Crystals and Sage: A Complete Guide

Mystic Meanings
3 min readApr 20, 2022

Crystals and sage are a match made in heaven, whose love affair stretches far back into ancient times. They compliment each other so well which is why many early cultures have used them together in their spiritual practises and cleansing rituals.

Today, we will journey through the history of crystals and sage, the various types of sage, and how to smudge your crystals.

Let’s get smudging.

Note: If you struggle with confusion, depression, anxiety, or feel lost in life, read this.

Introduction to Crystals, Sage and Smudging

The first and most important thing you should know before getting a crystal is that you need to cleanse them before use. This process is important to get rid of any residue of negative energy in the stone.

Although there are various ways and methods to clean crystals, the use of sage is the most common method. Using sage to cleanse crystals is a practice known as smudging.

Sage is a herb with healing properties. The burning of sage is a tribal practice that is common among Native Americans but have been around for much longer. The practice is said to be purifying and powerful enough to keep negative and unwanted energy away.

There is more to crystal healing than just holding them in your hands and whispering quiet affirmations.

We will discuss the important things you need to know before you embark on the spiritual journey of crystal healing and smudging with sage.

Crystal Healing

Using gemstones for healing is known as crystal healing. The origin of this practice can be traced down to India, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Mesopotamia, or Ancient Egypt. The practitioners have always believed in the metaphysical properties of crystals.

They used them to dispel negative energy whenever a tragic event occurred. They would make specific gemstones into amulets, jewelry, or other talismans and carry them around. People wore them around their necks, wrists, or anywhere else.

Crystals and sage were primarily used for protection and health purposes and were believed to cure physical and mental pains.

Ancient crystals like Moonstone, Pyrite, Clear Quartz, Obsidian, Emerald, Amethyst, Agape, Dolomite, and many others are still used today for different kinds of healing!

How To Use Crystals

The first thing you need to do is choose the right crystal for yourself. There are so many different crystals to choose from for various reasons.

Which areas in your life require attention that you’d like to use crystals for? They could be for emotional healing, a lack of confidence, or patience.

We’ve created plenty of guides on helping you choose the right crystal. Just remember to follow your intuition when choosing the proper crystal/s for yourself!

Once you have your crystals, you can immediately start using them with the following methods below:

  • Wear them as necklaces, bracelets, or earrings.
  • Lay them around you when meditating or doing yoga.
  • Hold them in your purses or pocket when you need their support.
  • Place them in your pillowcase — this is great if you have a headache.
  • Hang them near your bedside for a calm and soothing rest.
  • Hold them in your palm when you need their positive energy and tranquility.
  • If you have a waterproof crystal, you can put it in water for bathing.
  • Decorate your home or office space with them.

How often should you cleanse your crystals?

Cleansing your crystal is not a one-time thing. Yes, it would be best to dispel negative energy immediately after buying it, but it should not stop there.

Cleansing your crystal should be a regular practise. It is advisable to cleanse your crystals every month if you use them often.

Crystals are precious stones that are spiritually linked to energy. They carry both negative and positive energy and can be absorbed by the person using them.

Again, you should almost immediately cleanse new crystals after purchasing them to avoid absorbing any remnants of negative energy! You never know where they were or who held onto them before you.

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