Spiritual baths have the power to relax, calm, and get rid of most negative energies. Bath spells have existed since the earliest times as vehicles of purification of the body and mind. Salts, herbs and essential oils usually make up the ingredients that will provide healing properties during the ritual bath.
The energies of medicinal and aromatic plants have great therapeutic benefits in both the physical and spiritual level, promoting a perfect, healthy balance.
Benefits of Spiritual Baths
Taking a spiritual bath regularly can:
- Promote feelings of calm, warmth and relaxation.
- Prevent skin diseases, poor blood circulation and sleep issues.
- Restore inner peace and harmony with yourself and others.
- Reduce feelings of stress, mental blockages and anxiety.
- Increase spiritual awareness and self-love.
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How to Take a Spiritual Cleansing Bath
1. Take a regular bath or shower
Before taking a cleansing bath, whether it’s for spiritual protection, love, money, or to get rid of negative energies, you should take a regular bath or shower with soap and water as you normally do. 💧
2. Boil water and add the herbs
Boil water in a large pot, about half a gallon should be enough. When it starts to boil, add the herbs in the water and let them sit for 10 or 15 minutes. (Find bath recipes below). Filter out the herbs before adding it to the bath water. 🌿
3. Light a white candle
Light a white candle in your bathroom as an offering it to your Higher Self or Guardian Angel, asking for their protection. 🔥 Meanwhile, fill the tub with warm water.
4. Pour the herbal water
Get in the tub. Take the herbal water and pour it all over your body, from the neck down, while gently rubbing and making your requests or prayers. 🙏
5. Relax and meditate
Ask the Universe that this water will cleanse you of all the things that are blocking you, and that it will help you attract the things that you want. Take as long as you need. 🛀
6. Let the air dry you
When you’re ready, get out of the tub and let the air dry your skin. If you prefer to use a towel, don’t scrub. Let the salts and oils permeate your skin and remain with you. ✨
Spiritual Bath Recipes
Use any of these free and simple bath spell recipes to create your own cleansing rituals at home. Click the images to go to each recipe.
1. Pre-Spell Cleanse and Protect Bath
2. Herbal Aura Cleansing Bath for Good Luck
3. ‘Renewal Bath’ for Self-Love and Acceptance
4. Cleansing Bath with Salt and Essential Oil
5. ‘Rosemary Wash’: A Bath for Career Success
6. Bath Spell for Attracting a New Love
Bath Herbs & their Properties
These herbs and their Magical properties come from The ‘Green Witch’ Video Course. Green Witchcraft is the discipline of tuning into the energies of Earth through herbs 🌿. Click the links below to watch the video lessons and learn more.
- Basil: Love, Luck & Antibacterial Properties
- Bay Leaf: Protection, Success, Digestion & Healing
- Cinnamon: Purification, Love, Antioxidant & Brain Health
- Lavender: Purification, Meditation, Calm Anxiety & Pain Relief
- Mugwort: Cleansing, Divination & Pain Relief
- Rosemary: Purification, Dreams, Hair Growth & Digestion
- Palo Santo: Cleansing, Creativity & Preventing Flu
- Rue: Protection, Positive Energy, Eye Strength & Bug Repellent
- Sage: Protection, Healing Grief, Oral Health & Lower Cholesterol
- Thyme: Strength, Money, Acne & Heart Health
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When to take a Spiritual Bath
Take a bath if you are feeling disconnected from your spiritual self, or if you have been sad, depressed, having conflicts in your environment. Take a bath also if you are feeling any symptoms of a lack of balance, such as:
- Frequent headaches.
- Feeling blank or emptiness.
- Ringing in the ear.
- Lacking energy.
- Bad dreams.
- Shivers in the body.
More Spiritual Cleansing Rituals
Keep browsing Spells8 to find video recipes and printable pages for your Book of Shadows.
“New Moon sweetly rises, I see all constellations. A time of new beginnings, a time of restoration.”
Print and chant along this Wiccan prayer in the New Moon.
“For without you mortals hold no banquet, where one does not duly pour sweet wine in offering to Hestia both first and last. Come now into this house, come.”
Cleanse and consecrate your Magic tools for their use in spellworks. Follow along this step-by-step ritual on the Virtual Altar.
Spiritually cleanse and purify your body as you drink a cup of tea. Add this guided meditation to your Tea drinking routine. Find more Tea Meditations on the Witches’ Homework page.
Bath Safety Warnings
These are some details that should be observed before taking any cleansing bath:
- Always make sure that you are not allergic to the ingredients of your bath. If you are using essential oils, rub a drop of the oil on your skin and check for allergic reactions.
- Baths usually do not interfere with medical treatments nor do they replace them. If you have severe symptoms or might have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor.
- Use fresh ingredients for each bath. Do not reuse materials that you’ve already used in another bath.