Black Salt for Protection

During the waning moon, I like to whip up a fresh batch of Black Salt. The Waning Moon means the moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon. This is a time for works that banish, release, reverse. It is also the appropriate time for purification and cleansing. Since Black Salt is used for these same purposes, I spend the fourteen days following the full moon to create and charge a few batches of it.

Known also as Sal Negro, Witches Salt, Drive Away Salt, Voodoo Salt and Santeria Salt, Black Salt has many uses. It is used in spells and rituals involving banishing magick, as added protection against negative energy and to remove hexes and jinxes. It may be sprinkled around your home or property, added to banishing sachets, incenses, and herbal mixtures. A little Black Salt goes a long way.

To make your own batch, you will need a few key ingredients.
Traditionally one would use cauldron scrapings, however in a pinch you may also use fire ash, charcoal, black pepper, or black dye.

* 2 parts sea salt
* 1 part scrapings from a cast iron pot

I go a little bit further because I like to super charge mine. Besides using the waning moon I also like to add the following.

* Clary Sage Essential oil (about 4 drops per every cup of salt)
Clary Sage Oil is good for Protection, cleansing house from negativity, and to use for banishing rituals to remove bad spirits.

* White Sage Leaves Crushed (about 2 medium leaves Per Cup)
Good for Cleansing and Protection.

* Small Jet Stone (crushed)
Jet has been used extensively for protection against evil and all negative energies. Also for purification of energy and vibrations.

* If possible, use pot scrapings after you have burned a mixture of protective herbs in the cauldron.

Once you have pulled your ingredients together, making the salt is simple. In your mortar and pestle, grind up your scrapings, ash or charcoal. Once it is powdered, mix it with your salt and continue mixing until the salt is black. Crush and mix the salt and scrapings together while concentrating on banishing energies and while thinking about all the ways you need to be protected. Bottle it up for future use.


Uses Include:

* Keeping in a dish under your bed or in a little bag under your pillow to negate bad dreams.

* Add a pinch to floor washes to cleanse your home, front walkway, & ritual area of negativity.

* Use to symbolize the waning moon, eclipses, & new moons. These are times for endings, binding work, trance & journeying to Under Realms, & uncrossing or removing curses.

* Add to War Water, Hot Foot Powder for extra potency.

* Sprinkle around your property line to protect your home and garden area.

* It can be used like sand painting to draw circles, runes, or other symbols on the altar or workspace.

* Mitigate the negative effects of Mercury Retrograde.

* Sprinkle liberally on items or possessions that you feel have bad memories or attachments to them.

* Cast a line across your doorways & windows to keep out evil, avoid unwanted company, and reflect slander or jealousy back to the source.

* When a spell or ritual calls for a strong circle of protection, black salt can be used.

* For Spirit Callings & Ancestor works and Samhain rituals.

* Throw into a fire along with paper where you have written all your worries and whatever else you want to be rid off.
Please remember: Not to be confused with black lava salt or kala namak salts used in fine cuisine. Ritual black salt is not for consumption!

I hope you found this useful and can give it a try. If you find you just don’t have the time to make your own, feel free to use this link to purchase some of my Super Charged Black Salt.