How to Protect Your Home from Haunting and Evil Spirits
Now the witch bottle has gone full circle. Modern incarnations of these jars are said to protect against bad spirits and ghosts and are again filled with more pleasant things. I looked at many crazy websites with recipes for witch bottles and it seems that some people still prefer the stinky bottle and place hair, nails, finger nails etc in the bottle, but that is just gross. Also, these people are often using the bottles for larger magical purposes that I avoid. Here is a simple recipe for a witch jar to protect your home from bad spirits and ghosts and hauntings. These type of witch bottles are pretty and smell good too!
1. Choose a pretty bottle with a lid and clean it
2. Fill the bottle with some sand or salt to make a foundation for the rest of the materials to rest on.
3 Add the pebbles, sea shells, or rosemary alternately to the bottle. After you have added these, add a bit more sand.
4. Add flower petals or greenery . There is no right or wrong way to make the bottle. Keep in mind your intent while making the bottle and envision what you want it to look like.
After you have all the items in the bottle, affix the lid. Tie the ribbon around mouth of the bottle near the lid as a final touch
Here is a picture of a modern witch bottle I found on Etsy. The seller says the witch bottle will banish evil spirits.