How to clean selenite?
From time to time you may need to clean your selenite, it depends on the type of cleaning that is required. If your selenite has been collecting dust for months on end you can use a duster to get rid of the dust you can also use a small brush. It is worth noting that selenite is a very fragile material, extra care is required when cleaning the crystal. Always use a soft material to clean the crystal, you can also use some tissues.
The surface of the crystal is so soft it can be scratched with a fingernail. We would recommend using a dry cloth and some polish to clean the crystal. Be sure not to use too much polish and leave it sitting on the surface of a selenite, as the crystal is soluble which means it does not act well with water. Do not put your selenite in the dishwasher or it will magically disappear.
For a deeper clean you can use drug store alcohol to give it a clean. You simply place the alcohol on a soft cloth and gently wipe the surface of the crystal. Be sure not to leave the pure alcohol for too long on the surface of the crystal as it could cause damage to the crystal.
Sometimes dirt and dust can get trapped within the crystal, you can use an air spray to push away any dirt. You can also use some hot water to get rid of some of the dirt off the surface, hot water does not dissolve the crystal as much as cold water.
Other ways to keep your selenite clean
Too much exposure to sunlight can cause the crystal to turn yellow, you can scrub the surface with some polish and dry cloth if this happens. You can store your crystal in a dark silk cloth bag to avoid dust and dirt getting trapped on the crystal.
It is always a good idea to keep the selenite crystal somewhere safe and secure to avoid any dirt and dust coming in contact with the crystal.
Sometimes your selenite will have some trapped minerals within the crystal when it was formed millions of years ago. You can use a wet cloth with hot water to dissolve the surface of the selenite until the minerals go away.
If you have a cluster of selenite or a piece of selenite that might be difficult to reach with the cloth you can air blower to get rid of any dust or dirt.