The world can often be overwhelming, annoying, and sometimes stressful. Maybe you’ve just had a string of small annoyances, or some major events that seem to have gone awry. It can really affect your daily life, and it’s hard to not let it bog you down.
Things get a little worse when it starts to permeate your home. Your home is supposed to be this comfortable space that makes you feel safe and relaxed. Where you can kick back, and get away the world for just a little while. So when you feel that heavy, stale, negative energy in your own home, it can start to get under your skin.
Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to get your home feeling cleansed, clear and oh-so-cozy once again. Simple things that can be done with things you already have in your home, for the most part, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money.
1. Get your Green Thumb on:
Plants can be a fantastic natural filter of negative energies. Whether they’re absorbing excessive levels of carbon dioxide, purifying the air, aiding in a better nights sleep or just attracting positive energy into your home; a plant in every room you frequent can be a great way to lower your stress levels and clear out any bad vibes.
Here are just a few great plants to have in your home that require little maintenance;
- Aloe Vera, which has fantastic medicinal uses as well.
- Jasmine is believed to attract positive energy, and it has a soothing, calming smell.
- Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is known to absorb toxins and purify the air.
I find when I have my plants in my house, I’m compelled to open up windows to air everything out and let that sunshine in and it always makes me feel better.
2. Smoke Cleansing +Saging:
You can pick up a sage bundle or some loose dried leaves and burn them in a heat-safe bowl. You’ll want to blow the flame out once it’s started to create enough smoke then walk around your house (usually starting at the front door) swirling it around and allowing the smoke to fill every corner of your house. I find it helpful to say a simple mantra while cleansing my house like “ I cleanse this space of negative energy, thoughts, and intentions. Surround this space and everyone in it with positive energy and white light.” Just a little something extra to get rid of that bad juju and bring in all those good intentions. I like to walk around with some Palo Santo after saging, and let that bright, fragrant smoke fill my space and attract some positivity into my home. You can do all of this on yourself as well. Start at your feet and work up toward your head.
3. Decorate with Black Tourmaline:
This crystal is great for protection against negative energy. It is often used to purify, and even transform dense energy into a lighter vibration. Place a piece of black tourmaline in the 4 corners of the room you need to cleanse, or in every room if you’d like. You can also add Rose Quartz as well to attract some of that good and positive energy back into your space. You can also put a piece in your pocket or a purse/bag if you need a little extra protection from the day to day negativity in the world. These crystals will need cleansing since they do so much work with energy.
Salt is a cleanser of bad energy and still used in solutions today. Sprinkle a bit of salt in the four corners of the room(s) you’re wanting to cleanse and after 48 hours, vacuum or sweep it up and throw it away. You could also use bowls of salt instead, minimizes clean up and still absorbs the negativity.
5. Cleaning Entryways:
It is believed that energy comes in and out of your home the same way you do, so it seems to be a good practice to keep them clean. And just think about all the germs that have touched those doorknobs. Use a simple cleaning solution of water, salt, lemon juice, and white vinegar to wipe down doors, handles and windows. Wipe them down regularly to keep them clean, a little less grimy, and ready to keep those bad vibes at bay.
6. Declutter, Remove + Repair what’s Broken:
It can be hard to come home and relax if you’re always having to move around the clutter of your house. Take the time to put all those books, clothes, odds and ends away in their proper place. You’ll feel better right away. That feeling of quite literally returning the order to your life can instantly boost your mood, and relieve stress.
That broken chair that’s been sitting stagnant and building a home for negative energy... Is it worth fixing or repurposing? If not, consider donating or rehoming it.
7. Room Sprays:
Essential oil-based room sprays will give your space an instant pick-me-up. The Wicked Good Room Sprays that we have to offer will add a lovely aroma to any room that needs it.
I sincerely hope this has helped you to bring some good juju into your home. Do you have any other cleansing methods that are not listed? I’d love to hear your thoughts.