I think we can all agree that keeping ourselves clean is important. But what about the energy surrounding your physical body? What about the vibes in your home and workspace? I believe that having a clear, positively charged aura to myself and living quarters is the basis for everything else.
Peace can't just spring up from a mess. Magic made on top of residual negativity? I don't get down like that. My granny used to say, "You can't go putting perfume on to cover up an unwashed body." (Cause ewe.) Same concept! Clean your aura, clean your floor, clean your walls, clean your tools. Let's talk about how...
With the popularity of white sage as an energetic fix all I wanted to offer some other options. I think sage is powerful medicine and has its own place in our energetic hygiene toolkit but there are so many more ways to smoke cleanse, raise vibrations, and make way for goodness!
It all starts with a simple check in. "How do I feel? How does this space feel?"*insert answer here* Now you have the information you need to go forward!
Smoke cleansing wands are an easy way to shift energy. Each plant ally has its own unique properties but I'll save those for a post all of its own! I also love to utilize a host of different resins burnt on a charcoal round. (Either in my cauldron or another heat safe receptacle.) Palo santo and rope incense are my every day companions though! No giant grief or contention to clear away? Focus on sweetness and calling in the light! Those two do just that, fast.
PALO SANTO JASMINE MIST - CENTER + SWEETEN
All of these mists can be used for physical hygiene as facial toners and scalp treatments. Cedar Citrus Sage makes an amazing anti bacterial spray and yoga mat cleaner. Lavender Chamomile repels bugs! For the sake of this post though I'll note that they are all infused with the particular energy of the plants (and minerals) used to make them. Each one aids us in elevating ourselves energetically.
I just began offering a couple new products geared toward energetic hygiene and I am so super proud of them. The first is Botanical Blend Florida Water. Many of us have utilized the commercial variety for years. I still grab a bottle out of nostalgia and because I like the way the bottles look on my altar. The ingredients don't move me though. My blend of fresh and dried herbs, flowers, resins, palo santo wood, and crystals was made with love and intention. This batch is infused with the energy of multiple moon phases, eclipse, and the summer solstice. It is literally buzzing with positive vibes. Now this is a tool I can believe in! It can be spritzed on your body or any objects you'd like to clear and elevate. It can be added to mop water and bath water as well! It is 100% natural. No dyes or perfumes.
BOTANICAL FLORIDA WATER BLEND - ALL PURPOSE CLEARING + ELEVATION
I think a lot about myself and my place in the witchy world. For so many years I felt content to privately go about my practices in a very fluid, non traditional (but traditional at the same time if that makes any sense) way. In the age of IG and FB witches, gurus, and practitioners there seems to be a "look" as well as what at time seems to be spoon fed, rigid ways of being a spiritual or magical being. I can't be anything but what I am. My products reflect that. I'm new but draw from the wisdom of the past. I am an African American woman utilizing the tools I've gleaned from this land and my ancestors. All this to say, Luck + Light All Purpose Cleaner is a little hoodoo, a little Midwest herbalist. Based off the formula for Van Van Oil but blended to actually clean surfaces physically as well. This is what I used when I want to make way for magic. It can be used to clean windows, floors, and hard surfaces. The powerful plants used to make it cut crud and open roads, invite luck, and energetically make everything shine.
LUCK +LIGHT NATURAL CLEANER - CUT CRUD AND CLEAR THE WAY