How to make your own holy water: 12 steps (with pictures)

How to make your own holy water: 12 steps (with pictures)
How to make your own holy water: 12 steps (with pictures)

Many religions use holy water for purification, protection, and blessing. It is usually sanctified by a priest or someone in a similar position in the church and is only holy water if it is sanctified. Blessed means it is sanctified, so by sanctifying it yourself, it is not necessarily blessed.


Method 1 of 2: Make Catholic holy water

Make Your Own Holy Water Step 1

Step 1. Recover and consecrate your salt

You have to create holy salt before you can create holy water, so consecrate your salt. For the record, salt is mainly used as a preservative. Just because he's blessed doesn't mean he'll last forever! Here is the blessing for the salt.

May the blessing of the Almighty Father be upon this creature of salt and let all evil and hindrance be cast out of here and let all good come in here, for without You man cannot live, that is. why I will bless You and call on You to come and help me. »- Legend of King Solomon, Book II, Chapter 5

Make Your Own Holy Water Step 2

Step 2. Read Psalm 103 aloud

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My soul, bless the Lord! May all that is in me bless his holy name! My soul, bless the Lord and do not forget any of his blessings! It is he who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, it is he who delivers your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and mercy, it is he who satisfies your old age with good things, who rejuvenated like the eagle. Because he knows what we are made of, he remembers that we are dust. The man ! His days are like grass, he blooms like the flower of the field. When a wind passes over her, she is no more and the place she occupied no longer recognizes her. But the goodness of the Lord endures forever for those who fear him and his mercy for the children of their children, for those who keep his covenant and remember his commandments in order to fulfill them. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. Bless the Lord, you his angels, who are mighty in might and carry out his commandments, obeying the voice of his word! Bless the Lord, all you his hosts, who are his servants and do his will! Bless the Lord, all you his works, in all the places of his dominion! My soul, bless the Lord

Make Your Own Holy Water Step 3

Step 3. Obtain natural water

If you can, take your water from a nearby lake, stream, or river. Try and stay away from tap water as it may contain chlorine and fluoride. However, if you got water naturally, filter it first - you don't want dirty holy water!

Make Your Own Holy Water Step 4

Step 4. Take your salt and sprinkle it in the water

As you do this, repeat the following words from the legend of King Solomon, Book II, Chapter 5.

I exorcise you, O Creature of the Water, by Him Who created you and gathered you in one place, so that the dry land appears, that you discover all the deceptions of the enemy and that you drive out from yourself all the impurities and defilements of the Spirits of the World of Phantasies, so that they cannot harm me, by the virtue of Almighty God Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen

Make Your Own Holy Water Step 5

Step 5. Recite the prayers used by Catholic priests

You have two options to choose from.

  • 1st prayer: Our help is in the name of the Lord. Who made the heavens and the earth. Creature of God, salt, I cast out demons from you by the living God, by the true God, by the Holy God, by God who commanded you to be cast into the water source by Elisha to heal her from his sterility. May you be a purified salt, a health remedy for those who believe, a medicine for the body and soul of all who make use of you. Let all the evil spirit's fancy evil, its malice and its cunning be drawn away from where you will be sown. And may every unclean spirit be rejected by Him who came to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. Amen.
  • 2nd prayer: Mighty eternal God, we humbly appeal to your mercy and your goodness to gracefully bless this creature, the salt, which you have given to humanity for use. May all those who use it find a remedy for body and soul. And that whatever he touches or waters may be freed from impurity and from all influence of the spirit of evil, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Make Your Own Holy Water Step 6

Step 6. Exorcise the water

Even more words! Now, to purify the water and cleanse it from demons and impurities (yes, that's a kind of exorcism).

Creature of God, water, I cast out the demon from you in the name of God the Father Almighty, in the name of Jesus Christ his Son our Lord and in the power of the Holy Spirit. May you be purified water, empowered to drive away all the power of the enemy, in fact uproot and banish the enemy himself, along with his fallen angels. We ask this of you by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, who comes to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire

Make Your Own Holy Water Step 7

Step 7. Complete the ritual

As you add the last handful of salt to the water, say, May this salt and the water mix with each other, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Once you have mixed a few teaspoons of salt with the water and they have completely dissolved, the ritual will be closed with another prayer. Again, you have three options.

  • 1st prayer: O Lord, who, for the well-being of man, have established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of the water, listen to our prayer and pour out your blessing on this element which is prepared with various rites of purification. May this creature of yours, which is used in your mysteries and endowed with your grace, serve to cast out demons and to banish disease. May all that this water sprinkles in the houses and gatherings of the faithful be delivered from all that is unclean and harmful, let no breath of contagion hover, no hint of corruption, let all the wiles of the lurking enemy achieve nothing. By the sprinkling of this water, may everything that opposes the safety and peace of the occupants of these houses be banished, so that by calling your holy name they may experience the welfare they desire and to be protected against all perils, by Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • 2nd prayer: God, source of irresistible power and king of an invincible kingdom, ever glorious conqueror, who masters the strength of the adversary, silencing the tumult of his rage and valiantly subduing his wickedness, in fear and humility, we beseech you, Lord, consider with favor this creature of salt and water, let the light of your goodness shine in it and be sanctified with the dew of your mercy, so that where it is watered and your holy name is summoned, all assaults of the unclean spirit may be deflected, and all fears of the serpent's venom be cast out. For us who beg your gift of grace, may the Holy Spirit be with us wherever we are, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
  • 3rd prayer: Lord, who for the salvation of the human race has built your greatest mysteries on this substance, in your goodness hear our prayers and pour out the power of your blessing in this element, prepared by many purifications. May this creation be the vessel of divine grace to dispel demons and disease and may all that is spilled on the homes and buildings of the faithful be cleared of all foul and dangerous things. May no pestilential spirit, no corrupting atmosphere, remain in these places: may all the designs of the hidden enemy be dispelled. May anything that could disturb the safety and peace of those who live here be put to flight by this water, so that the health, obtained by calling your holy name, can be protected from all attacks. Thanks to the Lord, Amen.
Make Your Own Holy Water Step 8

Step 8. Use your holy water

However, if your holy water is for a particular action, consider adding certain things. Holy baptismal water receives a touch of chrism (a sacred oil), while Gregorian water contains a small amount of ash, wine, and salt (it is used to consecrate churches).

If you want more serious holy water, most churches give it on Passover

Method 2 of 2: Prepare pagan holy water

Make Your Own Holy Water Step 9

Step 1. Choose your type of water

Different types of water are associated with different rituals. Morning dew is used for healing or beauty, spring water for blessing and purification, rain water for fertility and abundance, and sea water for exorcisms. What genre do you want to use?

Collect and place the water in a container that is not made of metal. If you want, let it absorb the sun's rays, moon rays, or starlight

Make Your Own Holy Water Step 10

Step 2. Drop a silver coin into the container

As long as it is in silver, all is well. It could be a coin, a ring, a pearl, or anything that is silver. The silver metal, not the color! Leave it in the container until the ritual is complete.

Make Your Own Holy Water Step 11

Step 3. Start reciting sacred charms

They should be recited monotonously and without interruption, like a psalm. Pick the one that best suits your intentions.

  • Water and earth / Where you are thrown / No unfavorable fate or goal last / If they are not in complete accord with me / As my word, so be it!

    This charm is used for purification

  • Slàn fionn failce dhuit, Slàn failce na Féinne dhuit, Slàn dhutsa, slàn dhàsan -

    'S na na slàn da d' bhan-nàmhaid.

    This charm is used for newborns (it is of Gaelic origin)

  • God bless your eye / A drop of wine on your heart / The mouse is in the bush / And the bush is on fire.

    This charm is used to prevent negativity (it is also of Gaelic origin)

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Step 4. Add herbs

You can either stop there or continue. It depends on how you intend to use the holy water. Add herbs like St. John's grass to bless a sick house or person, verbena leaves before a ceremony or stir it up with a stick from a sacred tree or add rose petals to unite the object to Earth. Up to you !

Holy water can be used for a multitude of things. A person can drink it to protect themselves from harm or disease or it can be combined with an object (a house, even a room or a piece of furniture) to purify it


  • You must maintain intense concentration during the procedure. Therefore, it can be helpful to have already reached an above average spiritual level before attempting such an operation.
  • It is generally preferred to use coarse salt or another natural salt such as sea salt or stone salt.

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