How to Clean Selenite Crystals

selenite crystal and gemstones

The word selenite itself comes from an ancient Greek word, pronounced selēnitēs. It was thought to share a resemblance to the moon and was often referred to as the ‘stone of the moon’. Don’t be confused though. Selenite is not the same as ‘moonstone’, which is a very different stone.

Selenite is a very clear and refined mineral. It may or may not have a bit of rainbow color, or inclusions, causing it to look a bit white, but most of it is typically clear.

Unfortunately, over-time, your selenite may become dirty and not look as clear anymore. The information provided below will help you learn how to properly clean your selenite crystals.

How To Cleanse Selenite Crystal

There a few effective ways to clean selenite crystal.

  • Simply washing your selenite crystal with warm water. Sometimes this is enough, but sometimes it isn’t.
  • A small, yet gentle brush can help you clean in the crevices, where even water may have a hard time removing debris. A diluted soap solution can be used if deemed necessary, but don’t use anything to strong.
  • Using sharp objects to clean crevices, such as a knife, is not recommended. Use a gentler material which won’t scratch your precious selenite crystal, such as wood, or a sponge.

Main image by Gabby Conde from Pixabay.

This article was updated on 07/31/2020.

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