A method to Cleanse and Ward after unsavory people visit your house

Personally, I wait 15 minutes to ensure they haven’t forgotten anything (it’s a long, painful wait, I know. Just bear with it!) and then get straight to work!

First off;

If they ate or drank at your house:

  1. DO NOT save any leftovers from that meal, as it is now connected to them. Use it instead in the compost heap to help further along your garden.
  2. Rinse down the dishes they used with vinegar first, spritz with sage-infused water, then proceed to washing the dishes normally.

And now if they did not eat or drink at your house

  1. Open all doors and windows to air out the house.
  2. Light some incense (honestly any will do at this point your just trying to make sure their scent doesn’t linger)
  3. The couch or chair they were sitting on needs to be thoroughly vacuumed.
  4. After vacuuming the couch or chair, cast a consecrated circle around the object and banish their energy from it.
  5. Lightly mist with moonwater and place energized crystals in a spiral in said area.
  6. Dust the House.
  7. Sweep the floors and collect any trash, immediately taking it out.
  8. Wash down all tabletops and counter surfaces with vinegar.
  9. Wash the floors and walls with a mix of lavender/sage/moonwater.
  10. Vacuum the carpets and rugs.
  11. Smudge.
  12. Squeeze out some garlic juice from 3 cloves of garlic and rub into ground outside of door (3 cloves per door).
  13. Mix lemon juice with a drop of peppermint oil and use it to draw a line on the door frame, both sides; make sure you left no line breaks!
  14. Rub a touch of dogwood oil on the outside doorknob.
  15. Recharge your witch balls!
  16. Air out your dreamcatchers if you have any!

If they sat down on your bed

Ohhhhhh boy oh boy oh boy. Guess who’s about to wash their sheets?

Surprise it’s you!

  1. Wash your sheets.
  2. Wash your comforter.
  3. Wash the pillowcases.
  4. Wash the pillows.
  5. Wash the mattress pad.
  6. Vacuum the mattress.
  7. Mist lightly with moonwater.
  8. Place energized crystals where they sat in a spiral.

Optional; write their name on an egg, take it outside, and crush it beneath your heel.

Can be a curse or just an emotional outlet, either way; it feels pretty good.

“But what if I don’t have all those incenses and oils and moonwater???”

Silly, just air out your house and clean it top to bottom using regular cleaning supplies!

If it helps, you can also say the following;

Your body left my house, 
Now, your spirits can too.
And by ‘can’ I mean ‘will’,
It’s time for all of you to leave.

You’ve worn out your welcome,
When you never had any at all,
Out the door with you lot,
Away you go, away!

May you never return here!
May you never come back!
I banish you from this threshold!
Now get the fuck outta my house.”

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A Ritual Bath to aid in past life recollection, accessing ones Akashi records, lucid dreaming, self love and awakening to remembering. 🔮🌸

Spirulina to purify.

Dessert sage to cleanse negative vibrations & invite divine protection.

Rose Quartz to live through my Heart, and for self love & trust 💕

Clear Quartz to amplify my intent & connect to Divine Source.

Labradorite to aid me in past life recollection, accessing my Akashi records & awakening my Soul.

Chryssocola for Divine Feminine empowerment, expression of Truth & Inner Wisdom.

Blue Aragonite to invite calm, peace and conscious communication of One’s Truth.

Hydrangeas for devotion, binding, aura cleansing & karmic work.

Himalayan salt candle lamp to dispel negative energy.

Aloe Vera for serenity.
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Plants Used in Smudge Sticks

 “Nature understands fire and smoke better than words.” -Alfred Savinelli, Plants of Power 

Smudging or smoke cleansing is the burning of certain herbs and flowers to create a cleansing smoke bath which is used to purify negative energies on yourself, in your home, or objects.

But which herbs/flowers can you use and what are their purifying properties? Well here is a list that I have put together for all us baby witches!

Herbs

  • Sage: The use of sage is for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. 
  • Cedar:  Cedar is for protection. Cedar is commonly used to cleanse a home or place when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences. 
  • Juniper: Juniper is said to have a masculine, protective energy, and is used for cleansing and prosperity. Juniper is best used for blessing a new venture or dwelling, and inviting in abundance.
  • Sweetgrass: It is said that this plant is the breath of the Earth Mother, bringing the blessing of the Earth mother’s love because of its sweet vanilla scent. Sweetgrass is used for healing, purification, and for bring positive energy into ones home. 
  • Lavender: Lavender is used to invite spirits. Some people regard lavender as a safeguard to ward against evil. Lavender is often used to bring in an air of calm.
  • Basil: Basil is seen as as a symbol of fertility and is considered to be the protector of family, so burning Basil will help relieve negativity from your home.
  • Rosemary: Rosemary clears negativity, inspires confidence, and invigorates the mind and body.  Rosemary isa symbol of remembrance and is an aid to strengthen and fortify the memory. Rosemary is also good for preventing nightmares.
  • Pine: Pine is used for cleansing, healing and strengthening. It also acts as a natural insect repellent, too!
  • Thyme: Burning Thyme cleanses your space while also inviting in positivity and courage. Smudging your home with thyme dispels melancholy, hopelessness and other mellow but negative energy.
  • Fennel: This seems to be an odd one for many people, but the Fennel sprigs are actually really good for smudging because of its association with longevity, courage and strength. It wards off negative energies by its purifying properties and provides protection to the human energy field while fortifying healthy boundaries.   
  • Mugwort: Mugwort is burned to encourage dreams and visions. When burned before bedtime, it aids in restful sleep and pleasant dreams. It is also used in purification and to bring calm energies into your home.
  • Frankincense:  Frankincense is considered to cleanse and protect the soul. Frankincense is said to ease depression and promote clairvoyance. 

Flowers

  • Roses: The roses help  with attracting love and enhancing a romantic environment. It is also used for meditation and encouraging peace. Also excellent for meditation, divination, increasing psychic abilities, contacting powers and beings in other dimensions and psychic communication.
  • Hibiscus: Used  in divination and psychic communication. Excellent for rejuvenating the senses and restoring one’s life force.
  • Yerba Santa Leaves:  Used for enhancing psychic abilities, magical protection, healing and spiritual strength. Excellent for meditation and divination.
  • Dandelion: Dandelion is used to enhance psychic ability. Burn dandelion before you read tarot cards, cast runes, etc.. to enhance your abilities.

What is palo santo?

Palo santo (literally meaning “holy wood”) comes from a tree native to South America. Like white sage, this is commonly used for cleansing and purification purposes. You simply light the end of it and waft the smoke around the area, person, or object you wish to cleanse.

People use palo santo rather than sage in smoke cleansing for a variety of reasons. One such reason is that white sage is an endangered plant; some prefer not to use white sage bought from a store because of this (although you can always grow your own). Some people find the aroma of palo santo to be more appealing than the smell of white sage; palo santo has a sweet odor with hints of mint, citrus, and pine. An added side benefit is that the smoke has the tendency to repel mosquitoes and other bugs.

Palo santo keeps energy grounded and opens us up for a deeper connection to the earth. In addition, it is said to enhance creativity and bring good fortune. It has healing benefits as well; it can relieve the symptoms of a common cold, inflammation, asthma, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional pain, and more. It can be simmered and made into a tea, and an essential oil is also available.

An energy healer in my area that I have been to a number of times uses palo santo for smoke cleansing at the end of each session. She wafts the smoke around her patient to cleanse and ground their energy and form a protective bubble around them to prevent taking on further negativity from their surroundings. I have found the aroma and feeling it imparts to be quite soothing. She also uses it in combination with white sage for cleansing an area – be it a shop, a home, or a room – in much the same way.

If you’ve never tried palo santo before and can find it, I absolutely recommend giving it a try!

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4 Sage Smudging Alternatives

It’s no secret that that modern day Witch loves sage. Cleansing is a part of the everyday craft and there really is no working around it. But what if you don’t have access to sage, Or you don’t want to drop $10 or more each time, What could you use, You ask? 

Here is a list of my top 4 sage alternatives! (Which are pretty easy to come by) 

1. Juniper:  This bush makes an incredible smudge for deep, heavy cleanings. This would be perfect to use to completely cleanse a area of all energy’s. Good and bad. And because of its thorns, It creates a protective barrier when burned.

2. Cedar: Cedar is used to clear a space of all energy’s, But focuses more on Evil, And negative spirits, And all aspects of protection. You would use this if you where, Lets say moving into a new apartment, And wanted to completely eliminate all traces of the previous renter. 

3. Rosemary: You would use this herb to cleanse a congested space, and bless a home. The rosemary smoke also doubles as a love promoting energy so its great for troublesome couples, and friendships. 

4. Lavender: This herb would be used to cleanse a a space, and leave a clean slate which promotes peace, tranquility, and a stress free zone. Ideal for stressful homes, or just a bad day. 


To make them, Harvest your herbs the way you normally would (fresh) and bundle them up together neatly. Tie them together nice and tight, and hang them to dry for at least 2 weeks in a cool, dry place. Once they’re nice and crisp they are good to go! 


Quick Disclaimer, Because I always get hate mail on the topic of Smudging. I am not per say a Native American. I am Aztec Indian. I belong to no tribe, Or reservation. I am just a Witch. I have spoken to Native Americans here on Tumblr, and have the good ol seal of approval to talk about, share, and use these practices. 


Many Blessings!