Smokeless Smudging

Smokeless Smudging

Smudging with sage and other various herbs is one of the quickest and easiest ways to restore positive energy of a space but unfortunately the smoke associated with smudging can be bothersome to some people. Luckily, there are alternatives to burning herbs to create a sacred space.

I have compiled a list of six friendly and powerful alternatives to keep your good vibrations going!!


Sound vibrations penetrate through everything providing a purification of everything it reaches. When the sound vibrations move through a room, object, or person, it can transform negative energies into uplifting positive energy.

Some tools used to induce sound vibration include gongs, cymbals, singing bowls or bells. Metal instruments can cut through the negative energy, while crystal or glass can clarify. Use a mantra or repeat an affirmation to shift energy. Singing can draw more joy to you.

Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan salt lamps are a popular modern decoration WITH purifying effects. Place a Himalayan salt lamp in the main area of your home and turn it on for at least a few hours to have the full effect. The salt lamps gives off purifying vibes AND negatively-charged ions which attract water molecules and absorbs them. Plus the light of the lamp is always calming.

Black Tourmaline Mist

Black tourmaline is useful to absorb and transmute negative energies. It’s a wonderful stone to have in your home in general to balance energies.

It’s easy to make a black tourmaline gem water mist. Place black tourmaline and water in a clean spray bottle. Using moon water will boost its effectiveness.

Palo Santo Mist

Palo santo or “holy wood” is a wood that is burnt to release the smoke which is used to clear spaces and people of negativity. 

You can make a palo santo smoke-free mist by combining palo santo essential oil, water, and alcohol in a clean spray bottle. Alternatively you can brew a tea with palo santo and then use the tea as a mist.

White Sage Mist

Rather than burning sage, you can make smoke-free cleansing methods with white sage essential oil. For instance, you can diffuse the oil or create a white sage mist.

You can make a white sage smoke-free mist by combining white sage essential oil, water, and alcohol in a clean spray bottle. Always take care when using essential oils, they are very powerful and can irritate your skin when not diluted.


The easiest method is to use fresh orange peels to clear a space. You can peel the oranges and save the skins on an offering plate placed in the space you would like to clear. The peels can be gently squeezed to release their oils and energy into the air. 

You can combine sweet orange essential oil, water, and alcohol in a clean spray bottle. Or, you can use fresh orange peels with water in a spray bottle.

With all of these smoke-free alternatives, be sure to still use ritual and ceremony to clear the space. When making your own mist (of any variety), be mindful and focused when you’re putting it together

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