How to Cleanse Labradorite [4 Cleansing Methods]

By Mary Ancillette |

how to cleanse labradorite

Looking for a simple method to cleanse labradorite? Here are four of my favourite cleansing techniques for this healing stone.

Just like other healing crystals, labradorite needs regular cleansing to remove negative energy. But it’s important to cleanse it using safe methods to avoid ruining this stone’s stunning appearance.

In this article, I’ll show you four methods for safely cleansing labradorite – moonlight, amethyst geodes, running water, and sound. I’ve also included tips for charging and cleaning labradorite.

How Can I Cleanse Labradorite?

You can cleanse labradorite using a variety of methods, including moonlight, sound vibrations and amethyst geodes. As labradorite is safe to go in water for short periods, you can also use running water to cleanse this stone.

How to Cleanse a Labradorite Stone of Negative Energy

1. Moonlight

Moonlight is one of my favourite cleansing methods for labradorite.

Unlike sunlight, the moon’s gentle light won’t cause your stone to fade. Moonlight can also cleanse your crystal even when there’s cloud cover.

Here’s how to cleanse and charge a crystal with moonlight:

  1. Place your labradorite crystal on a natural surface, such as wood or soil.
  2. Ideally, put the crystal where it’ll receive direct moonlight throughout the night. If it’s going to rain, you can also place it indoors on a windowsill.
  3. Leave the crystal overnight to benefit from the moon’s feminine energy.

2. Amethyst Geode

Placing your labradorite crystal inside an amethyst geode for at least 24 hours will cleanse it of negative energy.

It’s a good idea to wrap your labradorite in a soft cloth before using this method. Amethyst is harder than labradorite (a Mohs Hardness Score of 7 compared with 6-6.5), so it’s important to protect against scratches.

3. Running Water

Labradorite is water-safe, so you can use running water to cleanse it (see the section below for more details and a few caveats).

This is great news, as running water is one of the best methods for clearing negative energy from a healing crystal.

When a labradorite crystal is held in a stream of water, negative energy is grounded back to earth. This works best with a natural water source, but a running tap can also do the job.

Here’s how to cleanse labradorite with water:

  1. Start by being clear about your intention to cleanse. Unlike passive methods such as moonlight or amethyst geodes, cleansing with running water works best when you maintain focus throughout the process.
  2. Hold the labradorite crystal in the water flow for 2-3 minutes. This is enough time for negative energy to be grounded to earth.
  3. Dry your labradorite. Use a soft cloth that’s made from natural fibres.

Don’t submerge labradorite for a long period of time. A few minutes is plenty, otherwise you risk the stone becoming dull and faded over time. You also shouldn’t use salt water for cleansing labradorite.

4. Sound

Sonic vibrations can remove negative energy from your crystal, making sound a wonderful cleansing technique.

You can use any type of sound for cleansing, although many people like to use chanting or crystal singing bowls.

Just like with running water, make sure to keep your focus on the intention of cleansing throughout the process. There’s no specific duration required to cleanse a crystal with sound – use your intuition to guide you.

Can Labradorite Go In Water?

Labradorite is a relatively hard crystal, with a Mohs Hardness rating of 6-6.5. Crystals with a hardness of 6 and above are typically water safe, meaning that labradorite is unlikely to be damaged by water.

However, I don’t recommend that you submerge labradorite for long periods of time. This could cause the crystal to lose its shine.

I also recommend avoiding salt water when cleansing labradorite, as salt’s corrosive nature can cause surface damage and fading. You don’t want to risk ruining your labradorite’s beautiful iridescence!

How to Charge a Labradorite Crystal

Charging a labradorite necklace

Once you’ve cleansed a labradorite crystal of unwanted energies, it’s also a good idea to charge it. Charging restores a stone’s positive vibrations and ensures it’s effective for crystal healing.

Many charging methods are similar to those used for cleansing. The key is to set an intention to charge the stone, rather than to remove negative energy.

Here are a few examples that you can use for charging labradorite:

  • Sound. Sound waves restore a crystal’s natural vibration. Any tone can charge a crystal, but for a deeper effect use a Tibetan singing bowl that resonates with the crystal’s associated Chakra. Labradorite is closely linked to the Third Eye, so you should use the note of “A”.
  • Moonlight. Charging with moonlight follows the same process as for cleansing. Place the labradorite on a natural material to keep it grounded, then put it in direct moonlight overnight.
  • Touch. If you want to charge your stone with a different method to those used for cleansing, your own energy field is one of the fastest tools. For small crystals, set an intention to charge, then rub the crystal to transmit your body’s energy.

I’ve also written a complete guide for how to charge crystals, which you may find useful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Shower With Labradorite?

As I mentioned earlier in this article, labradorite won’t dissolve in water. It’s also unlikely to crack in water, unless it’s submerged for long periods or exposed to salt water.

With that said, modern showers can be extremely powerful. It’s best to avoid exposing your labradorite crystal to such a strong flow of water whenever possible.

You should be extra careful with labradorite jewellery. Just because the crystal is water-safe doesn’t mean that other parts of the jewellery can go in the shower.

How Should You Clean Labradorite?

As labradorite is water safe, you can gently clean it with water and a soft cloth. Once cleaned, make sure you dry it thoroughly with a dry cloth.


Labradorite is a beautiful crystal that’s associated with luck, confidence, and protection. As the stone will absorb negative energies from its environment, it’s important to cleanse and charge it to restore its healing properties.

There are many methods you can use to cleanse labradorite. Moonlight, sound, and running water are three of my favourites, although you shouldn’t use salt water or submerge labradorite for long periods of time.

Do you have any questions about how to cleanse labradorite? Please let me know in the comments section below.

Mary Ancillette

About the Author: Mary Ancillette

Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and crystal healing expert from the UK. With over 15 years of crystal healing experience, she’s passionate about helping others improve their lives by harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.

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