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9 Spiritual Meanings of Smelling Sulfur, Rotten Egg, & Death

9 Spiritual Meanings of Smelling Sulfur, Rotten Egg, and Death

Today I’m going to talk about my personal story behind the smell of sulfur, rotten eggs and even rotten eggs.

The sense of smell is an important organ in the body.

It helps us to perceive things from afar and tell a good smell from an offensive one.

Just as the sense of smell is crucial to the physical life, it is equally important to the spiritual.

Paying attention to your spiritual sense of smell is important.

Through odors, messages and omens can be released into our inner consciousness

Have you suddenly picked up a scent out of nowhere? For instance, smelling smoke when you are alone in your room with fragrances of perfumes all around you. Or smelling sulfur in a place where it is unlikely to have one. 

All of these are clear signs that your spiritual sense of smell is picking up an auspicious sign. It is not a constant thing to see visions or hear a voice.

The spiritual world can choose to explore our spiritual sense of smell as well.

Therefore, it is important to understand the spiritual meaning of picking up certain divine smells like sulfur, or rotten eggs. 

Does this smell indicate bad luck?

Is it a warning sign from the heavens? To understand more about these spiritual messages, read till the end. 

Is Smelling Sulfur Normal?


No, it is not normal to smell sulfur. Having this type of smell in your home should catch your attention instantly.

Firstly, you must check to see if there is a gas leak or actual rotten eggs around. If all of these are not present, then it is clear that the universe is speaking to you through this smell. Through the smell of sulfur, your inner soul can communicate with you.

Likewise, the external spiritual reality can speak to your consciousness.

You just need to be accurate in your discernment to know WHY this smell has been sent to you. 

I know that you will prefer to smell sweet fragrances.

But, also embrace the smell of sulfur.

It is not a pleasant smell and can release a bit of negativity whenever it happens. However, be open-minded to this spiritual scent.

It was sent to fulfill a purpose. Once this happens, you will stop perceiving the odor. 

From my experience, I smell sulfur when I am about to make a huge mistake.

Now, this does not have to be your reality. Therefore, let us proceed to deeply investigate what spiritual message sulfur smell brings to us. 

What does Smelling Sulfur Mean Spiritually?

Smelling sulfur in spiritual world

Earlier on, we established that smelling sulfur is not a normal event. It rarely occurs. Anytime you begin to perceive this offensive odor, your mind should begin an endless search for answers to the reason behind this experience.

To help you understand this, there are 4 locations to watch out for.

Anytime you smell sulfur in one of these locations, below are the spiritual messages for you. 

Inside your House:

This means that you are not comfortable in your home.

It reveals that you are scared and unsecured in your space.

This might be due to boredom, or a feeling of inferiority.

You want people to always be around to cheer you on. But with their absence, you don’t feel too good about your space.

The smell of sulfur inside your house reveals your insecurity. It brings the inner thoughts you have to the surface.

In your Room:

Have you ever heard of dark secrets? Well, this is why the smell of sulfur has enveloped your room.

  • It shows that you have dark secrets.
  • There is something you want to keep hidden.
  • You don’t want people to have access to it.

It is okay to do this.

However, you should balance this up by ensuring your mind does not become too boggled up by this.

Don’t dwell in the past.

No matter how tough and dark the past was, keep it from people as much as possible. But, don’t let it define you going forward

In your Kitchen:

Smelling sulfur in your kitchen is a warning sign of keeping unhealthy habits.

This is telling you to watch your health.

The kitchen should be kept clean and free from unpleasant smells like that of sulfur.

Sulfur leads to food poisoning, which affects health. This is why it is a perfect spiritual sign that speaks of health. 

Smelling sulfur could be an indication that your health is under attack. It also warns you against your unhealthy lifestyle.

When next you get this smell in your kitchen, visit a doctor and get tips on how to improve your lifestyle.

Outside your House:

It means that the environment you live in is choked with negative energy.

The reason for this smell is that you are becoming influenced by this negative energy.

This explains the pessimism you have been oozing out of you in recent times.

Your spiritual sense of smell has picked up this scent to not only reveal the energy around you but also alert you and help you control your mind from becoming further influenced by negativity. 

Spiritual Meaning of Rotten Egg Smell in the House

Rotten Eggs

This offensive odor in your house is an auspicious sign.

Especially when there is no rotten egg in the house. It speaks about the things we have abandoned for a long time.

Things like:

  • Unhealthy habits;
  • Negative mindsets;
  • Biased ideas;
  • Grudges against people;
  • And so on.

These negative and bad traits have eaten too deep into our hearts and are beginning to form a negative spiritual environment around us.

This is why you are perceiving this odor around you

Smelling rotten eggs in your home brings a warning sign from the spiritual world. It is telling you to watch out for the negative traits you have.

As much as you can, curb some of these excesses. This is important. Also, ensure you visit a counselor to guide you further. 

When your spiritual senses pick up this smell in your house, it is also believed to be the presence of negative forces, which we will discuss later.

Spiritual Meaning of Smelling Death in the Air

Death smell meaning

This is a negative spiritual experience. It most certainly means death. Some time ago, a friend of mine told me a story.

Her uncle came to visit her.

During his visit, there was a foul smell around him. At one point, my friend thought that a rat had died in the living room.

After a while, it became clear that her uncle was responsible for this smell

To cut the long story short, he died a few weeks after. This story opened my mind to understand the meaning of this smell.

Whenever you begin to smell death in the air, it shows that someone you know is going to die. It is a bad spiritual sign.

Oftentimes, when this smell is given, there is nothing to be done anymore. It is almost like getting an already established judgment. 

Therefore, prepare yourself for the worst.

This is not a good omen to perceive in the spiritual world. It is always given when death is knocking.

Smelling death in the air means losing your loved one, or a friend. Sometimes, it also means losing a neighbor. 

9 Spiritual Meanings of Smelling Sulfur

Spiritual meaning of smelling sulfur

When you start perceiving sulfur in an auspicious way, it indicates that the spiritual world is trying to communicate with you. One of the following 9 spiritual meanings is meant for you. 

1) Your spiritual senses are heightened 

Smelling sulfur in an auspicious way shows that your spiritual senses are active.

It indicates that your sense of perception is highly functional. If you have not been paying enough attention to this, now might be the best time to begin.

Smelling sulfur either in the morning or at night shows that you are at the peak of your spiritual sensitivity

2) Pay attention to your discernment

Not everyone has the gift of perceiving spiritual odors.

This is why it is a rare occurrence to have. However, when next you perceive an odor like sulfur, take it as a warning sign to pay more attention to your discernment.

When your discernment is sharp, it becomes a lot easier to know who is good or evil

3) There is Negativity in the air

Have you gotten to an environment and suddenly perceived sulfur? This is an indication that too much negative energy is in such an environment.

To protect yourself, you have 2 options:

  • Firstly, leave the environment right away.
  • Secondly, speak out positive affirmations constantly to purify your soul. 

4) Purification

In Christianity, sulfur is often associated with fire.

Beyond the destructive properties of fire, there is also a refining and purifying element.

Therefore, it is believed that the smell of sulfur (in Christianity) reveals that God is purifying your intentions. 

5) A bad omen

Perceiving the scent of sulfur is a bad spiritual omen.

When you wake in the morning with a strong scent of sulfur all around, it indicates that something bad is going to happen during the day

6) A sign of vulnerability

It is believed that people smell sulfur when they are at a vulnerable stage.

This majorly happens when people are exposed to a lot of negative energies, which have broken down their spiritual walls of defense.

This is a warning sign.

It also calls for immediate action.

Through rituals, spells, and prayers, you can become stronger again. 

7) Your friend does not want you around

Smelling sulfur in your friend’s house is an unwelcoming sign.

It shows that you are not welcome in that house.

On a wider scale, it shows that your friend does not want you around.

This indicates that you are prying too much into the affair of your friend, which you need to look out for

8) Protection

Smelling sulfur also indicates the need for spiritual protection.

The universe gives us this sign to open up our minds to the reality around us.

In essence, the smell of sulfur could indicate that you are weak and vulnerable. Therefore, seek out ways to protect yourself

9) Evil spirits

The smell of sulfur also points to the presence of an evil spirit around.

This being does not have to be in your home. It could simply be passing by.

In Christianity, this is seen as an evil spirit from hellfire.

The smell of sulfur explains this.

In such a situation, burning sage as incense keeps this spirit away from you. 

Spiritual Meaning of Smelling Sulfur at 3 am

Smelling Sulfur at 3 am

This tells you to pray.

When you suddenly perceive sulfur at 3 am, it is a wake-up call to pray.

There is an urgent need to pray to God.

Also, this is a negative omen. It reveals that something is wrong with your loved one. 

Smelling sulfur at 3 am is also a sign of negativity. It points to the fact that your heart has been exposed to negative energy.

This is why you find it difficult to sleep and also begin to smell sulfur at such an auspicious time. 

Are Bad Smells Bad Spiritual Signs?

Spiritual attacks

Yes, they are bad spiritual signs.

Biblically, a bad smell means rejection by God. it means you are indulging in an unholy act, which has invoked the anger of God.

Also, bad smells reveal that you feel dejected and sad about something.

Getting bad smells provokes negative spiritual energy, which can disrupt everything in your life

Furthermore, it is believed that bad smells bring bad luck. When you begin to perceive a terrible odor in the early hours of the morning, it is a sign of bad luck.

It indicates that you will go through some difficult moments.

Could it be Ghosts?


Yes, ghosts come through scents and perfumes.

Through sulfur and rotten eggs, they are indicating the presence of bad ghosts.

They come with such a bad smell because of the negative energy all around them.

Unpleasant odors like the smell of sulfur, rotten eggs, and so on should not be condoned around you.

It is the presence of ghosts and you should burn incense to purify your environment and ward off these beings. 

Final Words

With what you’ve just read, you now have an understanding of the power of smelling odors.

In this case, sulfur is negative.

Most of the messages it brings are negative. You should look out for this.

Always purify your atmosphere. Additionally, ensure to keep your mind free of negative energy, voices, and thoughts. 

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17 thoughts on “9 Spiritual Meanings of Smelling Sulfur, Rotten Egg, & Death”

  1. I need your help please.
    It is my belief that a negative spirit or demon has attacked and attached itself to me.
    I’ve the past year. I’ve been attacked several times by a dark entity. A woman. She appears to be light skinned yet charred or burned. And emits a grotesque smell of sulfur. Almost unbearable to breath when she attacks me. What do I do to rid myself of this entity? Please help.
    – Stephen

    1. Pray for help and outright command the demon or spirit away from you by commanding it to leave in Jesus name Upon using Jesus name, all entities, ghosts, demons even the devil himself cannot possess you. Also, you can tell her to go into the light. Perhaps she’s a soul that doesn’t realize that she’s dead and needs to be guided or coaxed to follow the light to the other side.

    2. You need to cleanse your home or space. try to meditate drink peppermint tea it helps get rid of negative things. You should also buy some protective crystals like black tourmaline, clear quartz, obsidian, smoky quartz, amethyst, carnelian, or citrine (you don’t need to buy all of them just some suggestions.

      1. Anointing oil and commanding demons to leave in Jesus Christ name is the only way to cleanse your home. Crystals, Sage, rocks etc only are open portals to allow more demons to possess the house and person. The Lord says he’s our protection so what will a mere Rock do?

    3. demons are many devils and i know its name it is belphegor in christian belief he 10,000 legions of demons and he also has a odor called sulfur which is know to the personification of a demonic entity if you do not pray it will follow you for the rest of your life and say in thy name of jesus the holy spirit i deman you back to the fiery pits of hell for all eternity.

    4. Pray to Jesus and ask for forgiveness of your sins, and ask Him to come into your heart
      and you will be saved. Once you’ve done this pray Psalms 91, i.e. read it out loud. Also,
      pray this bible verse:

      Pray this Bible verse:
      Isaiah 41:10 (God says) “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

  2. Ok I’m in the middle of my spiritual journey and I was in the living room and I always feel a presence in the living room. So I was sitting alone in the room and I smelled this awful rotten egg smell and then I was like to my dog “u smell horrible” and when I smelled her she didn’t smell at all. And other times I would be with my mom and I would smell the awful egg smell and then I would say “mom do u smell that?” And she would say “no I don’t” and I was like “how it’s so strong! Oh it’s awful I can’t even breathe” and she would still not smell it. Also I saw a black shadow and misty aperatuons in my house. What is going on?!

  3. Some odd strange things have been happening to my husband..
    How can I say this, OK as an example he has been smelling sulfur, he has been getting very noticing chills and feels cold air on his neck, and some how he was able to fix a broken box in a busy store with just holding it without any tools or even putting it down… and then he handed our roommate a black shirt before he even said he needed one and he said it “they” put on the entertainment center to give to him.. some other things have been happening but I need some insight on an angle to evaluate this situation.. any advice?

  4. Thank you!!!! Been rebuking the DEVIL for so long!!!!I do not know how many times I have chased him away from me!! HE can and will not touch me again!!! !I am so focused and thinking clearly now! Thank you God my BFF LIFE!! I cant wait to read more helpful information that you have for me!! So Thanks again you helped me and my 22 yr old son VIctor today big time!!!! Much love and blessings!!

  5. While having intense conversation about Gods love and beautiful experiences we have had with God. My coworker and I kept smelling sulphur. We would stop talking to complete work tasks then resume our conversation. We only smelled sulphur when rebelling in God and his Love. I am convinced our conversation made the Devil angry.

  6. I have been smelling sulfur smell for wks now. My kids don’t smell it just me. It comes and goes goes and gets really strong and overwhelming and now it’s happening when I leave me home. My kiddo is going through puberty with lots of emotional outbursts. I thought maybe it was a poltergeist that we had manifested. It’s all the time now and gets stronger by the day it seems. I’m worried about keeping us safe. What do I do?

  7. June 8 we my hubby and kids and I went on vacation for 10 days. After we got back just me and hubby got a head cold for few days. We got better and wks after I started smelling rotting feet, or chicken crap or rotting eggs some time in the day for a sec or 2 and go’s away and after I go to bed for a min or 2 and go’s away for a day or 2 and comes back. I’m not sure what is it why and where it’s coming. I don’t have Gass I check all my plumbing and nothing and no died Animals. I’m the only one that smells ot. My husband or teenagers don’t smell it..

  8. Smelling bad smell is like touching a wart chakra. Or the presence of a bad atman. I’d suggest get Ganges water because holy water and water in general is the only thing that combats this evil. Clean your chakras and body maybe brush selenite over you and rain helps keep the world clean

  9. Take pure white salt, place it in a bowl light a white candle, then pray to whom you wish to for a blessing on the salt to protect, then spread the salt around your home. afther words state “I Lock this door, none who bear ill can enter.” done.

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