Moon Blessings, my Ocean Tidings! Your trusty sea priestess here with a new post on how to make and use sea witches black salt! Get ready for some quirky tips and advice!
➼ First, What is black salt?
Black salt is also called ‘witches salt’ or ‘ San Negro’ in some cultures. Traditionally black salt is used in hexing and cursing, but it is more commonly used nowadays in protection and cleansing magick. Black salt was also used for binding work in folk magick, but other uses include: dispelling negativity, spell removal, purifying and changing the power in reversal spells too. There are hundreds of versions of recipes for black salt, everyone adjusts the basic recipe to make their own unique mix! The basic ingredients involve: Salt, something burnt, and something black.
Let us jump right in now with the recipes! I have given you two sea witch recipes, an easy quick one and a more authentic sea witchy one! So what are you waiting for, don’t just sit there, go make some black salt sea witch style!
➼ (How to make) A sea witches recipe:
➼ Easy Peasy Recipe:
๏ Charcoal, coal or, both!
๏ Burnt Match Sticks – Light on the beach and then put them out by burying them in the sand.
๏ Incense Ashes – Sea Breeze (coconut, honey, cinnamon), Peppermint Smells (lavender, peppermint, rosemary), lemongrass, or a fresh or salty incense.
๏ Pure Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
๏ Black Pepper – Add a bit of spice and a protection kick too!
➛Charcoal – When beachcombing in the summer, you tend to find people have a lot of disposable BBQs, which are often left on the beach but as a sea witch this is to our benefit! The burnt wood charcoal absorbs the seawater, even if it has only been out on the stones for a night. Or if you’re extra lucky, the sea will carry the charcoal out with the tide, then back in again, fully soaking it in the sea’s divine power 🙂 You are also helping to clear the beach of anything unnatural left behind, so a win-win for us and nature!
➛Salt – Many whole food shops sell natural sea salt, you can even buy Cornish sea salt online too! I like to have a mix of both coarse and fine together, about ⅔ course and ⅓ fine. Just so some of the other ingredients can really colour the finer particles, but you need bigger ones so that your black salt is usable without being too messy!
⫸ Witchy Tip – Wear gloves or get ready for black dirty hands!
➛Incense Ashes – This wonderful leftover transforms into a completely different substance once burnt, it not only represents air but also fire is used to burn it, earth as the materials it’s made of and water too! By using water-associated smells, as mentioned above, this adds an extra water element into the ashes. This energy can be a great anchor for a spell or a particular deity, making it the perfect boost to us in our sea witches black salt! Bonus – It also adds a smoky ash pigment to the salt, adding that extra depth of colour.
Throw all the ingredients in together, and mix or grind if you are after a finer black salt. Yes, it’s just as simple as that, and voila! You have made your own black salt! If you prefer a less powdery black salt, why not try leaving in some whole charcoal chunks and match stick pieces for that extra witchy look.
⫸ Witchy Tip – Always seal and contain the black salt as soon as you have made it, if it is left open and exposed, it’ll absorb any bad energies around your home, bringing it to any spell you use it in. Which is a witchy no no!
➼ More complex recipe but imbued with the sea’s energy:
If you’re really into the authenticity of the recipe, you can even grind the ingredients with two big beach stones whilst on the beach instead of a mortar and pestle! This will mix in some of the sea air and add the memories of making it on the beach to strengthen the effects of the salt.
⇴ Evaporate it! – Collect seawater and evaporate it, to authentically collect the sea salt for your black salt! By doing it this way, you increase the amount of sea energy within the salt you use.
⇴ Dried black seaweed (ground up) – if brought you can soak it in local seawater to add it a bit of a local connection.
⇴ Sand! – Bulk your mixture out with some added protection by using sand in your mix!
⇴ Driftwood charcoal – Burn a piece of dried driftwood to get your sea witchy charcoal! You can also burn seashells, gather fire pit ashes or use charcoal left from BBQs in the summer.
⇴ Grind up seashells to add to the mixture, dried cuttlefish bones, dried crab shells, get creative with whatever you find on the beach! If it’s natural and blessed by the sea, it’s worth adding to your black salt!
Messy witch? No problem! Dust in any spilled black sea salt with a seagulls feather you have acquired, don’t waste a grain! You can add in parts of seagull feathers too, just trim them into small pieces with scissors.
⫸ Witch Tip – Fill it with energy – You can also for an added punch charge your black salt under a dark moon or whichever charging technique takes your fancy but I prefer a dark moon as I find it fitting with this mixture.
Have fun with it, try making your own version. You can even combine things locally to you, to add in a deeper connection location element, such as local sand, salt or stones, or even clay or mud! Whatever you find can be added, as long as it’s added for a reason and has the three basic elements to black salt within it, you’re good to go!
Brilliant, you’ve made the sea witches black salt, now what? See my next blog post for some ideas of how to use this magickal ingredient!
How do you make black salt? Share your unique and funky black salt recipes below!
Let your sand sparkle and may the sea roar, Faithy xx