"Old-time Root Doctors have claimed that sprinkling PEACE WATER around the corners of the home will ensure that only kind people and good spirits may enter. Sold as a Curio only."
-- The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. catalogue
Peace Water is a wonderful hoodoo product that originated, i believe, as an antidote to the more commonly-mentioned War Water. It is a tool for laying tricks against enemies by means of benevolent foot track magic, causing those who step in it to treat each other respectfully and with kindliness, and preventing hostile people or evil spirits from entering the premises. Thus, it is not only used for protection, but also to work on the minds of those who come into contact with it, rendering them gentle and mild in temper.
Peace Water draws its symbolism from the Biblical injunction to "spread oil on troubled waters." It consists of two pale blue liquids and a watery-clear liquid, each scented with a different herbal essence. When at rest in its bottle, the three fluids in Peace Water naturally separate into layers, each with its own fragrance, one of which is quite similar to Florida Water.
To use Peace Water, you shake up the bottle thoroughly, blending and mixing the three layers into a single pale-blue, cloudy emulsion. Then, walking backward, you sprinkle drops of Peace Water at the four outside corners of the house or in the four corners of each room. For a really strong job, you can circle the house, sprinkling as you go, or sprinkle on the four corners of a larger piece of property.
Alternatively, you can put Peace Water in a pump sprayer and shake it up, then spray it around the house. Remember that it does have oil in it, though, so it may stain delicate fabrics. It is best used on floors and furniture. Some people like to add Peaceful Home dressing oil Peace Water to give it more strength, but it is plenty good all on its own.
Where household quarrels or in-law troubles have been of long standing, it is advised to ritually cleanse the home first with Chinese Wash to clear out any old messes before sprinkling Peace Water in the corners. For a more powerful job when there have been assaults from enemies, an outer ring of Fiery Wall of Protection sachet powder can be laid down around the perimeter of the property after the ritual cleaning, and the Peace Water can then be sprinkled within this circle at the corners and center.
The opposite of Peace Water is, of course, War Water, which is used to declare occult war and trouble enemies.
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