How to Make Your Feng Shui Salt Water Cure

Feng Shui Salt Water Cure Step by Step

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If you've read all about the popular and powerful feng shui salt water cure, you know that it can help remove negative energy from your home (or office).

Here are the instructions to help you make your own salt water cure, as well as tips for its best feng shui placement in your home. You will also find out when and how to dispose of your salt water cure.

Items Needed

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Here are the items you need to make your own salt water cure:

  • Salt (ideally high-quality rock salt)
  • One container (glass, porcelain or metal)
  • Six Chinese coins (made from brass)
  • Water (to fill 3/4 of your chosen container)
  • A protective mat, or a stand.


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  1. Fill your chosen container with salt up to 3/4 of its capacity.
  2. Place the six Chinese coins on top of the salt; the coins should be placed with the Yang side up (the side with the four Chinese characters).
  3. Add water to fill the container to the top.
  4. Place the container on a protective mat, or on a stand in the home area where you most need it.
  5. The salt water cure container should be left open, so be sure not to cover it or place it in a covered space, such as a kitchen cupboard, for example.

Tips for the Best Home Placement

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  1. Place your salt water cure in an area where you know the container will be safe, meaning it will not be tipped over, moved or otherwise tampered with. Usually, a room corner works well.
  2. If you do not like the look of the salt water cure (it will change even more in time); be sure to place it behind a decor object so that your feng shui cure is not visible. For example, you can have your salt water cure behind the sofa, a screen or a big lush plant.
  3. You should be able to have easy access to your salt water cure in order to add water as needed.

Disposing of Your Salt Water Cure

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Because the feng shui salt water cure will absorb and accumulate a lot of negative energy, care should be taken with its disposal. Do not cleanse the bowl and the coins, but rather properly discard the whole cure.

In some homes, this cure needs to be replaced every couple of months, and in other homes just once or twice a year is enough. Keep an eye on your salt water cure, and it if looks like it has done a lot of work, then replace it with a new one.

Traditionally, the Chinese New Year is always the time to place a new salt water cure or to replace the existing one.

Usage Tips

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The feng shui salt water cure is usually used in tandem with other metal cures because the ill effects of the annual feng shui stars #2, #3, and #5 are destroyed by metal. Feng shui cures such as a 6 hollow metal rod wind chime, a metal Wu Lou (Chinese gourd) or metal bowls are often used in addition to the salt water cure in order to achieve best results.

The use of number 6--as in the number of Chinese coins for the salt water cure, as well as the number of metal rods in the wind chime--is based on the fact that in feng shui, 6 is considered to be a number with a strong metal essence. If you look at the feng shui bagua with the I Ching trigrams on it, you will see number 6 in the Chi'en trigram, a metal feng shui element trigram.