Holy Water – How to Make It

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Holy water is often used to cleanse objects and spaces.

What follows is my recipe for making it. This is based on a classical method I learned years ago in an esoteric group – so long ago that I cannot remember which group.

What is most important is the basic structure. Feel free to adapt it in the way that best suits you.


Half a glass of water

Half a teaspoon of salt.

Their source does not matter, but you may prefer to use ones that come from wells and springs or are natural/organic.




In whatever way works best for you, centre yourself and connect fully with Spirit/Tao/God/dess whatever you call the benevolent flow of the universe.

Allow that connection to come fully through you so that it radiates through your hands.


Place the palm of your hand (right hand if right-handed, left if left-handed) over the water and sense the benevolent energy flowing into every atom and molecule of the water.


With slow and calm intention, think or say the following words:

Hello, creature of water. In the name of All That is Benevolent and Good, I bless you. I cleanse you. I exorcise you of all elements of evil and negativity, so that wherever you are scattered all elements of evil and negativity may depart.

As you say these words, you can increase the potency by drawing a symbol in the water using the energy from your palm. If you are Christian, you might use the cross; if Jewish, the Star of David; if Hindu, the OM; if pagan, the equal-armed across; and so on. It is customary to draw it three times.


Do the same – all of 3 above – with the salt. The only difference is that you address it as ‘creature of salt.’


Then drop some of the salt into the water. Again it is customary to do this three times. And if you wish, you can drop it into the water at the same time following the pattern of the symbol – eg the cross – that you were using before.


Then scatter the salt wherever you want to do the cleansing. Children love to do this.


In my opinion, the major potency of the blessed water lasts a few hours.

Afterwards whatever is left you can simply pour into the earth somewhere.

By | 2019-10-06T22:05:02+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Spirituality|9 Comments


  1. Seamus May 15, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Can you “re- bless” the water after the waters blessing runs out?

    WILLIAM responds: Yes you can re-bless it. I prefer to pour old water away in a garden and make/bless a fresh batch.

  2. Brian June 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Comment…Can u mixed the salt together with the water before praying or blessing it?..

    You could do that. I prefer the classic method. If in doubt, use the classic method.

  3. Yuna August 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Wait, what does that mean, “the major potency of the blessed water lasts a few hours”? Is it, like, only holy water for that lottle while?

    WILLIAM RESPONDS: It is like the way a battery drains of energy. It loses its potency over time. — So bless it and then use it immediately.

  4. Jane March 26, 2019 at 5:12 am - Reply

    It may not be the best idea to dispose of the salt water into the earth as it will render the ground infertile. It would be best to dispose of it into the ocean or another body of salt water.

  5. Jennifer S. Riley-Ivy August 16, 2019 at 4:14 am - Reply

    Out of sheer curiosity, what effect would it have on the potency and usage to have an ordained minister perform this for use in a person’s home? How effective is the original method for removing ‘negative energies/entities’ from a property that have been there for almost 20 years? I don’t know if my questions sound silly or crazy but I’ve tried everything else with 0% success…

    That is an interesting question, Jennifer. Yes – the power of the blessing is amplified if the blessing is done by a clergy person or someone who has a more powerful connection with Spirit.
    Embedded negative energies may require more than just holy water in which case bring in a clergy person or someone trained in cleansing spaces; or take the whole thing as a nudge for you personally to go up a learning curve and learn how to do it yourself.
    Love – Wm

  6. ash September 19, 2019 at 3:22 am - Reply

    say i was making a protection spray can i ad oils to the mixture along with different types of leaves and oils roots ect. and replace salt with the name of the material?

    • William Bloom September 19, 2019 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      Interesting question, Ash. Yes – you could do what you are suggesting. You would need to make certain that the leaves and oils have the right vibration, and that you infuse them with unconditional love and blessing. — William

  7. Gerald December 5, 2019 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Is it possible to re-bless the water, even if its blessing may have run out?

    Answer: Yes – but my preference is to use fresh water. Thanks for asking.

  8. Ricky December 6, 2019 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    If you dip sacramental bread into holy water, does it multiply or cancel out the holiness?

    Answer: Sacramental bread is already blessed – or receives a blessing through the appropriate ceremony. —- So I have never heard of someone dipping sacramental bread into holy water. —- It is not like carrot sticks and hummus. —– Thanks for asking.

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