Spiritual Spring Cleaning: 3 Simple Ways to Get Started

Everything has energy, inanimate abodes included. The crystal pros of Energy Muse are sharing a simple way to wash our homes of build-up we can’t see, but can definitely feel, with a spiritual spring cleaning ritual. If a spacial detox is in your cards this season, consider this easy, energetic enhancement…

Have you ever wiped the dust off of a surface, and realized that it’s a completely different color than you thought it was? Even though you can’t see the dust of the energy that settles in your home, if you don’t occasionally cleanse it, that stagnant energy will collect and affect how you and others view your space. It’s like when you walk into a place that gives you an icky or uncomfortable feeling that you can’t explain. Places carry an energy, just like people. When they are pure, the space feels fresh and full of life. When they are clogged with old or negative energies, the space gives off an unwelcoming feeling. The vibrant energy of your home will dull if it’s not cleansed. What was once your happy place, will take on a feeling of heaviness.

Especially after a long winter of days spent hibernating from the cold outside, there’s always a large build up of energy expelled inside the home. If you haven’t cleansed all winter, the stress of the holidays, the anxiety surrounding the unknowns of a new year, and all that energy you put into New Year’s resolutions is still residing in your home — clogging the circulation of fresh vibes. Ideally, cleansing the space after parties, unusually stressful times, intense workouts, arguments, breakups or moving is best. That said, sometimes we just don’t get around to cleaning, energetic or otherwise, as often as we know we should. Instead of sledging around in all that heavy winter energy, use one or more of these space purifying techniques to shake off the old and bring in the new with a spring cleaning routine you’ll be sure to use next year too!

Sage: The Purifier
The ultimate, deep cleaning space purifier, sage will scrub away even the most settled of energies. Once you learn how easy the correct technique for smudging (cleansing with sage) is, you’ll never go a whole season without purifying again!


1 sage smudge stick
a fireproof container (a ceramic bowl, an abalone shell etc.)
a feather


Hold the sage above an abalone shell or fireproof container as you light it. Let the sage stick catch fire, and allow it to burn for about 30 seconds. Then blow it out.

As the smoke wafts from the stick or leaves, first sage yourself using the feather to direct the smoke toward your body. We suggest starting at the top of your head and working downward toward your feet.

Sage your space. Open your front door and all of the windows in the house to allow the unwanted energy to be released. Starting at the front door, sage around the outside of the door and frame. Now, walk back inside, and begin sageing the space by moving counter-clockwise through it – this is symbolic of taking negative and unwanted energy out. Using the feather, waft the smoke into the corners of every room and up to the ceiling.

Finally, to clear away any unwanted energy from any hands that have touched your crystals before you, immerse them in the sacred smoke of the sage.

When you’re finished, extinguish the sage stick by snuffing it out inside of the shell or a fireproof container.

Sea Salt + Tourmaline: Negativity Removal
This ritual in a jar is the perfect, low-key way to uplift yourself and your space with a reminder of what energy you’d like your environment to embody. We recommend doing this step after smudging your space.


1 glass jar
2 Tbsp of sea salt
enough water to fill the jar halfway
1 piece of black tourmaline


Draw blinds, open your windows and pull back the curtains to allow fresh air and sunshine into the space.

Sweep and clean the front door step (or entrance into your home) to keep the energy clean, positive and uplifted.

Clean your stovetop. This represents your health and financial life.

Hold your black tourmaline in your hands and set an intention for your space. Command that the crystal hold the intention of absorbing, purifying and clearing all unwanted energy in the space.

Fill your jar halfway with water. Add the sea salt and black tourmaline to your jar.

Place your jar in a central area of your room.

Leave for 24 hours.

After this time period, take your black tourmaline out, rinse with water and place outside in the sun/moon for 48 hours.

Pour all the salt and water down the toilet and flush. Clean jars and wash hands.

Repeat as often as needed.

Selenite: Let in the Light
We call selenite ‘liquid light’ because it really is like washing your aura with bright light. The high water content within Selenite is recognizable in the easy flow of energy that radiates from this crystal. No ritual is necessary for selenite to start cleansing your space.


1 selenite crystal, or enough for every windowsill in your space


Add a piece of selenite to your windowsills for cleansing, clearing and raising the vibration of your home to a higher level.

The protection that selenite provides comes from its perennially charged nature. Unlike other stones, selenite is a crystal that does not need to be recharged or cleansed. In fact, it is often used to charge and purify other crystals. It will absorb and dissipate all the negative energy around it.

This is one crystal that doesn’t act as an enhancer for bad energy just as for good. Only positivity will be amplified by selenite, so use that to your advantage in employing it for that squeaky-clean feel.

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