How to Clean Selenite Crystals

selenite crystal and gemstones

Selenite, a form of gypsum, is a popular crystal often used for spiritual purposes.

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.

Gather Your Materials

Before beginning the cleaning process, you should gather the required materials.

You will need:

  • A soft, lint-free cloth or microfiber towel
  • A small, soft brush (such as a small makeup brush or paintbrush)
  • A container or tray for holding your selenite

Avoid using water, cleaning solutions, or abrasive materials, as these can damage the delicate crystal.

Brush Away Dust and Debris

The first step in cleaning your selenite crystal is to gently brush away any loose dust or debris with the soft brush. Pay special attention to any crevices or grooves, as dirt can accumulate in these areas.

Be careful, as the crystal’s fibrous structure can be damaged if you apply too much pressure.

Wipe with a Soft Cloth

After brushing away dust and debris, use a soft, lint-free cloth or microfiber towel to gently wipe the surface of the crystal. This will remove any remaining dirt or oils and give your selenite a polished appearance.

Make sure the cloth is dry, as moisture can damage the crystal.

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