A Basil Spell for Harmony In the Home
Take of fresh basil, cinnamon stick, nutmeg and orange peel.
Place all but the basil in a pot of boiling water and let simmer for 40 minutes (ten minutes for each of the 4 corners of the earth
represented by your own house).
When the time is finished, add the fresh basil leaf and remove the pot from heat.
Place the hot pot in the center of your home (as near as possible) and walk around it four times in two sets.
First, walk four times around the pot counterclockwise- all the while concentrating on undoing any negative energy present in the home.
Then, walk four times clockwise this time concentrating on creating a positive energy flow, feelings of peace and harmony in the home.
Once this is done, stand over the pot and thank the spirits for
hearing your request and it shall be done.
This ritual is best with no intrusions so pick a time when you can do this alone, or early enough in the morning that others are not up yet!
Take the spent herbs and cast them outside in a wild or uncultivated area.
These will decompose and not harm the earth at all.
-taken from "The Herbal Grimoire"