make your own black salt

I never really thought that this was something that people would find too difficult to do for themselves, but believe it or not, there are people who buy black salt. If you’re one of those people, that’s okay. I’m not mad at you and I’m not even here to make fun or anything, but consider a few things for a minute, and then I’ll let my case rest.

What is Black Salt?

In case you’re not familiar, black salt is salt that has the ashes of something mixed into it, turning it ‘black.’ (its actually kind of more gray, but whatever).

It is used primarily as a protective element, such as in the corners of rooms, across thresholds, and in spells or rituals to ward off unwanted spirits, entities, or evil malevolent beings.

It can also be used to repel people/things from a property or area. Think of banishing type stuff.

Because black salt is used by you for your purposes, and your specific intent and will should be imbued in it, it would make sense that you would want to make your own for your own protective purposes.

How is it made?

Just like I said, you take ashes (I’ll be more specific in a minute) and mix them into salt (usually sea salt, but you can use table salt if you’re on a budget). I like to grind mine all together with a mortar and pestle, as I feel that better combines the two ingredients.

Now, to the ashes. This is why I say you should make your own black salt, because the ashes are just as important as the salt, IMO.

Where the ashes came from or from what purpose they were burnt means something. I have no idea where ashes came from in someone else’s salt.

Call me a skeptic, but I don’t know that you didn’t dump your aunt’s ashtray into some salt and sell it on your website, okay? I want to believe that nobody would do that, but its 2020 and there’s a depraved orange lunatic sitting in the white house ranting on twitter nonstop, so nothing would surprise me at this point.

Anyway, I personally find that if you use ashes of something very meaningful in your own black salt, its going to work better for you.

Examples of Things to Burn

Don’t you love burning things? It’s cathartic. When I first got into witchcraft many years ago, I was always attracted to flames and never really understood why but its because I have a LOT of fire in my chart, which I didn’t learn until later in life.

If you have on fire in your chart at all, I’m sorry. But that shouldn’t stop you from making your own black salt.

Here are some things I have burned that work awesome as your ashes for black salt:

  • purification/cleansing plants like sage, cedar, rosemary, palo santo; I usually burn things in the same little shell and when the ashes start to build up, I dump them out into a container and save them for the next time I make black salt
  • spell remnants; when I burn things during a spell or ritual I save the ashes from the cauldron and dump them in the same container with other ashes
  • pieces of paper with specific instructions; you can write on paper something like “I banish all evil, unwelcome spirits, and those who wish me harm.” Then burn that paper, while chanting your statement, and use the ashes in your black salt.
  • paper with names on it; is there a specific person or entity you want to keep out? Write down their name as many times as you want on a piece of paper and burn it, chanting ‘Stay out! Stay out!’; add the ashes to your next batch of black salt

You get the picture.

Also, one more thing you can consider is blessing your salt first. This is a trick I ran across in The Exorcist’s Handbook by Josephine McCarthy, where she gives a recipe or process for creating holy water/holy salt for purification and exorcism, which can be used in buildings, on people, in baths, etc. The book itself is really funny, but down-to-earth and very interesting. Even if you’re not ever going to be an exorcist, still worth reading.

Anyway, I started using the holy blessing (its non-denominational) from the book on my salt first, then adding the ashes and it absolutely changes the feel of any room I put it in. No kidding. Just feels lighter and more positive.

Caveat: replace it if you vaccum it up! Having a clean home is important and amazing, so you may need to replace black salt you sprinkle around your home on a regular basis if its indoors.

So, please consider making your own black salt. If you do it right and it has your intent worked into it, its going to be so much more powerful for your needs. But, a word of caution, don’t just go through the motions. You need to really put your emotion and intent into it while making it.

Another reason I like to use the mortar and pestle is also that while grinding it, I put some serious aggression into that shit. I think of all the repellant emotions I feel and pour them into that black salt as I grind it up, so it is really well charged with my energy and intention, as well as my protective ashes and magick.

Happy salting!