Tuesday 9 October 2012

Guest Post: Mrs B, author of Mrs B's Guide to Household Witchery

And It'a another Meet the Author event here on the blog, today's Guest is Kris Bradley. 
Who is Kris?? Why, my loves she's the witch behind the awesome blog: Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom & creator of the awesome Voodoo Dudes on her etsy shop Mrs B's Brews& Baubles. When i heard Kris was coming out with a book I was all too excited and fangirled all over my FB page. Lol. Then a copy came in the mail and I squealed and fangirled out again.   Kris is an awesome person to read and to get to know. She has encouraged me and  given me some awesome advice in the last few months. So it's with great pleasure that I share with you her awesome post and recipe.  

One of the great things about Domestic Witchery is that it really gives you the option of pulling from different tradition and practices to create magic in your home.   In reading about the Hoodoo, I was completely thrilled to find how much I could create using items that I already had on hand.
Black salt is one of those things that has multiple uses and can be created quite easily.  In fact, it can be created in several different ways.  As with much of magic, it’s more the intention you put behind it than the ingredients or tools that you use.

Black salt is sometimes called Sal Negro, Witches’ Salt, Drive Away Salt, Voodoo Salt or Santeria Salt.  It can be used for driving away evil or negative energies, it can be added to war water.  You can sprinkle it in the doorways and corners of a room or business to drive away negativity or give you protection against unpleasant neighbors or co-workers. Sprinkle it around your property or garden for protection.   It can be used to cast circles of strong protection.  Black salt has also been traditionally used in removing hexes and jinxes.

So how do you make black salt?  There are several different ways, which include mixing 2 parts salt to 1 part of another substance; cast iron scrapings, ash from a fire place, charcoal, black pepper or black dye are the most often used.
 For my mix, I use the scrapings from my cast iron cauldron, which includes a bit of cast iron, a bit of ash from burning things, and a bit of charcoal.  In fact, I intentionally burn herbs of protection on  self-lighting charcoal so I’ll have plenty of matter – with a boost of protective energies- for my black salt. 

 An old metal spoon is the perfect tool to scrape out the burnt bits from your cauldron, giving the sides a good scrape to get a bit of the cast iron into your mix. 
Remove any large, unburnt chunks, then mix together with twice as much salt, always concentrating on protective energies.
 It’s a great idea to whip up a batch of this salt and have it on hand before you need it.  I’ve made a tradition of adding it to the protective herbal mix that I strew around my property line each Samhain.  A little extra boost of protection never hurt!

Well how'd you like that?? I'm on my way to whip up a batch right now, after all it's best to be used around Samhain and that's fast approaching.  Make sure to click on the Giveaway to enter to win a copy of Mrs B's newest book!!!.  (images are ©MrsB's, please don't take without permission)
Have a Witchin' Good Day my loves.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited to read this book and learn how to add a little magic into my household:)


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