Tea Wash: To clear and protect a space

This is not a tea meant for drinking, it is meant to wash walls and floors.

These days we mostly brighten up a space energetically with sage or some other type of smudge.

However, if you need or want to go a step further, this is a tea I used when setting up my new bedroom when I moved in with Amy. I was amazed at the difference I felt in the energy.

This wasn’t a case of dark energy being expelled, it was more like stale energy, or undirected energy, but once we’d bathed the walls in this tea, there was such a presence of protection, love, and clean, pure energy that I now recommend it to anyone either redoing a room, or simply needing a strong boost in clearing their space.

Let’s face it, our spaces get old in time and there’s a lot that goes on in a room, so I advocate for this to become a regular part of ritual, spring cleaning, annual refurbishment, or anytime you feel the energy in your space has gotten stale.

I used it on my walls at that time, but we’ve since made it a regular part of washing floors and I can feel a difference in the home energy every time we do.

To make the tea, I simply put the raw herbs (about a tablespoon of each) into a medium saucepan with approximately a quart and a half of water.

I let it boil about twenty minutes then strained out the herbs. I took the water and a cloth and simply wiped down all the walls whilst clearing with my own voice, commanding anything of the dark to leave, putting up an invisible boundary and sealing it with light.

The Herbs:

  • Hyssop is one of the most ancient of ritual herbs. It has been used for millennia for cleansing and consecration.

Hyssop’s holy reputation can be traced back to the bible. In Leviticus, God commands his people to purify the temple using Hyssop. It is a brush made from Hyssop that the Hebrews use to protect themselves from the Angel of Death at Passover. And the Gospel of John tells us that Christ takes his last drink from a sponge attached to a Hyssop branch.

In American folk magick, Hyssop is used to “wash away” the stain of negative spells. A Hyssop bath is a follow-up step to performing a curse or jinx. The Hyssop is said to cleanse inside and out, absolving the magick worker of any guilt. (It’s good for dry skin and hair, to boot.)

  • Barberry is known for it’s healing, purification, and protection. It is a very protective plant. Used in protection sachets over the front door and is thought to attract luck, prosperity or power. 

In folklore and magic, Barberry was used to ward off evil and protect one’s house and self from enemies. People would lay Barberry branches across the path of their enemies to literally “bar” their progress. 

  • Eucalyptus is used to bring fresh energy to a situation, to heal regrets and worries, and to relieve mental exhaustion. The protective magick of Eucalyptus is short-lived but very potent. It removes negative influences from the immediate surroundings. Unlike some other protective herbs, Eucalyptus gently creates a barrier without attacking or constraining others.

The plant’s high water content and calming properties—not to mention its large and prominent seed pods—make a good argument for it belonging to Venus. Eucalyptus is in the Myrtle family, and Myrtle is also sacred to Venus. 

This tea provides a powerful energetic healing, clearing, and protection for the space.

Here is a link to a local shop that I trust where I buy herbs, Gypsy Apothecary here in Orlando. However, any of these would be readily available online.

Samantha

Romantic and magical, Samantha lives with deep faith in the shadow of Magic Kingdom and believes destiny can never be outrun. 💜♾🕉 -11 11- 🕉♾💜

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