Protection Potion

Protection Potion: How To Make A Protection Floor Wash

Whether you’re concerned with protecting yourself from others with ill intent, warding yourself from harm while traveling, or just looking to enhance your general safety and protection, crafting a magickal wash can be the perfect solution! Floor washes and potions have been used for hundreds of years for a variety of reasons. In this post, we will create a floor wash to protect your home!

Three black spell jars sit in front of a purple water color background.
Potions can be used for many things – luck, protection, and even love!

What Is A Potion?

Some witches believe a potion is only for consumption while others believe any liquid used in a magickal way can be a potion. A potion uses ingredients including herbs, flowers, and more to create a magickal liquid for whatever the witch desires.

Potions can be brewed teas, cleansing floor washes, and even tinctures used for healing! Whatever the use, as long as it is a liquid with magickal intentions, it can be a potion!

How To Make a Love Potion
How To Make a Love Potion

How To Make A Protection Potion

This potion is incredibly versatile in its use, but it is not meant to be consumed! Instead, we will be creating a magickal floor wash! Combine the ingredients in this potion together with the intention of protection. When you’re finished, you will have a potion fit to protect your home!

Home Protection Floor Wash

Recipe by Francisco Huanaco

Craft this simple protection potion with a few ingredients, a few minutes, and lots of magick!



  • Cleanse and Prepare

    Cleanse your workspace, tools, and the container you intend to use. Then gather your ingredients and prepare your altar or workspace however you see fit. This may include lighting candles or incense and turning on some music to set the vibe, casting a circle, or calling in any deities, spirits, and ancestors that you may wish to work with during your ritual.
  • Add your Ingredients

    Start by adding salt to the bowl for your protective base. Then add in each herb and your protective crystal, if using. As you add each item, be sure to speak its intent aloud. For example, “This parsley dispels negativity from my home and prevents these energies from seeping back in.”

    *Please note: Not all crystals are water-safe! Please research your crystal ahead of time. As a general rule, anything ending in “-ite”, such as selenite or pyrite, should never be placed in water!
  • Set your Intention

    Write your intention on a piece of paper in the present tense. For a protective floor wash, you can write something like “My space is protected from those who wish me harm” or “I am safe in all of my travels.” Place your intention into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. As you do so, imagine your intention doing its work: you are protected and safe in your home (or desired location), and all threats are dispelled.
  • Add the Water

    Speak your intention aloud as you light your candle. Slowly add the water to your bowl, filling the container full. You should have more water than ingredients.
  • Say the Incantation

    Place both hands over your protection floor wash. Take three deep breaths and center yourself in this moment. On your last breath, blow gently over your bowl of water. When you’re ready, repeat the following:

    Sacred water of the elements, Protect my space from harm. No ill will shall enter here, All banes will be disarmed.
  • Complete your Ritual

    Open your circle, thank any entities that you’ve called to attend, bid them farewell, and clean up your area. Cleanse your space for future rituals.
  • Do the Work!

    Get started using your protection potion by physically cleaning the floors! Then, use your floor wash to magickally cleanse your space starting from the back of the house toward the front door. If you have carpet, no worries! You can put your protection potion in a spray bottle and spritz it in the air. Finish up by washing your thresholds with the protection potion!

It’s okay if you don’t have access to all of these. Consult the list of alternative ingredients below or substitute with any protective ingredients you already have.

Tips for Creating A Potion

  • Be sure to write your intention in the present tense (I.e. “I am protected from harm” rather than in the future tense (such as “I will be safe in my travels”). This ensures that your spell is working as soon as you cast it, rather than at some undetermined future point in time.

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  • If you’re a closeted practitioner (or just don’t want anyone snooping in your spell jars), you can write your intention down in code – it will still carry the same meaning along with it.
  • Avoid using anything that will be harmful to surfaces or yourself! Always double-check your ingredients for harmful interactions!
  • Try to visualize the result of your spell jar as vividly as possible! If you have a hard time picturing scenes in your head, you can create a mood board or write a journal entry describing it. Just do whatever works best for you!

    See also: ▶️ Magickal Journaling & Spellcasting

  • Once your potion is complete, think of ways to amplify its effects on the physical plane. For a protection spell, this may mean replacing the locks in your home, setting up wards around the house, installing cameras, or taking any other security measures you may find necessary.
  • Feel free to customize your potion for any intention, not just protection from harm. You may want to dispel negative vibes from your home, ensure safety while driving, or prevent harmful substances from making their way into your life. Whatever your needs may be, your potion is valid.

Alternative Ingredients

Crystals For Protection

  • Amethyst
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Bloodstone
  • Citrine
  • Clear Quartz
  • Hematite
  • Howlite
  • Kyanite
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Pyrite
  • Selenite
  • Smoky quartz
  • Tiger’s Eye

Herbs & Spices For Protection

Other Protective Charms

  • Arrowheads
  • Black candles
  • Nails
  • Needles
  • Pins
  • Thorns
Substitutions Replacement All Purpose Herbs
Substitutions Replacement All Purpose Herbs

Other Ways To Ward Yourself With Protection Magick

  • Brew a protective tea
  • Take a warding bath
  • Place mirrors pointing out your windows to reflect negativity to its sender
  • Carry a protective crystal in your pocket

There are many ways to protect yourself with magick, so feel free to try more than one. As we’ve mentioned, protecting yourself on the physical plane is just as important, so focus on your home and personal security as well as honing your self-defense skills if you intend to stay truly safe. Blessed be!

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