How To Physically Clean and Energetically Cleanse Rose Quartz

Welcome to my article about how to clean and cleanse rose quartz!

Rose quartz is a gorgeous pink stone that’s commonly used in healing. It belongs to the quartz mineral family.

To get the very most out of the stone, you will want to keep it clean from dirt and debris. This will ensure it always looks and performs its best.

You will also want to energetically cleanse it from time to time, to reset and recharge it’s energetic field and ensure it’s at the best frequency for healing sessions.

This article will provide guidelines for physically cleaning and energetically cleansing your stone, so it works as best it can at all times.

But first, some more information about the crystal itself.

About Rose Quartz

Rose quartz can be found in large quantities all over the earth.

It forms through the process of magma crystallization creating magmatic pegmatites that are then broken down into smaller crystals.

This mineral can also be found in hydrothermal veins.

The stone can be traced back to times of Ancient Greece when it was used to promote healing and feelings of passion.

It was believed to enhance feelings of love, self-worth and inner peace. It is often referred to as the “Love Stone” due to its associations with unconditional love.

How to Physically Clean Rose Quartz

Since rose quartz is quite a hard crystal (it has a hardness of 7 on Mohs scale), it can be easily cleaned without the likelihood of damage.

The best way to physically clean your rose quartz crystal is to simply use some water, soap and a soft washing cloth. This will remove all dust and debris without damaging your stone.

If your crystal sits in a dusty spot (such as a cabinet or shelf), regular dusting can ensure it doesn’t get too grimy and retains it’s sparkle at all times.

How to Energetically Cleanse Rose Quartz

These methods will activate your rose quartz crystal, cleanse it of negative energy and restore it’s healing vibration. As you can see, there are a number of different methods, so select the one that feels most right for you.

Running Water

Water will neutralize the negative energy stores in the stone and return it to the earth. Although it is best to run it under natural running water, like a stream or falling rain, a tap at home will also be effective.

To cleanse the stone, make sure it is fully submerged. Leave it underwater for a full minute. Then pat it dry.

Salt Water

Salt water is known for its ability to absorb negative energy. If you are near a body of saltwater, you can collect it into a bowl for cleansing purposes. If you are at home, you can mix a tablespoon of any type of salt into a bowl of water.

Completely submerge the stone into the water and let it soak for a few hours to up to 48 hours. Rinse and pat dry.

Brown Rice

Brown rice is not only good for your physical health, it good for your mental health. Well, at least in so far as it can cleanse your healing stones.

For this method, fill a bowl with dry brown rice and bury your stone underneath. Leave it buried for 24 hours, then dispose of the rice.

The rice will absorb your quartz’s negative energy, resetting your crystal energetically.

Natural Light

Cleanse your stone with natural light by setting it out before nightfall and bringing it in before 11 AM. That way, it will have a chance to bathe in both the sunlight and the moonlight.

Be aware that exposure to the sun may cause the stone to fade. That’s why it’s best to bring it inside before the sun gets too strong.

If possible, put the stone directly onto the earth without any sort of blanket or padding underneath. Be sure to leave it in a spot where it won’t be disturbed by animals or passersby.

Once the cleansing is complete, rinse it under water to remove dirt and debris and pat dry.


Sage is said to offer a variety of healing properties. Smudging your stone with this plant can remove negative energy and restore positive energy.

Smudging is best done outdoors, but if you must smudge indoors, open the windows and doors to allow the smoke and negative energy to disperse.

Use a match or lighter to light the tip of the sage. Carry it in your non-dominant hand while holding the stone with your other hand.

Allow the stone to move through the smoke so it is enveloped for about 30 seconds.

If it’s been a while since your last cleansing or if you feel the stone is holding on to a lot of negative energy, increase the time to one minute.

Read our article about the negative effects of smudging here!


Sound healing involves allowing a pitch or tone to wash over the stone to bring it to the same vibration as the sound.

It can be done with chanting, singing bowls, a tuning fork or a pleasant-sounding bell.

No matter what instrument you use, it should emit a sound that’s loud enough to produce a vibration capable of encompassing the stone.

This method reaches a large area so it’s ideal for collectors who wish to cleanse many stones at once. The entire process should last 5 to 10 minutes.

Use a Larger Stone

Larger stones like big quartz clusters, selenite slabs and amethyst geodes can be effective in absorbing negative energy from smaller stones.

To cleanse, place your quartz on top of these stones for 24 hours. Their vibrations will restore the stone to its optimal healing state.

Use Smaller Stones

Some smaller stones like carnelian, hematite and clear quartz can also have a cleansing effect. Because they are smaller, you will need to use several to cleanse one stone.

Put the stone into a bowl with the other stones placing the one you want to clean on top. Leave it in for 24 hours for best results.


Breathwork can promote relaxation while cleansing your stone making for a win-win situation.

Start by holding the stone in your dominant hand. Focus on cleansing and clearing while inhaling deeply through the nose.

Bring the stone close to your face and use short, forceful breaths to exhale through the nose onto the stone. This will increase the stone’s vibration to promote high levels of healing power.

The exercise should be performed for 30 seconds.


The mind can be a powerful tool when it comes to reprogramming your rose quartz. And while visualization can be the safest way to clear stones, it can also be the most intimidating. It takes a high level of self-awareness to redirect your energy for cleansing purposes.

Start by taking a few minutes to ground your energy. Then pick up the stone and imaging your hands filling with a radiant white light.

Visualize the light surrounding the stones and feel its warmth as it expands in your hands. Envision impurities leaving the stone as the light gets brighter.

Continue the exercise until you feel a shift in the stone’s energy. It should typically take around 1 minute for this to occur.

Bury Your Stone

Burying your stone will allow the earth to absorb its negative energy and recharge it.

Use a shovel to dig a shallow hole in the dirt near your home. Place the stone in the hole and cover it with dirt.

Leave it underground for at least a day before digging it back up. Then rinse it in cold water to remove the dirt and debris. Pat dry.

Mark the spot where the stone is buried so it will be easy to find the next day.

How To Clean and Cleanse Rose Quartz: Conclusion

If you rely on rose quartz for its healing energy, you will want to keep it in the best shape possible.

The tips in this article will ensure it is free of dirt, debris and negative energy.

I hope you’ve found this article helpful and informative!

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