Used for centuries in cleansing and protection spells, vinegar, salt and pepper are powerful aids in protective magic. Incorporating these ingredients into your rituals can enhance their effectiveness and increase the aura of protection that surrounds you.
The Cleansing Power of Vinegar
Dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, vinegar has long been used to protect against illness and evil spirits. Practitioners of folk magic looked to the antiseptic properties in vinegar to ward off the plague and other devastating diseases that ravaged their townspeople. As time went on, the healing and protective elements of vinegar made it a potent ingredient in modern spellwork.
4 Thieves Vinegar and Aromatic Vinegar are commonly used to ward off evil spirits and to cleanse your surroundings. When cleansing your home, add the vinegar to a gallon of water and mop your home from back to front. After the floors have dried, light a House Cleansing Custom Scented Candle and place it on your altar to symbolize the completion of the cleansing.
Use 7 Spirit Vinegar in spiritual cleansings. A vinegar ‘wash-down’ is a simple way to remove negative energy from your life. Fill your tub and add 7 Spirit Vinegar to your bath water. Gather handfuls of the vinegar water and pour the water over your body, starting at your head and working down your body. After you have covered yourself completely with the spirit water, soak in the tub, focusing your intention on surrounding yourself with positivity.
The Purification and Protection Properties of Salt and Pepper
The history of salt in rituals of purification and protection is long and storied. Every civilization, without fail, has recognized the magical properties of salt and has used them in their rituals. From the holy water of the Christians to the Indian custom of putting salt on wounds to draw out unhealthy spirits, salt is known to absorb psychic energy. Spell-casters of old would lay down a pinch of salt in each room before performing a spell. These traditions have carried over into modern day hoodoo practice and continue to be used today.
Protective spellwork combines the use of various magical salts and peppers to create powerful protection spells. To protect your home from unwanted visitors or evil spirits, combine a mixture of Sea Salt, Black Salt and Green Pepper Oil. Sprinkle throughout your home, starting in the back and working your way to the front door. Once the mixture has been spread, use a broom to sweep it out the door. Recite this prayer as you sweep:
Cleanse this house and make it clear —
Only good may enter here!
Blessings grace this cozy place it
All joy and peace may it embrace
Infinite Power of the Divine
Protect and bless this house through time!
Rock salt can be added to a mojo bag or placed in a glass bowl in your home to absorb negative energy. It is also used in cleansing baths and can be added to your bath water to draw out toxins and purify the body. While filling your tub, add a handful of rock salt to the water. Circulate the salt throughout the water and let it dissolve completely before entering the bath. As the healing properties of the salt release into the steam, submerge your body into the water, letting it envelop you. Repeat this prayer as you soak in the protective water:
By the herb and by the sun
Wellness and I are now as one.
Strengthening energies now are merged.
Baneful energies now be purged.
Positive energy brings serenity, prosperity and clarity to those who can achieve it. Integrating the protective properties of vinegar, salt and pepper into your spellwork can aid you in reaching a higher level of peace, both physically and spiritually.