Spring Clean Your Soul: 3 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Aura
It's time to cleanse your mind and body — as well as all that junk you've been meaning to get rid of.
Even if the streets are still covered in snow where you live, spring is on the horizon. It's less than a month away, in fact. And that means sunny days, spring break, and probably some spring cleaning. It's time you finally got rid of that box of clothes collecting dust in the attic anyway.
But spring cleaning doesn't just have to mean discarding junk and scrubbing the floors. It's important to take time out to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and soul as well. While you could go on a soul-searching journey to foreign lands to do this (and we highly suggest that), it can be much simpler than that. Here are three easy ways to enhance and refresh your aura, just in time for the vernal equinox.
1. Take a sea salt bath
When's the last time you took a bath — a long, relaxing bath? Probably too long ago. Ritual bathing in sea salt can help both cleanse your body of toxins, while your skin absorbs trace minerals that will aid your health, and it can also help relieve aches and pains.
To do this, fill your bathtub with warm water (don't make it too hot), and add 2-3 scoops of your favorite unprocessed sea salt (don't use table salt). Climb in and spend a good 20-30 minutes soaking. For best results, let your body air dry.
Try Ahava's mineral bath salts for a good sensory soak.
2. Try Smudging
Smudging is a technique used by Native Americans to purify a room and clear negative energy from a space. And there's some science behind it too: When burned, sage and a select few other types of branches release negative ions, which research has linked to creating a more positive mood. "Energetic cleansing is a great way to invite in new energy. The ceremonial ritual of smudging is a beautiful way to do this," Laura Huth, founder and master blender of Rootfoot, told us.
Huth also shared her favorite smudging products and techniques:
"Tips for smudging with Palo Santo: light an end of the wood stick by holding a flame to it for 15-30 seconds. Once it's lit, gently blow out flame and the red hot end of the stick will slowly burn like incense. At this moment, I think there's a beautiful opportunity to stay fully present for a few minutes as the Palo Santo is burning. Walk around the home, wave the Palo Santo in each room, and feel the shift."
When and how she uses her favorite Rootfoot products:
"I like White Sage for a deep cleanse. Energetically the plant has a strong force of clearing/ removing, so I use sparingly like when moving into a new home or when there's a major moment for transformation. I use Palo Santo more for a daily inspiration and mood shift. It's energy is sweet and inviting.
Also wave around your body (from crown of the head to the toes) to connect deeper and to 'fluff' your aura."
3. Get out of the house
There's nothing quite like fresh air and sunshine to refresh your mind, body, and soul. Spring is on the horizon, which means walks in the park, trips to the beach, and afternoons on the patio are hopefully in your future. So, turn off your cell phone (you can do it!) and go soak up the sun.