I have seen a few posts about something i am familiar with. Cldansing and protecting an apartment with a hardwired smoke detector with sage. It is against the law for tenents to tamper with them or cover them. A major problem is that if they go off they can set the building alarm off for evacuation and alerting the fire dept. Put a small pot of water on to boil. Put in a small handful of sage. Store or local crystal shop, but if you purchase it at the grocery store i suggest leaving it in the windowsill for 24 hrs. To be cleansed and charged by the sun and moon. And "pushing" your intent into it. Protection. You can add rosemary or lavender for positive energy flow. And a very small pinch of ginger as an enhancer. Boil all the water out and when it starts to smoke, turn the fan on the stove on, turn the burner off, and remove the pan. Put 1/4 cup of salt and 1 cup of water into a squirt bottle and spray in every corner of your house going widdershins or counterclockwise. Scrape out the blackened ashes and add
A sticky, natural, hard drying catalyst such as tree sap or honey. After mixing thoroughly with your wand or athame, smear a small amount above each doorway from left to right, going diosil or clockwise for protection. The other way is for cleansing of negative energy. Make sure its out of site of the landlord like on the top of the jam or ledge. If there isnt one you can also smudge it onto an item you passed back and forth through the sage smoke/steam and put your intent into before hanging it in the entryway/window.
Thank you so much for this.
Living in an apartment with a hardline smoke detector myself this will come in handy. One way to get around burning incense is to use a steam inhaler with an essential oil blend close to the incense used.
works just as well!
Depends on what essential oils that you use around children Barbi, generally they shouldn't be used by children under 5 years old. Safe essential oils for children above 5 years of age are; lavender, camomile, marjoram and some others. I'll find a link for you later about the safety of essential oils. They should never be used around animals they are toxic to animals especially cats and dogs and also birds.
Thanks for the useful tip Barbi. I live in a house with very sensitive (and LOUD) smoke detectors. If I simply make toast they sound. My neighbours have a newborn and I have been concerned lately about them sounding when the little one is asleep. Thanks again.