More and more people are discovering the benefits of cleansing their auras with baths.
They can really help to clear your mind and shake off any heavy, unwanted energies to leave you feeling light and clear-headed.
There are, of course, TONNES of different ways to cleanse your aura but baths are by far one of the most relaxing and rewarding ways to go about it.
If you feel like your aura is seriously polluted with some exceptionally negative or otherwise unhelpful energies, you might want to smudge yourself first with an herb like Californian Sage or another natural material such as Holy Palo Santo wood.
Just a couple of suggested tips before getting into your aura cleansing bath:
You might want to slowly drink a large glass of distilled or mineral water (fluoride-free) to aid with the cleansing process.
And if your bedroom is a real mess like mine unfortunately often is, consider tidying it up a little before you get into your bath so you can return to a peaceful, clean room where the energy can flow around with greater ease!
Ok, so without further ado, I’ll list the ingredients that can create a wonderfully energetically cleansing and soothing bath:
Pink Himalayan Salt
Himalayan salt is essentially mostly sodium chloride but it does also contains trace amounts of other electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium and calcium.
But this is kind of irrelevant because it’s the intricate crystalline structure of the salt that provides it with the ability to attract and retain energy. Add it to your bath to soak up all the negative energies accumulated in your aura. You can add a handful of it or anything up to a cup.
This salt can often take a good few minutes to dissolve, especially in cooler water, so you might have to wait a while and then stir with your hand to make sure the salt has dissolved completely before getting into your bath. No one likes sitting on tiny, hard rocks!
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Dead Sea Salt
Dead Sea salt is another great mineral for cleansing your aura. Just like you can do with Himalayan salt, add a handful of it or anything up to a cup. Then stir it with your hand until all the crystals have completely dissolved.
The multiple, amazing benefits of Dead Sea salt have been known for hundreds, if not thousands, of years and include smoothing and soothing the skin.
You don’t have to use salt from the Dead Sea specifically, however. You can also just use the sea salt flakes sold in many grocery stores! The packets retail at around just $2 each.
Epsom salt, Himalayan salt, and Dead sea salt can be a little bit expensive and they can get used up quickly if used everyday. A way more affordable alternative might be some good old baking soda.
Yes, baking soda, pretty unbelievable, I know!
I remember the first time I heard you could use it for energetic cleansing, I was pretty bowled-over, but you can, and it actually seems to be pretty effective.
Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons into a full, warm bathtub and stir with your hand until it has all completely dissolved.
Epsom salt might bear the name ‘salt’ in its title but in actuality, it’s not a salt at all. It’s magnesium sulfate.
Look for a high grade of Epsom salt for maximum effect as these are typically purer. The bags sold in dollar stores might not be quite as high quality as some other brands which are a little more expensive. The investment is worth it because the higher quality salts seem to be more effective.
Add 1-2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath. You can add up to 4 cups but this may also give you a substantial dose of magnesium and so you might want to reserve that for post-workout baths or when you have very sore or aching muscles.
Just a word of caution, bathing in Epsom salt basically means bathing in magnesium so avoid bathing in the salt more than twice a week as you don’t want to accidentally overdose on Magnesium! Here’s a study by Birmingham University in the UK on Epsom salts increasing blood magnesium levels.
Add a Soothing Natural Fragrance
What kind of bath could possibly be complete without a gorgeous fragrance?!
Below are some totally natural ideas for adding a gentle scent to your aura cleansing bath:
Essential oils are probably the fastest and most convenient way to fragrance your cleansing bath. Adding pure essential oils to your bath isn’t a great idea, however.
Instead, take a few minutes to dilute them with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil. This will also help them to go a lot further, which is especially good if you’re using a very pricey essential oil such as pure rose oil or pure jasmine oil.
- Patchouli oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Lavender oil – This is one of, if not the single most, relaxing essential oils. It’s also very affordable at around $3-$4 per 10ml.
- Rose oil – Rose absolute oil will set you back around $30 – $50 for 10ml as it takes a whopping 10,000 or so roses to create a mere 10ml! Of course, at this price, most people can’t afford to buy it, however, I’m going to include it anyway because it vibrates at a very high frequency and may, therefore, make a great addition to an aura cleansing bath.
You can also try mixing a few different essential oils to create your own unique fragrance!
Avoid adding citrus oils such as lemon oil and bergamot oil as these can sting the skin a little.
Roses just smell utterly divine, don’t they? Even when dried, rose petals smell delicious.
You can use the petals fresh or dried. Fresh might be a bit tricky to find unless you’re prepared to buy some of course, or better yet, you grow roses in your garden or have a partner who often buys you roses (lucky you if so!)
Dried petals can be easily bought in packs from eBay or Amazon. Make sure the petals, whether being used fresh or dried, have been cut up into small pieces before being added to your bath to avoid blocking your drain.
Other Dried Flowers
There are so many other beautiful flowers available to use.
And just to give you a very rough idea of pricing, you can buy around 25g / 88 oz for $3 – $4 from online retailers such as eBay, Etsy, and Amazon.
There are also plenty of other small, independent online stores that will sell them and a quick Google search should bring some up!
Add Some Crystals to Your Bath
Some great crystals to add to your bath include the crystals that can help you to relax:
- Clear or milky quartz – great for overall cleansing of the aura and negative thought patterns.
- Rose quartz – healing and soothing rose quartz is probably the best choice for de-stressing.
- Amethyst – the all-purpose stone, also said to help with aura cleansing, spiritual enlightenment and helpful for increasing intuition.
- Tiger’s eye – usually associated with attracting abundance and material wealth but is also great for increasing intuition and absorbing negative emotions.
- Obsidian – Technically, this is not a stone; it’s actually solidified lava and it’s utterly brilliant for absorbing negative energies.
All of the crystals listed above are available as polished tumble-stones. I definitely don’t recommend adding any in raw, rough form as they can scratch the enamel or paint coating of your tub!
The crystal I use depends on how I’m feeling and the level of clearing that’s needed.
And the above list is just a suggestion. It’s a good idea to use crystals that you personally feel drawn to. Maybe you’d like to visit a brick and mortar metaphysical store and actually pick up and hold a stone in the palm of your hand to see how it resonates with you and makes you feel.
Some crystals should never be added to water because it’ll damage them. These include:
- Turquoise (very soothing, I know, but definitely can’t be added to water!)
- Fine opal
- Pyrite (aka ‘Fool’s gold’ can rust due to its high iron content)
- Plus, most other stones ending in ‘ite’.
Once you’ve decided which (water-friendly) crystal/s you’d like to use, add them to your bath before getting in and allow them condition the energy of the water. You can or remove them just before getting in and leave them at the side of your bath near you while you’re bathing or you can just keep them in with you.
Once you’re done with your crystals, make sure to cleanse and charge them in sunlight, moonlight, or with distilled or salted water.
Light a Candle and Set Your Intentions
If you’d like your bath to be even more relaxing, turn down the lights and light a natural candle or three. Beeswax candles are good choices as they’re all natural and they cleanse and purify the surrounding air and emit negative ions.
You can also opt for a fragranced soy candle. Palm oil candles are also healthy, natural alternatives but I don’t recommend them because of the problems associated with sourcing palm oil responsibly.
Candles without color are best for aura cleansing. If you want to set the intention of manifesting love or money, then you can buy colored beeswax or soy candles to help with this. Burn these shortly after using a natural candle to cleanse your aura.
Once your bath is ready and your candle has been lit, you might want to set the intention for your bath to cleanse your aura completely of any negative energies and when emptying the bath, visualize those energies being washed away as they go down the drain.
Use Positive Affirmations
You can also speak out loud or repeat in your mind some positive affirmations such as:
- “I am in Divine flow”
- “I am loved unconditionally”
- “I am perfect as I am”
- “I am whole and happy”
- “I am forgiven”
- “My aura is sparkly and clean”
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Ask Your Angels for Help
If you believe in a higher power, you can ask for external help with cleansing your aura.
If you’ve had a particularly hard day or you’re dealing with something heavy, you can ask the Arc Angels, God, the Universe, your Higher Self, Spirit, or your Spirit Guides to remove any negative, stale or neutral energies from your aura to 100%. Remember to give thanks once you feel this has been done.
Create Your Own Unique Bath
Experiment and see what works for you!
It’s a great idea to experiment with different types of salts and fragrances to find the combinations that really work for you.
Personally, I really love using Epsom salts and a good friend of mine is really against them and prefers Himalayan salts.
I guess it just depends on what you feel is a better fit for you intuitively and that can only really be found once you’ve tried everything out at least once.
You can also buy bath bombs containing Himalayan, Dead Sea, and Epsom salts. You might also want to try making some yourself!
There are tonnes of super simple, two or three ingredient DIY bath bomb recipes available online.
Once You’re Finished
Prepare something nice to eat such as a big fruit salad and watch something lighthearted such as a comedy series on Netflix or a romantic movie! I personally find romcom movies from the ’90s especially fun and relaxing.
Do get plenty of rest or sleep after your bath. I can’t stress this enough. These baths can be deeply relaxing yet also draining because you’ve just removed a load of negative energies from yourself.
You might also find it beneficial to stay away from electronic devices and social media. Spoil yourself with total peace away from family or the kids — if possible!
Have a Foot Bath
If you don’t have the time for a bath (or if you don’t actually own a bath!), a foot bath can work wonders.
Just stir in a cup full of any of the salts mentioned above and add a few drops of your chosen essential oil or dried flowers.
Hopefully, you found this article helpful. Let me know how you like to make your aura cleansing bath in the comments below! I’ll add your ‘recipe’ if I think others might also like to try it out!