8 Essential Oils For Clearing Negative Energy That Actually Work

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Essential oils aren't just another beauty product that will sit on a shelf and look aesthetically pleasing. They've been around for thousands of years and have so many different uses. There's an essential oil for everything, whether you want to get rid of a headache (peppermint oil on your temples), relax yourself into falling asleep after a stressful day (lavender oil on your pillow), or make your hair look shinier (rosemary oil on your scalp, it cleanses as well) — and there are countless other uses for them that I can't even get into right now. There are also essential oils for clearing negative energy in your mind, your personal space, and your home. And we could all use a little less negative energy in our lives, if you ask me.

If there is a lot of negative energy in your space and your aura, it's going to bring you down in every aspect of your life. Those bad vibes can leave you feeling more stressed, more exhausted, more anxious, and generally grumpy and cranky. Not even attempting to clear the space is not conducive to living a happy, healthy, relaxed life. I'm not saying that spritzing an essential oil around the room will change everything around in a matter of minutes, but it can certainly help calm you down and put you in a better state of mind.

There are a lot of essential oils out there, and choosing just one can be overwhelming. Below are the best essential oils for getting rid of bad vibes and negative energy. Stock up on them, and don't be afraid to use them!

1. Lavender

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Plant Therapy Lavender Essential Oil, $7.12, Amazon

Lavender is known for being soothing and calming, so it makes sense that it also gets rid of negative energy. It can help treat depression and prolonged sadness by bringing feelings of harmony and happiness. According to VeryWell, it's a multipurpose oil that can have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties.

Lavender is almost always used as a way to people to calm down. It also has sedative properties that make it a great natural way to help someone fall asleep. It's so comforting that it will instantly transport you to a better place.

2. Lemon

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Now Foods Essential Oils, $6.99, Amazon

Lemon essential oil has many purposes, and spiritually, it can act as a psychic cleanser. Lemon oil helps people focus and gives clarity, and is sometimes used to cleanse negativity from objects like crystals, jewelry, and stones. It has a stimulating scent that will not only leave you feeling more calm, but also more motivated and inspired. Because it is naturally cleansing physically, it makes sense that it would also be emotionally cleansing.

On top of the spiritual benefits, lemon oil has plenty of other benefits as well. It's great for cleaning, so it's just generally good to have around the house. It also makes for an effective natural insect repellant, and can help boost immunity.

3. Cypress

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Cypress 100% Pure Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil, $7.88, Amazon

According to Essential Aromatherapy, cypress can "purify surrounding energies while uplifting vibration levels at the same time. You will feel grounded and secure as a result." A small study from 2005 found that cypress is one of the essential oils that can have significant psychological and physical benefits, like reducing anxiety and depression levels.

4. Grapefruit

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100% Pure Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil, $7.99, Amazon

Anxiety can bring about a lot of negative energy and the two tend to feed off each other. Grapefruit is a great way to relieve feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress. It is also ideal for increasing focus. It's cleansing and feels invigorating, and sometimes you need a motivating force in your life to get rid of the negative energy that's surrounding you. A big sniff of grapefruit essential oil is one way to feel instantly more awake and alive. Grapefruit oil is often used to reduce stress, increase energy, and put someone in a better mood. It can also stimulate circulation.

5. Frankincense

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Prime Natural Frankincense Oil, $9.89, Amazon

Frankincense is known for its purification and is super powerful in removing negativity from the body, aura, psychic, and environment. It is said to hold great wisdom, and is popular for warding off evil and negativity. It's still used in many religious ceremonies around the world for this reason - that's often why you'll smell it in a church, if you ever have.

6. Healing Salts

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Sea salt is known for its ability to suck bad energy and vibes out of anything. A salt water treatment is a great cleansing method for spiritual hearing, and also a very popular one. Combining salt and water can get rid of so much black energy that is harmful and is affecting so much of your life (it can be responsible for depression and addiction). Salt counteracts black energy and promotes spiritual growth. A healing salt bath might be just what you need when you're feeling really down, and it's something that has been used for this purpose for thousands of years.

7. Sage

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Organic Sage Essential Oil, $17.95, Amazon

Burning sage is one of the best ways to get rid of negative energy, and is a custom that has been around for thousands of years. It is often used in energy cleansing and ritual ceremonies, as well as healing ceremonies. Sage oil is no different: it neutralizes your energy field and gets rid of any bad vibes hanging around.

According to Healthline, sage oil can also help reduce stress and act as a natural antidepressant, as well as have antibacterial properties.

8. Peppermint

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Sun Essential Peppermint Oil, $8.99, Amazon

Peppermint is another powerful essential oil that gets rid of tension and negative vibes. Smelling peppermint is known to ease anxiety and stress, and is also a refreshing way to feel more alert and focused. An invigorating scent, peppermint can quickly boost energy and leave you feeling more motivated, which is great if you've been stuck in a rut. On top of that, peppermint oil is a wonderful natural remedy for many stomach and gut issues.

This article was originally published on May 15, 2018 and was updated on September 3, 2019.

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