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How to Do an Epsom Salt Energy Cleanse

Alternative to Smudging


Epsom Salt Energy Cleanse

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Smudging with herbs is a common way to clear a space of stagnant or negative energies. However, not everyone likes or can tolerate the smell of burning dried herbs. Asthmatics or anyone who suffer from allergies can use this easy alternative to smudging to create a clean and pure area free of unwanted energies.

How to Do an Epsom Salt Energy Cleanse

Items Needed:
  • One skillet (with lid)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of epsom salt crystals
  • 1-3 capfuls of Everclear (pure grain alcohol)
  • Matches or lighter

How to Prepare Your Energy Cleanse

Place your skillet on a surface safely away from anything flammable (paper, curtains, loose clothing, etc.).

Pour epsom salt into the skillet, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Give the skillet a gentle shake with the handle to scatter the salt evenly.

Add a capful of Everclear and stir. Give the skillet another gentle shake.

You are now ready to set the alcohol/salt mixture to flame. But, before you do this, make sure you have the lid within reach in case the flame is too high or burns too hot so that you can quickly cover and snuff out any flame that is not under your control. When you strike the match or lighter you should have a low flame that hovers approximately one inch over the salt crystals. The flame will give off a violet, pale blue, or clear color. You may need to experiment a bit to get just the right ratio of salt and alcohol create the perfect purifying flame. If the epsom salt is too dry it won't burn, if it is too wet the flame will burn too high.

Clearing Your Space

After setting the epsom salts to flame lift the skillet off of the surface and carry it cautiously with your arms stretched out in front of you. Walk slowly to the various doorways and corners of the room you are clearing.

Continue clearing the space until the flame burns out completely.

To complete your cleanse immediately dump the contents of the skillet into an empty sink. Flush the salt along with all the negative and energies that were drawn into the flame down the drain with a steady flow of water from the faucet. Wash the pan and bless your newly cleared space.

Additional Helps

  • You could also substitute using a skillet with a shallow fireproof bowl placed on a tray.
  • For your personal safety make sure your hair is free of hair spray and tied back away from your face.
  • Hava a second person nearby with lid in hand to cover the skillet quickly if needed as a precaution of a fire possibly getting out of hand. Always good to stay safe.
  • If the flame goes out before you have canvased the whole space you can prepare a second batch of salt/alcohol to completely clear away a larger area.

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