Witchcraft, Wicca, and other Pagan-related spiritualities get a bad rap for being spooky, demonic, and frightening.
But, with it’s sudden resurgence into popular culture, why aren’t people running for their lives? Surely witchcraft is just as dark, gory and spooky as the modern remakes of classics like Sabrina.
The truth is, for a lot of witches, spirituality can be as simple as washing your floor.
Which is why I’m here writing this blog. To express the fact that spirituality is sometimes just wanting your floors to smell like a garden full of lavender. Because that’s nice.
A floor wash can really be anything you’d like it to be:
Some basic botanicals and their meanings:
Anise Star – Protection
Bay leaves – Protection, healing, purification
Lavender – Peace, tranquility
Rosemary – Protection, healing, exorcism
Pine Needles – Protection
Cedar – Healing, protection
Clove – Protection, dispels unhappy energy
Juniper – Protection, healing
Basil – Prosperity
2. Choose your water/oils
So, as a small town girl I don’t necessarily have immediate access to holy water (a commonly used ingredient in floor washes). But essential oils are a little easier to come by.
Usually, since I don’t have access to any fancy water, I’ll leave tap water in a pitcher out on my counter to evaporate any chlorine.
Here are my favourite oils:
3. Combine + use your ingredients.
After boiling your chosen water, add a few drops of your favourite oil, a sprinkle of your chose botanical– and voila! Let the wash sit for about an hour and then pour your mixture into a container to store in a dry and cool place.
After seven days, you can apply the wash to a clean floor. You can even add some of the mixture to you favourite, everyday cleaning products to give your home a little spiritual cleanse every time you clean!