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9 Magical Waters: How to Make & Use Moon Water, Sun Water, and More

Water is cleansing, quenching, and enchanting. It carries the vibrations of the ocean and the moon. There are many different kinds of magical waters you can make and use in your craft. Here’s how to make moon water, sun water, rose water and many more! We also give you tips on how to use magical waters and cast water magic spells.

The Water Element and Its Properties

Before we talk about specific magically-infused waters, let’s talk about the power of the water element. Our planet is covered in 71% water. Our bodies are made up of at least 60% of water. So this should come as no surprise that water is crucial to our survival. Physically, we need it to function. But so do animals, plants, trees, and the earth overall. In addition to its physical qualities, the water element holds special magical properties. Water represents our emotional side, our dreams, our intuition. When used in magick and ritual, water is a purifier and brings many qualities to the table. It’s creative and destructive, depending on the day and quantity. Learn how to harness the energy of the water element and make some of these magical waters.

1. Magical Moon Water

Moon water is water that’s been charged by the moon. This water has been infused with the energy of the moon itself. This magical water is especially useful to witches for spells, rituals, sabbats, cleansing, and more.

Learn how to make moon water, including blue moon water here.
Blue moon water is made under the light of a Blue Moon.

Timing of Moon Water (Blue Moon Water, Blood Moon Water, Etc.)

Depending on which moon phase the moon water is made will give it certain magical powers. For example, if you make full moon water, magical properties include love, protection, and abundance. You can also choose a special full moon to make your moon water (i.e. blue moon water, blood moon water, lunar eclipses, etc.) And keep in mind the astrological sign the moon is in while making moon water. For example, a waxing moon in Taurus will carry different properties than moon water made under a waning moon in Pisces, etc.

How to make moon water:

What You’ll Need:

  • a silver bowl (you can find these at thrift stores): optional
  • air-tight jar or bottle
  • water
  • herbs of your choice (optional)
  • tablespoon salt (optional)


  1. Place any herbs and ingredients in the bowl/vessel (this is completely optional as many witches prefer moon water by itself).
  2. Fill the silver bowl/vessel with water.
  3. Set it outside or in a window where the moonlight will touch it.
  4. Leave it to charge in the moonlight over-night.
  5. Bottle the moon water before the sunlight touches it. You may choose to strain out the herbs and salt or not. Again, this is up to you!
  6. Label it and keep on your altar.

Moon water has many magical uses. Use it to cleanse and bless your magical tools and altar. Anoint your third eye with moon water to invite psychic visions and dreams. Add a splash to your magical baths. Wash your hair with moon water to aid in growth. Pour it back into a silver bowl and scry. Add a cup to the laundry! Use in various water magic spells to represent the moon, ocean, emotions, intuition, dreams, the lunar goddess, etc. Technically, you don’t even have to make moon water. Any water collected from a natural source that’s just been touched by full moonlight is moon water!

2. Sun Water

Sun water is water that’s been charged by the sun. It’s the same concept as moon water. Make sun water by leaving water in a bowl, jar or bottle to charge in the sunlight for one full day. Bring it in at sunset or before the moonlight touches it. Uses for sun water include: charging tools and altars for sun gods, giving any spell or ritual a boost of energy, to help “grow” an intention, or to cleanse a space or object. Add to the bath for energy and vitality. Its also very helpful in healing rituals and to boost self confidence.

Add herbs and make your sun water your own!
Herbs can be added to your sun water.

3. Storm Water

Storm water is water that’s been collected during a thunderstorm. This magical water has been charged with all the powerful energy of the storm from which it came. The lightning, thunder, wind, and barometric pressure have all added their energy to storm water. Collect in a pitcher or jar. Then label and use to super-charge your water magic spells. You can also charge a pitcher or jar of water with storm energy by leaving it in a windowsill during a lightning storm. Some witches gather hurricane or even tornado water, which is rain that comes along with these two powerful storms. Be aware of how powerful these magical waters can be. They truly amplify any intention.

4. Snow Water

Snow water is water that was collected in snow form that has melted. Many witches collect a bit of snow from the first snow of the season, then store it in a jar to use throughout the year. It has all the magical properties of the element of water, with some unique ones. Snow water properties include: purification, peace, serenity, pause, reflection, healing, and beauty. Bathe in it to cleanse negative vibrations and bring peace to an anxious soul. Snow water is a magical water that also holds transformation properties (i.e. water has been transformed into a solid form, then back again).

5. Rose Water: Magical Love Water

A magical water that’s been infused with the essence of roses is called rose water. Rose water is popular in many magickal traditions including hoodoo and has been used as medicinal headache relief in years past. There are different ways to make rose water, but the more traditional involves infusing the rose essence into water via heat. Click here to learn how to make rose water.

Magical Uses for Rose Water

Roses are ruled by Venus and are beloved to many gods and goddesses of love. Therefore, use rose water in magic spells for love. Pour into the bathtub to attract love into your life. Infuse rose water into perfumes, hair sprays, soaps, and more! Some people use it in their baking and teas. Rose water is also useful in psychic and protection spells. How does the rose offer protection? Think of its thorns.

6. Florida Water

Florida water is a magical water that’s not an actual water, but a combination of essential oils mixed with a solvent. It originates in Florida and was inspired by the fabled Fountain of Youth which was supposedly located somewhere in the state. It’s been used as a perfume and cleanser for centuries, but magical people have caught onto its cleansing power. Bathe in Florida Water on a New Moon to cleanse away negativity. Anoint your altar and tools with it. Bless your home. This magical water is available for purchase at Walmart and online in the form of sprays and soaps. Also use it to wash your floor and front door for blessings.

Learn how to make Florida Water here:

7. Holy Water: Magical Water for Purifying

Holy water has different definitions depending on the religion and individual. In Catholicism, holy water is a magical water that’s been blessed by a religious official. Its used in baptisms and spiritual cleansing. Holy water in witchcraft means any water charged with pure magical intent. Holy water is used in witchcraft to cleanse and consecrate tools and your own energy, in baths, sprays and home cleansing rituals. It is charged with pure divine energy and therefore carries healing, purifying, and strengthening powers.

How to make holy water without a priest:


  • a glass or bowl
  • water from a natural running source (spring, river, creek)
  • salt
  • jar or bottle for storage


  1. Add the water to the bowl or glass.
  2. Add a pinch of salt to the water and visualize the salt acting as a mega-cleanser. It is purifying the water of all impurities.
  3. Over the bowl of water, draw a symbol of divine power (i.e. cross, triquetra, runes, sacred geometric symbol, infinity symbol, reiki symbol etc.) using your finger or wand. Draw it at least three times and up to nine times.
  4. While you draw the symbol, visualize the water becoming a source of divine energy. See it glowing with pure white light. You can also say words of power here: i.e. The Divine Blesses This Water With White Light, etc.
  5. Bottle and label it.
War water is traditionally thrown at a house, door, porch, etc., then breaks and releases the spell.
War water is put in a jar then thrown at the enemy’s door or house to release the spell.

8. War Water

Similar to Florida water, war water is popular in the Hoodoo folk magic tradition in the American South. Use war water to send someone far away, to essentially end a “war”, so to speak (or begin one). Make war water by placing nails, spanish moss, and water in a bottle then allowing it to sit for a few weeks. The nails will rust and the war water will turn a red or murky color. Then the practitioner throws it at a person’s door, porch or property. The jar breaks to release the war water’s magick. Learn how to make war water here. Use it wisely and only in dire need.

9. Magical Waters Collected from Natural Sources

Magically-charged water can come from many places in nature. Use what’s available to you. For example, collect river water and use it in spells to “keep things flowing” or in banishing spells to send something down-river or away from you. Water from a creek has similar properties. Ocean water is ever-so-holy in many traditions and can be collected and used for purifying purposes. It’s also a wonderful tool for connecting with water spirits and ocean deities like Yemaya, Manannan Mac Lir, Poseidon, mermaids, selkies, etc.

10. Magical Dew

Dew is more difficult to collect but has its own magical properties including use in beauty and healing spells. Muddy water’s magical properties include “mucking up” a situation, connecting with one’s primal self, disguise spells and more. Collect rain water for purification, healing, intuition, etc. Ice water, water that’s been melted down from ice, holds its own powerful properties.

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  1. Major one

    May 27, 2023 at 1:18 am

    How can I communicate with you

  2. SONYA

    September 2, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Would moon water be a good use for a ritual to call upon Artemis?

  3. Anonymous

    January 30, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    whats the relationship between Egg, Honey and Sun water

  4. Kolaa

    September 4, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    can I use rain water to substitute moon water?

    1. kitty fields

      September 6, 2021 at 11:34 am

      It doesn’t have the same properties, so it really depends on what you want to use it for.

    2. Anonymous

      November 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm

      yes but you have to clense the jar (you can reserch that) then charge it in the moonlight.

    3. Anonymous

      May 17, 2022 at 7:13 am

      No, but you can use rain water instead of snow water and snow water instead of rain

    4. Shae

      October 9, 2022 at 10:03 pm

      No it has to be from the moon the moon charges the water and the storm charges the other watter

  5. Julie

    July 29, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Which of these waters would be best for protecting a family member?

    1. Annastcia

      October 15, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      Moon water would help protect a family member, but if you want my help I suggest you make moon water then when its done add a little Basil, as it is a natural herb that is used in magik for luck, protection, and love. It also wards against negative energies. You can also add a little salt in it for protection. After your done making it you can simply put in it their bath, in food, or they can just drink it. As long as you make sure to put the intent of you wanting to protect your family member into making this water it should do the trick. I really hope this helped.

  6. Madeline Perez

    April 25, 2021 at 7:31 am

    When is the best time to make sun water?

    1. kitty fields

      April 27, 2021 at 2:44 pm

      it depends on what you want to use the sun water for.

    2. Ace

      May 31, 2021 at 5:56 pm

      I heard from 9 am to 12 pm

      1. Iris

        November 9, 2021 at 7:04 am

        If the rain falls in a moon night of your liking then I suppose it could work. As it will still sat on a bowl over moon night.

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  8. Anonymous

    March 9, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    I like war water cuaes a have a lot of enmeys

  9. Lunar

    December 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Also could you do steam water? So collect steam into a jar then wait for it to condensate and bam you have steam water?

    1. admin

      December 4, 2020 at 10:17 pm

      Sure! Give it a try.

    2. Annastcia

      October 15, 2021 at 3:55 pm

      What is steam water?

  10. Lunar

    December 3, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    For the war water, if you cleanse other people with it could you be putting them under the water’s protection? For example if you your house to be protected but you don’t want to curse them. Can you cleanse them with the water? Or could you add one of their hairs to the water so it would protect them too?

    1. admin

      December 4, 2020 at 10:16 pm

      No, it doesn’t work like that. It’s not a cleanser. It’s “war” water. You don’t want to put war on your family members or put their hair in it…that would wage war against them. War water is strictly for your enemies. Use a different kind of water for cleansing and protection purposes.

      1. Maire

        November 1, 2021 at 2:41 pm

        I have finally decided to use War Water, though I am not able to access the individual directly that water needs to be used against. What I think I’m going to try is making War Water with thrice charged Sun Water, a photo of the individual, their written name on a slip of paper, nails, Spanish moss (or other mosses), and herbs for banishment and binding. I feel that this could be an effective means of subduing the individual in question without causing harm. The person in question is dangerous and causes harm to many but I still do not wish to damage anyone. My question is under these circumstances do you think that underlying personal animosity could negatively impact my attempt? Would a cleansing bath and meditation before I begin help prevent my own underlying emotions from turning my task toxic?

    2. Lorraine tarangolorraine098@gmail.com

      May 29, 2021 at 11:10 pm

      You need to time yourself how you want the spell to work for the benefit of the act you are looking for in all your families secured issues come first the ancient symbols for power strength health care and provide they had differences but your more stable keep it in you always

  11. aurora

    December 3, 2020 at 4:57 am

    you could drink moonwater because it

    1. caterina

      December 8, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      you really cant, just like you cant drink rain water, unless the moon water is in a jar where bugs and stuff cant touch the water. but these waters aren’t exactly for drinking but if u do, drink sun water that’s been in a jar, where it has multiple positive properties.

      1. •~EclecticWitch~•

        April 29, 2021 at 6:06 am

        Well you can actually drink moon water but only if it’s drinkable water and was in a bottle or something so that bugs can’t get in.

  12. Kinrey

    November 30, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    What about stream water? What are its magickal properties?

  13. Anonymous

    August 9, 2020 at 1:06 am

    I thought its not okay to drink moon water? but why I am seeing some they drink their moon water?

    1. admin

      August 10, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      There are no rules in witchcraft. Some people drink it, but I recommend if you’re going to drink it, you should boil it first to remove any impurities.

      1. Anonymous

        August 27, 2021 at 8:32 pm

        I’m new to witchcraft, what would you recommend for cleansing crystals/spells

    2. Anonymous

      August 13, 2020 at 1:18 am

      Because they are uneducated. Do not drink
      It. Many stones leach into the water…

    3. Samantha Edwards

      September 5, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      If you do decided to drink moon water you put under the moon at night in the morning, set the intention when placing the water beneath the moon. You’ll only need a couple of sips to get the energy in you, anymore than that and it loses some of its properties if you try to drink it all and doesn’t taste as good. Can add crystals to it as well….

    4. Anonymous

      November 10, 2020 at 5:44 am

      They drink it becouse they put it in a bottle while its outside
      So no bacteria can enter the bottle

    5. Isabelle

      March 26, 2021 at 8:04 pm

      Those people either filter their natural water or used already filtered water (bottle, tap ect.) I’d recommend using tap or bottled water if you want to drink it.

    6. Luna

      April 19, 2021 at 7:32 pm

      it’s okay to drink moon water if it is in a closed jar, but if it isn’t, don’t drink it.

    7. Anonymous

      April 27, 2021 at 3:38 am

      They say if u r going to drink it use drink safe water like spring water or purified water.

  14. Dyani

    August 5, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Maybe I should try all of this. This is a great example to other baby witches and to me too.😊😊 •^•

  15. Kbird

    July 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    fascinating! Something in me was telling me to make moon water, so I was doing research on it. I didn’t realize there were so many kinds of magical waters!

    1. Nadia Lekchiri

      December 18, 2020 at 5:17 am

      Literally same

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  17. Cat

    June 8, 2020 at 5:26 am

    There was recently a brief but super intense hailstorm in my area & i collected a bunch of the hail & put it in my freezer. The few sources i’ve found online indicate hail corresponds with curses or dark magic, and that’s what i believe intuitively as well, but i’m hoping for some other input from likeminded folk. What do you associate hail & hail water with?

    1. admin

      June 9, 2020 at 10:29 am

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  18. Lyanne

    May 30, 2020 at 5:53 am

    Do I need to cleanse my jar before making sun or moon water?

    1. admin

      June 3, 2020 at 10:42 am

      If you’ve used it for other things before, I would!

  19. KelipiMoon

    May 7, 2020 at 12:32 am

    What effects would scorpio have on the moon water? I have been asking around on Reddit and trying to google it and it is not working out for me lol

    1. KelipiMoon

      May 7, 2020 at 12:34 am

      Im trying to make it tonight durring the super moon.. Does a super moon have a different effect as well?

      1. Kohl

        May 27, 2020 at 8:04 pm

        I am a beginner, and in the broom closet, but I would think it would make the water charged more strongly and forcefully than if it were charged under a regular moon. Just my logical reasoning.

    2. admin

      May 7, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      This full flower moon in Scorpio is great for reflecting, clarifying truths and seeing from a higher perspective. It helps empower us emotionally too.

  20. Johanne

    April 9, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    I just watched your florida water video 👍
    Love it! Now your root spécial ingredient looks like ginger am I right!
    Johanne 💜

  21. Abrianna Cruz

    April 8, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    I’m a baby witch in the broom closet, how would you recommend me going about things with leaving jars outside? Should I have some excuses ready? Do I have to leave the jars outside, or can I just leave it on my windowsill? Do the rays of the sun/moon have to always be hitting it to charge properly or not? Sorry if these are a lot of questions, I’m just really curious.

    1. admin

      April 10, 2020 at 11:51 am

      It depends on if people will see the jars and ask you. Yes you can leave it in a windowsill and no the rays don’t have to touch it directly for it to soak up the energy.

    2. Anonymous

      May 6, 2020 at 5:08 pm

      You can leave it on your windowsill, and even if there are clouds the sun/moon will still charge.

  22. Joclyn

    March 16, 2020 at 4:19 am

    What happens if you mix moon water and sun water. Sorry if this is kind of a stupid question I’m new to this.

    1. admin

      March 16, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      You would get moon sun water. You could do it, but the energies are very different and you’re sort of canceling each energy out.

      1. Luna

        April 10, 2020 at 7:21 pm

        if you leave water outside in the sunlight and moonlight for the same amount of time will it make Equinox Water?
        Credit to me for for coming up with Equinox Water 😀

      2. Luna

        April 10, 2020 at 7:46 pm

        I came up with Equinox Water. Isn’t that cool? You put the water in the sunlight and moonligjt for the same amount of time, just like an equinox has the same amount of light and dark.

        1. Mary

          May 8, 2020 at 8:18 am

          I wanted to make noon water but I put my water out early, it got a full days sun, but now it’s night time and I will leave it out all night. Is it still as powerful? Or does the original hot sun just make it sun water

          1. admin

            May 8, 2020 at 8:08 pm

            I would set out a different batch of water and remove it before it gets too much sun in the morning.

  23. Genevieve

    March 9, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Could you make moon rose water?

    1. admin

      March 11, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Of course! Your creativity in the craft is essential.

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  25. Ashley

    January 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    What happens if you leave the jar/glass out for a week, with the sun,moon,storms and lunar eclipse? I need to know before dawn. Last high was the gibious waning wolf moon.

    1. admin

      January 17, 2020 at 7:15 pm

      Then you’ll have sun moon storm water!

    2. lena

      November 7, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      I don’t think that would do anything, but you can use stormwater, or Snowwater to make Sunwater, Moonwater, or rosewater.

  26. Lee

    January 11, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    No mention of water collected from the sea ….how would that work?

  27. Anonymous

    January 9, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Is rain water the same as storm water?

    1. admin

      January 9, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      No, it’s not. But it can be used magically too! Storm water is water collected during a thunderstorm.

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  29. November Rayne

    December 27, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Can you freeze the waters that aren’t easy to come by? Eg storm water?

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    1. Anonymous

      April 9, 2020 at 11:55 am

      What if it’s storm water that you used to make super pink full moon water? Is it just more intensified due to the strength in storm water?

      1. admin

        April 10, 2020 at 11:49 am

        Storm water is ultra-charged with electric energy. It all depends on how you use it.

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