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Ritual Baths

Guest Author - Amelia Tucker

Many Wiccan traditions recommend ritual bathing before any Sabbat, Esbat or major spell working. The premise is that you are literally washing away the mundane world as you prepare yourself for the spiritual. Ritual bathing can be likened to beginning your meditation and focusing on your intent.

Like any ritual, many have their special bathing techniques or routines. This may include a towel and robe that is only used at these times, through candles and incense, special soaps and lotions, herbal blends for bath teas and bath salts. A nice step is to create a complimentary spritz, that you can use to freshen yourself or your space, to recreate the bath experience, through scent. Use this when you are ready to work your ritual, to set the tone and your mindset.


I have included both a recipe for bath salts, as well as a general room spray, that you can make and then scent in your own specific way. These are both easy to do and are powerful tools to help sharpen your intuition and energy level.

Bath Salt Base

1 part Epsom salt(found in your grocers or local pharmacy)
1 part Sea salt - any grind is suitable, the finer, the faster it will dissolve in the bath.
2 parts Baking soda - The standard variety used in the kitchen
Essential oils - based on your ritual

In a glass mixing bowl, mix together salts and baking soda. Add the oils drop by drop until you have reached the desired fragrance.
All the while that you are mixing, focus on your intent in your mind. Bath salts can be stored in a dry place with a lid.


Spritzer

Scented room spritzers are just as simple to make. These are supposed to be lightly scented, just enough to regain your focus and help you envision what your intent is to be. To make a room spritzer, you need:

A spray bottle
1 part Vodka - buy a cheap version, 80 proof, which is 40% alcohol
1 part Distilled water
Essential oils - based on your ritual

Fill bottle with equal parts vodka and distilled water. Add your essential oil, leaving enough room to shake well before spraying. For a 4 to 6 ounce bottle, add no more than 12 drops of total essential oils.

Blessings! Please post your recipes in our forum if you feel called to share them with others.



You can find scents and ideas for recipes at the bottom of this article.
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This content was written by Amelia Tucker. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Ro Longstreet for details.

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