Energy Cleansing Ritual & Herbal Floor Wash {Recipe}

Sierra Vandervort // January 19, 2022

A good energy cleansing ritual is crucial for your spiritual practice.

Though I’m using this recipe for a New Years’ cleansing, you can use it anytime you feel like you need an energetic refresh.  An energy cleansing ritual is great to use during the change of the seasons, before a new month, after a birthday, when you move into a new home, or anytime you feel like you need a spiritual reset.

I’m using this herbal energy cleansing recipe as a floor wash, but you have a choice in how you’d like to use it as well. You could put the mixture in a spray bottle and make a room spray. You could even add it to your bath for a cleansing bath ritual. The choice is really up to you.

I love to incorporate my magickal practice when I clean. While on the surface it might look like simple tidying up, it also opens up so much space for me to relax, manifest, and welcome more awesomeness into my home.

One easy way to make the task of cleaning more magickal and ritualistic is to use specific herbal blends while you clean. You can use fresh or dried herbs here, but you might add in an extra tablespoon if you’re using fresh. Sage is a common herb used for clearing, cleaning, and traditional folk magic. I chose dried rosemary for increased mental clarity and inspiration. Other herbal options could include lavender for emotional well-being, chamomile for stress relief, mugwort for divination, or basil for protection.

In addition to the herbs, I’ll add a few essential oils in for some additional magic and great smells. I get my essential oils from the sustainable brand Grove Co. They’re a small company that makes it super easy to find sustainable, healthier options for your home. And they ship right to your door, which is super nice. Right now they’re offering a free gift set for new customers too.

The more you work with herbs, the more you can tailor this recipe to fit your desired outcomes. The recipe I’ve included was my specific New Years’ clearing blend – but I’ve made a note where you can switch around and personalize it.


New Years Energy Clearing Herbal Wash


  • 1 tbs. sage
  • 1 tbs. rosemary (or another herb specific to your needs)
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • tea tree essential oil
  • ylang ylang essential oil (or other oil specific to your needs)
  • hot water


– Add the dried herbs to a french press or a ceramic bowl. Cover with about two cups of hot water. Let that steep for 10 – 12 minutes. If using a ceramic bowl you’ll need to strain out with a mesh strainer.

– Meanwhile, fill a mop bucket with your white vinegar.

– Once your herbs have been soaked, pour the herbal mixture into your mop bucket.

– Add five drops of tea tree essential oil and three drops of your other selected oil

– Top off with hot water – I usually add maybe an additional four cups or so (you can continue to add hot water if you start mopping and end up realizing you need a little extra)

– As you mop, picture all the energetic connections and old habits you wish to let go of. Take note of the smell of your herbs, feel yourself breathing a little deeper, feel a sense of lightness in yourself. Imagine your fresh, clean slate for the new year – full of possibilities.


Happy New Year to you. I wish you all success, grace, and peace.

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Sierra Vandervort

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