I love to make salt (or sugar) scrubs along side my regular spellcasting routine. During the waning moon, I often charge a jar of salts and oils with cleansing and banishing powers. Then, as the moon begins to wax, I create a new one filled with protection, love and abundance.
Of course you can use them whenever you like and you can set your intentions to anything you want! They are wonderful for a ritual shower before you begin a ceremony or for everyday use.
- Fine sea salt – 3/4 of the jar
- Olive oil – pour over until it covers half of the salt
- Avocado oil – add to cover the remaining salt
My Essential Oil Blend
The proportions depend on the potency of your oils. Patchouli is pretty strong, so I like to double up on my floral scents. I would begin with only a couple of drops of citronella and patchouli and then add the rest in a “season to taste” fashion! This is my personal blend, but you can make your own recipes!
Magickal Tools and Supplies
You can charge a salt or sugar scrub alongside any of your spellcastings, but if you want to make the scrub on it’s own, you will need a very basic toolkit.
- Sage or copal for cleansing the space and your tools and products
- Candles: white for attracting or black for banishing and cleansing
- Crystals: be careful with putting crystals inside the salt, some will disintegrate. You can surround the jar with crystals or place them on top of the lid
For abundance, cast your spell under the waxing or full moon. I often allow my scrubs to charge over the course of many days, adding new crystals, refreshing the intention and lighting new candles.
For cleansing and banishing scrubs, use the same concept but cast the spell under the waning or dark moon. Really there is no right or wrong! Even letting one candle burn completely will have a positive effect.
If you can literally charge the scrub in the moonlight, that is the best of all! Just place a tray of your scrub, candles, crystals and anything else you are using in a place where the moon will shine upon it.
For a step by step guide on spellcasting, check out this article. When making salt scrubs, I like to close the lid and shake the jar vigorously, so as not to waste any oils on my spoon or wand. However, you can add some great magickal energy by stirring while chanting. It’s totally up to you!