Something Shiny: Easy Method for Cleaning Quartz Varieties

Here in Ohio, it is fairly common to find various quartz varieties in river beds, streams, in sandstone crevices, and in the roots of fallen trees. Sometimes they are extremely dirty and encrusted with sediment.

Here is a quick and easy method for making your quartz crystals sparkle using apple cider vinegar.

Cleaning Quartz with Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Using hot tap water and a vegetable brush, scrub the crystals until they are mostly free from dirt.
  2. Rinse with water.
  3. Place your quartz in a mason jar.
  4. Cover the quartz in raw organic apple cider vinegar.
  5. Allow the crystals to sit in the vinegar overnight.
  6. Carefully drain the quartz in a strainer.
  7. Rinse with water and scrub out any remaining sediment.
  8. Place on a towel and allow to dry.

NOTE: Do not use this method on other crystals, especially if they have a hardness below 7 on the Mohs Scale. You can view this scale here.

Happy cleaning 🙂

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