How To Cleanse Crystals In The Sun (A Simple Guide)

by Alan Young

Although crystals are attractive, if you want to use their energy, you can’t just put them on a shelf and admire them.

It is thought that these magnificent stones can pick up and hang on to the energy around them because they vibrate at frequencies that we can deal with.

In order to use the power of your crystals on your healing journey, you must look after them. And cleaning and charging them is a crucial component of that. 

Today, we will be looking at how to cleanse crystals in the sun, and why it is important for you to cleanse your crystals and we will be answering a few frequently asked questions regarding crystals.

Why Do You Have To Cleanse Your Crystals?

Why do you have to cleanse your crystals in the sun

From source to the seller to your hand, a crystal has traveled. A significant amount of energy may be gathered in the crystal throughout this journey.

In reality, Jyngyu Zhang’s research from the University of Southampton in the UK has shown that crystals have the capacity to store enormous amounts of data for eternity.

Some practitioners of alternative medicine advise cleansing as the first step if you want to start over with your new crystal.

This will assist in bringing your crystal back to its original state. The physical structure of crystals is stable and robust and is referred to as the crystal structure. 

Crystals in particular are constructed according to a precise geometric arrangement without the use of chance.

Crystals can generate a constant vibration known as the dormant oscillatory rate because this geometric pattern is repeated in their structural organization.

When a crystal with these qualities interacts with you, it is said to balance your energy field and promote your wellbeing.

However, the vibration—or oscillation rate—of a crystal is disturbed when unwelcome surplus energy is stored in it.

Some practitioners of alternative medicine think that crystals have the astonishing capacity to spontaneously return to their dormant oscillation pace.

The amount of time it takes for a crystal to return to its former state is thought to be considerable.

You can swiftly return your crystals to their dominant state by cleansing the crystals in the sun as outlined below. 

How Often Should You Cleanse Your Crystals?

It’s a good idea to cleanse your crystals when you first buy them and bring them home to remove any energies they may have absorbed.

If you’re going through a difficult moment and need as much positive energy, you could also want to cleanse them.

It doesn’t hurt to cleanse your crystals when you arrive home if you’ve been wearing them (like on a necklace) or carrying them all day (like in your bra, pocket, or handbag).

This is primarily important if someone else has handled them before you.

Every month, the crystals you use for decoration should be cleansed correctly. 

Generally, you should cleanse your crystals frequently- once per month is an excellent place to start.

If you feel like your crystals have been through a lot lately, you can cleanse them more frequently. They’ll be available whenever you require their kind support because of this.

How To Cleanse Crystals In Sunlight

How to cleanse crystals in the sun

Using the energy and cleansing powers of the sun is one of the oldest ways to cleanse crystals.

The greatest technique to cleanse your crystal when it starts to lose some of its luster or efficacy is to expose it once more to daylight. 

The crystal should be exposed to direct sunshine for at least four hours.

Warm-colored crystals, such as those that are yellow, red, or orange, are great for sunlight bathing. Make sure not to leave them out in the sun for too long because they can fade.

You can still apply this technique if you have crystals that are susceptible to fading from the sun, such as Rose Quartz, Amethyst, or Amber.

It would be sufficient to simply let them out for an hour at dawn rather than expose them to direct sunshine.

Remember that the amount of sunlight, the type of sunlight, the type of stone you have, and the amount of charge you wish to give the stone will all affect how long this process takes.

Depending on your situation and how much you want to charge the stone, this process could take a short while or much longer.

Simply grasp the crystal and use your intuition to determine if it has received enough cleansing for you.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Now that we know how to cleanse crystals in the sun, let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about this method of cleansing. 

Can You Charge Crystals Using Sunlight?

Sunlight can not only be used to cleanse your crystals but it can also be used to charge them. 

Sunlight is the masculine counterpart of heavenly light energy, whereas moonlight is the delicate, soft, and feminine energy.

The energy of the sun is powerful and lively. Its power strengthens and nourishes.

This makes the male energy of sunshine perfect for energizing stones. You can charge your crystal in the sun as long as it is not light-sensitive.

What Crystals Cannot Be Cleansed In The Sun?

woman holding crystal in the sun

Here are several stones that, if at all possible, should only be left in the sun for a brief period of time with some partial shade: 

  • Amethyst 
  • Apatite 
  • Amegreen
  • Apophyllite – Can become brittle 
  • Ametrine
  • Auralite 23
  • Aquamarine – If left in the sun for too long, the blue will eventually turn white.
  • Aventurine 
  • Beryl
  • Citrine – Given that it is a type of Quartz, it will turn transparent after long exposure to the sun.
  • Clear Calcite 
  • Chrysoprase
  • Celestite
  • Clear Quartz – Can be in the sun for 2 hours
  • Fluorite – Cannot be in the sun longer than 15 minutes.
  • Hiddenite 
  • Kunzite 
  • Opal 
  • Prasiolite
  • Rose Quartz 
  • Smokey Quartz
  • Spirit Quartz 
  • Super Seven 
  • Turquoise
  • Topaz – When exposed to the sun for longer than 8 hours, the color will diminish. A deeper-colored Topaz will turn maroon, while a Yellow Topaz will turn brown.

You can cleanse the crystals mentioned above with other cleansing methods such as Himalayan salt, Selenite, and Singing bowls

What Crystals Can Be Cleansed In The Sun?

woman cleaning a crystal in the sun

When charged and cleansed for a few hours in the sun, some crystals won’t fade, but you should be careful around clusters of crystals with faceted points since they can heat up and start a fire.

And some crystals will become brittle and split or break if kept out for too long.

If you must leave your crystals in the sun, it is better to leave them in the shade.

Here are a few crystals that won’t fade after a few hours of charging and being cleansed in the sun.

The general rule is that they will be safe in the sun if the stone is dark in color, orange, or has no pigment.

Keep checking on your stones every hour to ensure that the stones are not getting too hot. If they get too hot, then they can crack and break. 

Final Thoughts On Cleansing Crystals In The Sun

The sun radiates UV rays that provide us as humans with Vitamin D which is needed for our skin and body to stay healthy.

It is no wonder that the sun has the abiity to keep our crystals cleansed and charged as well. 

A crystal’s qualities or energy are unaffected even if it ages in the light. And it will still have its mystical qualities and vibration even if it fractures.

You now have two pieces, both of which have the same amount of energy!

Alternately, you may give someone else one of the pieces.

Thank you, I hope you found this guide on cleansing crystals in the sun helpful. Feel free to check out some other cleansing articles here:

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