In some hoodoo and folk magic traditions, black salt is used as a protective element.
It can be blended up and sprinkled around your property to keep your home safe from intruders or troublemakers. It is traditionally used to drive away evil, and can even be sprinkled in the footprints of someone who is bothering you, to make them go away.
Here's a basic recipe for black salt:
- 2 parts sea salt
- 1 part scrapings from a cast iron skillet or pot OR
- 1 part fine ash from your fire pit OR
- 1 part finely ground black pepper
If you have a well-seasoned cast iron pot or cauldron, you should be able to get a good amount of black scrapings out of the bottom of it -- if it seems too oily, use the ash or pepper instead.
Also recommended using black chalk dust, black powdered food dye, or lamplight.