Bath-Magick

  Bath Magick

Please make sure you are not allergic to these herbs on your skin.

Adding herbs to the bath is certainly one of the easiest forms of Magick. In essence, a tub of water containing a bath sachet is little more than a huge pot of herb tea in which the bather brews. When herbs are placed in warm water they release their energies as well as their scents and color. As such, baths are powerful tools in gaining psychic awareness, drawing love, speeding healing and granting personal protection.

Making the Sachets
Choose to follow one of the recipes on my pages or create your own. Each bath mixture may be prepared in advance and saved until needed if kept in an airtight jar. Once you've assemble all ingredients, add them to your mixing bowl. Mingle the herbs with your fingers, pouring your power into them and visualizing your Magickal goal. When mixed, place about a handful or so in the center of a large square of cheesecloth. Tie up the ends and add this to the bath. If you don't have any cheesecloth, simply use an old washcloth. To save time in the future, make up several bath sachets. Place them in a jar with a tight fitting lid and store.

Using the Sachets
This is simple. Fill the clean tub with warm water. Place the sachet in the tub and let it steep until the water is colored and scented. If you don't have a bathtub, or if you simply prefer showers, make up a sachet in a washcloth and scrub your body with this after your normal shower, just before toweling.

A third method of using the sachets is a little more complicated. Heat two cups water until boiling. Pour this over one or two sachets in a heat-proof container. Cover and let the herbs steep for ten to thirteen minutes. Remove the sachets, squeeze out the last drops of scented water from them, and pour the infusion into the bath.
As you step into the tub, feel the herb's energies mixing with your own. Visualize your Magickal goal. Don't make the herbs do all the work-invite their energies inside you and send the out to the universe (through your visualization) to bring your need into manifestation. Repeat the bath for as many days as you feel is necessary. If you wish, burn an appropriate incense and perhaps some candles in the bathroom while you soak.

Bath Salts are an easily prepared alternative to bath herbs, and are to be preferred to the caustic mixtures now on the market. Most of these chemical ridden formulas are almost guaranteed to irritate your skin.

Creating Bath Salts
The basic ingredients are table salt, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate). Some herbalists also use borax. Add the salts to a large bowl in these proportions:
3 parts Epsom salts
2 parts baking soda
1 part table salt (or Borax)

Mix thoroughly. This is not the base from which you can create a wide variety of bath salts. With this you can make up a large quantity of one type of bath salt. If two or three types are preferred, simply divide the base and set aside those portions to be separately fragranced and colored.

It's wise to add the power of color to bath salts. Use plain food coloring for this purpose, letting it fall drop by drop onto the salt base. If two or more colors are required to mix an exotic hue (such as purple), mix these in a spoon first and then add to the salts to avoid creating a two toned product. Recommended colors for all bath salt mixtures are included in the recipes. For those that read "Color: White", simply leave them untinted. Add many drops for a darker colored salt; fewer for a lightly hued salt. Mix the color into the salts with a spoon until it is evenly distributed.

Now add the essential oils drop by drop, one ingredient at a time, until the scent seems right. Mix with a spoon until all salt particles are moistened. Be prepared to spend some time doing this, perhaps a half hour or so. As you mix, visualize the energies within the oils merging with each other and with the salt. Keep the salt's magickal goal in mind while you stir.

Empower the mixture. Use or store until needed. As to the proportions: Though each recipe lists relative proportions (two parts almond oil; one part mint), rely on your nose to determine the exact quantities (such as one tablespoon or 30 drops). The more potent the finished product's scent, the less will have to be used for each bath. Bath salts should be strongly scented.

To use, add from two tablespoons to one half cup of the ritual bath salts to a full tub. Mix with your hands, feeling their energies merge with the water.

While sitting in the tub, soak up the power. Allow yourself to receive it, or alternately, to release specific negative energies from yourself into the water.

Directly after every ritual bath (and before, if necessary), clean your tub, either with a commercial cleanser or with a damp cloth covered with baking soda. Ritual baths taken in unclean bathtubs won't have the desired effects.
The proportions in the recipes, though for essential oils, are by parts. One part may equal six drops. Generally speaking, there shouldn't be more than ten drops of essential oil per half cup of bath salts. Experiment to find what works best, and please use only genuine essential oils for Bath Salts Recipes

Air Bath (Elemental)
3 parts Lavender
1 part Bergamot Mint Bouquet
2 parts Rosemary
1 part Peppermint
Color: Yellow

Use to attune with the powers of Air, for divination, theorization, aiding the memory, concentration, clear
Thinking, visualization and study.

Celibacy Bath
4 parts Lavender
2 parts Camphor
Color: White

Add to a tub of tepid water-not hot. Bathe in this blend when you wish to cool down.

Circle Bath
3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Myrrh
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Frankincense
Color: Purple

Bathe in Circle Bath before any form of magickal working to strengthen, purify and prepare yourself for ritual.

Earth Bath (Elemental)

4 parts Patchouly
3 parts Cypress
1 part Vetivert
Color: Green

For use in attuning with the Earth, or for spells involving money, foundation, stability, creativity, fertility, ecology and so on.

Exorcism Bath
3 parts Frankincense
3 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Rosemary
1 drop Clove
Color: White

Bathe in this mixture for a heavy psychic cleansing. Splash fresh water over your body after the bath. NOTE: Do not add more than one drop of clove essential oil-it can irritate the skin.

Fire Bath (Elemental)
3 parts Frankincense
2 parts Basil
2 parts Juniper
1/2 part Orange
Color: Red

For use in attuning with the element of Fire, or for rituals involving strength, courage, passion, lust and so on.

Flowery Love Bath
3 parts Palmarosa
2 parts Lavender
1 drop Rose
Color: Pink

Bathe in this mixture to attract love and to expand your ability to give and to receive love. NOTE: I've specified one drop of rose oil because of its high cost. More can be added if desired; rose absolute can be used in place of palmarosa, which is much less expensive.

Healing Bath
3 parts Niaouli
2 parts Eucalyptus
1 part Sandalwood
Color: Dark Blue

For use in speeding healing. Release the ailment into the water. Splash fresh water over your body before toweling. And don't bathe, of course, if your condition doesn't allow it.

High Awareness Bath
3 parts Cedarwood
2 parts Sandalwood
1 part Frankincense
Color: Purple

Bathe in this mixture to direct your consciousness toward higher things, to promote spirituality and to combat Earth-obsessions such as uncontrolled spending, overeating, sluggishness and all forms of unbalanced materialism.

Love Bath
3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Lavender
1 part Cardamom
1 part Yarrow
Color: Pink

For promoting and attracting love. Use with visualization, as with all of these formulas.

Lust Bath
3 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Patchouly
1 part Cardamom
Color: Red

For promoting lustful desires.

Protection Bath
3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Frankincense
1 part Lavender
Color: White

Bathe in this mixture daily to strengthen your psychic armor and to stave off all manner of attacks-physical, mental, spiritual, psychic and emotional.

Psychic Bath
4 parts Yarrow
1 part Bay
Color: Light Blue

Use this blend in baths to strengthen your psychic awareness.

Purification Bath
3 parts Geranium
2 parts Rosemary
1 part Frankincense
Color: White

Bathe in this blend to purify body, spirit and soul.

Sea Witch Bath
3 parts Lotus Bouquet
2 parts Lavender
1 part Rosemary
Color: Dark Blue

Add a bit of sea salt to the salt base. Bathe in Sea Witch Bath for a gentle purification prior to magickal works.

Spiritual Bath
4 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Myrrh
1 part Frankincense
1 drop Cinnamon
Color: Purple

Use to increase your awareness of the divine, especially before religious rituals. NOTE: use only one drop of cinnamon essential oil.

Water Bath (Elemental)
2 parts Chamomile
2 parts Yarrow
1 part Ylang-Ylang
1 part Palmarosa
Color: Dark Blue

Use for attuning with the element of Water, or for love, psychic awareness, friendships, healing and so on.

Water Bath (Elemental) #2
(a less expensive version)
2 parts Palmarosa
1 part Sandalwood
1 part Myrrh
1 part Geranium
Color: Dark Blue

Another like the one above.

Anti-Hex Bath
4 parts Rosemary
3 parts Juniper
2 parts Bay
1 part Mugwort

Soak in this mixture at night to purify you of all ills.

Aphrodisiac Bath
3 parts Rose petals
2 parts Rosemary
2 parts Thyme
1 part Myrtle
1 part Jasmine flowers
1 part Acacia flowers

Add three drops of musk oil to the tub. Bathe before meeting a lover, or bathe with a friend

Beauty Bath
3 parts Lavendar
3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Spearmint
1 part Comfrey root
1 part Thyme

Place a hand mirror next to the tub. Lie back, smell the scented water, and close your eyes. Relax. Be at peace. Visualize yourself as you wish to appear, then open your eyes. Hold the mirror before you face and seethe new you.

"Break the Habit" Bath
2 parts Rosemary
1 part Lavendar
1 part Lemongrass
1 part Lemon Verbena
1 part Sage

To rid yourself of negative, baneful habits as well as their root causes: Place the sachet in the tub. After it has colored the water, step into it. Lie back in the water and visualize yourself happily avoiding the habit or other negative condition-smoking, drinking, drugs, depressions, obsessions and so on. Visualize the water absorbing your desire and need for the habit. See in your mind's eye all the energy you've been giving to this negative condition seeping out into the water. When you've visualized all that you can, pull the plug and sit in the tub until the water has drained out. Splash fresh water onto your body, washing away all traces of the taint. Repeat daily.

Dieter's Magickal Bath
2 parts Rosemary
2 parts Fennel
1 part Lavendar
1 pinch Kelp

For best results, repeat this bath morning and night. While in the tub, visualize yourself as possessing complete control over your eating habits. See yourself eating sensible foods in sensible quantities. For symbolic associations, begin this bath regime two days after the Full Moon and continue until the New Moon. On the last day of the two-week period, visualize yourself as you wish to be-slim, fit, healthy.

Divination Bath
3 parts Thyme
2 parts Yarrow
2 parts Rose
1 part Patchoulli
1 part Nutmeg

Bathe in this mixture directly before practicing any form of divination, to relax the conscious mind and to stimulate psychic awareness.

Energy Bath
3 parts Carnation
2 parts Lavendar
2 parts Rosemary
2 parts Basil

Use when fatigued or depressed. Gives a lift, especially if you let the water cool slightly before bathing. Visualize the water sparkling with fiery droplets of energy that melt into your body, lending you vitality and power.

Exorcism Bath
2 parts Basil
2 parts Rosemary
1 part Yarrow
1 part Cumin
1 pinch Rue

Bathe in this mixture to cleanse yourself of negativity, especially when you feel that someone (or something) is out to get you. Visualize the energy packed water absorbing the negative energies from your body. Splash fresh water over your body after this bath to remove all traces of the negativity.

Healing Bath
3 parts Rosemary
2 parts Lavendar
2 parts Rose
1 part Peppermint
1 part Cinnamon

To be used, of course, in conjunction with conventional medical attention. This bath speeds the healing process. To help shake off a cold, add two parts eucalyptus to this formula. (Avoid bathing if your doctor so informs you).

Love Bath
3 parts Rose petals
2 parts Lovage
1 part Dill

Bathe in this mixture daily to bring a love into your life. Visualize yourself as a loving, caring person seeking another of like mind.

Love Bath #2
3 parts Rose petals
2 parts Rose Geranium
1 part Rosemary

Another like the above

Money Bath
3 parts Patchoulli
2 parts Basil
1 part Cinnamon
1 part Cedar

Bathe in this mixture to increase your finances.

Money Bath #2
3 parts Clove
2 parts Cinnamon
1 part Galangal

Another like the above

Peace Bath
2 parts Catnip
2 parts Hops
1 part Jasmine
1 part Elder flowers

Bath to stem anger and to relieve stress. Visualize yourself releasing the anger or stress into the water as you sit in it. Feel it floating out and the water absorbing the hurt, pain, nerves and wrathful feelings. Splash fresh water onto your body after the bath.

Protection Bath
4 parts Rosemary
3 parts Bay
2 parts Basil
2 parts Fennel
1 part Dill

To strengthen your psychic armor, bathe in this mixture daily until you feel strong.

Psychic Bath
3 parts Lemongrass
2 parts Thyme
2 parts Orange peel
1 part Clove
1 part Cinnamon

Use before working with your psychic awareness. Or, repeat this bath daily to become increasingly aware of psychic impulses. Visualize.

Ritual Purification Bath
4 parts Lavendar
4 parts Rosemary
3 parts Thyme
3 parts Basil
2 parts Fennel
2 parts Hyssop
1 part Mint
1 part Vervain
1 pinch Valerian root

This recipe, adapted from "The Key of Solomon", is ideal for use before all types of Magickal rituals, or when you simply wish to feel clean and free of impurities. If you add more than a pinch of valerian , you'll be sorry. It smells bad!!

Summer Magickal Cleansing Bath
3 parts Marjoram
3 parts Thyme

Use this mixture during the spring and summer to wash away the chills of winter and to "spring clean" yourself.

Winter Magickal Cleansing Bath
3 parts Pine needles
2 parts Bay
1 part Rosemary

Bathe in this blend during the winter months to refresh and revitalize your Magickal energies.

Witch's Bath
3 parts Rosemary
3 parts Carnation petals
2 parts Galangal
2 parts Cinnamon
1 part Ginger

While bathing in this mixture, visualize yourself possessing perfected abilities to rouse, direct and release personal power. Use prior to all types of positive Magickal rituals for extra potency.