Herbal Aura Cleansing

Our aura is the energetic halo surrounding our bodies. This sweet-smelling active meditation uses the power of our senses to quiet the mind and help to purify our aura.

If you have been feeling stressed or anxious, sad or angry, this simple technique will help you to feel cleansed and refreshed. Here are the simple directions to cleanse your aura using fresh herbs:

1. Buy or make a bundle of fresh herbs (basil, lavender, rosemary, thyme, mint–just about anything will work) by tying a bunch together with string.

2. First spend a few moments simply inhaling the fragrance of your herbs.

3. Now sweep your bundle from head to toe and around the back of your body. Hold the herb bundle an inch or two out from your body so that you are moving it over the aura that surrounds your physical self.

4. When you have finished, place the herbs in a glass of water where their scent will remind you of this simple but powerful meditation.

Adapted from Snow Melting in a Silver Bowl, by Nancy Brady Cunningham and Denise Geddes (Weiser Books, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Cunningham and Geddes. Reprinted by permission of Weiser Books.
Adapted from Snow Melting in a Silver Bowl, by Nancy Brady Cunningham and Denise Geddes (Weiser Books, 2004).

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Melinda K.
Past Member 4 years ago

Its a really nice thing to do especially with a sense of sacredness and intention, I love using a bunch of lavender but I think for aura cleansing a good bunch would be sage, lavender and eucalyptus, but I found lavender on its own worked well. Great article, thanks!

May Howie
may Howie4 years ago


Ida J.
Ida J.4 years ago


K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Lady Kaira
Lady Kaira4 years ago

Thank you, always so helpful

Lettie E.
Lettie Easton4 years ago

May I add something Annie? Herbs have their own properties as well. Lavender helps relax, rosemary helps memory, and so forth. So to make this more personal do a little research on herbs and choose the ones which will make this cleansing more in tuned to your needs.

Christine Lee
Christine Lee4 years ago

I love the smell of lavendar, can't wait to give this a trial run! Thank-you!

Maira Sun
Maira Sun4 years ago


Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago


Bon L.
Bon L.4 years ago

Thanks for the info.