There are a variety of liquid ingredients that are used in both body and environmental cleansing. Baths are often concocted from dry elements such as minerals and herbs. Popular minerals include ash, baking soda, laundry bluing, lye, salt, and saltpeter (my personal favorite). Herbs like hyssop, lemongrass, eucalyptus and others are commonly used for cleansing rites. Please be aware at all times when using any ingredients to dilute adequately. We don’t want to remove your skin along with the crossed condition.
There are many types of alcohol used in conjure, some more than others. Before you choose which kind of alcohol you are using make sure that you are aware of how it affects you mentally. For me, I know that vodka is always a no go. If I am using any alcohol at all it will normally be whiskey. Or you can even try and make a beer bath. Both methods are equally effective.
I only use ammonia if there is some particularly strong work to be done for a client, or myself. Because of ammonia’s strong scent, it is my recommendation that you only add one tablespoon to an entire tub of water. If you are taking a standing bath then put only one teaspoon per container of your choice. Scent aside ammonia is a very strong way to get rid of negativity whether on your person or in your environment.
Florida Water, Hoyt’s, and Kolonia are some of the most popular commercial colognes used today. We traditionally make and sell Peace Water that I love, not only does it smell great but it is perfect for calming down a lover after an argument or for keeping the peace in a home. There are a number of colognes derived from plant essences, such as Lavender Water, Rose Water, Kananga Water and so on. Sometimes, like those sold here at Thee Witch Farm, these colognes include actual matter from plants, including essential oils or hydrosols, and other times their scents are synthetic fragrances. Even though the most popular version of Florida Water is full of chemicals please do not think that the spirits do anything but love the stuff. They think it is amazing.
The whiteness of milk is often associated with cleanliness and milk is commonly used for beauty due to its association with youth. Depending on what your desires are or whatever is handy you can use cow’s milk, goat’s milk, coconut milk, and even almond milk.
This ingredient has been added to baths and floor washes for many years in spiritual cleansing. I do not suggest that it be used in baths or for a floor wash in homes where there are children present. If you feel inclined to use turpentine, however, then only a few drops will do as it is very potent. Ammonia can also be used as a substitute.
Both essential and fragrance oils are added to baths. They are not recommended for floor washes however because they tend to leave greasy streaks on floors, walls, and furniture. At Thee Witch Farm we have already added the necessary amounts of both to our baths. I especially like to use these to ensure that I am not “ashy” after a spiritual bath because we strongly suggest that you do not use any lotions or perfumes after for at least an hour but preferably overnight. The reasoning behind doing this is so that you do not wipe away or “dilute” the magic.
It is pretty commonly known that you mark your territory with urine to declare dominance. Dogs do it, cats do it, and so do campers to discourage the wildlife from entering their camp. Ammonia is often used as a substitute for urine in both baths and floor washes. You can also use it as a substitute for urine in spellwork as well.
Apple cider vinegar and white vinegar are often used in conjure. Vinegar is known to sour people and can be used against them in cursing work. Paradoxically, it is used for spiritual cleansing as well. This comes from vinegar’s many uses for domestic and medicinal purposes. Four Thieves Vinegar is a popular form of vinegar used in conjure. It is a pretty essential tool for a witch to have in her cupboard.
Well, there it is. I hope I covered enough on this topic to give you a little insight. Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you next time!
- Thee Witch Farm