Have you ever heard of the ritual of washing hands with salt and water? Washing hands with salt has been around for a while and it's said to bring good luck and financial success. It helps to purify all negative energy in your body and has a lot of spiritual meanings. In this article, we will tell you some of the spiritual meanings of this ritual, and show you how it's done.

washing hands with sea salt

washing hands with sea salt

1. Origin of washing hands with salt

For over three thousand years, salt has kept its cultural and spiritual importance due to its great value in ancient times. For the more devoutly religious Christians, salt is seen as a supernatural sign of the everlasting holiness of Jesus and is purported to serve a protective purpose from evil. During the middle of the last thousand years in Europe, salt was considered a protective measure against witches, sorcery, devils, sprites, and malicious glance. 

Even now, some traditional beliefs and ceremonies involving salt still remain. A ritual of washing hands with salt is one of the most powerful spiritual practices, which is associated with attracting and manifesting money.

2.1 Ritual to attract money with water and salt

Time for ritual: First Sunday of each month


  • 1 tablespoon of grain salt (sea salt or Himalaya salt)
  • 1 bowl


  • Step 1: Prepare a bowl filled with water. Put 1 teaspoon of salt into the bowl of water and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Step 2: Dip your hands in the bowl and wash them. Rub the salt water all over your hands while rubbing you while saying the prayer that you have prepared in advance. Or you can read the prayer commonly used by witches as follows: "Salt is protective and it will help me to multiply my money and never miss my home"
  • Step 3:After reading the prayers, you have to shake them, clap your hands, thunder your fingers, and make the sound of positive vibrations to attract the money luck. When you're done, take out the water from the bowl to complete the ritual.

Some notes when performing this ritual

  • The hands DO NOT dry with any object.
  • You have to make noise, it's like when the bells ring, which triggers positive energy.
  • When their hands dry up, they make their day like any other and it does not matter if they have to soak their hands or not.
  • Do not use refined salt for this ritual

2.2 Washing hands with salt removes negative energy for 7 days

Laurie Cabot further suggested: "Do you have headaches, feel tired, and feel like your life is stuck? Wash your hands with salt every morning for 7 days and you will see how everything starts to improve". Now we will guide you step-by-step through the ritual.

Time for ritual: Every morning for 7 days


  • Sea salt
  • Sugars 
  • Bowl


  • The first day: Utilize 1 tsp of salt and pour it on the palm of your hand, gently massage the salt into the palms, and then rinse your hands with running water. Laurie Cabot suggested that while washing your hands, speak this mantra: "Negative energy goes away, in salt’s presence you cannot stay. As this water washes over my hands I break contact with all negative and visualize myself surrounded by a purifying white light. So mote it be. Thank you, thank you, thank you". After the completion of the ritual, give thanks to the Almighty and ask Him to provide a layer of safety around you.
  • Second & Third day: Repeat the ritual according to the exact instructions as the first day
  • Fourth day: Switch it up, in the morning wash your hands with sugar. Prepare a big bowl filled with water. Then, put 1 teaspoon of sugar in the palm of your hand, gently rub it a few times, then wash your hands in the bowl of water. Let your hands air dry and put the sugar water onto a plant. In the evening, wash your hands with salt until things get better.
  • 5,6,7 days: Repeat the ritual according to the exact instructions as the 4 day

3. The meaning of washing hands with sea salt

3.1 A symbolic act of cleansing. 

In certain cultures, washing hands with sea salt is considered to be a sign of purification. Salt is important in a spiritual way - washing your hands with it is supposed to keep bad energy away. Salt crystals are believed to have a natural ability to absorb negative energy.

For example, according to Jewish tradition, a person is expected to wash their hands upon waking in a special vessel called a 'netilat yadayim', as a way of purifying their hands and preparing themselves for prayer and spiritual connection. In the tradition of Mahayana Buddhism, salt is thought to prevent evil spirits, and on the way home from the funeral, a pinch of salt is thrown over the left shoulder as this prevents evil spirits from entering the house. 

3.2 It can also help attract money.

Some believe the white color of salt symbolizes purity and a connection to the Divine. Washing your hands with salt not only keeps away bad vibes, but it can also help attract money.

Laurie Cabot (Laurie Cabot is a Witch, psychic, and the Official Witch of Salem) said that combining hand ablution with salt, cinnamon, and sugar is a good way to bring in money and luck. When performing a spiritual ceremony with salt, Himalayan salt is the best choice; however, if you don't have it, conventional sea salt can be substituted.

4. Conclusion

Through this article, we have discovered two methods of hand-washing with salt that witches regularly employ. If you want to attract money and good luck, wash your hands with salt on the first Sunday of every month. To banish negative energy wash your hands with salt for 7 days. Depending on your wishes, choose the way that is right for you. Wishing you a good and fruitful ritual.

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