One of our favorite wellness travel publications www.the-glassy.com tells us all about clearing your vacation housing ~ featuring travel smudging & crystal advice from Moon and Jai founder Gina Gorelik.
Have you ever walked into a hotel room and instantly been hit with the smell of the person who was in there before you? [Insert gag sound.] Maybe it’s the faintest whiff of perfume, long-eaten fried chicken, or stale cigarette smoke, but whatever it is, it’s an unpleasant reminder that you’re never really alone when you travel.
And it’s not just scents or unchanged bed sheets that could be harshing your trip; there’s also the matter of, quite literally, bad vibes.
“If you come into a hotel room or Airbnb and you notice that the floors are really dirty, you’d be like, ‘Gross!’ It’s the same if the energy is really dense,” says Gina Gorelik, a Miami-based healer and founder of ritual kit company Moon and Jai. “Some people are sensitive enough to be like, ‘Ugh, it’s a little funky in here.’ Some people aren’t sensitive enough—but that doesn’t mean they won’t be affected by it.”
Cue energy clearing. All it takes is lighting up (no, not that way) and burning something like sage, copal, or sweet grass before you even unpack your bag to set the tone for the rest of your trip.
“If you come into a hotel room or Airbnb and you notice that the floors are really dirty, you’d be like, ‘Gross!’ It’s the same if the energy is really dense.”