How to Cleanse Crystals For Pets

How to cleanse crystals for pets

Crystals are known to promote positive energy, while simultaneously removing negative energy. This can create both physical and emotional benefits for your pet. 

However, it’s important to ensure your pet’s crystals are cleansed of all negative energy and charged with positive energy before use. 

You should also maintain a regular cleansing schedule to ensure the healing power of your pet’s crystals is most effective.


What does cleansing crystals do? 

As healing crystals interact with other crystals, objects and humans, their vibrations reflect back to them. The unique composition of crystals allows them to effectively absorb, cleanse and release energy. 

As they are so highly permeable, energy sticks to them like glue - both positive and negative.

So, when offering any healing crystal to your pet, be sure to cleanse crystals of any lingering energy.


When should you cleanse crystals? 

When you first purchase your crystals and bring them home to your pet, it’s especially important to cleanse them thoroughly, to remove any negative energy they might have picked up along the way. 

It’s recommended that you cleanse crystals on a regular basis. Once a month is generally a good schedule to stick to.

You might also want to cleanse crystals more often if your pet is going through an especially intense or difficult time, or if they are in need of extra positive energy.

Halo Pet Crystal - How to cleanse crystals before you offer them to your pets?

How to cleanse your crystals 

You may be wondering about the different ways to cleanse crystals.

The good news is there are a few simple options to choose from.

However, remember that not every crystal can be submerged in water. In that case, you can use one of the following non-water cleansing methods instead.


The light of the full moon

The power of the full moon is incredibly potent. Placing your crystals outside during a full moon is one of the most powerful ways to remove any lingering negativity. 

The best way is to place them on the ground, as this will ensure that the negative energy will be returned back to Earth to be recycled anew. 

But how long should you cleanse crystals in moonlight?

It’s recommended that you remove them no later than an hour after sunrise, to ensure their cleansed energy isn’t depleted by the sun’s rays. 

Some crystals are also very sensitive to sunlight, so it’s best to bring these inside before the sun rises. 

The list of sun sensitive crystals includes: 

  • Amethyst
  • Rose quartz
  • Fluorite
  • Opal, and
  • Sapphire 

Saltwater bath

Saltwater cleansing is an effective way to rid your crystals of any energy, because salt is a natural energy repellent.

If you can’t get water from the ocean, you can make a salt water solution at home to cleanse crystals. 

To do this, place your crystals gently into a container of lukewarm water. Add a teaspoon of sea salt to the water and let them soak for a minimum of eight hours. After their bath, rinse them in clean water and gently pat them dry.

Remember that this method should not be used for crystals that are sensitive to water, as it can change their appearance and spiritual properties. 

Porous crystals and those that contain metal should not be cleansed in this way. 

The following stones should also be kept away from salt: 

  • Pyrite
  • Opal
  • Lapis lazuli
  • Selenite, and
  • Hematite

Burying them in soil

Connecting crystals to their source (the Earth) can have profound effects on them. 

The Earth will begin the process of renewing energy by pulling it from the crystals directly, making this an effective way of cleansing crystals. 

Make sure that you bury them in a quiet and undisturbed location in your garden. The crystals only need to be buried a few inches deep, but make sure that they are covered entirely by soil.

Mark the spot in which they are buried and return to them anywhere between 1-7 days later. Once you have dug them out, rinse them with clean water and pat them dry.


Smudging crystals is an effective and non-invasive way to cleanse them of any lingering energy.

This ancient ritual is used for purifying objects and also the space around you. Using a smudge stick of your choice (Palo Santo, sage or rosemary), douse the crystals in smoke.

Simply light the tip of the smudge stick and hold your crystals above the smoke plumes, so they receive full exposure. 

This is an excellent method to use if your space also needs purifying, as smudging will also work to cleanse the environment around you. 

Smudging is a superb choice for porous, sun-sensitive or water-sensitive crystals, as the smoke is delicate and will not interfere with the structural composition of the stones.


Selenite is considered the king of crystal cleansers. It is a unique and powerful crystal that works to magnify the natural energy of the stones it works with and purify them. 

Cleansing with selenite is simple yet highly effective. It can also work with any type of crystal, making it a versatile option for porous or metallic-based stones.

Place your crystals near, or on top of, selenite for at least 24 hours. This will give the selenite enough time to absorb energy from the crystals. 

Halo Pet Crystal Selenite cleaning

In conclusion

Remember to always cleanse crystals before introducing them to your pet, to remove any energy they may have attracted.

It’s a good idea to maintain a regular cleaning schedule, particularly if your pet is going through an especially difficult time and requires more positive energy.

There are several different crystal cleansing methods to choose from, but be mindful that some crystals are sensitive to sunlight and water.

Last but not least, if your pet is suffering with anxiety, needs a little help with love and connection, or requires assistance with focus and training, be sure to check out our beautiful range of Halo Pet Crystal collars.

We cleanse and charge all of our crystals before we send them to our furry customers, to ensure they are perfect from the get go.

Happy cleansing!


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