House Purification Ritual

In each room of your house, place a dish with a peeled clove of garlic ringed with salt on each. These will absorb negative energies. Leave them for an hour. Take the dishes of garlic and salt outside and burn the contents completely. Open all the windows and doors. Carry around a dish of cleansing incense around the house, starting at the top and working your way down, and in each room, allow the smoke to go in each corner and say:

          In the name of the God and Goddess,

          I command all evil and negativity to be gone.

          This do I will. So mote it be.

Close the doors and windows, and using a protection oil dip in your finger and draw it round the edges of all the doors and windows saying:

          In the name of the God and Goddess,

          I seal this place so that no evil may enter.

          This do I will. So mote it be.

Light a white candle on your altar or hearth and say:

          Lord and Lady,

          Grant me your protection.

          As I give you my thanks and my service.

          So mote it be.


House Cleansing Incense

2 parts frankincense

2 parts copal

2 parts myrrh

2 parts crushed juniper berries

1 part rosemary

Few drops rosemary oil

Quantities are by volume, not weight, so you might use two spoons frankincense, and one of rosemary for example. All ingredients should be dried. Mix together and burn on a charcoal block. If you intend to carry this around your house, place it securely on a fireproof dish on top of a heat resistant mat.

Protection Oil

30 ml olive oil

3 drops rosemary essential oil

4 drops geranium essential oil

4 drops cypress essential oil

Combine together and keep in a dark glass bottle.


Author: annafranklinblog

Anna Franklin is the High Priestess of the Hearth of Arianrhod, which runs teaching circles, a working coven, and the annual Mercian Gathering, a Pagan camp which raises money for charity. She regularly speaks at conferences, moots and workshops around the country. She is the author of many books on witchcraft and Paganism, including the popular Pagan Ways Tarot, Sacred Circle Tarot, The Fairy Ring, Herb Craft, Magical Incenses and Oils, Personal Power, A Romantic Guide to Handfasting, Familiars, The Oracle of the Goddess, Hearth Witch, The Path of the Shaman and The Hearth Witch’s Compendium. Anna’s books have been translated into nine languages.

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