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Sticky emotions that don’t belong to you.
Dense energy that doesn’t quite make sense.
Negative vibes clinging to you.
Feeling drained, blocked or cloudy…
Any of that sound familiar? If so- it may be time to do some energy cleansing.
In general- all of us spiritual beings need to practice good energetic hygiene, energy protection and regular energy cleansing.
Just like we cleanse our body regularly, we also need to cleanse our energy regularly.
We’re responsible for keeping our aura, energetic field, and overall spirit light, cared for and cleansed.
Especially if you’re an empath, we tend to pick up and hold a lot of energy that does not serve us, calling for additional cleansing on the regular!
Not sure if you’re an empath? Read this post: 33 Signs You are an Empath
Energy cleansing is important to keep us aligned with our truth, keep us in a high vibration, and keep us healthy and feeling good.
Its a lot easier than you may think, but it is a practice and something you need to do regularly. Finding a few solid energy cleansing practices and using them often can help you find clarity, stay grounded and align with your purpose.
Let’s dive into some ways you can cleanse your energy!
Energy Cleansing for Empaths
One of my favorite ways to energy cleanse is by using salt. Soaking in a salt bath, using a salt body scrub, doing a salt foot soak, or even just setting out a bowl of salt in your home can help to cleanse energy.
Himalayan Bath Salt– This is a go-to for a relaxing goddess-like energy cleanse. Perfect for a bath soak or foot soak. Ylang-ylang, vanilla and himalayan salt all work together to help draw negative energy and stress from the body- an energy cleansing essential.
Detox Soaking Salt– This soaking salt from herbivore is incredible for clearing the energy field and pulling away any heavy energy lingering on you. Sea salt, blue clay and eucalyptus oil work perfectly together to gently detoxify on a physical and spiritual level.
Smoke cleansing is a great way to take an “energetic bath.” Using bundles of sage, rosemary, cedar or lavender are all wonderful for energy cleansing. Palo santo works beautifully too. An important note here is to choose herbs that are ethically sourced. I love to get my sage from Magic Star Sage.
White Sage and Lavender Bundle– one of my favorite blends is sage and lavender. This bundle is crafted with integrity and offers us a beautiful herbal remedy for energy cleansing.
Eucalyptus Blend Bundle– another powerful blend for energy cleaning is this eucalyptus, lavender and sage bundle. The eucalyptus offers a wonderful cleansing effect, while the lavender helps to settle and ground the energy surrounding you. Combined with this california *ethically* grown sage, some blessing and deep energy cleansing is bound to go down!
White Sage Bundle– for a sacred & classic smoke cleanse, this sage stick is your best option. I love to take a few pieces from the bundle and use them to cleanse my crystals and quickly clear my aura. This helps the sage last a bit longer and saves the majority of the bundle for deeper cleansing rituals.
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Crystals are another wonderful tool you can use to cleanse your energy. My go-to for energy cleansing is typically selenite, but citrine and clear quartz can also be wonderful for this too. Using a selenite wand to sweep your aura is a powerful way to pick up and clear any energy that needs releasing.
Selenite Palm Stone– using a selenite palm stone is a great way to cleanse your energy. I often recommend these to use in meditation… As you hold the crystal, imagine all the negative energy or things that need releasing moving through your palms and into the selenite stone.
Taking a bath, taking a shower or washing your hands can all be great energy cleansing rituals. The important part is charging the water with your intention. An affirmation like “may this water cleanse my energy and leave me feeling revived and clear” can help amplify your water ritual.
You can also charge your drinking water with the same intentions and affirmation. As you drink, it will work to help cleanse your energy. Water is a living, structured element that connects to our energy directly and can most definitely be programmed to help us heal. Don’t miss out on this powerful energy cleansing method thinking that it may be too simple. It is definitely powerful!
Being in nature is one of the most powerful ways we can cleanse our energy without much effort at all.
Standing in the grass, sitting under a tree, putting your feet in the ocean, sitting by the river- whatever nature is available to you. As you step into nature with the intention of cleansing your energy, try a grounding practice or simply focus on taking deep breaths and envision your energy being cleansed.
A drop of rosemary, black spruce or citrus essential oils (like wild orange, grapefruit, lemon or tangerine) are wonderful for assisting with energy cleansing and releasing.
Simply add a drop to your diffuser (I love this terracotta one from vitruvi), or a drop onto the wrists, back of your neck, or bottom of your feet.
Mountain Rose Herbs and Rocky Mountain Oils are both great sources of high-quality essential oils.
Using sound to cleanse your energy can be a quick and easy tool. Clapping, singing, and humming all send vibrations out and help to disperse energy that may be lingering in your field. You can also use a tool like sound bowls, tuning forks, or healing frequency music to cleanse your energy and elevate the vibration around you.
Sound bowls– this sound bowl set comes with 7 sound bowls- each one is tuned to the frequency of a specific chakra which can help to clear and balance that specific one. I love to use sound bowls for energy cleansing- you can feel the vibration emanate and clear out low vibrations hanging around.
Tuning forks- similar to the sound bowls, these tuning forks can also be used to cleanse your energy and clear each chakra. This set has 7 different tuning forks that produce different frequencies of sound vibration, each one with specific healing properties. You can also start off by just getting one tuning fork- I started off with a 432hz tuning fork like this one!
Healing Frequencies– Meditative Mind on youtube is one of my go-to channels for healing frequency music. There are soo many other good ones to choose from though, find one that resonates with you!
Using intentional breath to release energy is a great way to initiate energy cleansing! As you take a deep inhale, imagine all of the tension, negativity and dense energy being collected. And as you exhale, envision all of that energy traveling down your spine and being released in tandem with your breath.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as tapping- is a method you can use to help clear emotions or unwanted energy from your body.
The technique works by awakening pressure points on the body through tapping them physically with your hands. This sends signals to the nervous system and encourages release and relaxation. The effects of this can be very cleansing and help you gain a sense of clarity in the moment.
EFT also helps you rewire your thoughts and feelings through the use of emotional validation and affirmations. To learn more about how to use EFT for energy cleansing, check out this article!
Salt spray, essential oil spray, and crystal sprays are all wonderful ways to cleanse your aura or your space. I use sprays often to help with energy cleansing. You can make your own sprays too which is a fun ritual to try! I’ll share some of my favorite sprays below.
Aura Mist– Another magically beautiful product from Haus of Maye is this energy cleansing aura spray. Its infused with black tourmaline and rose quartz to help remove unwanted energies and help you to cleanse and shift to a higher vibration. If you decide to try it, you can get a discount by using code: BLOOM10
Energy Cleansing Mist– This energy cleansing mist from New Moon Beginnings is a wonderful way to cleanse your energy without having to use smoke. It has palo santo essential oil which is a powerful energy cleanser and positivity attractor.
Water Elemental Spray– you may be wondering… “umm this isnt just water in a bottle is it?” Lol, I wondered the same. It most definitely is not! This beautiful spray contains citrus, lavender and eucalyptus essential oil as well as the crystal essences of amazonite and aquamarine. I find this spray to be extremely clarifying and is a great tool to have on hand for energy cleansing.
How do you like to cleanse your energy? I’d love to hear from you!