Magical Waters: Moon Water, Sun Water and More

13 Magical Waters: Moon and Sun Water, Storm 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 for many different intentions including for love, cleansing, healing, intuition, dreams, and malefic purposes. It is also prudent to take note of where you collect the water and identify those energies. For example, river water will have different energies than swamp water. Sun infused water will also carry different properties than moon water.

Let’s dive in. Here’s how to make moon water, sun water, storm water, rose water and many more! We also give you tips on how to use magical waters and cast water magic spells.

The POWERFUL Water Element and Its Many 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, Mystical 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 to Super Charge

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.

Solar Eclipse Water: Go ahead and make it!

I’ve had people ask me about Solar Eclipse water. If they should make it or if the energy is too powerful. My answer is simple – if you feel drawn to make Eclipse Water…go for it! I don’t see any harm in trying out anything in magick that works with nature’s natural forces. I’ve made a batch of Solar Eclipse water for myself, to use specifically for psychic abilities and great change.

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. Miscellaneous 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. Muddy water can be used in primal rituals, to connect with ancient ancestors, and to muddy up a situation.

10. Magical Dew

Dew is more difficult to collect but has its own magical properties including use in beauty and healing spells. There are a plethora of old spells, specifically for Midsummer, that involve waking up before the sunrise and collecting dew. The dew is collected by running a clean towel over blades of grass that have been stained. You’ll need to do this multiple times in order to collect enough dew to ring into a bottle or vessel of some kind. The dew is then used as a face wash or in potions and other concoctions for beauty and love.

Angel Water being made in my kitchen.
Adding neroli oil to the angel water.

11. Angel Water aka “Water of Venus”

As with any charged water, it’s about the intent and the ingredients. If your intention is to draw love (specifically passionate love) to you, try making Angel Water aka Water of Venus. This magical water is made by infusing myrtle leaves, rose petals, and orange blossoms into a bit of water and/or a bath. It can also be sprayed or spritzed on your person as a perfume. But watch out! It is a powerful aphrodisiac (I know from experience.) Learn how to make it here.

12. Swamp Water

Water collected from a swamp will be different in its essence from water collected from the ocean or river. Why? Because swamp water is typically more stagnant than faster moving bodies of water like the sea. It also holds the powers of the forces around it, including that of swamp creatures like the alligator, turtle, and water snakes. The swamp is a place with great magical power since it is a melding of earth and water. Collect and use swamp water in spells that need stagnance, to slow down a situation. To “muck up” a situation.

Gardenia Water is magical for many reasons.
My actual gardenia water steeping.

13. Gardenia Water (Flower Water) for Love

Gardenia is a beautiful, fragrant white flower that is prevalent in subtropical and tropical regions of the Americas. It is connected to the moon, to Venus, and to the water element. Therefore it brings properties of love, beauty, dreams, sleep, and psychic abilities. Recently, I decided to make a flower water out of the gardenias in my garden. Here’s how to do it:

What You’ll Need:

  • Gardenias (6-10 blossoms, leaves trimmed off)
  • A large mason jar with lid
  • Boiling water

How to make this magical water:

  1. Trim the leaves off the gardenia blossoms and add them to the jar.
  2. Add boiling hot water over top the flowers and cover them immediately with the lid.
  3. Let it steep over night, then the next day, strain out the flowers and save the water.
  4. Pour the water into a bath for love, beauty, or psychic abilities. Or keep refrigerated and use within a week.

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74 thoughts on “13 Magical Waters: Moon and Sun Water, Storm Water, and More

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

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

  2. 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. 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. 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. 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

    1. 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. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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….

    3. 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.

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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. Hail is a sudden freeze or pausing of some situation in life. Look up the rune Hagalaz and it’s meaning and you can apply that to hail’s magical properties as well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1. 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?

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