When most people hear the phrase “holy water” they think of either vampires, water blessed by a Catholic priest, or both, but holy water isn’t restricted to the Christian church. The ancient Greeks used holy water to purify people and places as well as to extinguish temple and shrine torches. They and the Romans would also dip sacred herbs or tree branches in holy water to flick on people, around homes, or pieces of land to bless them. The Hindus use holy water for sacred bathing today and Buddhists use blessed water for ceremonies and protection. The followers of Shia Islam drink consecrated water for healing and to connect with the divine. Prayer drinking is also found in the Old Testament. The drinking of blessed water is a very ancient practice and, as you’ll find out, is not restricted to Abrahamic religions. Bathing before ceremonies, spirit work, or even mundane acts like fishing and hunting goes back into Prehistory with animistic practices. To purify yourself before doing anything is to bring yourself luck and blessing in your endeavor as well as make yourself pure to be in the presence of gods and spirits.
The Broom Closet's Holy Water is made ritually in house, and consecrated by the resident witches. Holy Water is sold in 4 ounce bottles.