Making Witches Black Salt ...
Witches Black Salt is one of the most common things that you will find in a witches ritual supply stash, it is also one of the simplest things to make.
It can be made various ways but the basic ingredients remain the same... Ash, Black Pepper, and Salt.
The basics of what you need are:
- Natural Rock Salt
- Black Pepper
- Fire proof dish/Cauldron
- Jar (to store black salt)
- Mortar & Pestle (if necessary)
The "Ash" is generally scrapings from your cauldron. Having burnt herbs for previous rituals, your cauldron may already have sufficient ash to make a batch of black salt.
If you don't have any ash on hand and have not done this before, don't worry I'll walk you through it.
1. Select your favorite protective herbs, woods etc.:
Rosemary and Sandalwood are a good and cost effective starting point.
I use multiple herbs in DRE's ash blend, however as I own a witchcraft store I have easy access to a lot of ingredients.. for most people it's not practical or cost effective to have an extended list of ingredients in bulk on hand.
I believe that it is better to have a short list and to complete your workings rather than to have a huge wish list and never get started.
2. Turn your herbs, woods etc. into ash:
Place your selected herbs, woods etc. into your cauldron or alternative fire proof receptacle and light. Try to get it all well lit to begin with so that you can avoid having to relight. Allow it all to burn completely and then extinguish on its own accord. Importantly, make sure that the herbs are fully extinguished and cooled prior to decanting for use.
My personal preference is to never relight and never extinguish. I remain in attendance the entire time for safety and I allow it to complete the burn on its own terms. Although, if you need to relight it then go for it and if you need to extinguish it for safety then absolutely do so.
After the burn is complete, you may find that you have some larger pieces. If you would prefer a fine ash, simply decant the extinguished cooled ash from your cauldron into your mortar & pestle and grind it down. I prefer a fine ash in order to get a good coating over the salt, but this is really just a preference.
From this point I place the ash in an apothecary jar to await use. You may have more ash than what you need for a batch of salt, it will keep well for a long period when kept moisture free in a sealed jar.
3. Making the Black Salt:
- Making "ink" ...Add water and/or Essential Oil to the ash.
- Dressing your spell & ritual candles
- Wear it..