Updated: Aug 19, 2021
Negative Effects of Smudging with Smoke
Smudging with smoke is something many people take for granted. It is something we do so often, and we never think twice about how not everyone can experience the benefits of smudging.
The smoke can overwhelm some people, making it impossible even in well-vented areas to smudge their homes with smoke.
Some people have asthma or have family members who have respiratory problems, making it almost impossible to smudge with smoke.
Headache after Smudging
Others complain of getting headaches after smudging with smoke. Some complain it is the smoke and others believe the aroma is what is causing the headache.
And of course, some people just don't like using smoke and need different options. That is what this post is going to go over—additional options for smudging that don't involve smoke.
Alternative Options without Smoke for Smudging
If you find yourself unable to smudge with smoke for whatever reason, various smokeless options are available and can still do the trick by removing negative energy from your area.
Cleansing Spray to Smudge
My preferred method is by making cleansing spray. You can use the same herbs you would have used with a smudge stick. The only difference is the herbs are added to water and sprayed instead of being burned.
Another option for a cleansing spray is to use Florida Water as it does an outstanding job removing negative energies. If you don't know how to make Florida Water click this link "How to Make Florida Water."
Using Crystals to Absorb Negative Energy
This method is pretty self-explanatory. Instead of using smudging sticks, you can use crystals that absorb negative energy. My preferred crystal for this method is Black Tourmaline, as I feel it does an excellent job absorbing negative energies.
Using Salt for Purification
Witches have long used salt as an agent of purification and to ward off negativity, evil vibrations, and spirits. If you don't want to have salt lying around your house, add it to some water and make saltwater to use as a spray.
Using a Diffuser to Smudge
You can use a diffuser with essential oils as an alternative method for smudging. You can use White Sage, Rosemary, or Palo Santo essential oils, which should all do a great job of removing negative energies from your home.
Cleansing with White Light
I know I said smokeless, but you can use a white candle to cleanse negative energy. You can use the candles flame to burn away negative energy from your home. Just light the candle and slowly travel through your home as you would if you were smudging. The candle's light will purify the home by removing negative energy from it.
Himalayan Salt Lamps
Use a Himalayan salt lamp to purify your home. Place it in the main living area and turn it on for a couple of hours each day. Salt lamps give off purifying energies and are a great smokeless option for removing negative energy from your home.
How to Make a Smokeless Smudge Cleansing Spray with Sage and Rosemary
What you will need:
You will need some water (can be tap water, spring water, or rainwater) and a spray bottle. Next, you will need some dry Sage and Rosemary herbs. Lastly, you will need a couple of drops of lemon juice and some salt.
How to make it:
After you have gathered all of your ingredients, go ahead and boil your water. Once the water is boiling, pour the boiling water over your herbs and salt.
Cover the container and let it sit until it has cooled down. Now you can strain the herbs out of the water and add the water to a spray bottle.
Now put a couple of drops of lemon juice into the spray bottle, and you are ready to start cleansing your home of negative energy.
You can use this spray to cleanse objects, people, or an area just like you would if you were using smudge sticks.