Hello! For this week’s challenge, I incorporated salt into my magic by doing some cleansing and protection work on my RV.
I actually started one of the ingredients for this before the challenge as it is an oil that needs to sit for 9 days in direct sunlight. To make the sealing oil, you take 1 tablespoon carrier oil (I used sweet almond), 1 fresh sage leaf, 1 whole clove, and 3 pinches of salt. Mix all of this in a bottle and seal. Place in an area that receives direct sunlight for 9 days, mixing every so often (I did it about once a day when I was feeding the birds).
While I was waiting on this, I took the week to thoroughly clean my house. Put things back where they belong, dust, vacuum, even clean the couches! I even began to rid myself of unnecessary clutter that has crept into my home.
One the oil was ready, I was all set. Sunday, my husband had to go to work for a little bit so it was perfect timing! I smoke cleansed with palo santo. I then was ready to clean and seal my threshold. I mixed 1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a large bowl. Using a cloth, I used the mixture to was the threshold and doorframe while saying “I hereby cleanse this threshold of negative energy.” I then used the palo santo to again cleanse the threshold and doorframe. I placed it in my censer and let it smolder for the rest of the ritual.
Dipping my fingers in the sealing oil, I drew an unbroken line around the outside of the door frame while saying “No evil or illness may cross this threshold. I hereby bar it from entering. My home is sacred and protected.”
On the inside of the doorframe, I again dipped my finger in the sealing oil, this time touching my finger to the upper left corner and drawing a line in the air to the bottom right corner. Stating the above intention while doing so. I repeated this going from upper right to lower left as well as from middle top to middle bottom.
The last step was to bury 3 cloves of garlic under by threshold (shout out to those that helped me come up with my alternative!). I touched each of them with a finger dipped in the sealing oil and buried one at each end of the box I used to represent my threshold and one in the middle, again repeating the intention above one final time.