For my protective black salt, I used: Camphor, Benzoin, Angelica, Ash, Rose, Clove and Birch.
However, you may use your own combination. Use as many or as little as you like.
You may draw a sigil on a small piece of paper that states your intent and will help formulate your salt to aid you better.
Next, light the charcoal and place the incenses on first (Camphor and Benzoin). Next, burn the plants one by one, and the piece of paper with the sigil. Place the charcoal outside if you don’t want the smoke in your house.
Once all the plants have been burnt to ash, put the remains of both the charcoal and the ashes in the mortar and grind to dust.
The proportions I used were 4 part Ash/Charcoal and 10 part salt, but use whatever works best for you.
Add the salt to the mortar and mix until the salt is black. If it doesn’t reach its desired colour, add charcoal to the mixture.
Always remember intent is key, so concentrate on what you’re doing.
Recipe 2: Banishing
This is the recipe I use to banish unwanted things, especially negative influences and spirits.
Opononax, Frankincense, Arabic Gum, Birch, Elder flowers, Mint, Marjoram, Anise and bay.
But you may use any plant that’s good for purification, cleansing, change, positivity and protection.
Same process as the first one. Intent is key and sigils really help to get that across.
Recipe 3: Bad Luck Hex
I don’t hex, but a friend of mine requested that I make it for him. So here, the sigil was really important, since I was more reluctant to put bad intentions in my craft. (I’m not the hexing types, but you may be as wicked as you please, lovely lil witches. I have nothing against it, it’s just not my witching style.)
I used: Mandrake, Nettles, Onion, Lime, Angelica and Vervain.
As usual, use your own recipe if you must!
I tried to muster up malice and bad thoughts. Hopefully the salt will work for him.
I hope you enjoyed my black salt recipes. They’re all useful for samhain, so tell me how it goes!
When you can’t find the right ingredient, you can substitute the following herbs.
* As a basic guide use Rosemary for any other herb, Rose for any flower, either Frankincense or Copal for any gum resin and Tobacco for any poisonous herb. *
Acacia /Acacia Gum = Gum Arabic
Aconite = Tobacco
Arabic Gum = Frankincense, Gum Mastic, Gum Tragacanth (For Binding Wet Ingredients)
Ammoniac Gum = Asafetida
Asafetida = Tobacco, Valerian
Balm Of Gilead = Rose Buds, Gum Mastic
Bdellium , Gum = Copal, Pine Resin, Dragons Blood
Belladonna = Tobacco
Benzoin = Gum Arabic, Gum Mastic
Cachana = Angelica Root
Carnation = Rose Petals Anointed With A Few Drops Of Clove Oil
Cassia = Cinnamon
Castor Bean = A Few Drops Of Castor Oil
Cedar = Sandalwood
Cinquefoil = Clover, Trefoil
Citron = Equal Parts Of Orange Peel & Lemon Peel
Clove = Mace, Nutmeg
Clover = Cinquefoil
Copal = Frankincense, Cedar
Cowbane = Tobacco
Cypress = Juniper, Pine Needles
Deerstongue = Tonka Bean (Not For Internal Use), Woodruff, Vanilla
Dittany Of Crete = Gum Mastic
Dragons Blood = Equal Parts Of Red Sandalwood And Frankincense
Eucalyptus Oil = Camphor Oil, Lavender Oil
Euphorbium = Tobacco
Frankincense = Copal, Pine Resin
Galangal = Ginger Root
Grains Of Paradise = Black Pepper
Gum Ammoniac = Asafetida
Gum Bdellium = Copal, Pine Resin, Dragons Blood
Hellebore = Tobacco, Nettle
Hemlock = Tobacco
Hemp = Nutmeg; Damiana, Star Anise, Bay
Henbane = Tobacco
Hyssop = Lavender
Ivy = Cinquefoil
Jasmine = Rose
Juniper = Pine
Lavender = Rose
Lemongrass = Lemon Peel
Lemon Peel = Lemongrass
Lemon Verbena = Lemongrass, Lemon Peel
Mace = Nutmeg
Mandrake = Tobacco
Mastic Gum = Gum Arabic, Frankincense
Mint (Any Sort) = Sage
Mistletoe = Mint, Sage
Mugwort = Wormwood
Neroli Oil = Orange Oil
Nightshade = Tobacco
Nutmeg = Mace, Cinnamon
Oakmoss = Patchouli
Orange = Tangerine Peel
Orange Flowers = Orange Peel
Patchouli = Oakmoss
Peppermint = Spearmint
Pepperwort = Rue, Grains Of Paradise, Black Pepper
Pine = Juniper
Pine Resin = Frankincense, Copal
Red Sandalwood = Sandalwood Mixed With A Pinch Of Dragons Blood
Rose = Yarrow
Rose Geranium = Rose
Rue = Rosemary Mixed With A Pinch Of Black Pepper
Saffron = Orange Peel
Sandalwood = Cedar
Sarsaparilla = Sassafras
Sassafras = Sarsaparilla
Spearmint = Peppermint
Sulfur = Tobacco, Club Moss, Asafetida
Thyme = Rosemary
Tobacco = Bay
Tonka Bean = Vanilla
Trefoil = Cinquefoil
Valerian = Asafetida
Vanilla = Woodruff, Deerstongue, Tonka Bean
Vetivert = Calamus
Wolfsbane = Tobacco
Wood Aloe = Sandalwood Sprinkled With Ambergris Oil
Woodruff = Deerstongue, Vanilla
Wormwood = Mugwort
When We’re Alone… with Angelica Rose & Taja Dietrich
I’ve been holding off on these for a few weeks now, and every night as I edit shoots I go back and look at this one and I fall in love all over again so it’s time I share it. I met Taja through Jelly, she was visiting from Australia and it was so lovely getting to meet her and spend time with her. We smoked lots of weed together, always always a plus during hangs & shoots.
Jelly and I spoke about the shoot a few days before, so the day of, we got right to it.
We took a break when Iggy brought us tacos, haha thanks Nacho :)
Working with these two lovely ladies was so great, they totally get me and the photos came out amazing. (Haha yes, I love my work. I’m totally not modest about that.)
I have sucked throughout my life to make and keep female friends, totally my fault, I’ve been so insecure and this year has been cool at putting ladies in my life that I connect with on a creative level and that I can call friends. So I’m super stoked for the future.