10 Easy Ways To Cleanse/Clear Your Home

10 Easy Ways To Cleanse/Clear Your Home

Your home should be your safe haven! The place where you feel relaxed, happy, and at peace. But when bad energy is lingering around, your home can quickly become the opposite, a place of hostility and negativity. When you have negative energy in your home, it can affect every other aspect of your life.

How to tell if there is negative energy in your home?
There are many signs to look for like, excessive complaining, negative relationships, blaming, criticism, and clutter, to name a few. I personally know I my own home, when my husband and I bicker. Because we usually don't, so I know when we do, it's time to cleanse the house!
Here are 10 easy ways to cleanse your home.

1. Set an intention for your home.
Before you do anything else, set a specific intention for your home. What do you want your space to help you release? How do you want your home to feel? For example, you could say: "My intention is to cleanse negative energy from my home so I am focused and productive" or "My intention is to release my ex's energy and feel peaceful again." Speak your intention out loud to set the shifts in motion.

2. Try burning dried herbs.
People all over the world have long burned certain fragrant herbs, like sage or lavender, to clear negative energy. Simply place your dried herb of choice in a fire-safe container and light until you see a flame. Blow it out. The orange embers will continue to burn. Fan the embers while spreading smoke thoroughly into every crevice of each room. Note: If you have asthma or are sensitive to smoke, skip this one and clear your space using plants or a cleansing spray instead.

3. Strategically place your crystals.
Crystals are gifts from the earth that carry various beneficial vibrational properties. Stones to place around your home to clear negative energy are black tourmaline, hematite or quartz.

4. Make noise as you walk through your space.
The sound of drums, gongs, and even clapping hands can help break up negative energy. For an at-home sound ritual, start at your front door and move clockwise through the inner perimeter of your home, playing an instrument (or clapping) toward the walls, until you've made a full loop.

5. Burn incense or use a cleansing spray.
Palo Santo is a type of fragrant wood that's native to South America and can be burned as incense. It is thought to be a vigorous energy cleanser; just light one end of a stick and spread the smoke as you would with your dried herbs. Be mindful of where you purchase Palo Santo. Due to it's popularity, these trees are being cut down in a non-sustainable manner. That is why we also recommend using a cleansing spray that can be used in a similar fashion, and it's smokeless which is a huge benefit for some people.

6. Cleanse your house with salt.
Salt has been used for sterilizing everything from cutting boards to wounds, and it clears negative energy too. Here are some ways you can utilize it throughout your home: Dissolve sea salt in a spray bottle filled with water and mist the air of every room. (Our Crystal Infused Moon Water Cleansing Spray has Himalayan rock salt in it!) Or place a thin line of sea salt in front of your home's entrance or around the perimeter of your property.

7. Give the whole place a fresh, lemony scent.
There's a reason so many cleaning products are lemon-scented. The smell of lemon is naturally invigorating and uplifting. Here are some unexpected ways to use it at home: Simmer lemon peels in water and let the steam scent your space. Leave small dishes filled with fresh lemon slices around your home. Put lemon essential oils in your diffuser. Our burn a lemon scented candle, like our Stress Relief hand poured soy candle or a cleansing spray (in our May Protection Bin).

8. Fill your space with the smell of plants.
Place fragrant plants like peace lilies, aloe vera, or English ivy in vases around your home.

9. Harness the power of imagination.
Imagine a glowing, golden light inside your heart space. As you breathe in deeply, expand that light until it's outside of your body. Now spread that light into your living space, with the intention that all of the energetic congestion clears out.

10. Clear out your clutter.
Physical dirt and clutter can make a space feel unwelcoming. Keeping a clean, clutter-free home means negative energy won't have a place to congregate. Last but not least, open your windows! Allowing fresh air in also lets negative energy out.

Make energetically cleansing your space a regular part of your routine using any one of these practices and within a short time, you will feel lighter, brighter, and better able to take inspired action in your life.

Happy Cleansing!
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