Self-Cleansing Crystals

Did you know that you don’t need to haul out every crystal you own when the moon is full? There are some that are self-cleansing! These crystals are usually those with a high energy vibration or specific properties that allow them to absorb negative energies and then release or transmute them without needing external cleansing methods. 

Let’s break down how it actually works:

Crystals are like energy sponges. When they interact with the environment or people, they can soak up all sorts of vibes – both good and not-so-good. Now, self-cleansing crystals have this special knack for shaking off bad vibes. They can do this because of three things:

Energy Vibrations: Every crystal vibrates at its unique frequency. When it encounters negative energy, like stress or bad vibes, it absorbs those lower vibrations. Self-cleansing crystals, however, have a higher vibrational frequency that helps them shake off those lower vibes more easily.

Absorption: Think of self-cleansing crystals as energy magnets. They attract and absorb negative energies from their surroundings or from people who handle them. This absorption process is like a mini-energy cleanse for the crystal.

Transmutation: Now comes the cool part. Once a self-cleansing crystal has absorbed all that negativity, it doesn’t hang onto it like a grudge. Instead, it converts that negative energy into something more positive or neutral. 

So, self-cleansing crystals keep their energy fresh by absorbing negativity and then flipping it into something positive or neutral. It’s like they have their own built-in energy recycling system!

Three crystals that never need cleansing

These three crystals are considered self-cleansing because to their unique energetic properties that facilitate the release or transmutation of negative energies. This lets them maintain their purity and effectiveness all by themselves.


This crystal is highly purifying and has the ability to cleanse itself and nearby crystals. Its energy is constantly flowing and can clear other stones’ energies.

A selenite bowl is a great tool for your witch’s arsenal, as you can put things in there (jewellery, crystals, small tools) to be cleansed overnight. Selenite towers, placed where they can meet the sunlight, immediately light up a room and fill it with peaceful energy. So, what else is selenite good for?

  • Clarity
  • Serenity
  • Meditation
  • Purification
  • Forgiveness
  • Psychic awareness


Known for its positive energy and ability to transmute negative energies into positive ones, citrine doesn’t absorb negative energies like some other crystals, making it essentially self-cleansing.

Known for it’s awesome ability to attract everything good in life, citrine not only releases the bad juju from itself – but it can remove them from you too. Sadness, depression, fears, and anxieties can all be taken away with the power of this stone. It’s also good for:

  • Success
  • Strength
  • Pleasure
  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Spiritual alignment 


This crystal doesn’t accumulate negative energies and is said to automatically align and balance its own energy, making it self-cleansing and a good choice for clearing other stones.

Kyanite doesn’t just clean itself, it cuts out negative energy from your life, too. Associated with the throat chakra, if you ever need to speak your truth kyanite is a wonderful ally as it will dispel any fears you have about speaking out. It’s also good for:

  • Loyalty
  • Serenity
  • Visualisation
  • Dream magic
  • Communication
  • Aligning all chakras

Some believe clear quartz and Super 7 belong on this list, but there’s less info out there on these two. Clear quartz isn’t completely self-cleansing, but it has a strong energy that can help cleanse itself over time, and Super 7 has a very high vibration, so it’s got the shake-off abilities.

So, before you haul every crystal you own out under the full moon, remember that there are gems out there with a knack for keeping themselves pure and positive. Selenite, citrine, and kyanite stand out as these self-cleansing champions, and with their help, your crystal collection can stay as vibrant and uplifting as the energies you wish to attract.