At the Lucky Mojo Curio Co., we too add broom corn straws to our bottles of Chinese Wash because many of our younger urban customers are not familiar enough with the tradition to know that they should add them when they first receive the bottle. Thus we try to keep alive the traditional ingredients and usage of Chinese Wash.
Always dilute Chinese Wash in water before use as a floor wash, of course. Old instructions tell you to use one, two, or three teaspoonsful per pail of warm scrub water, depending on the strength of the job you need to do. You may also add a dash of ammonia to the pail-full, if you like. It is also a common pactice to strengthen the scrub water by adding a few drops of hoodoo oils for your own specific protective and cleansing needs, such as Fiery Wall of Protection, Uncrossing, or Rue Herb in Oil
Wash the house from the top floor to the bottom floor, and from the back of each floor to the front, ending at last at the front doorstep. To dispose of the left-over wash water, throw it out the front door or into the front yard, toward the East, if possible.
After cleaning the premises outward with Chinese Wash, it is also customary to wash the path and front door entryway inward with a small amount of water in which you have stirred some herb-based hoodoo oils for various luck-drawing conditions, such as Attraction, Money Drawing, or Fast Luck spiritual supplies, or a home-made mixture such as cinnamon (for wealth), sugar (for sweet things), and urine )to mark your place for yourself alone).