Can Incense Sticks Cleanse Crystals?

Yes, you can cleanse crystals with incense sticks. Sometimes called smoke clearing or smudging, cleansing with the smoke from incense purifies a crystal by pushing through lower vibrational energies. This can be achieved with everything from an incense stick to a resin. It’s completely up to you when it comes to cleansing your crystals. However, you’ll want to stick to scents like sage or sandalwood.

How to Cleanse Crystals With Incense Sticks

There are two main ways to cleanse crystals with incense sticks. First, you can wave the smoke around the crystal. Alternatively, you can hold the crystal in the smoke. Neither is better than the other. Simply pick the option you prefer and go with it!

Cleansing Option 1: Wave Smoke Around the Crystal

Your first option for cleansing crystals with incense sticks is to wave the smoke around the crystal. To do this, simply put your crystal on a flat surface like a table and wave the smoke wafting from the incense toward the crystal. You can use a feather to aid in this process. This can be a quick 30-second cleanse per crystal to get the job done.

Cleansing Option 2: Hold the Crystal in the Smoke

Hold the crystal in the smoke of an incense stick, being careful not to burn yourself on the stick. You can also use an incense cone or resin incense for this process.

Benefits of Cleansing Crystals With Incense

Cleansing crystals with incense, compared to other methods, will help to let positivity flow through the crystal to you as the crystal is cleansed by the smoke of the incense.

What to Say When Cleansing With Incense

When cleansing crystals with incense you can make positive declarative statements such as:

  • “I cleanse this crystal of negativity and heaviness.”
  • “I release all energies that do not serve me from this crystal.”
  • “I fill this crystal with love, light, and happiness.”
  • “I call in protection from negative energies.”

If you don’t want to speak aloud you don’t have to! Simply having positive thoughts and focusing positive intentions toward the cleansing of the crystal will be just as effective.

The most important thing to remember when cleansing is to be intentional.

Best Incense for Cleansing and Healing

While you can technically use whatever incense you prefer, you may want to select an incense scent that is meant for cleansing and healing. The best incense for cleansing and healing are:

  • Sandalwood
  • Sweetgrass
  • Sage
  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Patchouli
  • Mugwort

Alternatively, you can use sustainably sourced Palo Santo.

Where to Buy Incense for Cleansing Crystals

You can find incense for cleansing crystals at your local metaphysical shop or through an online retailer. We most often purchase our cleansing incense at our local shops and tend to pick brands like Satya and HEM as these are easy to find and affordable. Shoyeido is another popular high-quality brand for cleansing incense. These brands are also available online if you don’t have a local metaphysical shop to visit.

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