How to Cleanse Amethyst: 3 Simple Methods


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Amethyst is a stunning crystal to look at, but it also carries powerful vibrations. It is hard at work to absorb negativity from its environment, keeping you protected and the energies you receive pure.

Keeping an Amethyst cleansed is important to maintain its powerful protective vibrations. If you are new to crystals or are looking for a simple but effective cleansing for your Amethyst, then this article is for you.

3 simple methods to cleanse Amethyst

Cleansing your Amethyst is simple, and easy to create a routine around the cleansing to keep your crystals vibration in its perfect form.

The key is simplicity, so you don’t feel overwhelmed, and you don’t want your Amethyst absorbing that energy while you’re trying to cleanse it. Remember to keep your energies high and positive during a cleansing.

The three simple methods to cleanse your Amethyst are:

  • Breath
  • Sound
  • Visualization

Let’s explore these cleansing methods so you can get started in your cleansing journey today.

How to cleanse your crystal

Method 1: cleanse your Amethyst using your breath

Using your own energies to cleanse your Amethyst is a powerful tool to connect with your crystal and really align with its vibrations. You don’t need anything but your breath for this cleansing and a positive mindset.

You don’t want to bring any negativity to your cleansing and have your crystal absorb that energy. If you are cleansing several crystals or pieces of Amethyst, you must pay attention to your energy levels and take breaks when needed.

Using your own energies can be tiring, especially if this is something new for you.

You will want to hold your Amethyst in your hand, close your eyes and take a deep inhale while you are thinking of your intentions for this cleansing; exhale through pursed lips with a long and steady breath directly at your Amethyst.

While doing this, visualize your breath blowing away unwanted energies and your crystal vibrating at its highest frequency.

Repeat this for three rounds of breath, more if you feel it is necessary. Trust your intuition; you will sense when your crystal is restored to its natural state.

Method 2: cleanse your Amethyst with sound

A beautiful way to cleanse your Amethyst is to use sound energy cleansing. You can personalize your experience and use whatever sound resonates with you.

The more you feel connected to the sound, the better the energy you bring, so it’s important you like the sound you’re using.

You can use your own voice to cleanse your crystal, whether it’s singing, chanting, or repeating a cleansing mantra. You can also use instruments to make beautiful sounds like tuning forks, drums, chimes, and singing bowls.

Don’t limit yourself to these. If you play the piano, then use the piano in your cleansing routine if you feel compelled to.

What you want to do is set your intentions and focus on each piece of Amethyst individually, let the music engulf the crystal and visualize the sound shaking up stuck, unwanted energy and carrying it away with the notes.

You will want to focus on your crystal for 10 mins, longer if you feel it’s necessary. Your Amethyst will be back to its balanced and pure state when you have completed your sound energy cleansing session.

Method 3: cleanse your Amethyst using visualization

Visualization is an excellent way to use your own energy to cleanse your Amethyst. This may sound intimidating, but it is very simple and requires no experience. It does help if you practise meditation regularly, but it is not required.

You will be using your own energy to cleanse your crystals and need to stay mindful of how you are feeling. Visualization may leave you feeling drained, and you must honour your body and take breaks as needed.

This is especially important if you have a large crystal collection you are cleansing along with your Amethyst.

Start with your Amethyst in your hand, close your eyes, set your intentions, and visualize a warm cleansing white light enveloping your crystal. Visualize white light growing brighter as it washes away toxic, negative energy returning them to the universe.

Hold your focus for at least 30 seconds on your Amethyst. If you feel it is carrying a lot of unwanted energies, then focus longer until you feel a shift in energy to signal your crystal is back to its purest state.

How to charge Amethyst crystals?

Charging your Amethyst is just as simple as cleansing it. You can use the moon’s soft but powerful light to charge your crystal. A full moon is best; just avoid an eclipse.

It is thought to carry confused energies, and you don’t want your crystal charging with that energy. Set your intentions and place your Amethyst on a windowsill overnight to charge in the moonlight.

How often do I need to cleanse Amethyst?

Cleansing your Amethyst once a month is an excellent routine to develop. Keeping a regular practice will keep the energies of your crystals fresh and strong, but it will also allow you to really connect with your crystal and bring that powerful energy regularly to your Amethyst.


Thank you for taking the time today to read this article and learn the three simple methods to cleanse your Amethyst. I hope you are feeling confident and are ready to start your journey into the beautiful world of crystals.

If you want to know more, check out our easy guide on how to cleanse crystals.