Remedies for a Broken Mirror

In this article, we will discuss the different remedies for broken mirrors. If you are superstitious, breaking a mirror can be a big problem because it is said to bring seven years of bad luck. Surely, you do not want to suffer that long because you accidentally broke a mirror. So, how do you reverse bad luck? Below are some of the remedies that you can follow to avoid bad luck from breaking a mirror.

What are the remedies for a broken mirror? According to superstition, there are many remedies for a broken mirror which include using salt, spinning in circles, burning incense, burning sage, and touching a broken shard of the mirror into a tombstone. On the other hand, if you do not believe in superstition and would simply want to fix a broken mirror, you can repair it or turn it into décor for your home.

There are many superstitions about a broken mirror and some cultures consider it bad luck to break a mirror regardless it is accidental or not. Fortunately, you do not have to suffer seven years of bad luck because there are different remedies that you can follow. Read the rest of the article below for more tips and information.

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Remedies for a Broken Mirror for Those Who Believe in Superstitions

If you believe in superstitions, some of the remedies to prevent bad luck from breaking a mirror which include spinning in circles three times, burning sage and incense, throwing salt over your left shoulder, and tossing the broken mirror into a stream that runs south.  Let us delve more into these remedies below.

Go to Your Kitchen and Get Some Salt

One of the ways to prevent bad luck from a broken mirror is by throwing salt over your left shoulder. Salt is a staple in many homes and you can find this in your kitchen. If you accidentally break a mirror, go to your kitchen for some salt. Throw a bit of salt over your left shoulder to thwart bad luck. It is believed that the salt will get straight into the devil that lurks over your left shoulder.

Confuse the Spirits by Spinning in Circle

Another remedy for a broken mirror is to spin in circle three times. Make sure to spin in a counterclockwise direction. This is said to confuse the spirits. On the other hand, do not spin in circle three times if you did not break a mirror because that is also considered to bring bad luck.

Burn Some Incense

You can also burn incense to prevent bad luck. It is also an ideal way to get rid of the negative energy that lingers inside your home. Burn a stick of jasmine or sandalwood incense. If you are burning more than one stick, see to it that you have an odd number. Carry the incense to the rooms and allow the smoke to fill them.

Tossing the Broken Mirror in a Stream

It is also believed that tossing a mirror in a stream that runs south will prevent bad luck from breaking a mirror. If you have a stream near you that runs south, you can toss the broken pieces of the mirror into it. On the other hand, not everyone has a south running stream nearby. If you do not, you can run the shards of mirrors under a faucet.

Burning Sage

Burning sage which is also known as smudging is also believed to get rid of negative energy. Sage will smolder rather than burn. Carry the sage around your home to get rid of bad luck. Make sure to open the windows and doors so that negative energy will exit your home.

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Remedies for Broken Mirror for Those Who Do Not Believe in Superstition

If you do not believe in superstition, there are many things to remedy a broken mirror which include fixing it or making a DIY project from the broken pieces. You can first try to repair the mirror if there are only small cracks on the surface. On the other hand, if the mirror is just beyond saving, you need to throw it away. The broken pieces are sharp and dangerous.

How to Fix a Broken Mirror?

You can fix a mirror using a mirror repair kit. This will hold the broken pieces together. This can only be done for cracks and not for mirrors that are shattered into tiny pieces. Below are the steps on how to fix a broken mirror.

Step 1 – Use the Stabilizer Film

From the mirror repair kit, get the stabilizer film. Remove its adhesive backing and apply it to the top of the cracked mirror. Firmly press down and make sure that the film covers the cracked area. Get rid of any bubbles making sure that it is sealed tight.

Step 2 – Use the Epoxy Resin

After you have applied the stabilizer film to the crack, the next step is to apply the epoxy resin. This usually comes in a plastic syringe applicator for easy use. Use the applicator like a syringe to spread it between the stabilizer film and the surface of the mirror. After you have applied the resin, use your finger to press down on top of the film. This will help the resin to stick into the cracks.

Step 3 – Allow it to Set

The next step would be to allow the epoxy resin to set and cure. This can take about twenty to forty minutes. The mirror should be laid out on a flat surface so that the epoxy resin will harden properly at the top of the cracks.

Step 4 – Remove the Stabilizer Film

Once the epoxy resin has thoroughly dried, the next step is to remove the stabilizer fil. You can use a putty knife to lift the film from the mirror. The stabilizer film can be sticky so be careful in lifting it. You can then clean the excess epoxy from the mirror. Wear gloves before doing this step to avoid cutting your fingers.

✅ Video – Fix a Broken Mirror with Resin

DIY On a Budget shared the video below on YouTube. It discusses how to fix a broken mirror with resin. If you have a broken mirror at home which you think you can salvage and turn into art, you can watch the video for more ideas.

Do You Need to Throw Away a Broken Mirror?

If the mirror is broken beyond repair then you need to throw it away. The shards are sharp and dangerous. Aside from that, there is no need to keep a broken mirror at home since you cannot use it. When throwing the mirror, you need to cover the broken areas using masking tape. You also need to wrap it in a garbage bag. You can also read this article that discusses how to dispose of a mirror without bad luck. We have shared helpful information that you can refer to.

What Can You Do With a Broken Mirror?

A broken mirror can be re-purposed into objects that you can use as decoration inside your home. You can create a mosaic from a broken mirror. Aside from that, they can also make great wall decor. Add the broken pieces into a frame to create a sparkling décor for your home. Make sure to wear protective gloves when working with a broken mirror. You need to be careful around broken mirrors because the shards are sharp enough to cut you. We have also shared this article titled, what to do if a mirror is broken in a home? You can check out the article for more tips and information.

Is there Any Truth to all The Superstitious Beliefs around Mirrors?

No evidence can prove the broken mirror superstitions. On the other hand, what you can find when you do your research is abundant literature that discusses why myths are popular in many cultures. Superstition is one of the ways for people to gain control over the things that happens to them. Bad luck is unpredictable and to cope, we try to rationalize it. You can also check out this article that discusses broken mirror symbolism. We have shared an in-depth discussion about the topic.

Why Does Breaking a Mirror Bring Bad Luck?

This superstition can be traced back to ancient myths and legends. Before there were no mirrors and people thought that the reflections of a human in bodies of water such as ponds, lakes, and rivers were part of oneself and also represent the soul. When you look at one’s reflection in a body of water, it is believed that any movements or distortions can lead to a bad omen. This superstition led to the belief that by breaking a mirror, one would suffer seven years of bad luck.


You have reached the end of this article which discusses the remedies for a broken mirror. We have found out that there are different remedies that you can follow if you believe in the broken mirror superstition. These remedies are easy to follow. Moreover, we have also shared some tips on how to deal with a broken mirror for those who do not believe in superstition. Regardless you believe in the superstition or not, you need to be careful when handling the broken pieces of mirror because it is sharp and can cut you. Thank you for reading!

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