I was corresponding with a friend today about how to get somebody to do spiritual bathing when they will pretty much only use regular soaps, and not those perfumey, strongly scented botanica soap bars. I was giving her my Bath and Body Works cheats, and figured I’d share them here too. I give these as gifts when anything else would raise suspicion, and I travel with them if my usual stuff is too bulky or messy to travel with.
Lemongrass Sage for clearing old messes, making good decisions, uplifting and cleansing, study aid
Coconut Lime Verbena for Legba and opening the way
Bergamot Coriander for mastery, "I can," sticking power, prevention of illness/headache
Ylang Ylang and Myrrh for sex appeal/seduction
Orange Ginger for energy, strength, happiness/mood booster
White Clover for protection and uncrossing
Saffron and Fig for love, affection, friendship
Cedarwood and Spice for love/lust, especially to keep a lover around
Eucalyptus Spearmint for protection and jinx breaking
One of the great things about hoodoo is that you can buy citronella tealights and Lemon Pinesol at the dollar store, pray over them, and have fabulous results at a fraction of the cost you’d spend at a botanica for cleansing, uncrossing, or protection work. Remember, happy hoodooers, it doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated to work.