The Broom and Magical Carpet Powder
The Broom is traditionally a woman’s tool, because sweeping is traditionally woman’s work. It’s interesting that this has become the penultimate tool of the witch. Taking this tool of domesticity and creating the witch’s traveling vehicle- and therefore her freedom, is some amazing alchemy.
I recently moved into a new apartment, which comes with blessings and challenges. One of the challenges was the smell of the carpet. It’s new, so maybe it’s’ the factory smell I’m objecting to.
Anyhow, I finally got around to making carpet powder to improve the situation. It occurred to me that it could be formulated in order to manifest one’s wishes.
My basic recipe:
1 Part Baking soda
1/3 Part Lavender Flowers
1/4 Part Ground Coffee*
1/4 Part Activated Charcoal *
10 Drops Essential Oil
*(You may skip these if your carpet is very, very light in coloring, but coffee and charcoal are both amazing at neutralizing odors)
I like to grind my herbs as finely as possible, or use them powdered if possible.
Mix, I suggest a container with a lid, shake it all up and allow it to stand at least an hour. Sprinkle on the carpeted area, then get your broom and brush it in. Wait an hour or three. Vacuum it up.
Enjoy the freshened room.
Salt, citrus peel, palo santo for cleansing
Mugwort, rosemary, lavender for dreams or enhancing intuition
Vanilla, Rose petals, chocolate, cinnamon, for romance
Bay leaves, ginger, cinnamon, for prosperity