final seller, it passes through many hands. So, before using it, it’s best to cleanse it to remove any unwanted energy it might have picked up during its journey.

Secondly, people use Amethyst crystals for all types of purposes. Some use it to heal themselves, some use it to enhance their psychic abilities, and some use it to take their meditation to a higher level.

No matter the type of use, all types of crystals can accumulate stale or negative energies over time. As such, they require cleansing from time to time.

Also, crystals are like batteries. They can absorb and store energy. But if you keep using them, this energy can get depleted. Therefore, it’s necessary to recharge your crystal at regular intervals.

How To Cleanse And Recharge Amethyst

How To Cleanse And Recharge Amethyst

I will first take a look at five ways to cleanse your Amethyst crystal and then look at four ways you can recharge it.

How To Cleanse An Amethyst Crystal

1) Use Salt Water

In spirituality, salt is the master absorber of negative energies. It is used to remove bad vibes from places, objects, and people.

To begin, take a bowl of water and mix some table salt in it. Then, submerge your Amethyst into the bowl and allow it to soak for a few hours. If your crystal hasn’t been cleansed for a long time, you can even leave it for a couple of days. Then, rinse it and pat it dry.

If you want to skip the water part, you can also just leave your crystal to cleanse in a bowl of salt.

2) Use Running Water

Sometimes, running water is all that you need to cleanse your crystal. Water is one of the five basic elements of creation. As such, it holds the power to remove bad energies from any object or place. This is why you feel so much better after taking a bath.

Similarly, you can give your Amethyst a bath by placing it under running water. This could be under a natural stream or even the tap in your home.

3) Smudging

Smudging is an ancient practice of burning herbs and incense to remove negative energies from a place or an object. You can use numerous herbs for this purpose like Sage, Cedar, Frankincense, Amaranth, and so on. Since sage is the easiest to find, you can use that.

Burn some sage and waft it around your crystal. Make sure that it is completely engulfed by the smoke. Do this for a minute and keep the rest of the burning sage in a fire-safe bowl.

4) Bury It Underground

Earth is another one of the fundamental elements. As such, it too can be used to cleanse an Amethyst crystal. A lot of people prefer this method because it seems the most natural to them. This is why you see so many people ask how to earth cleanse Amethyst.

It’s really simple. Simply, place your crystal into a cloth bag and bury it in the ground. You can do so in your garden, in your backyard, and even in a potted plant. Leave the crystal there for a day. Then, dig it out and clean it with water if necessary. Mother Nature will take care of the rest.

5) Use Clear Quartz or Selenite

If I don’t use smudging for cleansing amethyst, then I turn to clear quartz or selenite.

Clear quartz is a universal healer. But it’s not just great for cleaning you and your environment of negative energies, it can also cleanse other crystals or even objects like tarot cards.

You can take a clear quartz crystal and lay it on top or underneath your amethyst to cleanse it.

The same applies to selenite. I have a beautiful selenite charging plate that I often use when I buy new crystals.

How To Cleanse And Recharge Amethyst

To Recharge

Now we know how to cleanse Amethyst, let’s take a look at the best ways to recharge the crystal ready for use.

1) Use Moonlight

The moon has always played an important role in spirituality. Moonlight is said to have powerful healing energies that can recharge a lot of crystals.

What’s great about this method is that you don’t have to do anything.

You can simply place your Amethyst on the windowsill and let it absorb the moonlight throughout the night. It’s best if you do this on a full moon night.

2) Give It A Sound Bath

Sound can be a powerful healing tool if used in the right way. In recent times, sound baths have become really popular thanks to their miraculous healing effects. The same method can be used to recharge your Amethyst crystal.

Perhaps the easiest way to do so is to place it in a Tibetan singing bowl and then ring it. This will reset the frequencies in the Amethyst to their natural state, thereby recharging it.

How To Cleanse And Recharge Amethyst

3) Use Visualization And Intention

This is another way you can recharge your Amethyst. However, you need to get the hang of it before you can do it effectively.

Basically, you need to sit in a meditative state and hold your Amethyst in your hands. Then, you need to visualize cosmic energies entering the crystal.

Form an intention that the universe is recharging the crystal to its fullest. Do this for as long as you can and it should work.

4) Bury It In The Ground

I talked about burying the Amethyst crystal in the ground as a way to cleanse it. But did you know that this method can also be used to recharge it? That’s because Earth is another one of the fundamental elements and holds an abundant life force.

So, you can bury your crystal in the ground (preferably without a cloth bag this time) and let it sit there for a day. The ground’s natural healing energies will charge it up to the fullest.

FAQs: How To Cleanse Amethyst Crystals

Can Amethyst Go In Water?

Yes. 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 wouldn’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?

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 afterward to remove any salt remnants.

Can You Charge Amethyst In The Moonlight?

Absolutely! I touched on this above, but amethyst loves the moonlight.

I’d encourage you to cleanse your amethyst once a month and then allow it to bathe in the moonlight to recharge.

Final Thoughts

Amethyst is a beautiful, gentle and powerful healer. But to keep benefitting from its energies and abilities, you have to take proper care of it by cleansing and charging it.

There are many ways to cleanse your Amethyst – find the method that works best for you. And remember to charge your crystal after cleansing to feel its full power.