Indigo balls also known as Anil in Spanish have various types of uses for ritual. It can be used as a floor wash and aura wash to absorb negative vibrations, clarify, purify as well as for protection against the evil eye, attract luck and to raise spiritual vibrations. In my upbringings these types of rituals are performed to dispel negative energy we may pick up from people and places or energies left in our homes or worse, those low energies we cultivate as our own such as hate, negative self talk, envy, etc.
You’d often hear the elders say, “tienes que darte una limpieza”, (You need a cleansing) , or necesitas un despojo (You need to disposes of those energies)! We are magnetic beings and attract things to us so keeping a regular cleansing is key to progress, especially when elevating spiritually.
Originally, Copper Sulphate (Blue stone), was used by African American Hoodoo witch doctors and Spiritualist (Espiritistas) alike. Copper Sulphate however, is highly toxic and for that reason many began using laundry bluing balls as a substitute. Another commonly known replacement, in addition to Anil, is laundry bluing agent such as Reckitt’s Blue Laundry square tablets which can also be used as a substitute for ritual purposes. It is not recommended to use Copper Sulphate and in no way do I encourage you to use Copper Sulphate due to its highly toxic properties.
Anil or Reckitts Crown Blue tablets are much safer & non- toxic alternatives that provides the same purpose and effect, which is to turn water blue for ritual. In addition, to we will also be talking about camphor which can be used for the same purposes.
Camphor is derived from the Camphor tree and as its scientific name Cinnamomum camphora indicates, it’s a close relative of cinnamon. Camphor is a white crystalline substance and native throughout Asia and can be found throughout the world today. Camphor is very aromatic and has a rather distinct menthol scent.
Camphor throughout history has been used for both culinary and medicinal uses. In addition to its crystallized form, Camphor can be used in essential oil form too. Camphor is very purifying and clearing used to disinfect, purge and stimulate spiritual vibrations.
Now that we’ve gotten some basic knowledge of Anil/Indigo balls and Camphor, how can you use it for spiritual purposes?