Black Salt Recipe

For those who want something for protection, and it’s cheap and easily available, you should definitely add Witch’s Black Salt to your arsenal of witchy, magical tools.

Black Salt (not to be confused with Black Salt from Indian Cuisine) is used by Pagans, Witches, Wiccans, Voodoo and Hoodoo practitioners for its extreme protective elements.

It can be used just about anywhere. In your home, your workplace, your circle, in jar spells or satchel spells…etc.

It’s purpose is to drive away those that would do you harm; whether it be in a physical or spiritual way.

Black Salt is also said to be a key ingredient for creating a hex, binding, unbinding or curses.

I personally have not done anything with curses or hexing…I just choose not to…however, if that is your path, make sure to dispose of the used black salt; you don’t want to keep it hanging around after those types of spells.

:ocean: It was recommended that you toss it into moving water, like a stream or river. Make sure the water is moving, though as you don’t want the salt just swirling around in one stagnant spot.

:fire:You could also dispose of it by fire. If you choose to use this method, however, be sure to take the ashes far away and bury them — don’t use them for later magical applications. :upside_down_face:

You can easily make your own!

What you need:

Salt - Any salt is fine - I used sea salt. It helps Protect from evil, especially protection in and around the home. Salt is also used for purification, cleansing and dispelling negativity in many magical and traditional rituals. Salt can also be used to release attachments, including emotional attachments.

Ash - I used the ashes from my incense which have already been magically charged.

Charcoal - I use this when I burn herbs or resin incense - this too is already magically charged and it gives the “black salt” it’s “black” color.

Eggshells - make sure the thin white membrane layer is removed so all you are left with is a dried, clean eggshell ( Peel the inside membrane and toss away. Then rinse them with a little soapy water and let them fully dry)

Eggshells are good for:

:dizzy: Use your ground egg shell powder to cast a circle.

:dizzy: Bless and feed your garden (tomatoes love the added calcium).

:dizzy: Use as a protective barrier around your home, add salt to it for an extra added protection boost.

:dizzy: Use in protection spells.

:dizzy: You can also grind dry herbs into your eggs shell to create Magical powders for specific Magical intentions and goals.

Mortar and Pestle

Add your eggshells into your mortar & pestle and crush them.
Add salt. Add charcoal and ashes.
Mix until you like what you see.
Keep stored in a jar.


Great recipe! The pictures look great!!

I have some black salt I bought from Etsy but I’m sure homemade works best!

Update: I tried the recipe and created a printable page for it too!

Printable: Black Salt Recipe with Egg Shells


Thanks for sharing @SilverBear!! :smiley:


Thank you! I love making my own…as I feel the charcoal/ashes already have a magical intent to them, I have salt, and we eat eggs…soooooo totally cheap! #Frugal


Thank you for sharing! I’ve never made black salt before, but I definitely will one day lol


I’m new and I adore your posts. Can you help pls, what do I need except black salt to drive away those who want to hurt me, or for my protection?
My path is positive and polite.
Thank you,


Bayleaf and sage are great herbs for protection. There are many things you can do…sage cleanse your home and yourself. Burn bay leaves…add this salt mixture to window sills and door frames…or you can add a combination of those things inside a satchel or glass jar…or if you are more eco friendly – can add inside a toilet paper tube.

I suppose the protection would also depend on what are you trying to protect yourself from? Real people or spiritual protection?

I have a home blessings jar you could follow - Home Blessings Jar - 🌿

Hope this helps!


I made a huge bottle of black salt and went outside and sprinkled all around my house.


As i do not have and charcoal, what kind of ash can be used? wld ash from a backyard fire do the trick?


That is also fine! You can use ash from your fire-pit, incense, or charcoal. I have used ashes from my fire pit many times. It’s the loving intention you place within your ashes. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :green_heart:


That’s a lovely recipe, thanks for sharing :blush:
Is there any way to substitute the eggs with something else?


You don’t need to add the egg shells. I do that for an added protection. Our neighbor has chickens and we get a ton of eggs…lol I wanted to use some in the black salt to give an added “KICK”.

You can just use salt and ash. This is called witches black salt. Not to be confused with the black salt used in Indian cuisine.


After reading this I sat in front of a fire for about 2 hours last night. I used it as an offering and also to relax. I now have a ton of ash :slight_smile:


Beautiful! I use a lot of my ashes from our Fire pits in the summer. These types of fires have a lot of good mojo. Great stuff for spell work.


Ahhh sounds lovely, @Katt! :two_hearts: I hope you enjoyed your relaxing time by the fireside, and can find a good use for all your new ash! :fire: :blush:

I have to admit, when I was reading the first post about black salt the first thing that came to mind was Icelandic black salt! I didn’t know that India also uses black salt in cooking- I wonder if it’s similiar to the volcanic salt?

The black salt I saw for sale in Iceland was sea salt that got its color from the volcanic ash :volcano: :

When I first saw it in Iceland, I thought it was really amazing- and although not the same black salt as your wonderful witch’s black salt, this volcanic salt could have uses for fire or cleansing magick :+1:

I don’t know if I would eat it, though… I know activated charcoal is a somewhat controversial subject right now. It started as a dietary trend a while back, but now studies show it may not be healthy to take internally: Is Activated Charcoal Messing With Your Medication?.

As a very powerful detoxifier, black salt from activated charcoal may actually interfere with medications. However, although internal use is being debated, many people agree activated charcoal (and black volcanic salt) are great for certain skincare routines! I’m using it as a facial cleanser now, and it’s been working wonders for my skin :star_struck:


Interesting never heard of Lava salt. Cool! I use charcoal toothpaste! :smiley:
I probably would not ingest witchy black salt… Blah! LOL


Ohhhhh I’ve seen charcoal toothpaste a few times, but I’ve never had the chance to try it! Do you think it works well? :tooth::sparkles: I’d be worried about it dying the sink black- do you find that it washes off easily, or do you really have to scrub to get it off? :soap: I’d like to give it a try sometime! :grin:


Never have an issue with it staining. Has washed away very easily. I use a product called NATIVE.


Ohhhh it looks like NATIVE has a lot of interesting products with activated charcoal- I’ve only ever used deodorant sticks, but their natural deodorant balm looks tempting :eyes:

Thank you for sharing, @SilverBear! :two_hearts:


Me? Well I am lucky enough to have a woodstove and ashes weekly…but in a pinch?? I just scrape off the burned stuff when I cook he he he just kidding I make hubby eat it anyhow ha ha ha


I collected ash from my fire pit and because I do not have any charcol I figured I would use the charred wood that was left, I hope it has the same effect.