How To Cleanse And Charge Shungite

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Shungite is a powerful and mysterious stone that has been used for centuries for its healing and protective properties. This lustrous black mineral is comprised almost entirely of carbon. It contains fullerenes, a powerful antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals in the body. 

But like any other crystal or stone, Shungite needs occasional cleansing and recharging to keep its energies at their peak. A simple cleansing and charging routine can help revitalize your Shungite, enhancing its natural metaphysical powers.

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In this blog post, we’ll walk through everything you need to know to cleanse and recharge Shungite effectively. You’ll learn quick and easy methods using common household ingredients. We’ll also cover when and how often to repeat the cleansing and charging process. 

So if you want to get the most out of your Shungite, read on!

Why Cleanse and Charge Shungite

Shungite is also known as the “stone of life” for its incredible healing and protective energies. But constant use can drain the stone of its positive charge. Negative energies, dirt, oils from handling, and other environmental factors can also build up on the surface, compromising the stone’s vibrational frequencies.

That’s why it’s important to cleanse and recharge your Shungite regularly. Just like your body needs rest and proper nutrition to function at its best, Shungite needs spiritual nourishment too. 

  1. Cleansing removes any accumulated negative energy or vibrations, dirt, and oils that may be preventing the stone’s energy from flowing freely.
  2. Charging restores and amplifies the stone’s inherent metaphysical powers. This gives it the strong, vibrant energy needed for healing and meditation work.
  3. With proper cleansing and charging, your Shungite will continue facilitating growth, manifesting desires, promoting inner peace, and providing potent protection. The stone will feel refreshed, radiant, and energized.

So make sure to show your Shungite some TLC now and then! A cleansed and charged stone is a happy, healthy stone. Learn more about different crystals and their uses.

How To Cleanse Shungite

When it comes to cleansing Shungite, you have a few easy and convenient options. Here are some of the most popular methods:

Sea Salt

Sea salt is one of the easiest ways to cleanse Shungite right at home. The salt helps absorb and purge accumulated energies and environmental debris.

To cleanse with sea salt:

  • Place your Shungite in a glass or ceramic bowl (avoid metal). Fill the bowl with coarse sea salt, covering the stone completely.
  • Let the stone sit for 1-2 hours so the salt can fully absorb any impurities.
  • After soaking, rinse the Shungite under cool running water to wash away the sea salt. Pat dry with a soft cloth.   
  • For a deeper cleanse, you can gently rub the wet stone with the cloth after rinsing. This helps remove any remaining salt and residue.
  • Your Shungite is now cleansed and ready to be charged!

The refreshing ocean energy in the sea salt will purify your stone. And it’s such a simple, natural way to cleanse using ingredients you likely have at home.


Smudging with Sage or Palo Ssanto is a popular metaphysical cleansing technique. The smoke attaches itself to negative energy and vibrations, lifting them away when the smoke clears.

To smudge your Shungite:

  • Hold your sage stick or palo santo in one hand and your Shungite in the other. Light the end of the sage or palo santo. 
  • Once smoking, gently wave or blow the smoke over the stone’s surface. Make sure to smoke all sides.
  • As you smudge, set the intention for the smoke to cleanse away any built-up energies or debris trapped in the stone. Envision the smoke clearing out old vibrations and renewing the crystal.
  • When finished smudging, snip out the flame and place the leftover stick in a fireproof container like a shell or dish. 
  • Let the stone rest for a few minutes to allow any lingering smoke to dissipate.

This simple smudging ritual cleanses and refreshes your Shungite’s energy. Plus, many find the scents of Sage and Palo Santo to be calming and pleasant!

Note: When considering smudging practices or selecting herbs, such as sage, it is crucial to be mindful and respectful of Indigenous cultures. Certain types of sage, such as white sage, hold sacred significance to these cultures. In order to prevent cultural appropriation and promote cultural sensitivity, we strongly encourage you to explore alternative options to white sage and conduct thorough research before choosing a specific type of sage for smudging purposes.


The glowing lunar energy is a gentle yet powerful cleanser for crystals. Placing your Shungite out under the light of the full moon for a night is an ideal way to cleanse.

  • Allow the stone to charge outside overnight during a full moon for best results. Place it directly on the earth or a clean dish.
  • If weather permits, you can also bury the stone beneath the soil, allowing the earth to draw out impurities further.
  • In the morning, unearth your Shungite or collect it from its dish. Rinse off any dirt or debris under cool water and pat dry.

The serene light of the moon infuses your stone with clarity and renewal while removing stagnant energies. And it requires no ingredients, just the beautiful night sky!

Water Rinse

You can rinse your Shungite under cool running water for a quick cleansing in a pinch. While not as deep a cleanse as some methods, this can freshen up the stone’s energy when needed.

  • Hold your Shungite securely in your hand. Place under a gentle stream of cool water for 1-2 minutes. 
  • As the water runs over the stone, visualize it rinsing away any stuck energy or residue, renewing the natural radiance and power of the crystal. Envision the water carrying away impurities down the drain.
  • Pat your Shungite dry with a soft cloth. Allow to air dry before charging or using fully.

The cooling motion of the water washes over the stone’s surface, leaving it refreshed. Just don’t use hot water, as it could damage the Shungite. A quick rinse retains the stone’s lively vibration.

How To Charge Shungite

Once cleansed, it’s time to charge up your Shungite! Charging infuses the stone with positive, high-vibration energy to work its metaphysical magic.

Here are some of the best ways to charge your Shungite:


One of the most powerful ways to charge Shungite is with natural sunlight. The light and warmth of the sun fill the stone with fiery solar energy.

To charge with sunlight:

  • Place your Shungite in direct sunlight for 1-4 hours. Early morning light is often recommended, but any sunlight will do. You can set the stone on a windowsill or outdoors.
  • Envision the sun’s rays breathing new life force into the crystal as it absorbs the light. See the stone glowing with brilliant illumination. 
  • For an extra boost, set a quartz cluster or point next to the Shungite to amplify the charging effects of the sun. The combination of the sun and quartz makes for very potent charging.
  • When finished, check that the stone feels warm to the touch from basking in the sun’s glow.

Your Shungite will be buzzing with revitalized solar energies after its sunbath!

Burying In Earth

The earth has a grounding, energizing charge that can be imparted to stones. Burying or partially burying Shungite in soil transfers the earth’s powerful vibrations.

To charge Shungite in the earth:

  • Select a spot in your yard or a potted plant. Dig a shallow hole or trench just large enough to fit your Shungite.
  • Place your stone in the earth, letting it rest partially or fully buried. If desired, wrap it in a natural material like cotton or linen first, then bury it.
  • Let your Shungite charge underground overnight or for up to 24 hours. 
  • When ready, unearth your stone and brush off any excess dirt. Rinse under cool water if needed. 

The stabilizing earth energy is now grounded into the newly charged Shungite for centering and protection.

Quartz Crystal Cluster 

Placing Shungite near a quartz cluster transfers the quartz’s powerful amplifying energy into the Shungite. This serves to recharge its vibration.

To use quartz:

  • Select a terminated quartz point or quartz cluster. Clear quartz works best, but other varieties, like smoky or rose quartz, can also be used.
  • Place your Shungite next to the quartz so they are touching or nearly touching. Leave them resting together overnight or for up to 48 hours.
  • You can also place the Shungite on top of the quartz if the terminated point faces the stone.
  • After a day or two, the quartz will have transferred a concentrated dose of its energetic charge into the Shungite.

Quartz clusters emanate a focused metaphysical charge that aligns perfectly with Shungite for amplification.


Your energy can be used to charge Shungite during meditation. This infuses your intention into the stone.

To charge with meditation:

  • Sit quietly and comfortably, holding your Shungite in both hands. Close your eyes and take some deep centering breaths.
  • Visualize your energy radiating from your heart center as white or golden light. See this light streaming into the Shungite, filling it up with your energy.
  • Focus on the feeling of the stone being energized and revitalized as you direct your energy into it. Take as much time as needed to charge it.
  • When ready, open your eyes and mindfully set down your empowered Shungite.

Through the focused power of meditation, your Shungite is imbued with special energies aligned exactly with your needs.

Singing Bowls

A singing bowl’s pure, penetrating tone can charge your Shungite with sound vibration.

To use a singing bowl: 

  • Place your Shungite near or touching the outside of the singing bowl as it rests on a pillow or surface.
  • Using a mallet, firmly strike the side of the bowl so it produces a strong, sustained tone.
  • Allow the resonance to completely permeate the stone for at least 5-10 minutes or longer. Rotate the stone occasionally if needed to ensure all sides receive the sound waves.
  • When the sound fully tapers off, your Shungite is charged with harmonizing vibrations!

The singing bowl’s ancient acoustic technology infuses the perfect sound frequencies to align your stone.

Many easy and effective ways exist to impart renewed energy into your Shungite. Regular cleansing and charging allow you to keep your stone’s vibration at its peak potential.

How Often To Cleanse and Charge Shungite

When it comes to cleansing and charging, consistency is key. While optimal timing can vary, every 2-4 weeks is a good general guideline for maintaining your Shungite. But factors like usage and exposure also play a role.

Here are some signs it may be time to cleanse and recharge your Shungite:

  • You sense a decrease in the stone’s energy or metaphysical potency
  • The Shungite feels heavier or denser energetically 
  • Its usual luster appears dull 
  • You experience more negativity or challenges when using the stone
  • You feel intuitively guided to cleanse and charge it

Trust your intuition. It will let you know when your Shungite needs a spiritual recharge. Think of it like getting a regular tune-up for your car. Just some occasional maintenance keeps it running smoothly!

For frequent users of Shungite, charging even more often can be beneficial. If you meditate with or wear your stone daily, aim for cleansing and charging every 1-2 weeks. 

Stones used in healing sessions or spiritual work may require cleansing and charging after each use. Their absorption of energy during these activities is greatly increased. Renewing the stone between uses preserves its effectiveness.

And remember, cleansing and charging are not just for maintenance. You can also intentionally cleanse crystals after emotional experiences or encounters with others’ energy. And charging them before ceremonies, rituals, or meditation can enhance their vibrational power for your intended work.

With just a little routine care, and storing your crystal properly, your stone will continue radiating its mystical light and protective energy.


Shungite is a stone with unique metaphysical properties that aid healing and spiritual growth. But in order for it to spread its protective and transformative magic, cleansing and charging are needed to keep it operating at peak energy.

These tips give you a variety of easy yet effective methods to care for your Shungite. Regular cleansing and charging maintain the stone’s natural luster and lively vibration. Don’t underestimate the value of giving your Shungite the spiritual nourishment it needs. A cleansed and charged stone seems to shine brighter with light and possibility.

Incorporate a routine with sea salt, moonlight, sunlight, smudging, meditation, or other charging techniques. See which methods you and your Shungite respond to best, then make cleansing and charging a consistent part of working with this mystical stone.

Your Shungite will reward you in return for continued service as your metaphysical ally and guardian. Handle your stone with mindful respect, and it will pour its ancient wisdom and protective power into your life for years.

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