• Astrid The Psychic Witch

Which Crystals are Unsafe in Water?

The majority of crystals can be put into water, however, there are some that, for a number of reasons, are unsafe in water. Some would simply only lose their shine, their density, or even dissolve completely, but there are even some that can be poisonous when coming into contact with water.

If you're looking for a safe crystal to charge water with, it's a good idea to do some research beforehand to make sure that your chosen crystals is water safe. Some stones, like quartz crystals, are always a good choice, as they're water safe and versatile - in general, it can be charged with almost any intention. And a majority of the quartz family are water safe, such as amethysts, smokey quartz, rose quartz, jasper, and citrine.

Crystals not safe for water

As for cleansing crystals, a lot of people will clean their crystals with running water, however, this is not an option with crystals that are not water safe. You can choose some of the alternative crystal cleansing methods, such as cleansing crystals with incense smoke, sun light, moon light, or the sound of a bell. These methods are just as effective for cleansing them as it would be to run them under water and it will keep your crystals safe.

Here is a short list of stones that are unsafe to submerge under water. Note that this is not an entire list of the only ones that are water unsafe, and I would recommend to research the specific stones that you're planning to use, but these are some of the most common crystals that are not safe for putting in water.


Selenite - This crystal will dissolve in water.



Hematite - It may rust

Malachite - Really Toxic! Even when in contact with skin.

Pyrite - It may rust and can also release toxic sulfur

Celestite -

Any Crystals that contain copper, such as malachite.

Crystals are amazing tools for anything magick and witchcraft, and even a little bit of hassle regarding the research of their properties and water safety is worth the benefits that they can bring into your magical practice.


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