5 Herbs for Cleansing and Protecting Spaces

You’ve just shut the door behind the worst house guests EVER! Or maybe your guest is of the spirit nature and they keep turning on the tv in the middle of the night. Or perhaps you and your mate just had a HUGE fight and the energy is SO freaking heavy you could cut it with an athame.

Whatever has your energy in a fit you need some cleansing. Sage is great BUT 1) there is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of white sage and 2) while it is a great cleanser there are a lot of herbs that cleanse AND add back positive and protective energy and those are the ones I love most.

So, what are my top five favorites?

*When I say herbs I am also including resins. I also include tree bark, berries, nuts, grasses, etc, in that group and not just the traditional species of herbs, so there is that.

1. Angelica

I LOVE this herb and it is part of my herbal blend in my Home Blessing Box (for when you are looking to pull out the big guns). It was said the herb appeared in the place where Archangel Michael stood when he made an earthly appearance. It is very high vibe and has a strong cleansing and protective energy. It is also known as Holy Ghost Root and was thought to ward off the plague.

2. Blessed Thistle

This is considered a sacred herb (did the name give it away?) and has strong purification and protection properties. It was another herb that was thought to ward off the plague.

3. Dragon’s Blood

This resin is great for banishing of negativity, evil and spirits but also for protection and healing. I suggest buying this as a loose resin and not an incense stick because too often companies will add artificial fragrance to cut cost instead of pure resin. There are a few reputable companies who sell pure resin incense, I highly recommend Fred Soll’s incense. It’s spendy but it is pure and it is AH-mazing. It also has a very slow burn so you can put it out and burn it multiple times.

4. Frankincense

The holy temples of Egypt used frankincense for purification and healing purposes. They also used it as part of their embalming process. It is considered the highest vibration herb/resin there is. It has long been used for healing purposes too.

5. Hyssop

Hyssop has been considered holy since biblical times, as it is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. It was used to cleanse sacred spaces and was again thought to protect against the plague.

All of these herbs and resins can be burned on a charcoal-whether in place or carried through your home in a censer, a bit added to your laundry or floor wash (EXCEPT for Dragon’s Blood it will stain everything you own), your bathwater, or carried in a juju bag for personal use or in places like your office or car.

Whatever you do, raise the vibe to protect your space, and person, from negative vibes from coming back, that’s very important. If you have a favorite I’d love to hear it.

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