How to Clean Rose Quartz


Rose quartz is a lovely pink stone that’s associated with love, harmony, and peace.[1] You can wash rose quartz jewelry, dirty rose quartz stones, or a rose quartz facial roller using liquid soap and warm water. If you’re using your rose quartz for healing or your spiritual practice, you have several options for cleansing and recharging your stones.

Part 1
Soaking Jewelry or Stones

Soaking Jewelry or Stones on How to Clean Rose Quartz

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Pick a container that’s large enough for you to cover your rose quartz with water. Then, set your rose quartz roller, jewelry, or stone at the bottom of the container.[2] It’s okay to wash several pieces at one time, just make sure you create a single layer at the bottom of your container. If you have a lot of rose quartz pieces, you’ll likely need to use multiple containers.

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Fill your container with warm water. Then, add 2-3 drops of liquid soap or mild dishwashing detergent. Swish the water around to mix in the soap.[3] It’s best to put your quartz in first so you don’t fill the container with too much water.

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Place the container somewhere it won’t be disturbed. Set a timer and leave your rose quartz to soak. This will help loosen and remove stubborn dirt, oils, and grime.[4] If your rose quartz stone is very dirty, try soaking it overnight. It's unlikely that soaking a rose quartz stone for too long will damage it. However, leaving jewelry to soak for longer than 1-2 hours may damage the metal parts.

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Check your rose quartz to see if it’s clean. If there’s any dirt, grime, or oil still on it, scrub it with a toothbrush. Dip the toothbrush in the soapy water, then rub the bristles over the quartz. Work the toothbrush into any grooves or crevices, including jewelry settings.[5] Rinse the toothbrush in the soapy water if it starts to get dirty or dries out.

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Hold your jewelry or stone under running water to rinse away the soap and grime. When the water runs clean, turn off the faucet.[6] Be careful not to drop your jewelry or stone down the drain. You may want to use a drain stopper to block the drain just in case.

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Use a soft, clean cloth to pat the rose quartz dry. Pay special attention to the crevices on your stone or jewelry setting.[7] You can use any soft cloth, but don't use a paper towel, which can be too rough. If you're washing a stone, it's okay to let your rose quartz air dry. Lay it out on a soft cloth, then leave it to dry. If you're washing jewelry, it's best to dry the item with a cloth so that the setting doesn't get damaged.

Part 2
Washing a Roller

Washing a Roller on How to Clean Rose Quartz

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Use a clean towel to cleanse your facial roller after each use. Wipe the roller and handle with short, even strokes. Then, store your roller in your medicine cabinet or inside a drawer.[8] You may prefer to leave your roller sitting out on display.

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Wet your rose quartz roller with warm water. Then, apply a few drops of liquid soap or mild dish detergent. Use your fingers to lather the soap. Finally, rinse your roller with warm water until there are no more suds.[9] Any mild soap will work.

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Use a clean, dry towel to blot your roller dry. Pay special attention to metal parts and crevices, which can trap water. After it’s dry, store it as you normally do.[10]

Part 3
Cleansing Rose Quartz for Healing or Spiritualism

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Fill a container with warm water, add 1-2 tbsp (17-35 g) of sea salt, and stir until the salt dissolves. Place your rose quartz in the salt water and leave it to soak overnight. Finally, rinse the stones with warm water.[11] If you can access sea water, use it to cleanse your rose quartz. Using salt water is a traditional way of cleansing crystals used for your spiritual practice. It's believed that the salt releases negative energy and acts as a spiritual disinfectant.[12]

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Place your rose quartz in a colander. Put the colander outside in the falling rain, then let the water fall over the stones for about 5 minutes.[13] It is believed that running water can neutralize negative energy and give it back to the earth. Variation: Hold the colanderunder a faucet of running waterif you need to cleanse your rosequartz on a day that’s notrainy.Variation: Hold the colander under afaucet of running water if you need tocleanse your rose quartz on a daythat’s not rainy.Variation: Hold the colander under a faucetof running water if you need to cleanse yourrose quartz on a day that’s not rainy.Variation: Hold the colander under a faucet of running water if you needto cleanse your rose quartz on a day that’s not rainy.Variation: Hold the colander under a faucet of running water if you need tocleanse your rose quartz on a day that’s not rainy.

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Put your stones in a safe place outdoors or on a windowsill. Leave your rose quartz under the light of the moon overnight. Retrieve your stones in the morning and use them in your practice.[14] Moonlight won’t damage the color of your rose quartz. In crystal healing communities, moonlight is used to add vibrations to a stone.

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Place your stone under a beam of sunlight. Make sure it’s in a place where it won’t be disturbed. Set a timer for 1 hour, then retrieve your stone.[15] Rose quartz can fade or become discolored if it’s left in the sun for too long, so just do 1 hour.

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Use a smudge stick or place loose sage leaves, sweet grass, or cedar in an incense bowl. Light the smudge stick or loose smudging material. Then, pass your rose quartz through the smoke 3 times to cleanse and recharge it.[16] You can leave the smudge to burn or you can put it out once the rose quartz is purified.

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Dig a shallow hole in the dirt outside your home. Place the rose quartz in the hole and cover it with dirt. Leave the stones under the dirt for at least 1 day before digging them up. After you unbury your stones, rinse them under warm water to clean off any dirt or debris.[17] Mark the spot where you bury your stones so you can find it easily. It’s okay to use soap and water to clean the dirt off your stones if you’re worried about germs. Variation: Bury your stones in aflower pot if your don’t have ayard or are worried you’llforget where you buried them.Variation: Bury your stones in aflower pot if your don’t have a yardor are worried you’ll forget whereyou buried them.Variation: Bury your stones in a flower potif your don’t have a yard or are worriedyou’ll forget where you buried them.Variation: Bury your stones in a flower pot if your don’t have a yardor are worried you’ll forget where you buried them.Variation: Bury your stones in a flower pot if your don’t have a yard or areworried you’ll forget where you buried them.