Magic Monday: A Potion to Bewitch Your Boards

This is in the center of our new home:

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The little red heart from Jerry cradled in a nest I found on his property last year.

The place where we lay our heads down to dream each night is an important space.   It’s our little nest that we carved out in the world – whether it’s a room, an apartment, a tent, a hotel room, a house, a boat or a tour bus – there are easy ways to pay respect to a place and really make it your own.

For the next three weeks, I’m divulging some of my favorite magical cleaning secrets to enchant your space.

Get your brooms out!

Art by Gil Elvgren.

Art by Gil Elvgren.

Before starting, make sure your space is clean. You can get some helpful tips here (along with a mix I made for you) and then get ready to do the real work.

Samantha, the 1960s witch of Bewitched, would do all of her cleaning with a magic twitch of her nose..

I don’t have the secret info on that, but I do have my very own homemade concoction that’s non-toxic and powerful to:

Bewitch Your Boards!  This is the floor wash that I use for floors, walls, doorways and front steps.

You will need:

  • 9 Lemons
  • 2 Tablespoons of Sea Salt
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 9 drops of pure Lavender oil
  • A handful of Mint Leaves (you can buy in bundle at your grocery store).
  • 2 Teaspoons of Organic Vanilla Extract
  • A dash of Cloves
  • 2 Cups of Distilled White Vinegar

Boil a pot of water.  Once it starts boiling, shut off stove top and let water cool a little while adding ingredients.
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Squeeze the 9 lemons into the boiling water first.  I make a wish for the space and what I want to create on each one of the nine lemons.  Take a lemon, make a wish, cut in half, and put a half in each hand, imagine your wish happening and once you feel it squeeze both halves of that lemon at the same time into the boiling pot.

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Crush up the mint leaves (for prosperity and for everyone who walks in your space to feel refreshed)! Sprinkle over the top of the water.

Add the cinnamon sticks (for success and good luck), the sea salt (for protection), the dash of cloves (for sensual spice) and the vanilla extract (for friendship) .

Once the water cools to a lukewarm temperature, add the lavender drops (for relaxation) and the 2 cups of distilled white vinegar (one of my favorite natural cleaning tools – non-toxic and inexpensive!)

Stir it all up and get ready to go to town! I sometimes will put small rosebuds in the bottom for love enchantments, coins for abundance, shells for relaxation. They stay on the bottom of the pot for “grounding”.

I start my cleaning at the threshold. Wipe down the frame of the door with the mixture, and I work in a counterclockwise motion. I do this because it’s going against time – and everyone who steps into my living space will feel as if they have moved out of time into a different a whole new magical space.

Magic Tip: Make sure to pay attention to the window and door frames as you go around the space – they are just as important as the floor.

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Have fun, my DIY Dangers! Let me know how this works for you and I’ll be back next week with easy ways to “clear” a space after it’s been cleaned and how to make it your own – whether you’ve lived there your whole life, or just moved in.

What other Magic Series would you like to see after this? I’m taking requests in the comments!

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