It’s been an interesting past few weeks. I made sure to have a backlog of videos while Cameraman Ken was being a caretaker for a friend and her kids–however, he’s still not finished with that assignment and I am a little ball of stress! So, you get a video of me making High-Efficiency Enchanted Laundry Soap!
I actually really like making my own laundry soap. I don’t break out when I use my own stuff. The first time I made this, I didn’t use the right kind of bar soap, so it isn’t quite as effective as it could be. And, after a few uses, I decided I didn’t like the scent profile I chose.
So, what do I mean when I say “Enchanted” laundry soap? There are several ways to approach this and all of them really come down to this: Intention. You can craft a spell to recite over your detergent; you can imbue it as you mix with your own energies; you can simply set the intention when you start the process; you can use the “magical” properties of the essential oils as the only enchantment. It’s really up to you. As you can see in the video, I just imbue as I stir.
Examples of essential oils and their properties include:
- Peppermint – purification, healing, peace
- Eucalyptus – protection, fresh energy, healing, purification
- Lavender – love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, peace
- Lemon – cleansing, spiritual opening, purification
- Lime – purification, protection, calm, tranquility, love
- Pine – new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, growth, cleansing, purification, repelling negativity
- Ylang Ylang – peace, love, calm
- Patchouli – propserity, love, grounding, spirituality
These are just some examples. Each of these also have mundane properties. Peppermint and Eucalyptus are both used as air fresheners, pest deterrents, and antibacterial/germicides. Pine is good for surface cleansers because it kills yeast spores, E. coli, and other household germs; combine with Thyme, which is powerful against salmonella, and you have a nice-smelling surface cleanser. When I wash my floors, I look at both the mundane and magickal properties of my oils and decide what it is I need and want for my home. Typically, I end up using a blend of Pine, Patchouli, and Ylang Ylang (an antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic). Floor cleaner is a make-as-needed item. Just mix a quarter cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and about 16 total drops of EOs into one gallon of water, then go to town on your floors.
So, there you have it! This will also save you money in the long-run–and reduce the amount of waste we put out into the environment. As a pagan Christian, I feel it is my responsibility to love my fellow human to the best of my abilities and preserve the environment to the best of my abilities. Black Lives Matter. Climate Change is Real. Where a Mask. Wash Your Damn Hands.