Harmonising Your Home: The Art of Cleansing for Balance and Wellness

Our homes should serve as sanctuaries of peace and tranquillity in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Yet, with long working hours and busy schedules, it's easy for the energy within our living spaces to become stagnant or imbalanced, affecting our overall well-being. Enter the ancient practice of home cleansing, a powerful ritual used for centuries to restore harmony and promote a sense of balance. 

Understanding Home Cleansing
Home cleansing, also known as space clearing or energy clearing, is a holistic practice that involves purifying the energy within a space to create a harmonious environment. It draws upon the belief that everything is energy, and by clearing away negative or stagnant energy, we can invite fresh, revitalising energy that supports our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

The Benefits of Home Cleansing
The benefits of home cleansing are manifold, encompassing both tangible and intangible aspects of our well-being. Physically, a cleansed space feels lighter, fresher, and more inviting, promoting a sense of clarity and renewal. Emotionally and mentally, home cleansing can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and overwhelm, creating a nurturing environment that fosters relaxation and inner peace. Spiritually, it can deepen our connection to ourselves and the world around us, allowing us to tap into a higher state of consciousness and awareness.

Tips for Getting Started
If you're new to home cleansing, getting started can feel daunting. However, it doesn’t need to be complicated or overwhelming. Here are a few simple tips to help you get started on your cleansing journey:

  • Set Your Intentions: Before you begin, take a moment to clarify your intentions for the cleansing process. What do you hope to achieve? Whether it's creating a sense of calm, inviting in positive energy, or releasing negativity, setting clear intentions will guide your efforts and anchor your practice.

  • Declutter Your Space: Clutter can trap stagnant energy and inhibit the flow of positive energy within your home. Look around your space and remove items that no longer serve you or bring you joy. Clearing physical clutter also helps clear mental clutter, allowing you to think more clearly and feel more at ease.

  • Choose Your Cleansing Tools: You can use many tools to cleanse your home, from burning sage or palo santo to ringing bells or playing soothing music. Experiment with different methods to find what resonates with you. Pure Thoughts offers a curated selection of cleansing tools, including sage sticks, palo santo, crystals, and meditation candles, to support your cleansing journey.

  • Set the Mood: Create a sacred space for your cleansing ritual by dimming the lights, playing soft music, and lighting candles or incense. This will help you relax and set the stage for a more transformative experience.

  • Perform the Cleansing Ritual: Once you're ready, begin your cleansing ritual by moving through each room of your home, paying particular attention to areas where energy tends to stagnate, such as corners, closets, and entryways. Use your chosen cleansing tool to clear away negative energy, focusing on your intentions and visualising the space being filled with light and positivity.

  • Seal in the Positive Energy: Once you've completed your cleansing ritual, seal in the positive energy by setting protective boundaries around your home. You can do this by visualising a bubble of light surrounding your space or by placing protective crystals, such as black tourmaline or selenite, at key entry points.

Incorporating home cleansing into your routine can have profound effects on your overall well-being, helping you create a sanctuary of balance, harmony, and wellness within your home. By cleaning and energising your space, you not only enhance the physical environment but also nourish your mind, body, and spirit, allowing you to thrive in all aspects of your life.


Co – Founder of holistic skincare brand, Pure Thoughts and advocate for women finding pause in their day to breathe deeply, give thanks and reconnect to what matters. Loves early mornings, dogs and books that you can’t put down.

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