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Cleanse Your Space

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

Cleansing is the removal of unwanted energy. It could be positive, negative or even just stale, neutral energy that is no longer needed. This is one of the most important parts of any spiritual work, especially for beginner practitioners because energy affects the way people feel, think , and act, and in this case, the out come of any workings you are doing. For example, if you were trying to manifest or do a love spell to attract your twin flame, in the same area you just cursed someone, the energies would get confused, potentially leaving you with an abusive relationship a few months down the line. Whether you're a Wiccan, practicing divination or a Roman Catholic, entering a church, cleansing is vital and can be done in many ways. Here are just a few of my favourites!

Smoke Cleansing

Smoke cleansing is when you use the smoke of burning herbs, wood, incense etc to get rid of unwanted energy. It is a very simple way to cleanse your space however it may trigger sensitive fire alarms. I like to walk around my room either tracing objects with the smoke or using a feather, a big leaf, or a fan to blow the smoke in the direction I want it to go. However, different items correspond to different needs. For example, burning sage gets rid of ALL energies not just negative ones but burning Palo Santo keeps the energy in the space ground and positive.

Cleansing Sprays

This is a great alternative for people who cant use smoke as a way of cleansing. A cleansing spray's base is usually made up of moon water, white vinegar and any herbs, crystals and essential oils which correspond to your needs. For example, adding rose petals can work to attract love and peace into the home while the moon water purifies and the white vinegar gets rid of the unwanted energy.


A white candle can be used as a substitute for any colour candle needed in any workings. The candle can be made with protective and cleansing essential oils and herbs such as sage, rosemary, frankincense, and lavender so that when the candle heats up and melts, the properties are released from the oils and herbs into the space and cleanses accordingly. If the candle is scentless with no extra herbs, you can dress it yourself with the oils and herbs you need and it will work the same.

Black Salt

Black salt is made mostly from salt, charcoal, and the ashes from any herbs or incense you have previously burned. These all absorb or dispel negative energies. Personally I like to add cinnamon for love and prosperity, black pepper for protection, and crushed egg shells for to stop unwanted energy from entering the space. The black salt should be sprinkled around the perimeter of your home, room or space and on window sills to keep unwanted nasties away. Because this can work for protection as well as cleansing it should be done after a main cleanse of smoke, spray or with the candle method as a way of stopping the energy from returning back into the space.

There are so many other ways to cleanse your space but these are currently the ones i mostly use. A tip I can't stress enough is that YOU MUST KEEP THE WINDOWS OPEN WHILE YOU CLEANSE!! This gives the energy somewhere to go. If the windows stay shut the unwanted energy will just be bouncing around the room still and there will be absolutely no point in cleansing in the first place.

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