How to Cleanse the Energy in Your Home

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Bad vibes can enter your home through negative events that are past or present, guests who leave bad vibes behind and even energetic attacks directed at you from outside of the home.  Everything is energy and energy lingers leaving an imprint on your living space.

When you cleanse the energy in your home, it is like you are breathing new life into it.  Cleansing brings your living space back into its natural balance and harmony, getting rid of anything energetically that doesn’t belong to you or your space, leaving it feeling rejuvenated, fresh and calm again.

Cleansing your space is an intuitive practice and something you can just have fun with and all it takes is 5 or 10 minutes to truly transform your home and life. Times when you might want to cleanse your home include;

  • Just because

  • If you move into a new house

  • If you have had guests staying at your house

  • If you feel like the energy of your home is “off”

  • After a negative or draining event; an argument, a breakup, an illness, bad news etc.

  • When you buy antique or second-hand furniture

  • If you have been/are receiving negative energy, psychic attacks or any form of energetic vampirism from others.

 Here are the top ways I cleanse the energy of my home.


Decluttering is not reorganising things and putting things out of sight.  It is removing anything from your home that is unused, unloved or unwanted.  It is creating space so you can really look at, appreciate and love the things you love. 

Everything is energy including the objects that take up space in your home. If they are a source of frustration (too many toys, clothes, draw clutter), guilt (sentimental items) or they simply aren’t giving you joy and excitement then it’s time to let them go.


If your space is messy your mind will be messy. And our minds are busy enough without adding to the sensory overwhelm that comes with mess.   

Do the dishes.  Vacuum the floors.  Wash those smudgey hand marks off the windows.  Put fresh linen on your bed.  And then watch your kids dismantle all your efforts lol.  

Smoke Cleansing

Though we often call it smudging, smudging is actually a very traditional pre-ceremonial ritual used with traditional tools and accompanied by constant prayer.  Smoke cleansing is the practice or ritual of cleaning the energy of a space, object or person with smoke and one of the quickest ways to get rid of bad vibes.


The most popular herb to use is white sage, though you can really use any dried herbs; other types of sage (pineapple, purple or clary) rosemary or lavender. Ignite your herbs until you have a gentle flame and then blow them out to create smoke.  Then fan your smoke into every room, nook and cranny where energy might be lingering.  When you are done place your herbs into a shell or fire safe bowl and let the leaves finish burning.

Make sure you discard your ashes by returning them to the earth (i.e. place them in the garden).  Your ashes contain the negativity energy you have just dispelled.

Palo Santo

Palo Santo is a sacred tree grown in South America prized by Shamans’ for it’s metaphysical properties of cleansing and purification.  It contains limonene - the same chemical property found in citrus that makes it a powerful solvent for cleaning.

Light the end of the stick until it ignites and then allow the flame to burn for about 30 seconds before blowing it out. You can either place it in shell or a fire safe bowl and allow it to burn or wave the rich smell and smoke of the Palo Santo to wash over the space, object or person. 

Diffusing Oils

Diffusing essential oils is a simple and effective way to cleanse and purify the air in your home.  I use dōTERRA Purify blend but also any citrus oils (lemon, orange, lemongrass, lime) combined with something energising like Peppermint will do the trick.

If you want to purchase some essential oils for your home click here.

Open the windows

Open all the curtains and windows in your house and allow the sun and wind to flood a room and move throughout your house taking any stagnant energy with it.  

We have a tendency to overlook the power of the healing energy of Mother Nature, this is truly one of the easiest and most accessible ways of breathing fresh life into your home.


There are many crystals with cleansing properties that you can use around your house to help repel or cleanse negative but my fav crystal to strategically place around the home is Black Tourmaline. 

Black Tourmaline is said to repels unwanted energy from spirits/people sent your way and absorbs negative energy, purifying it and regurgitating it as positive energy.  Place a small piece of black tourmaline in the corners of your house to form a protective grid.

Practice cleansing your home often and feel confident that the energy in your home is fresh, spacious and high-vibing.