One of the easiest ways to affect your life is to perform a magical house cleaning. It's one of the simplest and easiest ways to effect magical results and consequently is one of the most common solutions I recommend to my clients. A house cleaning can involve smoking the house, placing protections up around the house and more, but it should definitely always involve a floor wash.
Floor washes are quick to make and usually involve common items from around the house. In hoodoo, herbs as well as minerals are used in magical blends and often a floor wash will involve both. Below you can find some easy to prepare floor wash recipes and instructions on how to use them.
Chinese Wash is a powerful and commonly used blend to eradicate negative energy, undo any kind of harmful trick that has been laid in the house, or as a general "good influence" inviting floor wash.
Chinese Wash can be purchased as an already prepared blend, but I prefer to make it myself since I don't trust many commercially purchased products. To make Chinese Wash, simply add a few drops of Van Van Oil and some broom straws (from the Broom Corn plant) along with some cleaner (like Lemon Pine-Sol or lemon dishwashing soap) into your bucket of water. Presto! You have Chinese Wash.
Use this when you feel negative influences in the home and want to purge it of negativity and invite in prosperity, positive influences and benevolent vibrations, or if you think a harmful trick was laid in your home against you as part of the purging process.
Money Draw Floor Wash
This blend is an excellent way to bring money into a business. Wash the floors of your business every Friday with this blend (Friday is the traditional Hoodoo day to work for money as it is most folks' payday). Money Draw Herb Bath can be used as a floor wash with powerful and effective results. Boil some water and pour it over the herbs. Allow them to sit for about 10 minutes, then strain away the herbs. Add some of this liquid into a bucket of water along with a capful of ammonia, and use this blend to mop your business as you pray for money to be drawn in, for customers to be sweetened to your shop and be very willing to spend their money there.
Protection Floor Wash
This protective blend is good to build up an aura of protective energy in your home and keep away anyone who would seek to do you harm. Mop the floors of your house with this after you've cleansed your house from a harmful trick someone laid against you to keep up protections and avoid repeat magical attacks.
Brew up a large cup of very strong tea using Protection Herb Bath. Strain the herbs out and add this cup of herbal infusion to your mop water (along with whatever cleaner you regularly use - preferably a pine scented one). As you mop the floors to your house pray in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit to raise up a fiery sword of righteous holy light against your enemies, to wrap your house in protective energy and keep all of your enemies, seen and unseen, away from your home.
How to use Floor Washes
Floor washes are used in a very specific manner, and this procedure should be used every time you magically cleanse your house. Clean your home from the back of the house toward the front door. Mop the floors and wipe down the floor boards and the window sills with the floor wash, praying the entire time. The idea is that you are whisking the energy from the deepest parts of your home out the front door. If you have carpeted floors you can dampen a broom with the floor wash and lightly stroke it across the carpet (keeping in mind that some floor washes WILL stain, so use good judgment in how you apply them.) You can always wipe down the floor boards and window sills with a dampened rag no matter what. Work from the top downward, from the back of the house to the front door.
Once you have reached the threshold of the front door, wipe down the entire molding of the door and the threshold, then take your bucket of mop water and mop from the sidewalk inward toward your front door. This is to bring in the desired influences (positivity, luck, money, protection, etc.) Finish at the threshold of the door, wipe down the molding from the outside of the house and the threshold.
Finally, take the bucket of used mop water to the crossroads and throw it over your left shoulder into the center of the crossroads toward the rising sun and walk away without looking back. Alternatively, the bucket can be tossed at a very large and sturdy tree, as it will absorb and earth the residual energy. Toss the bucket "in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit", walk away, don't look back, and KNOW that your work is done and WILL work.