Salt water cures are used extensively in feng shui to soak up negative vibes and harmonise energy. For best results your cure should be inside your home and open to air (ie, not in a cupboard), in a spot where it won’t be knocked over.
Start by filling a glass with rock salt until it’s roughly a third full. To protect your furniture, place it on a coaster or mat. The glass can be thrown out around February 4, so don’t use good ones.
Next, place six Chinese coins on top of the salt – make sure the four Chinese characters are facing upwards – and fill the glass near full with water to activate. As the water evaporates, top it up. Over time salt will crust around the top and you’ll know that it’s working. Above, one after only two months!
TIP: Turn your salt water cure into a feature by using a glass vase instead. Anything from a simple round vase to a more ornate style should work well. Just check that it’s stable and ensure children and pets can’t drink from it.
Along with traditional salt water cures, I’ve been making cures with sugar or salt shakers (from discount stores). Glass herb jars can also be used, as long as a small opening is cut into the lid to let air in. If it’s up high use an old glass and don’t bother with a lid.
These salt water cures are simple to make as no special Chinese coins are needed – copper piping can be used instead. I’ve found them to be very effective – the more negative the energy, the faster the salt crust builds up!
Partly fill your jar with rock salt (roughly a third full) then activate with copper and water. Copper pieces can be found in the plumbing section of stores like Bunnings. Place it on top of the salt then fill with water. As the water evaporates top it up.
Around the Chinese New Year, in early February, your salt water cure can be wrapped up and thrown away (don’t reuse the glass).
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