DIY: Housemade Cleaners!

I made them, the house cleaners I wanted to try and that I posted about two days ago. the window cleaner is on the left in an empty baby wash container and the cleaning paste (which needs to be stirred) is on the right. All the Baking soda has separated and settled on the bottom, thus the plastic knife on top I’m using to stir. I added a little Orange and Rosmary Essential Oil. I also made them during an informal ritual to Dagda in his aspect of the Great Warrior God and blessed them by word and also by passing both the ingrediants and the finished product through pine incense. I also lit a red candle for my intent, burned pine incense, put garnet and ruby and bloodstone on the altar, and stated by intent while asking for help.  I asked for energy, discipline, and help in ridding the house of bad energies and garbage and all the bad stuff bringing me and my parents (who I live with) down. I stated that the cleaners were my weapons in cleaning and that with the help of Dadga, my blessed weapons, the energy from this ritual, the power in the oils and incense, but most importantly with my own efforts, that the house would be clean and that it was more than possible.

Note: If you just make the household cleaner then that great! You don’t have to do a ritual or anything else. I have always had a lot or problems cleaning my house but it needs to be done. It’s cluttered, dusty, and dirty in places. Most of all, my house is holding a lot of negative energy. I needed the extra boost, but that doesn’t mean you do. Do what you can, do what you will. All efforts will help your house become a positive and healthy place to live!

Note 2: Pine, the color Red, Rubies, Garnets, and Bloodstone are all Correspondences to Celtic Warrior Deities according to DJ Conway’s book Celtic Magic that I use as my reference in my Celtic rituals.

Note 3: Rosmary’s properties are Protection, Purification, Love, Mental Sharpnes. Orange’s Properties are Love. It also smells great!

Things I Want to Try: Homemade Cleaner with a Spiritual Cleansing boost

“The simplest recipe for a natural cleaner is to make a paste out of baking soda and water (with a little Borax mixed in if you need extra oomph to get out hard water stains or clean a particularly grungy area). It is easy to add a drop or two of essential oil to make this “green” cleanser a little more magickal (not to mention better smelling).”

– Deborah Blake, The Goddess is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch

She mentions a few other things like:

  • Making a window cleaner with equal parts white vinegar and water with a drop or two of dishwashing soap and some lemon juice too.
  • Adding a drop or two of essential oil on a broom or to mop water.
  • Making “a carpet freshner by adding cleansing or uplifting oils to baking soda. Just sprinkle it on the carpet, leave for a bit, and then vaccum as usual.

These are all in her book along with other tips in Chapter 9. When I make any of these I will post with a review.