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Rituals

Rituals

A ritual bath is a bath taken with a spiritual purpose. You want to cleanse your aura, heal your heart, or draw money into your life. Ritual baths are effective for these intentions and so much more. Since ancient times, people bathed to clean their bodies but also to purify their spirits. Water is cleansing, healing, renewing, and refreshing. And when we add things to the water, we boost its magical effects. Water acts as a conduit for spirit and therefore enhances our connection to the universe.

Herbs and Flowers in Ritual Baths

When you look up spell baths or spiritual baths online, you’ll notice lots of people adding things to their bath water. Herbs and flowers are a favorite. Make sure whatever herb or flower you add to your bath don’t irritate the skin. Do your research first. Here are some favorite herbs and flowers to add to your ritual baths:

  • Rose petals

  • Chamomile

  • Rosemary

  • Peppermint

  • Lavender

  • Oats

  • Dandelion

  • Jasmine

  • Palo Santo

There are dozens of herbs and plants that can be added to your spiritual baths to enhance the experience, rejuvenate the skin, and cleanse the aura. Don’t forget to look up the herbs’ magical properties to match your intention. For example, to draw love into your life add rose petals. For monetary success, add mint. Etc.

How do I add flowers and herbs to my bath?

There’s a few different ways to add flowers and herbs to your ritual baths. One way is to throw the herbs and flowers directly into the tub. Keep in mind the cleanup can be messy. But the experience is fun and uplifting. An easier way is to put the herbs and flowers in a muslin bag or teabag and let the herbs steep in the tub…like a big cup of tea! And yet another way to make an herbal ritual bath is by brewing an infusion on the stove first, then adding the strained concoction to your hot bath.

Flowers and herbs can be added to the bath to amplify the magical effects.

Crystals and Stones in Spiritual Baths

In addition to adding herbs and flowers to your spell baths, crystals and stones can also lend their magical energy. HOWEVER, just like with herbs, do your research before bathing with crystals. Some crystals and stones dissolve in water and some even have toxic materials that will come off into the water and then onto your skin! It might be safer to set the crystals around the top of the tub instead of in the water with you. Common crysltas placed around tubs include rose quartz, clear quartz, amethyst, and agate. 

Taking a Spiritual Bath at the Right Time: Moon Phases, Etc.

You can take a ritual bath any time you need to; however, when you align your intentions with the moon’s phases, ritual baths become SO much more powerful. When powerful cleansing or uncrossing is needed, take a bath on the Waning or New Moon. When you want to attract love or money into your life, bathe on the Full Moon. When you are growing a new business, take a ritual bath on the Waxing Moon. In addition to moon bathing, you can also time your ritual baths with sabbats and certain magical times of the day.

Clay Masks

Clay is one of the oldest ways that we purified our bodies inside and out. You may have seen French Green Clay as the classic clay

Other Ritual Bath Items and Practices

Truly your ritual bath is special because of the thought and effort you put into it! There are so many ways to take a spiritual or spell bath, including dimming the lights and lighting a few candles. Play relaxing music or nature sounds that match your intentions. Salts can be added to the bath for extra purifying effects – epsom salts are popular. Infusing moon water, sun water, or holy water into your bath amplifies the magick, too.  

Ritual Bath Recipe #1: Spiritual Bath for Money

Here’s one of our favorite recipes for a spiritual bath for money. Money’s not going to pour out of the faucet, but if you do it right, you may see more $$$ in your pocket very soon! Time this ritual bath on the Waxing or Full Moon.

Spiritual Bath for Money Ingredients:

  • A clean bathtub

  • A quiet atmosphere

  • A green candle

  • Handful of mint leaves

  • Moss agate (4 pieces)

Instructions:

  1. Run a hot bath. 

  2. Light your green candle and set it near the bathtub.

  3. Turn down the lights and get into a relaxed state of mind.

  4. Add a handful of mint leaves to the tub.

  5. Place your moss agate pieces in the north, east, south and west positions around the tub.

  6. Get into the tub and visualize the mint leaves as dollar bills. The moss agate pieces are glowing bright green like money. 

  7. Visualize yourself bathing in a tub of free cash. If you wash yourself, wash from your feet and up to your head – this draws money towards you instead of washing it away.

  8. When you’re finished bathing, stand up out of the water and let yourself drip-dry. This allows the magical effects of the spiritual bath for money to seep into your skin and aura.

  9. Thank the universe/the gods and snuff out the candle. 

  10. Gather the mint leaves and moss agate in a small bag/sachet. Carry this with you in your purse or wallet.

Ritual Bath Recipe #2: Spiritual Bath for Love

While love spells are a controversial topic, a bath that draws love into one’s life seems to be effective and free of messing with another’s will. Here’s our favorite spiritual bath for love recipe to be done on a Full Moon: 

Spiritual Bath for Love Ingredients

  • A clean bathtub

  • Cup of full moon water (water charged by Full Moon-light: learn how to make it here)

  • Himalayan pink salt – 2 tablespoons

  • Rose petals – a handful

  • Lavender – a handful

  • Pink or red candle

  • Rose quartz (4 pieces)

Instructions:

  1. Run a hot bath. 

  2. Light your pink/red candle and set it near the bathtub.

  3. Turn down the lights and get into a relaxed state of mind.

  4. Add a handful of lavender, a handful of rose petals, the pink salt and the cup of moon water to your ritual bath.

  5. Place your rose quartz pieces in the north, east, south and west positions around the tub.

  6. Get into the tub and visualize the roses and lavender as small hearts floating all around you. The rose quartz pieces are glowing bright pink with loving vibrations from the universe.

  7. Visualize yourself bathing in a tub of pure romantic love. If you wash yourself, wash from your feet and up to your head – this draws love towards you instead of washing it away.

  8. When you’re finished bathing, stand up out of the water and let yourself drip-dry. This allows the magical effects of the spiritual bath for love to seep into your skin and aura.

  9. Thank the universe/the gods and snuff out the candle. 

  10. Gather the rose petals, lavender, and rose quartz in a small bag/sachet. Hang on your bedroom door.

 

Washing and Drying: Tips and Tricks

Everyone has their own personal way of doing things, but here are some tips and tricks when it comes to how you wash and dry yourself during and after a ritual bath. If you want to attract something into your life, wash yourself from foot to head (upwards) to draw things to you (always toward the heart). If you want to rid yourself of something, wash from head to foot (downwards). If you’re doing a cleansing/uncrossing type of ritual bath, dry yourself from head to foot and FULLY clean out the bathtub. If you’re performing a money or love drawing bath or attracting something to you, let yourself drip-dry instead of towel-drying off. 

Ocean and River Ritual Bathing

Don’t forget – if you have the ability to bathe in the ocean or river, this is just as powerful if not MORESO than a homemade ritual bath. What better way to cleanse oneself than with the energy of the ocean or river?

A ritual bath in the ocean is SO powerful!