Can Amethyst Go In Water? The Ultimate Do’s And Don’ts

Cleansing your crystals is an essential step when it comes to being able to optimally benefit from the unique properties each crystal has to offer.

When it comes to Amethyst, water is a popular natural element often used for cleansing techniques. However, as there are many ways to cleanse your Amethyst with water, knowing which methods are suitable and which are not is a very important piece of information to collect.

So, can Amethyst actually go in water?

Amethyst can go in water. As Amethyst scores a solid 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale along with all other types of Quartz crystals, it is safe to put in water. After having put your Amethyst in water, it is recommended to let it air dry or pet dry it by hand. 

Now that you know Amethyst is generally water-safe, let’s take a more in-depth look at what type of water your Amethyst crystals (such as Amethyst clusters, points or rough/raw pieces) are resistant to and what types of water can best be avoided to ensure optimal preservation of your precious Amethyst crystal! 

Can Amethyst Go In Salt Water?

Putting Amethyst in salt water for an extended period of time is not recommended as the crystal can eventually get damaged. If your Amethyst has come into contact with salt water, make sure to rinse it off thoroughly with regular water to avoid any form of depravation.  

Some people prefer to use ocean water instead of regular tap or filtered water to cleanse their Amethyst. While ocean water has great energetic benefits for the crystal, the salt components of the water can unfortunately damage the Amethyst in the long run.

If you do want to use, for example ocean water, to cleanse your Amethyst; make sure to just give it a quick short dip instead of a long soak and rinse off the Amethyst with regular water from top to bottom to wash off any salt particles that may have stayed attached to the crystal. 

However it has to be emphasized that if you can avoid salt water to come into contact with your Amethyst in any way, it is best advised to do so. Avoiding salt water is your best bet to prevent your Amethyst from ultimately getting damaged. 

Can Amethyst Go In Bath Water?

Amethyst can go in bath water. Adding Amethyst to a calming bath can create a relaxing atmosphere and naturally help benefit from the amazing properties an Amethyst crystal has to offer. Do however make sure to not use any harmful bath products such as bath salt as they may affect the Amethyst.

Amethyst is a great stone to keep close when either taking a bath or a shower. As it can help to calm down the mind, a bath or shower session is the ultimate moment to take full advantage of the unique qualities an Amethyst has to offer. Adding crystals such as Amethysts to your bath are also a nice way to take your self-care routine to the next level and give off a feeling of luxury and wellness.

Natural and organic bath products such as bath bombs for example are great to use during an Amethyst infused bath session. Do make sure to check the ingredients of the product before adding it to your Amethyst bath, as salt can be a naturally added element as well. 

Any type of bath product that includes some sort of chemical substance can best be avoided when you decide to bathe with Amethyst crystals to prevent any form of damage to occur. 

Can Amethyst Go In Moon Water?

Moon water is water that is energetically charged during the night under the (full) moon. Putting Amethyst in your Moon water to charge along with it is a great method to enhance both the powers of the Moon water and the Amethyst. Put one or several small pieces of Amethyst in the Moon water.

As the moon is known to have a very powerful influence on water, Moon water forms the ultimate combination when it comes to wanting to use it for different types of cleansing purposes while at the same time focusing on enhancing the productions of positive intentions and energy. 

Adding an Amethyst to the equation contributes to the energetic benefits Moon water has to offer. As Amethyst is waterproof and known to be a stone that can help balance energies, improve communication, provide mental clarity and increase spiritual awareness, it is a great crystal to incorporate when practicing spiritual activities such as creating Moon water to use for a variety of purposes.

This video by ‘Freedom flower’ provides an extensive explanation on how to create your own Moon water that includes crystals! In this video a Clear Quartz crystal is used, however Amethyst is a great substitute.

In Conclusion

In a general sense, Amethyst can go in water. As long as it concerns regular tap or filtered water, an Amethyst should be able to survive without any type of damage. As Amethysts score a 7 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, it is considered a hard crystal that is perfectly water resistant.

An Amethyst can better not be put in salt water as the salt can eventually impact the crystal in a negative way. If your Amethyst has unexpectedly come into contact with salt water, make sure to remove it quickly and rinse it off with regular water to avoid any form of degradation. 

Amethyst can go in (warm) bath water, however as stated above, avoiding any type of bath products containing salt (or chemicals) is recommended. 

Lastly, Amethyst is a great crystal to use for putting into Moon water as it can help enhances the positive benefits Moon water has to offer, for example when used for different types of cleansing purposes. 

If you’ve enjoyed this article and would like to find out more information about other crystals and their water resistant abilities, I’ve written this other article that provides an in-depth explanation on the Rose Quartz crystal and whether it is suitable to go in water.

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