Energy Cleansing: What is Smoke Cleansing and How to Smoke Cleanse

How to Energy Cleanse your Space or Home

What is Smoke Cleansing?

Smoke Cleansing can be done to drive out negative energy and restore balance to a particular space. A purifying “smoke bath” can be used to cleanse a person, place, object, or space of negative energies or influences. When the smoke begins to melt away, it takes the unwanted energy with it. This can be lower vibrational energy, negative thoughts, or even words from an old argument still hanging in the air.

How to Smoke Cleanse -

You'll need a cleansing stick or bundle, a match or lighter, and a fire-safe bowl. 

1. Open every door and window in your house to allow the unwanted energy to be released.

2. Ask your spirit guide to assist in purifying and cleansing you, your space, and/or your crystals. Hold the Cleansing Stick above a fire safe as you light it. Let the cleansing stick catch fire, and allow it to burn for about 30 seconds. Then blow it out.

3. As the smoke wafts from the stick, cleanse yourself using your hand to waft the smoke toward your body. We suggest starting at the top of your head and working downward toward your feet.

Setting your intention for yourself and each room. Say a prayer of cleansing. For instance “I cleanse this room/myself of any negative or stagnant energy." or “Please remove and release any negative energy from this space.”

3. Cleanse your space. Make sure the doors and windows are open. Start at the front door (outside), Cleanse around the outside of the door and frame. Walk back inside, and begin cleansing the space by moving counter-clockwise through it—this is symbolic of taking negative and unwanted energy out. Using your hand, waft the smoke into the corners of every room and up to the ceiling.

4. When you’re finished, extinguish the cleansing stick by putting it out inside of your fire-safe bowl.