I love using basil on Tuesday to cleanse me . I take the basil , place in a bowl, write my petition out and wave it over the bowl of basil . I then say a short prayer and burn it and add it to my basil . I place the basil in the bath and bathe . Removing and stripping off the negative energies. I always feel lighter afterward wards. I say thank you and remove the leftover basil from the tub and throw it outside.