This 7 African Powers ritual wash is more than a cleansing solution – it is an infusion of essential oils and fragrances which correspond with seven of the most powerful orishas – Elegua, Yemaya, Oshun, Shango, Obatala, Oya, and Ogun.
Who are the 7 African Powers?
The 7 African Powers are a group of orishas, powerful spirits revered in the Yoruba tradition. Together, they form a formidable team that can address nearly any challenge we face in life. The seven orishas each rule over certain facets of human existence:
- Elegua – Decisions, choices, opportunities, road opening.
- Yemaya – Motherhood, fertility, emotional healing, protection
- Oshun – Love, abundance, sensuality, beauty, creativity
- Shango – Power, courage, strength, justice
- Obatala – Purity, wisdom, peace, guidance, spiritual growth
- Oya – Inner strength, change, transformations
- Ogun – Work, skill, determination, endurance
The benefits and purposes of 7 African Powers ritual wash
Ritual wash is designed to infuse your spiritual practices and space with divine energy. It can be added to ritual bathwater or used in wash water for cleansing floors, walls, windows, and more. Ritual wash enhances the aura of your sacred space, aligning it with your intentions and invoking the guidance of higher powers.
Here are some of the benefits of using ritual wash:
- Spiritual cleansing: The wash purifies and cleanses, removing stagnant or negative energies, so that your space is spiritually harmonious.
- Divine connection: Since this ritual wash is infused with ingredients that correspond with with the Seven African Powers, it enhances your connection to these spirits.
- Protection: The ritual wash creates a shield of spiritual protection, repelling negative energies and influences.
How to use 7 African Powers ritual wash
Here are a few ways that you can make use of this ritual wash in your practice:
- For Ritual Baths: Add a few drops of the 7 African Powers Ritual Wash to your bathwater. As you immerse yourself, envision the energies of the Seven African Powers enveloping you, cleansing and empowering your spirit.
- For Space Cleansing: Mix a small amount of the wash with water and use it to cleanse your sacred space. Visualize any negative energies dissipating, making way for positivity and clarity.
- In Ritual Work: Incorporate the wash into your rituals by anointing objects or candles to amplify their spiritual significance and align them with the Seven African Powers’ energy.
If you want a more in-depth exploration of these orishas, be sure to check out our guide to the 7 African Powers!