Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black Salt

Pagans, Wiccans, and Voodoo practitioners use black salt in their rituals.

It is intended to be used to rid things of negative energies and to keep negative energy away.

Most people use it for protection of their family and home, but some people also use it for banishing and keeping away unwanted guests.

It can be used for hex and curse breaking. Some people even use black salt to charge their scrying mirrors, as well as for casting circles.


Black salt is extremely easy to make. It takes only a couple of minutes to throw together a decent batch to last you for a while. You probably don't even have to go to the store to buy anything for it, because most of the ingredients are probably things you already have in your house. you can use one, or more of the ingredients below.  Though Skillet Scrapings is the old way of doing it, I prefer the Charcoal.
  • 2 parts Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
  • 1 part skillet scraping OR
  • 1 part ash from fire pit OR
  • 1 part crushed black chalk dust OR
  • 1 part finely ground Charcoal
  • 1 part finely ground Black Pepper
Mix the ingredients together, using a mortar and pestle to ground the ingredients together well. Perform a ritual over the salt or use as is.

Never use dyes or food colorings to make the salt black, because it will make the salt clumpy and unusable for ritual purposes. It is always best to use dry ingredients instead.