Let’s talk about magick waters.
We make moon water infused with her energy and we buy waters for our magic such as Florida Water.
So let’s make some! I have recipes to share from “Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones” by Stephanie Rose BirdI’ll be providing books and resources on Hoodoo for everyone soon. I have to gather them up and take pics. I have a collection, per usual.
Why do I have so many books? Because my momma said I was a professional student. I don’t just take the word of a website, I read multiple books on any subject and I encourage the same.
Witchcraft requires research, study and dedication.
Hoodoo is a practice – not a religion. It took root in the southern US states and was established during the time of slavery and this practice used the plants available on this continent and borrowed from the Native Americans. I will be posting more about the history later. This is what’s known as “rootwork” or “conjure” or “Hoodoo” – it’s Southern American folk magick.
I’ll talk more about that later because the history of this practice itself is a long post. In Hoodoo, waters and colognes are used for a number of things.
Sweet waters “seal your body and exude your renewed spirits” and do so using blends like Florida Water, Hoyt’s Cologne or kananga water. I’m going to share some recipes with you today.
Do not run out to get these ingredients, please. Save these for later if you do not have everything. I don’t want anyone going out when it’s unnecessary during this pandemic. Stay safe, Moonbeams
I’ve decided to start sharing the folk magick I was raised with so there will be many more posts. Just check the Conjure group topic.
**note: using distilled water in these recipes assure that antibodies and germs are not introduced
Florida Water Recipe
Use to entice good spirits, feed your ancestors and dress yourself and your altar.
16 Oz distilled water
1/4 cup 100 proof vodka
6 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops clove bud essential oil
8 drops bergamot essential oil
Add in the order given to a sterilized bottle with a cork top. Still to blend and you can add to a spray bottle like the lord intended
Shelf life: 60 days
De-Stressing Floral Water
Dr. Bach created a Rescue Remedy (more on those later) to “sway the good spirits and alleviate bothersome thoughts.” This will leave you feeling clear after your work:
1 cup distilled water
1 tablespoon vegetable glycerine
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 cup 100 proof vodka
1 tablespoon tincture of benzoin
1/2 cup of rose water
1/2 cup orange blossom water
1/2 teaspoon of rose fragrance oil
1/2 teaspoon geranium essential oil
1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil
1/2 teaspoon lime essential oil
1/4 teaspoon petigrain essential oil
1/4 cup aromatic organic roses
Combine water, glycerin and honey and mix well. Add the liquor and benzoin and let dissolve. Mix with the remaining ingredients in the order given, swirling with each addition. I say a blessing over each one I add. Put in a sterilized container with a tight cap and put in the fridge for two weeks. Swirl it daily. I also recite a blessing while I swirl each day. After two weeks, strain and put into a spray bottle. Keep refrigerated.
Spray it around after workings or to cleanse yourself and your space.
Shelf life: 60 days
Now we’re at fragrant waters and I have a personal note: I shared a video on how to make rose water by distillation to create what is called a hydrosol.
You can watch it right here:
This can be used in magical workings as well as health and beauty products. For this, we use attar of roses – which is not the same. Here are instructions on how to make the attar: https://www.hunker.com/1200…/how-to-make-an-attar-of-roses
Different practices have different processes. Respect the drip
Conjure Fragrant Waters
8 drops attar of roses
8 Oz distilled water
Drop the attar into the water and mix with a stirring wand. Pour into a clean dry bottle. Store in the refrigerator.
1. Kananga water: replace attar of roses with higher grade ylang ylang essential oil
2. Orange blossom water: replace attar with neroli essential oil
3. Lavender water: replace attar with lavender essential oil
Shelf life: 6 months
Colors: PurpleWednesday is just a lucky day. When doing money work, I love to do it on a Wednesday. I enchanted my own website using geomantic glyphs during a waxing moon on a what? A Wednesday. Acquisitio and Conjunctio. Mercury is a quick little dude with those wings on his shoes. Travel, luck, focus, communication are all good on a Wednesday. I also like to divine with cards and charms on this day and have heard it’s also great for runes. Another thing about this day and an interesting note is that if you are doing any kind of spell to distract, hide or mislead, this is the day for such fuckery. Mercury is a sneaky little dude. Play the lottery or lay some tricks. See what happens. I don’t judge and most likely wanna hear all about these things anyway. Great day to say what the fuck you really mean.I wrote a post about the daily magical correspondences here: https://www.whitewitchgrimoire.com/day-of-the-week-correspondences/
Let’s make Magnet Water!
What is magnet water? Glad you asked…sym·pa·thet·ic mag·ic
- primitive or magical ritual using objects or actions resembling or symbolically associated with the event or person over which influence is sought.
For this water, we are going to charge it with a magnet to associate it with the influence we want – to attract.
Remember to take it in before dawn, as we are looking to charge with lunar energy only.
This means put it out after the sun goes down and bring it in before the sun comes up.
What you will need:
- A glass or crystal bowl or mason jar
- Magnets or lodestones
- Drawing herbs or oils like basil, vanilla, lemongrass or cinnamon
- Water. I recommend boiling it or using distilled so that it keeps, plus you can take a drink of it if you want.
Fill your glass, bowl, or jar with water and put in a large magnet or a collection of smaller ones. You can substitute with lodestone for these three nights, but remember to clean it after because they will rust.
You can also add any herbs or oils to enhance the power. Whatever drawing means to you. This may be an instance of working with the power of the herb or oil and not relying on correspondences. If there is an herb or oil you’ve used with success, use it!
Place outside under the new moon energy for three nights to charge. This water should not be touched by the sun.
After it’s charged, remove the magnets or lodestones and then you can strain it or leave it and put it in a mason jar or bottle with a lid.
- sprinkle around the doorways and your office or place of business to attract clients
- sprinkle in the bedroom to draw love and sex and sigil work YEAH!
- use to cleanse candles or tools before magical work to attract
- use in the bath with your glamour spell
- sprinkle around home to attract peace in the family
- use to clean the soles of your shoes to help you walk the path that attracts abundance, no matter what that looks like to you
- use in the kitchen to bring in food and family
You can use this as you would any moon water for working to attract.
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Water water every hare…. I love Bugs.
Let’s talk about water.
Water is a conduit for spirit in ancestor work. It lubricates that connection, but using water in magick is all about sympathetic energies and symbolissssssssm.
Moon water is something we use to harness the power of the moon phase, and can be made in any phase. Waxing for attraction and waning for banishing. The moonlight itself doesn’t have to shine on it, it’s all energy. We can add crystals and herbs to enhance and infuse with our intention, meaning what will we use it for?
Rose of Jericho water is the water it blooms in and can be used for protection.
Love water. This is probably just from my family, but love water is used to just top off beverages and made with love-related personal concerns. Use your imagination. If ya want him faithful, gotta love ’em up is what mammaw used to say. Ewww.
Storm water is used to stir things up. Think of a peaceful day then a storm hits. Boom.
Hurricane water is water is from a hurricane. Like stormwater but with the power of a hurricane.
Lightening water is water collected when there is lightening and good heating things up. Crossing or healing work.
River water is collected from a river and can used for all types of removal. Just as the river keeps flowing and moving, it will take all with it.
Stagnant water. Like old, still dirty pond water or swamps and even inside tree stumps. Dirty water = dirty work BUT stump water and the spirit of the tree can help with healing works too.
Tar water. It used to be easy to get tar water back in the day. When I was a kid they tarred the streets and covered in gravel, but now we have asphalt and concrete. Tar water is good for protection and uncrossing and even for the reverse. Seriously, tar water is a post all of it’s own.
Holy water. Water blessed by the church. Protection, healing and also adds POWER to your work. For this, you can tip on into the Catholic church for, don’t even have to practice. Just don’t tell them or they’ll kick your ass to the curb
Chamber Lye. Yeah, urine. Personal concern, or marking your territory. Lots to be said here. Mama Starr talks about it going sour when closed up. Did you know that urine when it comes out of your body is sterile? Did you know that freezer jars and witches bottles with urine isn’t conjure work? This needs it’s own post too lol
Fresh water. Rainwater, spring water, well water, creek water. Used in spirit workings to refresh the spirits of said work. Think fresh, clean, cool and revitalizing.
Toilet water. Yes, water from the damn toilet. Do I really have to say it?
Blue water. Don’t touch it or mammaw will beat that ass It’s made from laundry bluing….which I bet y’all don’t know about. You add to river water and petition the spirits of the river to help you see what you need to see during divination. This is old old stuff. You can also add to washings and protection work.
Dishwater. Funny thing, Derwood’s old band was called the Dishwater Psychics. He ain’t and they weren’t and when I laughed I had to explain this to him way back in the day. If your house is fightin’, work some peaceful vibes into the dishwater and throw it out the front door.If you’ve kept reading, then you might be wondering if I am going to go here, and hell yeah I am
WAR WATER. Oohhh. Throwing a jar against someone’s door today will land your ass in the joint, so don’t do that. Back in the day, you made it and threw at your enemies’ door to “cut” them and start a war. Plus, that’s a violent smash, but you can’t do that. To make it, get some storm or hurricane water, add rusted nails, broken glass, rose thorns, needles and dirt where three dogs have fought in the yard. Dirt from your enemy’s yard, some Spanish moss, urine, sulfur. There are so many variations it’s crazy. You’ll have to ask the oracle about this one if it’s not part of your tradition. Southern Conjure and Hoodoo have their own, as well as other paths. It’s just nasty water filled with petitions, prayers and intentions that you must work before use. You must be careful with this or you will, in fact, cross yourself up in the mix.
Taking a Spiritual Bath: Step-by-Step
There are many ways to take a spiritual bath. How one is taken depends largely upon the purpose of the bath. Some are taken on certain days of the week during certain moon phases or time of day. Baths can be taken at any time we need to.
There are two methods for taking spiritual baths. One is full immersion and the other is pouring the prepared bath over one’s head while standing. This is useful for those without a tub and will have to use this in the shower. Regardless of the method used, the results are the same.
Here are some basic guidelines for taking a spiritual bath, I thought I would share before I give you the method for a dream bath to help you get into your groove
- To prepare an herbal bath, place herbs into a pot of boiling water and let them steep for three to nine minutes. Strain out the herbs and add the liquid tea to your bath.
- Baths for drawing things to you such as love, success, luck and healing, work well when taken at or before dawn. Wake up before dawn and draw your water. Fill the tub with warm water and wash your body in an upward direction. If possible and you are so inclined, you can take baths for drawing things during a waxing or full moon.
- For uncrossing baths or getting rid of negative energies and conditions like anger or anxiety, take your bath at sunset and wash your body in a downward motion. Pour the water over your head 9 times so that the water runs down your body while you are standing. If possible and you are so inclined, you can take baths for removing negative energies and conditions during a waning moon.
- Always bless the water before getting into the tub. You can do this through prayer or invocation of the spirits, saints, and deities of the healing waters in a manner that is meaningful to you. Alternately, you can use a more general type of blessing or just the universe. Whatever you work with.
- Spend at least fifteen minutes soaking in the healing water for a ritual bath. You may meditate, visualize a resolution of your problem, pray, sing, sit or lay in silence. Do whatever feels comforting to you unless otherwise specified for a particular condition.
- Save all or a portion of the bathwater for proper disposal. Some common ways of disposing bathwater include tossing it towards the east during sunrise or leaving it at a crossroads.
- Always clean your tub with saltwater afterwards. Sea salt is best, though regular salt will also do, so long as you have prayed over it. Also, be sure to clean any objects used in the tub with saltwater.
- As part of preparing your ritual bath, you may light your favorite incense and light a candle in a fitting color to make the experience especially comforting, effective, and enjoyable.
- Always take a soap bath prior to or after a spiritual bath. Never use soap, oils, or anything else while taking a spiritual bath unless it is specified.
- Never stay in a spiritual bath longer than thirty minutes.
- For optimal effect, spiritual baths are taken an odd number of days, from 1 to 13.
- Allow your body to air dry to achieve the full effect.
- Always dress in fresh, clean clothes and sleep on clean (preferably white) sheets after taking a spiritual bath.
This bath is designed to relax you and promote psychic dreams and visions. For best results, drink a cup of this tea while bathing in the bath before bedtime.
- Rose petals
Simmer the herbs in a gallon of water on the stove for 3 minutes. Strain and add the water to your bathwater. Save a cup to drink and add honey. Do this ritual immediately prior to bedtime for optimal effects.
Take some time with the balsamic moon to take care of yourself. Self-care is self-love