Updated: Apr 22, 2022
Clearing is the process of releasing and cleansing our energetic field. It's a necessary hygiene practice that should be done routinely to help keep your auric field clean. The practice of letting go of unwanted or unnecessary energies from our spiritual body is a practice that can and should be implemented by everyone.
When we cleanse our energy field, we are releasing all of the unnecessary energies and spiritual toxins that we picked up throughout the day that aren't in our highest interest. I usually do some kind of clearing practice daily, and many times, multiple times throughout the day.
It can be really uncomfortable, stressful and even painful to walk around with energy that isn't yours. And, toxic energies that aren't transformed properly, could eventually lead to physical problems and mental or emotional imbalances.
Below, I discuss some of my favorite ingredients to help clear my own personal energy field and the energy in my home. Plus, I've included my favorite DIY Aura Cleansing Spray Recipes below. These can also be used as smokeless smudge sprays to clear the energy in your homes, offices and other personal spaces.
First, let's start with the basics...
Supplies and Ingredients
The components of a good aura clearing spray may include your choice of the following ingredients and supplies:
Glass spray bottle
Natural preservatives or combining agents
Intentions or prayers
Now, let's look a little deeper at each of these ingredients and their purpose.
Glass Spray Bottle
If you're using essential oils in your spray you'll want to use either a glass bottle or a container made with HDPE or PET (#2) plastic. Other types of plastics and metals may react with compounds within the oils, which could degrade and or melt the containers.
Before grabbing a bottle, you'll also want to decide how much spray you want to make. For example, you can choose a 16-ounce spray bottle for larger jobs like clearing your entire home. Or, you can choose small, 10-ml bottles to keep in purses, backpacks and smaller spaces. Of course, there are many other options to choose from!
You can use regular ol' tap water in making your sprays, but I always prefer to use filtered water instead. Using distilled water ensures that your spray is as pure as possible and is free from most minerals and impurities. I think that having a mindful approach to the water you use will ensure that your spray is as high-vibe as possible.
If you're feeling extra witchy, you can even leave your water out for 24-hours under the full moon or charge it with crystals or Reiki energy. Perhaps you have access to a fresh stream, rain water or even melted snow. Honestly, there's no wrong way to do this, so let your creative mind soar!
A combining agent isn't necessary, but it does help to combine and evenly distribute the essential oils throughout your spray. Also, many of these act as natural preservatives to help your sprays last longer.
You usually only need a teaspoon or two of one of these ingredients. Common preservatives include rubbing alcohol, vodka, or vinegar. A few of my favorite "skin friendly" additives include witch hazel, aloe vera juice or glycerin. My personal favorite is Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera.
You want to be sure that you're using a high quality, pure and organic essential oil for this spray. Many oils, especially those bought in grocery markets and retail stores, are adulterated and filled with loads of chemicals and "filler" ingredients. So obviously, you wouldn't want to use something like that to raise the vibration in your room and on your body. In fact, I believe using cheap or synthetic oils can actually do more damage than good. I could go on and on about this topic, but I think I'll leave it at that.
My personal favorite brand to use is dōTERRA Essential Oils. I've studied the company and their testing practices extensively for over 5 years now. Plus, I love that I can help supplement income for some of my friends and family with every dōTERRA purchase and by sharing the products with others. However, there are plenty of other great oil companies, too! So, be sure to do a bit of research and trust your instincts before purchasing.
Now, let's talk about a few of my favorite energy clearing essential oils:
White Sage - Typically, smudging is done by using the smoke from a bundle of dried herbs. The most common of these herbs is white sage, which is often used to cleanse homes and purify individuals from negative energy. Sage oil can work in a similar way as the smoke!
Clary Sage - Unlike the herbal earthiness of white sage, Clary Sage has a very sweet and floral aroma. It can help to invite in new energies and promote emotional strength and stability.
Palo Santo - Another tool used for clearing energy is the smoke from Palo Santo wood. Palo Santo means "holy wood" and the tree's essential oil is a great energy cleanser.
Lemon or Wild Orange - Citrus essential oils have strong cleansing properties. Plus, they invite in the transformative power of the Sun into our homes and auric fields to positively transmute toxic energy and bring in more Divine light.
Cedarwood - Perfect for driving out negative energy, cedar is often used to bless a new home and invite new beginnings.
Juniper Berry - Often used in purification rituals, Juniper works well to invigorate stagnant energy.
Note: You can click on the name of each essential oil listed to purchase at retail price. To learn more about receiving these oils at wholesale cost (25% off) please click here.
Just like essential oils, there are many crystals that can assist with clearing energy. There are two ways to use the crystals in your smokeless smudge spray. The first, is to place smaller pieces directly into your spray bottles if they fit. This can be a great way to upcycle broken crystals and chipped gems.
The second way to infuse your spray with crystal energy is by placing your stones next to your cleansing spray for at least 24-hours. Be sure to set the intention that the healing properties of the crystals be transferred or shared with your smudge spray.
A few of my favorite crystals to use for clearing are:
Dark crystals such as hematite, black tourmaline, smoky quartz and black onyx. Black and gray gemstones are great at transmuting negative energy.
Citrine and Carnelian helps to boost and energize positive vibes. They can also help to repair energy blockages and assist with stagnancy.
Amethyst helps with self protection and raises the vibration of our Spiritual bodies.
You may like to add a small sprig of fresh herbs or a teaspoon or two of dried herbs to your aura cleansing spray. A few good herbs to add include rosemary, sage, juniper or mugwort. You could also incorporate flowers to your recipe such as rose petals or fresh lavender.
I often suggest that clients use real, sea salt (not Epsom salt) for energetic clearing. Salt is especially helpful as a bath soak or body scrub. In addition, a pinch or two of salt can be very helpful in transforming toxic energy. I love to use a sprinkle or two of pink Himalayan salt in all of my clearing rituals.
Intention or Prayer
Clearing is a conscious practice and we must always have the intention to release any energies and intrusions that aren't for our highest good. Remember that energy flows wherever our intention goes. So, please remember to hold a strong intention of cleansing and protection when you are making and using your spray.
After you've completed your recipe you may also choose to hold your spray in your hands or next to your heart. Ask for your Spirit Guides and Angels to assist in raising the frequency of the tincture. You can also infuse your bottle with Reiki healing energy or your own love/light energy through visualization and intention.
Name Your Recipe
Giving your recipe a name by labeling your bottle will further enhance it's magical properties and intentions. This can be as simple as calling your recipe "Aura Cleansing Mist" or "Smudge Spray". My young children have inspired me to use names such as "Go Away Monster Spray", "Fairy Mist" or "Unicorn Magic." Whatever you choose is perfect, but do give it a name!
Using Your Aura Cleansing Spray
Once you've finished making your creation, you'll want to start with a simple prayer or intention. I like to use this one:
Then, simply spray yourself, your home and anything else that you want to clear such as furniture, clothing, crystals or other healing tools. Allow the mist to purify and cleanse the energies while visualizing that anything that is not in your highest Divine interest evaporate or be carried away. You can do this as often as you like.
Here are a few of my favorite cleansing spray recipes. Feel free to recreate and modify them however you wish. (Click each image to zoom in or print.)
For additional energy clearing techniques, please check out this blog I wrote: 16 Simple Methods to Cleary Your Energy.