I’m a firm believer in the idea that your home should be a sacred sanctuary that nurtures your Spirit. It’s important to me to be able to enjoy my home and to feel that my space supports me spiritually. I love having spaciousness, Nature and sacred spaces to encounter Spirit in my home. From time to time, when the energy in your space becomes stagnant, de-cluttering and clearing out stagnant or negative energies is an important part of making a fresh start and getting things to flow again. What better time to do some space clearing than at the outset of this New Year?
Smudge bundles work wonders, however my husband seemed to be affected by the smoke when I burn them. So sometimes I use smudge sprays. Clearing sprays are easy to make and I seem to sense a so much loving light and angelic essence filling my space when I work with them. I love using a combination of essential oils, crystals, salts and plant allies. It’s great to imbue the spray bottle with sparkling white light to Reiki energy as well.
The great thing about smudge sprays is that you can mix it up and tailor-make it according to your needs.
How to Make Your Own Smudge Spray
You will need:
- 1 50ml glass bottle (I prefer glass bottles, but plastic ones will also do)
- Essential oils (preferably sage, and one other of your choice)
- Spring water or Filtered water
- Crystal stones
- A pinch of Himalayan Rock Salt or Sea Salt
I’ve seen many people using amber or cobalt glass bottles. I prefer a clear bottle because I like the sense of clearness and light that I get from it. I personally avoid plastic, but if you would like to use a plastic bottle then feel free to do so.
To make the smudge spray, fill ¾ of the bottle with spring/filtered water.
Add 4 to 8 drops of sage essential oil. Sage is a wonderful plant ally that is known for its powerful sacred clearing medicine and spiritual healing properties. (To my understanding, it is not advisable for pregnant women to use sage essential oil. So avoid if you’re pregnant and investigate other options.) In addition to the sage essential oil, you can also add 2 to 4 drops of another essential oil of your choice, especially if you’d like to give your spray a nice scent. Try cedar or lemon together with the sage oil to enhance the sacred clearing properties of the spray or something like lavender or geranium for a pleasant scent. I often I work with the healing energies of flowers, so I add a few drops of rose essential oil. I then apply a little Flower Essence Reiki to charge the spray with white rose energy. White roses help purify negative energy in your space and your aura. Sometimes, I add a fresh sage leaf and a few white rose petals into the bottle too. This further activates the clearing medicine of these beautiful plant allies.
Add a dash of alcohol. You can use spraying alcohol which is usually available at most craft stores or a dash of a clear spirit such as vodka. Alcohol helps to preserve the spray, but you don’t have to use it if you don’t like having alcohol in your products. Avoid if you have sensitive skin that reacts to alcohol.
Put a pinch of Himalayan Rock Salt or Sea Salt into the bottle. This amplifies the sacred clearing properties of the spray.
Next, draw on the healing power of crystals by either putting a small quartz crystal inside of the bottle or placing a few large crystals around the bottle and letting it stand so that it becomes charged with the crystal energy.
Finally, take a moment to be present with your smudge spray. Charge it with cleansing white light or Reiki energy. Call on your angels to imbue it with healing angelic light and love. Archangel Michael and Archangel Jophiel are wonderful Too give the spray a Goddess touch, I often let my bottle outside on a full-moon to charge under the moonlight.
And then you are good to go. Happy Space Clearing!