Sage smoke is the best way to purify your home. This ritual was probably borrowed from the Native American practice of smudging, which uses herbs and smoke to purify and bless things.
Sage should be dried in the moonlight, if possible. The more it is exposed to moonlight, the more powerful it will become. This is true of most herbs and magical objects, in fact, except for bones, which should be kept in the shade until they are used.
Don’t forget about fire safety! I learned this the hard way!
Here are some other methods of purification the hex book mentions:
- If you think you’ve been cursed, drink a cup of chamomile tea first thing every morning for three days.
- A bath infused with rosemary and lavender can cleanse any object that has attracted a negative influence.
- To rid your home of ill intent, scatter salt across the floor and sweep it up while singing a hymn backwards. Sweep it out the door without touching the salt.