How To Cleanse Black Tourmaline: 4 Easy And Effective Methods

Black Tourmaline is known as a crystal that encourages inspiration, self-confidence and positive energy to blossom. 

If you find yourself wondering whether you should cleanse your Black Tourmaline crystal, then the answer you’re looking for is definitely yes! Let’s find out the best way to do this right away.

There are several easy and effective ways to cleanse Black Tourmaline crystal. You can choose to cleanse Black Tourmaline with either water, incense, sunlight or other crystals such as Selenite or Quartz. Use the method you feel intuitively drawn to in order to ensure optimal results. 

In this article we’ll take an in-depth look at the 4 different methods mentioned above that will help to cleanse your Black Tourmaline crystal both quickly and effectively.

On top of that we’ll also take a look at the best ways to cleanse your Black Tourmaline jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets and pendants.  

How To Cleanse Black Tourmaline With Water

Cleansing Black Tourmaline crystal with water is a very effective and easy process. For this cleansing method you can either use regular tap water or collect some water from a river or creek to increase the sense of connection between your crystal and Mother Nature. 

Using water as a cleansing method for Black Tourmaline is great as this crystal scores between 7 and 7.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

This means that Black Tourmaline is resistant to water and won’t be negatively affected when coming in contact with the element of water (all crystals that score above 7 on the Mohs scale are generally known to be water resistant).

While cleansing your Black Tourmaline crystal with water, it is best recommended to focus on sending the crystal positive intentions and affirmations.

This will help strengthen the connection between you and the stone and make it an almost meditative and calming process as well.

How To Cleanse Black Tourmaline With Selenite 

In order to cleanse your Black Tourmaline crystal with Selenite it is important to make sure the crystals make direct contact during the process. Lay the piece of Black Tourmaline on top of the Selenite so it can absorb its energies. Remove the Black Tourmaline after about 12 hours. 

Selenite is a great crystal to use for cleansing other crystals as Selenite promotes clarity and calmness.

Selenite sticks in specific are great for cleansing practices as other crystals can easily be laid upon them. 

If you don’t have a piece of Selenite laying around, alternatively, Clear Quartz can also be used as a cleansing crystal. 

As Clear Quartz is known to provide balance and harmony, it can be greatly beneficial for cleansing purposes.

How To Cleanse Black Tourmaline With Incense

Incense is a great and powerful tool to cleanse Black Tourmaline crystals. In order to cleanse Black Tourmaline with incense; light up the incense stick until it starts to produce smoke, place the incense stick in an incense holder and gently wave the Black Tourmaline through the smoke. 

Incense smoke is a great tool that will help energetically cleanse your Black Tourmaline crystal.

While waving your Black Tourmaline crystal through the incense smoke; focus on sending it positive affirmations and intentions for optimal results. 

Make sure to always keep a window open for ventilation while the incense is lighted and don’t leave it unattended.

How To Cleanse Black Tourmaline With Sunlight

Cleansing Black Tourmaline with the natural power of sunlight can best be done by letting it sit in direct sunlight for about one to two hours. Place the crystal somewhere it can directly connect with the earth in order to optimize its grounding abilities. 

Even though Black Tourmaline can stand a bit of sunlight, do make sure to collect your Black Tourmaline after a maximum of two hours.

Using the mild morning sun for the cleansing process is also recommended as the sun rays won’t be as strong and intense yet. 

If you don’t like to use sunlight for cleansing your Black Tourmaline crystal, or maybe fear it will be damaged by it, alternatively you can also choose to use the natural powers of the moon to cleanse your Black Tourmaline crystal.

In order to do so; place your crystal in your garden, balcony or windowsill throughout the night and collect it before sunrise. 

Can You Cleanse Black Tourmaline In Salt?

It is best advised to not cleanse Black Tourmaline crystals with salt. Even though it may not immediately damage the crystal, it is better to not take any risks if you want to avoid damaging the Black Tourmaline in any shape or form. Use another cleansing method that is safe and effective. 

Even though regular water is a great natural tool to cleanse your crystal, make sure to avoid using salt water.

Salt (water) has the tendency to negatively affect the state of the crystal and can result in your (Black Tourmaline) crystal slowly crumbling. 

How To Cleanse A Black Tourmaline Necklace

Black Tourmaline necklaces (or other jewelry pieces such as rings, pendants, bracelets or earrings), can best be cleansed by either using incense or other crystals such as Selenite or Quartz. Both are easy and effective cleansing methods that will ensure the natural grounding of your jewelry. 

Even though Black Tourmaline in it’s natural form can also be cleansed with water, it is not recommended for jewelry as it may unexpectedly affect other materials the jewelry piece is made of. 

Black Tourmaline pendants can also best be cleansed by either using incense (or sage) smoke or other types of crystals such as Selenite or Quartz. 

In Conclusion

So, to summarize, Black Tourmaline can best be cleansed by either using water, incense, Selenite or sunlight

It is best advised to avoid using salt (water) to cleanse Black Tourmaline as it may negatively influence the crystal when being exposed to the element for too long. 

When it comes to cleansing Black Tourmaline Jewelry such as necklaces, rings, bracelets, pendants or earrings, using a gentle cleansing tool such as incense or other crystals is recommended. 

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