It’s a great idea to cleanse a fluorite crystal if it’s new in your space. You should also cleanse your crystal regularly if you’ve been using it for its intuitive, grounding, and peace-bringing properties, to power it back up.
The good news is it’s very easy to cleanse and charge fluorite at home, using things you already have around you…
Fluorite can be cleansed and charged in nature, using earth, fire, or wind. Put the crystal in healthy soil, the smoke of a burning smudge or incense stick, or your own breath to purify and revitalize it.
I give more details on these methods and many others below. Feel free to use one or combine several – do whatever works best for you and your crystal.
By the end of this post, you’ll have 11 easy ways to cleanse and charge fluorite crystals.
Cleanse and charge fluorite with…
Meditation and visualization
To cleanse fluorite with visualization and meditation, start by looking at your stone. Take note of the colors in the crystal; the look, shape and feel of it; and even its weight.
Next, close the crystal in your dominant hand. So, if you’re right-handed, close the stone in your right hand. If you’re left-handed, hold the stone in your left hand.
Now close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Once you feel calm and centered, try to see the fluorite floating in front of you, still with your eyes closed.
Keep on trying to make the picture clearer until you have a good view of it in your mind’s eye.
Now imagine clean spring water gently washing over the crystal. The stream can be as strong or as gentle as you wish, and it can wash over the crystal for as long as you want to continue with your meditation.
Trust your intuition and let the water wash negativity from your crystal.
Once you feel the crystal cleansing is complete, picture the fluorite rising up from the stream into warm, pure orange and yellow sunlight.
Try to see the water droplets that carry any leftover negativity evaporating from the stone in the sun’s rays, until all that’s left is a shiny crystal in your hand.
Feel the crystal warming up in your hand as the sun’s rays charge it with pure light energy. Stay in this moment and say a fluorite affirmation (here are some great affirmations for fluorite to give you ideas) if you want or need to.
When you feel the ritual is complete, slowly bring yourself back to the present, open your eyes and hands, and thank your crystal.
TIP: Don’t put fluorite in real water or saltwater
Fluorite cannot go in water or saltwater as it’s a soft crystal and can be damaged by water and salt exposure. If you need to clean fluorite, wipe it with a damp cloth or rinse it in clean water for no more than a few seconds.
If you have access to healthy soil, either outside in a yard or even in a pot plant, you can use this soil to cleanse and charge fluorite crystal.
Healthy soil is dark, has good plant growth in it, and is alive with earthworms and/or other insects when it’s out in the open.
Cleanse and charge fluorite by placing it directly into healthy soil. Completely cover the crystal with the soil, so you can’t see any part of it.
You want the soil to touch the entire fluorite. Wherever it touches, it will absorb old energy and recharge with fresh energy from the earth.
Leave your fluorite in the soil for at least 24 hours. Then rinse it first in soapy water followed by clean water from the faucet, before patting it dry with a soft cloth.
Please be careful: Don’t ever leave your crystal anywhere a child or animal might find it and swallow it.
It’s important to be sure that you’re using a real fluorite crystal – here’s how to tell a real fluorite from a fake.
Smudges are made from dried herbs or plants. When these herbs are burned, the smoke that’s released has a cleansing and recharging effect on anything it touches.
A sage smudge is the most popular type for cleansing fluorite crystals, like these white sage sticks from Amazon, but you can also use smudges made from Palo Santo wood, cedar, sweetgrass, juniper, or yerba santa.
If you enjoy smudge cleanses and want something prettier than the usual bundle of dried plants, try these handmade floral smudge kits to add some beauty to your ritual.
To cleanse fluorite with a smudge:
- Go outside or into a well-ventilated room, where the smoke won’t bother you.
- Light the smudge with a wooden match, if you have one (these are the most beautiful wooden matches I’ve ever seen). It’s always best to use natural materials like wood during a cleansing and recharging ritual.
- Gently blow out the flame on the smudge. The smudge should keep on letting off smoke even though the flame is gone.
- Hold the fluorite directly in the smudge’s smoke. Make sure the smoke touches every part of the fluorite by slowly turning the fluorite over (like a rotisserie chicken) and circling the smudge around the crystal.
If you have a feather in your smudging kit, like the one that comes in this deluxe smudging kit, blow the smoke over your crystal with the feather to represent the element of air passing over your crystal for even greater cleansing and charging.
- Smudge your fluorite for as long as your intuition tells you to do so. If you’re unsure, it should be enough if the smudge’s smoke touches each part of the crystal at least three times.
- Once the cleansing is complete, leave the smudge stick to burn to the end or put it out in sand. It’s important to make sure that the smudge is completely dead before packing it away.
- Sprinkle any ashes from the smudging process on the ground outside or in the soil in a pot plant, for the soil to absorb the energy from the crystal and heal it.
You can cleanse fluorite with the smoke from incense, much like you use the smoke from a smudge stick.
To cleanse and charge fluorite with incense, light the incense stick with a wooden match, if you have one. Blow out the flame gently, so the incense keeps on smoking.
If you want to use a candle rather than incense or a smudge, try this pure white sage smudge candle.
Hold your fluorite in the incense smoke and slowly turn the crystal over three times, so the smoke touches, cleanses, and recharges every part of the crystal.
This should only take about a minute to do, but you can leave the crystal in the smoke for longer if you feel it needs more time. This is an intuitive process, so it’s important to listen to yourself for guidance.
If you burn incense in a covered holder, like this handmade wood box, put fluorite crystal inside the box, light the incense, close the lid, and leave your crystal in there to be cleansed by the smoke until the incense stick has finished burning. This is a great way to cleanse multiple small crystals at the same time.
Throw any ashes from the incense stick onto soil outside, to release the energy it absorbed.
Your own breath is a powerful crystal cleanser as it’s honored as one of the four natural elements – air.
To cleanse fluorite with your breath, sit down with the crystal closed in your dominant hand. Close your eyes and take 10 slow, deep breaths, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.
This will set the mood and your intention for the cleansing.
Draw in crisp, clean air with every breath and try to feel the sparkle or buzz of this air as it moves through your nose, around your lungs, and leaves your mouth.
Once you’re ready, imagine a bright, warm light around yourself. Feel it snuggling you and warming up the air you are breathing.
Open your eyes and hands, then bring the fluorite up to your mouth.
Take in a deep breath of clean, warm air through your nose. When you exhale, breath out of your mouth with force so you blow the air onto the fluorite in your hands. Do this several times, making your breaths intentional.
As you do this ritual, imagine the light that is surrounding you passing through your breath and over your crystal.
Turn your crystal over after each exhale, to make sure your breath touches every side and inch of the crystal.
Do this for as long as you feel you should, but you can stop after about four full breaths if that is enough for you and you have breathed over the entire crystal.
Want to learn more about your fluorite crystal? Here’s my full guide.
The right amount of sunlight can have a wonderful effect on fluorite, but avoid direct sunlight for too long on any crystal.
To cleanse and charge fluorite using sunlight, place the stone in a sunny spot at dawn or in the morning before 10 am, before it gets too hot and bright.
If you can, put it outside on healthy soil, so the soil can support the cleansing ritual.
Leave the crystal out in the sun for no more than an hour, and don’t touch your crystal during the cleansing ritual.
The moon’s rays cleanse and recharge fluorite, with a wonderful calming effect on crystals.
Fluorite can be cleansed by the moon when it is a full or waning moon.
A full moon is when the entire moon is visible, so you see a bright, complete circle of the moon. A waning moon comes after a full moon, when the moon starts becoming smaller in the sky.
Click here to check when there will be a full moon or waning moon in your area – just type the name of your city in the top-right search bar on the website.
When the moon is full or waning, put your fluorite outside at sunset. Make sure the crystal is directly in the moonlight, with nothing blocking the moon’s rays from touching the crystal. Try to put the crystal on the ground, so the soil can absorb the old energy and support the cleansing and charging process.
Leave the fluorite out overnight and bring it in before the sun gets hot the next morning (before 10 am if it’s a sunny day).
Sound is a great way to cleanse and charge fluorite. As sound waves pass over the crystal, they push away old, negative energy and allow new, powerful energy to enter the crystal.
To cleanse fluorite with sound, place the crystal no more than 3 feet away from you. The closer your crystal is to the source of the sound, the stronger the sound vibration will be and the better the ritual will work.
The space between you and the crystal should be clear and free from any objects, so the sound vibrations can move freely through the air and surround the crystal easily.
When you’re seated comfortably, relax your body and start making your noise or sound. Make this sound for at least two to three minutes, to fully cleanse the fluorite.
Whatever you choose, it’s good to get involved and make the sounds yourself – don’t play sounds on your phone or TV.
When you’ve had some practice doing this, you can use two or three sounds at the same time. For example, you could chant and play chimes at regular intervals for greater cleansing and charging.
Selenite is a crystal that cleanses and charges fluorite quickly and easily.
To cleanse fluorite with selenite, put fluorite in a selenite crystal bowl. The bowls are known as “crystal charging stations” because they release old energy from crystals and allow new energy to flow in.
These charging stations can be kept in a special spot in your home and used to charge any crystal.
If you don’t have a selenite bowl, put fluorite on selenite crystals. Try to get enough selenite sticks to wrap them around your fluorite – underneath, on its sides, and on top, so the selenite touches all sides of the fluorite.
If you don’t have selenite available, use another cleansing crystal, such as carnelian or black obsidian. All you need to do is make sure the cleansing crystal is bigger than or there’s more of it than the fluorite being cleansed.
This makes space for the cleansing crystal to absorb the fluorite’s energy.
Salt has a wonderful purifying effect on crystals.
It’s best to cleanse fluorite with Himalayan salt in a shallow glass bowl, drinking glass, or vase.
Use only dry salt and never saltwater on a fluorite crystal!
Once the crystal has been cleansed with salt, rinse it under clean water for a few seconds to remove any salt residue, then pat it dry with a soft cloth.
A bowl of salt can be used many times to cleanse and charge fluorite. In fact, it can act as a storage container and charging station to keep fluorite when you aren’t using it.
Simply replace the salt when you feel it has lost its power and is no longer effective.
Another salt cleansing option is to use a pure Himalayan salt lamp: Place fluorite next to the lamp and let the crystal bathe in the lamp’s light for several hours.
Then turn the crystal over to expose its other side to the lamp’s light.
Brown rice cleanses fluorite by absorbing negativity. Simply bury the crystal in a shallow bed of dry brown rice and leave it there overnight, or longer if you want.
When you’re done with the cleansing, thank the rice and throw it out.
This is rather wasteful and is only recommended as a cleansing ritual if you cannot use any of the other methods listed above.