Creating your own herbal floor wash and air purifier is quite simple to do, and an excellent way to use up any extra herbs you have in your apothecary. It can also be a great way to bring some herb magick into your home.
Certain herbs are also effective in clearing particles from the air, which can be particularly useful to those who are near wildfires or have wildfire smoke in their area. These herbs include cedar, rosemary, and thyme.
Below I have listed suggested herbs to use, along with their magickal properties. Please do your own research on any other herbs you wish to incorporate outside of this list, to ensure that they are safe for use in your home.
I store my herb blend in a large mason jar. I will generally add any herbs that have been on the dry rack for too long, or that I simply have a surplus of. These are roughly chopped up and added to the jar.
For an herbal floor wash:
Add a few handfuls of your dried herbs to a large pot, along with about a gallon of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for another 10 minutes. Strain out the herbs, and if you like you can now add a handful of sea salt to the infusion and stir to dissolve. Sea salt is excellent for clearing negative/heavy energies. You can now add this to your mop bucket, along with (at least) another gallon of hot water, and any additional soaps or cleaners you wish to use.
For an air purifier:
Add a few handfuls of herbs to a large pot or slow cooker (a slow cooker is useful for placing in rooms other than the kitchen). Fill with water to 1-2 inches from the top. If using a pot, bring to a boil and then turn heat down to a gentle simmer. If using a slow cooker, set to high until steaming, then set it to low. The idea either way is to have a slow, gentle steam rising from the infusion. Please use common sense and do not leave your simmering pot/slow cooker unattended. Once you are done using your infusion, if there is sufficient water remaining you can strain out the herbs than and then use it for the floor wash described above.
Herbs to use (you can of course also use any of these fresh, if you have it on hand):
Cedar* – healing, purification, prosperity, and protection.
Rosemary* – protection, love, mental powers, purification, sleep, healing, attracts elves.
Thyme* – healing, sleep, psychic powers, love, purification, courage.
Lavender – love, protection, sleep, purification, happiness, peace.
Sage – good health, wisdom, protection.
Mugwort – strength, psychic powers, protection, prophetic dreams, healing, astral projection.
Rose – love, psychic powers, healing, luck, protection.
Lemon balm – love, success, healing.
Mint – prosperity, healing, exorcism, protection.
Cinnamon sticks – spirituality, success, power, psychic powers, protection, love.
Basil – love, exorcism, wealth, protection.
Bay leaf – protection, psychic powers, healing, purification, strength.
*Clears particles from the air, may be helpful for allergies or if there is smoke in the air.
Here is an example of incorporating herb magick in your herbal blend –
To glean wisdom from your dreams (such as an answer to a question, guidance, or prophecy), use a combination of :
Use this blend as an air purifier in your bedroom, using a slow cooker. Then strain out the herbs and use the remaining infusion to wash the bedroom floor (especially under the bed, if possible).