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May 08, 2022

Can Milky Quartz Go In Water? - (STAY SAFE)

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Milky Quartz can go in water for years without the crystal being harm, but there may be calcium buildup if the crystal is submerged for a long time.

Can you soak milky quartz in water?

Yes... unless it's the wrong type of water.

Basically you've got two types of water that you might consider "bad" for your Milky Quartz.

Acidic Water

Super acidic water can do some harm to these Milky crystals because the acid in the water dissolves a small amount of crystal.

But it has to be REALLY acidic. Milky Quartz passes the mineral acid test and can handle light acids no problem.

Tap Water

If the water you're soaking in contains a bunch of limestone (the white stuff that cakes up your shower) then this can be "harmful" to your milky quartz.

Truthfully it's not that harmful though, because all the white crust can be wiped off pretty easily with a cloth.

How do you recharge milky quartz?

Although I'm a huge fan of a dirt bath, but Milky Quartz does enjoy a nice salt bath.

To cleanse your Milky Quartz, simply put it in a bowl filled with natural salt for 24hrs.

Once 24 hours has passed, dig up your freshly cleansed Quartz!

Oh. And remember, if you've got Raw Milk Quartz or your tumbled stones has lots of crack then salt might get inside.

You can wrap it with salt before had to prevent that, or just give it a quick bath after!

Will Water Make Milky Quartz Change Color?

Imagine how cool it woud be if it did!

It would be like those pencils we had in school that changed when you rubbed them.

Sadly... Milky Quartz won't change color when wet.

It won't fade in the sunlight either. Really dark stones might look like they do, but they're really just getting shinier.

And changing color has no relation to it getting a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, it simply won't change it's structure based on these things.

Can you wash milky quartz?

Our favorite method of washing crystals is using vinegar.

Although a vinegar bath is perfect for stones like Sugilite, it will hurt some stones like Blue Pectolite.

Milky Quartz is also fine with most types of soaps and detergents too.

And the Milky variety isn't super sensitive to water like Sodalite is, it won't dissolve if you give it a wash.

So when you want to clean your crystal, we suggest a dry cloth or some filtered water.

Having sensitive stones is the price we pay for this big beauty's energy.

Charging Water with Milky Quartz

You can charge water with crystals at home, as long as you use stones that are safe in water and don’t dissolve, corrode, or contain any minerals unfit for human consumption.

There are also some techniques for charging the water with stones by placing them around the jar or on top of a water bottle lid rather than in the water.

Milky Quartz infused water benefits

Some users drink crystal-infused water just to help their overall health and well-being. This kind of drink is often called a Milky Quartz elixir.

Milky Quartz is particularly helpful can help with all things involving the Crown Chakra. Helping keep you focused during hard times, and aids in transformation.

Infusing water with Milky Quartz can help clear negative energy, and bring more positivity into your life.

There is no hardset rule that says you have to actually drink the water. You can always add your elixir to your bath, or even use it in the garden to water your plants.

Can quartz rock go in water in general?

Sure! Quartz are pretty stable crystals and aren't generally hurt by water.

We have in-depth guides on Aqua Aura Quartz, Ruby Aura Quartz, Sunshine Aura Quartz and many more!

All of these explain how to wash Quartz and none are sensitive to water.

If you've got a different kind of Quartz like Opal Aura Quartz or one not listed above then it is probably fine with water too.

Please not that this only applies to natural Quartz.

Can you take Milky Quartz into the shower?

Well... yes! Since you now know that your gemstone is safe from water damage, taking it in the shower won't be a problem!

To each their own, we prefer bubble baths :)

Can you take Milky Quartz in the rain?

While rain normally contains more acidic ppm than tap water, it's still safe! Don't fret too much about the rain -- your stone will be fine!

Quick Milky Quartz Facts

  • The cloudy appearance of milky quartz is caused by small gas bubbles or other impurities trapped inside the crystal lattice. These bubbles give the stone its characteristic look.

  • Despite being around for centuries, Milky Quartz wasn't officially discovered until 1811, when an Englishman named James Smithson first spotted it in Brazil. After that, it became increasingly popular and began to be used in a variety of applications.

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