Ritual bathing arose in times gone by from a perceived need to be in as ‘virgin’ – that is, unsullied – a state as possible. This is what gave rise to working skyclad, i.e. without clothes, so that there were no encumbrances between the practitioner and his or her gods or deities.

 

Ritual Bathing Spell

You will need
•    HOMEMADE BATH SALTS
•    VOTIVE CANDLES ACCORDING TO YOUR NEED
•    LARGE WHITE CANDLE
•    ESSENTIAL OIL TO REMOVE NEGATIVITY (e.g. rosemary)
•    LARGE GLASS OF MINERAL WATER OR JUICE

As you mix in your salts, bless the water and charge it with your
intent – be that a particular magical working, a relaxing
evening or a successful meeting.

The candles used in this ritual can be in the colours of the Elements or those most appropriate to your purpose, for example – pink (tranquillity), blue (wisdom), green (self-awareness) and red (passion).

For spiritual matters, use purple.

Method
Anoint the large white candle with the essential oil and ask for positivity,
health and happiness as you do so.
Do the same with the votive candles according to your need. You may, if you Run your bath and mix in the bath salts.

Light the candles, first the white one followed by the votives. Place the latter safely around the bath.
The white candle should be placed wherever you feel is safest. You have now created a sacred space for yourself.

Lie back and enjoy your bath and at some point drink your water or juice visualizing your whole system being cleansed inside as well as out.
Before you get out of the bath, thank the water deities for this opportunity to prepare thoroughly for the new energies available to you.
If you are to perform a magical working, then keep your mind focused on that intent.

On this occasion, for safety’s sake, when you have finished your bath, snuff out the candles.

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