Cleansing Antiques or Used Items Before Bringing Into Your Home
Hunting for a good deal or rare find at vintage shops, antique shops, pawnshops, consignment shops, or even yard sales is addicting and helps our planet. However, it is imperative you ‘cleanse’ the item before you bring it into your home.
If its small enough, bury it in a small dish of salt for a day or two. This is also a good way to prepare ritual items for an altar.
Salt represents the element of Earth, and will drain any energy, good or bad, out of the item. That way you can start out fresh and put your own positive energy into it.
You also can use smoke, water, or light. The moonlight is good for that too or you could just pass the item through a burning incense or even a cigarette.
You also can place the item in running water for 5 to 10 minutes or you can also smudge it if you have the sweetgrass and sage smudge sticks.