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6 ways to get rid of negative energy in your home and body

Reset those negative neutrons

By Simone Dhondy  February 13th, 2018

We’ve all searched for ways to get rid of negative energy — whether in your living space, in your aura or your mind. Sometimes, it feels like the universe is working against you and you can’t catch a break… or your bearings. Those days when it feels like nothing is going right and everything you do is wrong. You’re in a funk, it happens.

Your energy is running low, you’re always tired and irritated. You want to do something productive but would honestly rather sleep it off and hope for the best. We get it.

But sometimes, it’s just about how you’re going about it, making larger-than-life plans without even being able to get out of bed in the morning. Failure is just as demotivating.

So why not start with the basics?

The simple self-preservation techniques that will hit reset on your spiritual clutter and help you to focus on what you want to achieve. We’ve put together simple ways to get rid of negative energy and cleanse your space, body and mind to allow the positivity and abundance to flow.

6 tried-and-tested ways to get rid of negative energy:


Sure, cleaning up may sound like the most obvious solution in the world and that's because it is. Getting rid of things you no longer use life helps you position where you are in life and where you want to be. If it's no longer serving its intended purpose, you don't need it. Sifting through what you have to get rid of is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. To allow new restorative energies to enter, you have to cleanse your life of old ones. Clearing out objects — and even people that aren't adding to your life — is a way of detaching yourself from the negativity you feel when they are around you. It also helps practice detachment.

Lighting incense

A big part of clearing your space is clearing the air around you. If nothing else, the fresh air might perk you up. Lighting incense or healing herbs like sage do more than leave lingering smells in your house. Smoke is heavier than air, it clings to the stale air and carries it upwards thanks to the thermal currents created when you burn something. This helps speed up the cleansing process. Certain herbs and essential oils have proven side effects when burned or placed in a diffuser. For example, sandalwood has a calming effect, promoting feelings of wellbeing and serenity. On the other hand, the scent of rose promotes feelings of love, boosts self-esteem and helps stave off depression

Ways to get rid of negative energy in your body:

Bathe using salt or baking soda

We're constantly coming into contact with elements in our day-to-day life that disrupt the flow of our energy, either negatively or positively. Rock salt or sea salt is considered restorative because of its natural disinfectant properties. Your body is constantly cleaning itself by shedding dead skin cells, sweating and even excreting oils. Bathing in salt helps draw out these toxins (as does baking soda). Not only does it wash off physical grime, but with it, emotional and spiritual baggage. Baking soda is also known to wash of the chemicals on your skin and hair, which are otherwise absorbed through your pores increasing toxicity in the body.

Moisturise yourself with essential oils

Taking time out to regularly moisturise yourself is a self-care routine we often do without paying much attention to. Still, it is the beginning of expressing an intention to take care of oneself. It's important we use the correct ingredients for this, as our skin absorbs whatever we put on it and that will also act as a barrier between us and the world. The scent of basil improves focus — it is also said to help cleanse negative energy. Oils like cedarwood, patchouli and turmeric also have stress relieving properties. Figure out what it is that is affecting your personality and find the oil that best suits your purpose.

Ways to get rid of negative energy your mind:

Ring a bell or use Tibetan singing bowls

There are many reasons that bells are rung in temples and churches. Or why you will find Tibetan singing bowls in monasteries. But one of the main reasons is that resounding sounds disrupt the energy around you, forcing it to rearrange itself. On a more physical level, the sounds created by these objects break a train of thought, forcing the listener to be in a more focused or alert state. If your mind is preoccupied with negative thoughts, it might need a simple waking up to get things back on track.


Yes, it sounds silly, you didn't really have the option to stop to begin with. But we do mean mindful breathing. Deep mindful breaths reset the way we use our brain, think about a sigh. A sigh is a way of the human brain making an attempt to reduce chaos, by subtly resetting itself. By focussing and on your breath and telling your body to breath a certain way not only are programming it to take in more oxygen your also distracting from thoughts that would normally plague your head. Monitoring how you breath and breathing correctly can shift your focus and even calm you down.