Black Salt: How to Make and Use It for Protection

Black salt often appears in spells for spiritual protection of the home, body and mind.  

Whip out a quick batch for your spell crafting pantry with this easy, customizable recipe.

Then, keep it on hand and use it in a magical pinch! 

Black salts for use in magic and spells.

A super easy, detailed article on using ritual black salts in witchcraft, magic and spells.

How to use and make witch's black salt.

What is black salt?

Bad vibrations occasionally find their way into everyone’s life from time to time.

This includes ill-fated relationships, poor workplace circumstances and incompatible roommates or living situations.

These things often lead to depression, low-functioning behaviors and unhealthy habits.  Nip it in the bud before it gets unbearable.

Metaphysically, black salt absorbs negative energy, spiritually poisonous vibes and general yuck.

Use it for everything from soaking up a bad mood to driving away toxic people from your life.


-coarse sea or kosher salt

-any one of the following

     *fire pit ashes

     *black food coloring

     *black pepper

      *activated charcoal powder

How to Make It

Combine salt and black additive of your choice.

Then, consider using the energy of the dark moon to prepare this concoction, which heightens its protective properties.

Charge it by leaving it outdoors under the dark moon or with any other charging method you prefer.

Optional Additives

Including natural additives to your black salt is kind of like making specialty butter. 

Of course, the plain stuff works just fine, but if you want to get fancy or more specific, an extra ingredient for added magical flavor never hurts.

For extra punch or to customize your black salt for a specific purpose, consider adding any one of the following.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Add a few drops of rosemary oil for protection from harmful people or toxic relationships.

Also a nice addition if you plan to use your salts for home protection or to bless the perimeter of your sacred space.

Use about 8 drops for every 5 ounces of black salt.

Cayenne Powder

Add a little cayenne for black salts intended to dispel anger or toxic relationships.

Perfect for dealing with difficult roommates or hard-to-handle relatives.

Lavender Essential Oil

Dark moon divination requires the practitioner to open herself up to the unseen world.

So, if you’re making a batch of black salts for psychic protection, consider adding a little lavender essential oil to block invisible ickiness.

Or, add it to a batch for easing emotional pain, grief or anxiety.

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Include cinnamon essential oil for protection from a broken heart or pain in a romantic relationship.

Or, include cinnamon essential oil for black salts you plan to use after a paranormal investigation to clear away negative entities or settle disturbed energies.

Include about 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil per 5 ounces of black salts.

Caution:  Do NOT allow pure, uncut cinnamon essential oil to make contact with your skin.  It burns like a mother.  Trust me, I learned the hard way.

Ways to Use Your Black Salts

There are an infinite number of ways to use black salts.  Here are a few brainstormed for you.

-Sprinkle it around the perimeter of your house to guard the hearth and home.

-Add some to a car protection charm to give it a boost.

-Place protection gemstones in a bag of black salt to cleanse and recharge them.  (Be sure to rinse them thoroughly before use).

-Are you dating?  Carry a small glass jar of black salts with cinnamon oil to protection your heart from lovers with bad intentions.

-If you’re in a toxic friendship, get a picture of the two of you together.  When you’re ready to end the friendship, place the photo in a biodegradable container (a dye-free brown bag works) and bury it somewhere away from your home.  Walk away and don’t look back.

-Mark the perimeter of your outdoor sacred space when you cast a circle to protect you during ritual.  (Don’t use it on an indoor circle, as it may stain carpet or flooring).

Witch's Black Salt: What it is, how to make it, and when to use it.



  1. I love you article on black salt. I’ve read others but not nearly as interesting and informative as this one I look forward to my emails from you. Thanks for sharing!☠️?☠️

    1. You can put it in a glass bowl for three days and leave in the busiest area, or your bedroom depending on where you’re having the most problems. After three days wash it down the sink so it dissolves…. since I’m guessing you can’t throw it in a river, ocean or fire… blessings!

  2. I’ve always wondered exactly how one would go about making the salt black or if it came this way like pink Himalayan sea salt. Thank you very much for the info!!

  3. I have absolutely horrible neighbors and need something to make it stop. Is there a spell with black salt that can help me?

  4. I have a negative entity attached itself to the house I live in and more so myself, will this help with a protective cleansing ritual?

  5. I made some black salt last night. In place of regular ashes I used the ashes from a piece of paper that I had written my spell on that had been wrapped in pineapple sage. Those specific ashes combined with the salt will hopefully create and added level of protection to our home.

    Love and Light

  6. Hello, I’m new to this, and I’m not sure how to go about starting my life as a new witch. to be honest I’m a bit scared in fact. I’m just learning at the moment but I really want to be an official Wiccan.

    1. Hi Andrea!

      There’s not really any such thing as an “official Wiccan.” Wicca is a loosely connected religion with no central doctrine or governing body.

      If Wicca interests you, try contacting a local pagan or Wiccan group on in your area, or see if your local Unitarian Universalist Church has a CUUPS chapter.

      Good luck!

  7. All around a great article with great tips and suggestions. I love how it progresses on how to make it, what it represents, and explaining different way to use it with instructions. Awesome, thank you!

  8. Hi. I’m new here.I have here black salt I bought it online. I use it ince placing it under my pillow to prevent bad dreams. I did not throw it for a month. Well I follow the directions but I did not read it below to throw it weekly. I have a question if you don’t mind😊 how will apply bkack salt on my career works as a pharnacy aide cause I want my sales to increase and/ or if I’m looking for a new job to improve myself more and increase my income bec I spent it, I want to control ? I need your advice. Thank you.

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