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Floor Washes in the modern day.... Bringing in the Magic

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We live in a world full of cleaning products, some of which are not too fun to inhale, but we all have to clean our floors.  Many years ago, these cleansings were not just done in an effort to remove dirt, but also a way of re-charging the energy of your home, and the people who enter it by sending magic up through the feet.  Different traditions throughout history have different types of washes and waters. In modern magical practice, though, the use of floor washes has diminished a lot.

The old idea of a special wash or water used to clean and infuse your home has been replaced by the likes of Mr. Clean and Clorox.  Even in the Pagan community, most cleansings are done either through smudging or spritzing, chanting or ringing, burning or drumming... Not many of us want to get down on hands and knees (after already cleaning floor the modern way) to apply a spiritual floor wash, and then allow it to air dry...

I have to say though; I love them, and use them regularly.  Today I’m going to share how I use them.  It may differ from the “norm” and show you how you can include this special tradion in your home, without spending time on your hands and knees.  I’ll Share a few of the washes I use most often.  Most of which are from “The Elemental Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells” (which if you don’t own it is a wonderful book.  You can get it here: The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells) and One or two of my own mixtures as well…


There are many different ways to work with a magical wash.  The most obvious is to get your infusion and your bucket, get down on hands and knees, and go to work.  I have to admit, this is not the way I do it, and I suggest anyone who can avoid spending that much time on their hands and knees should. 

I own a Libman.  (And by that I mean I own one of those generic Swiffers where you get to use your own cleaner and wash the pad when you are done…  Here's a link in case your grocery store doesn't stock them: Libman CO 4002 Freedom Spray Mop, Extra Wide ) I love this thing for its ability to clean, but also b/c I can use it for floor washes too… I also own a Coffee Maker (but don’t really drink coffee.)  My Coffee pot is used primarily to make hot water for tea and infusions.  With the use of these two simple household products, you can make your own floor washes in minutes…

When I go to make a floor wash, These are the steps I take:


  1. I start by gathering my herbs from the garden or from my stock of dried herbs.
  2. I then place it into a coffee filter, and run a “full pot” of water through it.
  3. Allow it to cool, Mix with vinegar, and fill bottle
  4. Attach bottle to the mop… and clean!


 If you want to say a spell relating to the intensions you are using, you can... but you don't need to.  Just visualizing the work you want it to do will surfice... 

**Make sure to allow floor to air dry!**



Here are a few Good recipes for floor washes that I have tried and love…


Aura Cleansing Floorwash 

Agrimony repels and sends back hexes.  Peppermint is an aggressive cleanser the beckons the presernce of helpful benevolent spirits.  Combined, these botanicals create a particularly potent floor wash. 


  1. Make a strong infusion from dried Agrimony and Peppermint.
  2. Strain out the herbs and add the infusion liquid to a bucket of water, together with white or rice vinegar.
  3. Cleanse floors and surfaces. 



New Home Floorwash

This is recommended for a preliminary cleansing when moving into a new home.  This removes old vibrations and emotions lingering from past residents and allows you to begin with a fresh slate. 


  1. Make a strong infusion from Basil, Hyssop, and Pine needles.
  2. Strain out the herbs and add the infusion liquid to a bucket of water, together with white or rice vinegar.
  3. Cleanse floors and surfaces as needed. 



This is the wash I created and use in my own home most often:


Cat’s Floorwash

This is a “catch all” wash that I use at home to bring protection, Purification, encourage cooperation, increase the effectiveness of our actions, and just raise the overall vibrations of our home.  I also take the left over infusion and pour some onto the corners of our property.   


  1. Make a strong infusion from Basil, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Sage, Bay leaf, Bergamot, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Rue, and Rosemary.
  2. Strain out the herbs and add the infusion liquid to a bucket of water, together with white or rice vinegar.
  3. Cleanse floors and surfaces as needed. 



I hope you enjoyed reading about My take on floor washes and how they can improve your life and the atmosphere of your home!



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What a fun post! I too have been putting floor washes in my generic swiffer for years....I have to admit though, lately I'd quite gotten out of the habit...I've been doing quickie cleansing with incense. Thank you for inspiring me. I don't have a coffee pot (my tea leaves goes in the French press) but I'm getting up & heading straight to the kitchen to put a pot of herbs on to simmer. Thank you for reminding me to Make Time. (You can be sure I make time for black tea in the morning and afternoon....simply no excuse to not make time for floor washes too! Grin. Pri-or-ties....sigh) ps....I sometimes add vodka to the finished floor wash before I put it in the swiffer. It sanitizes the kitchen & bathroom floors, and keeps mold from growing in the wash (at least for a few days) if I don't use it all right away.

April 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterElinor

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