Black Salt is a staple in any witch's arsenal. Used for protection, banishing pesky unwanted spirits (or guests), ridding bad habits and/or negativity and hex breaking, this is something I always have on hand and it only takes minutes to make.
You will need:
Equal parts Sea Salt and
Charcoal (I use alder because of its association with protection, strength and battle)
Mortar and Pestle or
Rolling Pin and a Plastic Baggie or a Coffee Grinder
Commonly used for lending a smoky flavor to meats, fish or cheese, alder chips can be picked up for just a few dollars online or anywhere barbecue supplies are sold. If you have alder growing in your neighborhood, gather a few dropped branches or ask the tree to gift you a few branches.
Burn the wood down in a wood-pit, barbecue, fireplace or wood stove until you have lovely blackened charcoal. Let cool for 24 hours.
(Remember- You don't have to use alder, you can always use wood from a tree that resonates with you.)
Use your mortar and pestle, a coffee grinder or (as I like to do because it's cleaner) put the charcoal in a baggie and use a rolling pin to reduce the charcoal to ash.
Now take equal parts ash and sea salt and mix.
That's it! Bless it in your own way and store in an airtight container.
In August, we will use our black salt to make mini Witches Protection Bottles- so stay tuned.