Smudging: The Importance of Cleansing your Home

The Importance of Spiritually Cleansing your home

There are many benefits to cleansing your home spiritually. A clean home is a happy home, and a spiritual cleansing can help to remove negative energy and bring peace and calm to your space.

Cleansing your home spiritually can also help to protect you from negative influences and bad luck. It can purify your space and provide a fresh start. If you have been experiencing problems or bad luck, cleansing your home spiritually may be just what you need.

Spiritual cleansing can be done in many different ways. You can use sage or other herbs, burn candles, or smudge your home with smoke from a fire. There are also many crystals and herbs that can be used for cleansing. Some people prefer to do it themselves, while others may hire a professional to do it for them.


Bringing Negative Energy into Your Home

It might be time for spiritual cleansing if you feel like your home is stagnant and you're carrying around negative energy. This doesn't necessarily mean that your home is haunted, but it can be a way to release any negativity that might be lingering.

There are many ways that negative energy can enter your home. It can come in through open doors and windows or brought in by people who visit your home. Negative energy can also be brought in by objects that are brought into your home.

If you suspect negative energy in your home, there are a few things you can do to cleanse your home and get rid of the negative energy.

Etheric Attachments Can Create Energy Issues Within Your Home.

Etheric attachments are unseen energetic chords that can attach themselves to people or objects. These attachments can create energy issues within your home, as they can drain the energy from the people and objects they are attached to. This can lead to feelings of fatigue, negativity, and even depression. If you suspect that you have an etheric attachment, you can take steps to cleanse your home and rid yourself of this unwanted guest.


How to Smudge with Palo Santo

If you're looking to cleanse your home of negative energy, one way to do so is by smudging with palo santo. 

Here's how to smudge your home with palo santo:

  1. Begin by opening all the doors and windows in your home to let the negative energy out.
  2. Then, light your palo santo stick and let it burn for a few minutes before blowing it out.
  3. Start at the front door of your home and walk through each room, wafting the smoke into all corners and crevices.
  4. As you move through your home, visualize the smoke carrying away any negative energy or toxins.

How to Cleanse Your Home With Crystals

Crystals can absorb negative energy and help to balance and cleanse your space.

Place crystals in each room of your home. Choose a different crystal for each room based on its properties. For example, amethyst is good for cleansing and balancing energy, while rose quartz is good for love and compassion.

Clear out any clutter in each room. This will help the crystals to work more effectively.

Smudge each room with sage or palo santo wood. This will help to remove any negative energy that may be present.

Once you have placed the crystals and cleared out the clutter, take some time to meditate in each room.



Water has been used for cleansing purposes throughout many cultures and religions. You can charge water with moonlight or crystals to create a powerful cleansing tool for your home. 


  1. Place a crystal, such as clear quartz or citrine, in a small dish full of water.
  2. Allow it to sit overnight or for a few hours. 
  3. If you decide to use the moon, charge your water under moonlight; under a full moon works best. 
  4. Once you've successfully charged your water, begin to sprinkle it around your home. 
  5. You can also fill a spray bottle for easier use, spraying around your home, on furniture, or anywhere you feel needs extra cleansing.


Herbal Steams 

Herbs and plants have specific cleansing properties that can help cleanse your home and remove negative energies. These herbs can also help promote their signature energies in your homes, such as abundance, prosperity, peace, joy, and love. The last method on the list is herbal steam.


  1. Find herbs for cleansing, such as dried Garden sage, rosemary, and cedar.
  2. Fill a pot with water, add your herbs, and bring the water to a boil.
  3. Once the water's boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and allow it to steam throughout your home for 1 - 2 hours.
  4. Open your windows and clean the rest of your space while the herb's energy clears away any stagnation and negativity.


How Often Should You Cleanse Your Home


How often you should cleanse your home depends on your own personal lifestyle. If you are able to, weekly is ideal as it allows enough time in between to be effective while also not requiring you to perform a cleansing every day. 


Households with many people or spaces with a lot of visitors will want to cleanse more regularly because each person will bring their own energy into the space. Depending on your purposes, abilities, and resources, you can also combine cleansing methods. 



If you feel your home or space is in need of spiritual cleansing, try one of the methods above and clear away the energy of the past, welcoming a new sense of peace and positivity.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.