Amethyst is a powerful crystal that is highly treasured by crystal enthusiasts. Like any other crystal, it also required cleansing, charging, and purifying. In this article, we will explain how to cleanse amethyst.
What is Amethyst?
Amethyst is a healing crystal. Its name has been derived from the Ancient Greek word “Amethystus”, meaning ‘not drunken, since it was widely believed that this semi-precious gemstone protected its wielder from the effects of drunkenness. In Ancient Greece, vessels were made of Amethyst stone to drink and store wine and other beverages, as it was widely believed that it would prevent intoxication.
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How to Cleanse Amethyst With Water
Amethyst doesn’t have a problem with getting wet, so you can use running water to cleanse your gemstone and restore its healing properties.
While there are many ways to cleanse a crystal, I love using water whenever possible. Water is wonderful for cleansing your stone of negativity, as it grounds undesirable energy back to earth. It also gives your crystal a gentle clean.
Cleansing crystals with running water is a simple process. Start by finding a suitable location. I enjoy using rivers or other natural sources, but a cold tap can also be effective.
Next, focus your mind on the intention of cleansing your stone, and keep this intention throughout the cleansing. When you’re ready, hold the amethyst in the running water for at least two minutes.
Once cleansed, dry the crystal with a soft cloth made from natural materials.
Other Ways to Cleanse Your Amethyst
Water cleansing isn’t the only option for removing negativity from your amethyst gemstone. Other methods include:
You can use larger crystals to cleanse smaller amethyst stones or jewellery. Just place the stone inside a geode, making sure to wrap the crystal in a cloth to protect it.
Moonlight is one of the gentlest ways to cleanse a crystal. Leave your amethyst crystal on a natural surface (or on a moonlit windowsill) before going to bed.
Smudging is a popular method for cleansing a crystal. This method uses the smoke of sage bundles to clear away negative energies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Amethyst Go in Warm Water?
Amethyst can go in warm water, which is useful for cleaning. Just make sure the crystal isn’t too cold before you place it in the water, and that the water isn’t too hot, as it’s important to avoid sudden temperature changes.
As amethyst is sensitive to hot temperatures, I don’t recommend using it in bath water (unless you wait until the water is warm rather than hot.)
Sudden Temperature Changes May Damage Your Crystal
While amethyst is a tough crystal, it may crack when exposed to sudden changes in temperature. Avoid putting it in hot water to minimise this risk.
Can Amethyst Go in Moon Water?
Yes, amethyst is safe to put in moon water. This is a great way to charge your crystal with the moon’s powerful energies.
Moon water is regular water that’s been infused with the full moon’s light. While this process energetically charges the water, it doesn’t change its chemical properties, so it’s still safe for waterproof crystals.
How Should I Clean Amethyst Ring?
Amethyst is a durable gemstone, but you should still take care when cleaning your amethyst ring. You don’t want to dull the surface or cause scratches.
Warm, soapy water is fine for cleaning amethyst ring, but avoid using coarse cleaning cloths to prevent scratching. A soft-bristled toothbrush can be useful for cleaning amethyst jewelry.
NOTE: Never use a steam cleaner to clean amethyst gemstones, as the heat generated can damage the crystal.
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