How to Cleanse Carnelian: 3 Simple Methods


I’m Natalie Black, author of Crystador. I write about spirituality, personal growth, and healing.

Whether you’re just beginning your spiritual journey or looking to deepen your practice, I hope my writing will inspire and guide you along the way.

Carnelian is a wonderful crystal to help you increase your feelings of confidence, vitality, and joy. It has a strong vibration that requires a good cleansing to keep its frequency strong and pure.

This is a short guide that will walk you through simple methods to cleanse your Carnelian so you can tap into its healing benefits.

3 Simple methods to cleanse Carnelian

Cleansing your crystals is a powerful practice, and it depends a lot on your intentions and energy. You want to be in a good mindset and feel positive. You want to rid your crystals of negative energy, not bring more to it.

Learning simple cleansing methods will help to keep you positive and not get overwhelmed by a complicated process. Replacing negative, stagnant energy in your Carnelian will allow you to use its powerful frequencies in your life.

Three simple methods to cleanse your Carnelian are:

  • Sage
  • Selenite
  • Sound

Let’s explore these simple yet effective cleansing methods to get you started on your journey.

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

Method 1: Cleanse your Carnelian using sage

Sage is an age-old practice when it comes to cleansing. It is a great tool to cleanse your crystals, as well as your home and yourself. You will need a bundle of sage or some loose sage leaves.

White sage is generally used for a cleansing ceremony. You will also need a fire-safe bowl to catch the ashes from the sage bundle or to hold the loose leaves while they burn and smolder, and of course, you will need a lighter or a match.

Some people like to use a feather to direct the smoke, but your hand will work just fine if you don’t have a large feather available.

Before lighting the sage, you will need to open a window to let the smoke and toxic energies out or perform this outside if possible.

Light the sage and let it burn for about 30 seconds, blow it out, and let it smolder and release smoke. Set your intentions and start directing the smoke around your Carnelian with your feather or hand, visualize the smoke attaching to the unwanted energy and carrying them away.

Focus on each of your crystals for 30 seconds letting it be engulfed in smoke; you want every nook and cranny touched by the smoke.

Method 2: Cleanse your Carnelian with Selenite

Cleansing your Carnelian with Selenite is so simple. All you need is a piece of Selenite bigger than the crystal you are cleansing. You can purchase a Selenite charging bowl or plate that is perfect for cleansing (as well as charging), and it allows for maximum contact between the two crystals.

All you do is set your intentions, place your Carnelian on the Selenite, and again you want as much contact as possible, then leave it to cleanse for 24 hours.

The great part about Selenite is that even though it is a crystal itself, it is self-cleansing and very low maintenance. Selenite has long been revered in the crystal community for its cleansing and charging properties.

Method 3: Cleanse your Carnelian using sound

Sound energy is a wonderful relaxing method to cleanse your Carnelian. If you are musically inclined, you may be drawn to this method.

You can personalize your cleansing session with sound. Anything sound you find beautiful and uplifting is perfect to use during a cleansing. You can use your voice singing, praying, chanting, or repeating a mantra.

If you are drawn to an instrument that makes a sound or are interested in trying new instruments, this is a beautiful way to try them out. There are no rules as long as it brings positive energy. Some popular choices are drums, singing bowls, chimes, bells, and tuning forks. If you play an instrument like the flute or piano, you can certainly use it for cleansing.

You can gather up your Carnelian or take the sound to where it rests. Start with setting your intentions for this cleansing session and begin the music.

Focus on your Carnelian for 10 mins letting the sound wash over the crystal, and visualize the toxic, stuck energy breaking free and being carried away. Maintain your focus for 10 mins on each crystal. You can always go longer if you want to.

How to charge Carnelian crystal?

After cleansing, a simple method to charge your Carnelian is to bury it in the earth. You can use a space outside if that’s available to you, or a pot of soil will work great as well. All you do is bury your crystal, set your intentions, and leave it for 12 hours. Drawing on the earth’s energy to charge your Carnelian is simple and powerful.

How often do I need to cleanse Carnelian?

Creating a monthly routine to cleanse your Carnelian will keep its energies renewed and refreshed to serve you best.


I hope after reading this article you are feeling more confident when it comes to cleansing your Carnelian and can set a routine for yourself. Thank you for your time today.