How to Cleanse Chrysocolla: 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.

Chrysocolla is an eye-catching stone. It is hard not to be drawn to its calming energies.

It is often referred to as the stone of communication and exhibits a stunning turquoise-blue-green color.

Chrysocolla is also said to empower and help you express yourself, making this an excellent stone for anyone struggling with expressing who they really are.

Adding Chrysocolla to your crystal collection is exciting, and learning how to cleanse this crystal will help it maintain its purest vibrations.

This is a short guide to help you learn three simple methods to cleanse your Chrysocolla that is not complicated at all, and does not require a lot of equipment.

3 Simple methods to cleanse Chrysocolla

When it comes to cleansing Chrysocolla or any crystal for that matter, it is important to keep your routine simple. There is a certain power that simplicity brings. It is important that you are showing up to your cleansing sessions with a positive attitude. If you are dreading the performance of a long, complicated cleansing routine, you will most definitely not be showing up as the best version of yourself.

Three simple cleansing methods for Chrysocolla are:

  • Brown rice
  • Sage
  • Sound

Let’s take a deeper look at how these cleansing methods are performed and get you started in your crystal cleansing journey today.

Method 1: Cleanse your Chrysocolla with brown rice

Brown rice is excellent to use for cleansing your Chrysocolla. It absorbs toxic energies and will rebalance the energies of the crystals, leaving them renewed.

You will need a plastic container with a lid that is large enough to hold your Chrysocolla.

Place your crystal in the container and cover with rice. The more contact, the better. After covering the Chrysocolla with rice, set your intentions and then close the lid.

Put the container somewhere it won’t be knocked over or disturbed for the next 12 hours.

After you have finished cleansing your crystals, discard the rice.

Method 2: Cleanse your Chrysocolla with sage

Sage is a powerful tool to use as a cleanser for your Chrysocolla. This unassuming herb has been used for centuries as a cleanser for homes, people, and crystals.

The thick smoke from the sage will capture and carry away any negative energies it encounters.

Begin by opening up a window or two to allow the smoke to escape during the cleansing. Then proceed to light your bundle or loose-leaf sage, let it burn for about 30 seconds, set your intentions, and then blow out.

It will continue to smoke. Fan the smoke towards your Chrysocolla using a feather or your hands and visualize the smoke breaking up the negative energies and then carrying them away.

Focus on each of your crystals for at least 30 seconds, longer if you feel it is necessary.

Method 3: Cleanse your Chrysocolla with sound

There are no rules that need to be followed when performing a sound energy cleansing. Find a sound that feels good to you.

It can be you singing, praying, or playing your favourite instrument, or you can try singing bowls, bells, chimes, or anything that resonates with you.

You want to first set your intentions for this cleansing session. Begin the sound of your choosing and visualize the notes breaking up the negative energy in your Chrysocolla and carrying it away.

Focus on each piece for about 10 minutes longer if needed, and then move on to your next crystal.

Frequently asked questions

Does Chrysocolla have physical healing properties?

This crystal has a very calming effect and can be helpful for someone suffering from anxiety or depression. It is also thought to help regulate the thyroid and adrenal glands.

What Chakra is Chrysocolla associated with?

Chrysocolla is a powerful crystal to use for balancing the Throat Chakra. It can help create clear communication to impart your wisdom and express how one feels.

Can you meditate with Chrysocolla?

Yes. Using Chrysocolla during your meditation practice will help you feel grounded. It can deepen meditation and provide protection during astral travels.

What zodiac is associated with Chrysocolla?

Chrysocolla is the zodiac stone for Sagittarius, which are people born between November 22 to December 21. Sagittarius are positive people, kind, and adventurous. 

How to charge Chrysocolla?

When you need to charge your Chrysocolla, you can use Selenite. You will need a large piece of Selenite or a Selenite bowl, and you want as much contact as possible between the two. Place your Chrysocolla on the Selenite, set your intentions, and leave for 24 hours to charge.

How often do I need to cleanse Chrysocolla?

Cleansing your Chrysocolla once a month is an excellent routine to aim for. Creating a practice is a powerful way to bring in positive vibrations and keep your Chrysocolla vibrating at its highest potential.

Is Chrysocolla expensive?

Chrysocolla is not an expensive crystal compared to others; it can be found for $100 a carat. Of course, the bigger the piece you buy, the higher the price tag will be.

Is Chrysocolla a rare stone?

Pure Chrysocolla can be a rare find. It is common to find Chrysocolla mixed with the mineral Copper.

Is Chrysocolla a real gemstone?

Chrysocolla is a Copper silicate, but it is not really a mineral either, and it is more of a silica gel which has hardened with time. It is commonly formed with other minerals giving it a hardness much harder than pure Chrysocolla.

Is Chrysocolla the same as Turquoise?

Chrysocolla is commonly mistaken for Turquoise, but they are different. Turquoise consists of Copper and Aluminum, while Chrysocolla consists of Copper silicate.


Chrysocolla is a stunning crystal and a real honor to add to your crystal collection.

Thank you for letting me show three simple but very effective ways to cleanse your Chrysocolla. Cleansing and recharging regularly will keep your crystal’s vibrations high and working in your favor for a long time.