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    Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. How to Use Herbs

  3. How to Use Oils

  4. How to Use Incense

  5. How to Use Bath
    Crystals and Washes

  6. How to Use Powders

  7. Free Spiritual Spells

  8. Index


A seemingly more recent addition to Witchcraft and Paganism is the use of sprinkling or blowing powders often called sachet or bosom powders. Although these powders seem to be a recent import, they really just combine both European and African magical traditions and have been a part of the Hoodoo tradition practiced by the old conjure workers for a very long time. Now these Ritual Powders have started to find their place amongst the ritual tools of Witches.

The oldest kinds of these Powders are mixtures of natural mineral and herbal components taken directly from Gaia. The best known of these really old time formulas are Sulfur, Sugar, Anvil Dust, Salt, Black Pepper, Saltpeter, Red Pepper, and Ancestor Dirt. In the beginning of the modern age it became popular to start compounding these Powders with Talcum Powder so they could be used as part of a woman’s dressing rituals. The richly scented Sachet Powders gave a purifying scent to the ladies room, or herself, and often a little Powder was dusted on the body every morning or sprinkled into dresser drawers to help keep her clothes sweet smelling and fresh. Sometimes these powders were, and are, worn in a small bosom bag to help bring positive magickal influence for romance, finance, or a peaceful home environment. A lot of rural practitioners will sprinkle Powders in each of the four corners of a room or ritual space or on and at their doors to help drive out darker works that may have been placed on them or their space.

How to Use Spiritual and Ritual Sachet Powders

There are several different ways that these kinds of Ritual Powders can be used and most of these methods come down to us from various African and European – American folk magic traditions. The simplest of these methods is the powdering of ourselves or an amulet, candle, or ritual tool with a particular ritual Powder, more complex methods can involve full magickal rituals, with the casting of the circle, calling and invocation of the elements, the burning of Ritual Incense, anointing with Ritual Oils and then the blowing of Ritual Powders to affect particular circumstances, people or spirits. However, in general Powders are use in one of a few basic ways, Sprinkling, Blowing, Dressing items, Making Drawings, Wearing, or as part of a larger ritual or magickal spell.

Sprinkling is done in a number of ways. It can involve laying down powders while walking backwards, placing small piles in the corners of rooms, making a line at the doors, casting powders out over walkways, or even onto carpets to then be vacuumed up.

Blowing is done normally by placing a small amount of the powder into the palm of the hand, or onto a sheet of paper and then blowing the Powders towards a person, place, direction, or the Sacred Four Quarters.

Dressing items is often as simple as sprinkling the powders over items (or lightly dusting the items with sachet powders on a makeup brush) and then blowing or shaking off the extra for collection and reuse later. This method can be used on almost anything; ritual candles, paper money and coins, business cards, job applications, mortgage papers, handkerchiefs, and especially love letters.

Making Drawings with powders is done in a number of ways; powders can be used to mark out the circle for rituals, to make magickal patterns on the altar, or to mark out visually the intentions of a spell. Although this can take a little artistry to pull off it can be visually stunning and often well worth the extra effort of getting it just right.

Wearing powders is as easy as using normal Talc or other cosmetic powders and you can dress your body with perfumed Ritual Powders or carry them in an old fashion bosom bag sachet bag but you can also carry them along with other magickal items in a bag in your pocket or even hidden in your shoe.

The following is a list of powders and their properties that can be used in assistance of your magickal work.

Pagan and Witchcraft Powders and Dusts

Here are some of the oldest Powders you might want to have amongst your ritual tools:

  • ABRAMELIN POWDER comes down from an ancient Jewish formula specified by Abramelin the Mage from a medieval grimoire called "The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage". This powder, and its accompanying ritual oil, is highly esteemed by those who follow more ceremonial magickal traditions and is of great benefit to those who follow the course of ritual activities.

  • SALT is a common household item but it has a long history of use for Purification and Protection. Some magicians particularly those from ceremonial traditions believe it is better to use Kosher Salt and that it has more power to it.

  • SALTPETER is often mixed with two other minerals to make a Sprinkling Powder. One very popular mixture consists of a teaspoon of SALTPETER, a cup of SALT, and a tablespoon of POWDERED BLUEING to help remove negative influences and for Spiritual Cleaning.

  • SULPHUR POWDER is a naturally occurring mineral dust and can be mixed with Salt and then sprinkled or laid down to help clear and clean out an area of negative spell work.

  • WITCHES’ SALT, also known as Black Salt, is a mixture of Salt and Charcoal, Salt and Iron Pot Scrapings, Salt and Black Pepper, or Salt that has been dyed black and is used to drive away evil, or to make an enemy leave you alone.

Hoodoo Powders
and Conjure Sachet Powders

Here are some more modern Powders which are really great to have on hand:

  • BANISHING POWDER: Never call anything up you can not put down. How often have we been taught this and how often do we find ourselves having to put down the negative actions of others? Banishing Powder is a must! It helps remove unwanted people or situations and is strong without being heavy handed or destructive.

  • BEWITCHING SACHET POWDER: How could we leave out a magickal Powder called Bewitching? Obviously we can’t! Bewitching Powder is a lady’s best friend it adds just the right blend of mystery, fascination, and sexual allure to love spells. This is a great one to use during the full of the moon on that certain partner.

  • CROWN OF SUCCESS SACHET POWDER: To help you succeed and achieve recognition in school, career, or your magical work there is no finer magical formula than the Crown of Success family. This traditional Powder is tried and true and helps crown you and uplift you in all endeavors that you might undertake.

  • CRUCIBLE OF COURAGE POWDER: Here is a Ritual Powder that is an invaluable tool amongst any set of tools. Too often we allow fear to climb up on top of us and rob of our intent and will and this powder helps increase one's personal determination, courage, and bravery. Always good to have on hand particularly when one must face darker, negative powers.

  • KISS ME NOW! SACHET POWDER: This old fashion Sachet Powder helps to rapidly bring about a sexual encounter or increase desire in marriage. It has a firm draw to it and some might find it a little coercive but it works more with Venus natural feminine allure and sometimes you just need a good time, you know?

  • LOOK ME OVER SACHET POWDER: This is a really great ritual and daily use Powder, it’s just the right blend of soft attraction without being coercive and is very useful in glamouring spell work and to help attract the visual admiration of men. Use this one after a Ritual Bath, for an extra oomph use this at the time of the full moon and she’ll help make the men howl.

  • TRANQUILITY POWDER: This is a very handy powder to have in your ritual arsenal to help calm situations down and return a peaceful environment. It is a good smelling powder that traditionally has a soothing, quieting scent that helps invoke calmness, gentle thoughts, and tranquility.

  • PLANETARY SACHET POWDERS the seven sacred planets (the five visible planets plus the Sun and Moon) relate to the days of the week and also planetary hours within days and seven sacred planets were associated with ancient Gods and Goddesses. The use then of these planets and their hours has an ancient history in Witchcraft and Paganism. These powders help invoke the powers and characteristics of the individual planetary power. You can use these powders to draw ritual symbols; dress ritual tools; dust on candles, papers, letters, or your Book of Shadows; or wear them as a personal scent to help convey the power of the deities represented by the Planets. They may also be combined with Zodiacal Sachet Powders when one is working an astrologically-based spell.

    • Sun Sachet Powder - Sun, Sol, Apollo; Sunday; ruler of Leo

    • Mercury Sachet Powder - Mercury, Hermes, Wotan; Wednesday; ruler of Gemini and Virgo

    • Venus Sachet Powder - Venus, Freya; Friday; ruler of Taurus and Libra

    • Terra Sachet Powder - Terra, Gaia, Earth; our mother

    • Moon Sachet Powder - Moon, Luna, Artemis; Monday; ruler of Cancer

    • Mars Sachet Powder - Mars, Twi; ruler of Aries; co-ruler of Scorpio

    • Jupiter Sachet Powder - Jupiter, Zeus, Thor; Thursday; ruler of Sagittarius; co-ruler of Pisces

    • Saturn Sachet Powder - Saturn, Kronos; Saturday; ruler of Capricorn; co-ruler of Aquarius

    • Uranus Sachet Powder - Urania; co-ruler of Aquarius

    • Neptune Sachet Powder - Neptune, Poseidon; co-ruler of Pisces

    • Pluto Sachet Powder - Pluto, Hades; co-ruler of Scorpio

  • ZODIACAL SACHET POWDERS relates to the various signs of the zodiac and helps symbolize and invoke the kind of activities and characteristics with which the various signs of the zodiac are associated. You can use these powders to draw ritual symbols, dress ritual tools, or wear them as a personal scent to help strengthen weak astrological characteristics or to help heighten strong astrological characteristics.

    • Aries Sachet Powder - The Ram; March 21 - April 21; ruled by Mars; Element Fire.

    • Taurus Sachet Powder - The Bull; April 21 - May 21; ruled by Venus; Element Earth.

    • Gemini Sachet Powder - The Twins; May 21 - June 21; ruled by Mercury; Element Air.

    • Cancer Sachet Powder - The Crab; June 21 - July 21; ruled by the Moon; Element Water.

    • Leo Sachet Powder - The Lion; July 21 - August 21; ruled by the Sun; Element Fire.

    • Virgo Sachet Powder - The Virgin; August 21 - September 21; ruled by Mercury; Element Earth.

    • Libra Sachet Powder - The Balance; September 21 - October 21; ruled by Venus; Element Air.

    • Scorpio Sachet Powder - The Scorpion; October 21 - November 21; ruled by Pluto and Mars; Element Water.

    • Sagittarius Sachet Powder - The Archer; November 21 - December 21; ruled by Jupiter; Element Fire.

    • Capricorn Sachet Powder - The Seagoat; December 21 - January 21; ruled by Saturn; Element Earth.

    • Aquarius Sachet Powder - The Water Bearer; January 21 - February 21; ruled by Uranus and Saturn; Element Air.

    • Pisces Sachet Powder - The Fishes; February 21 - March 21; ruled by Neptune and Jupiter; Element Water.

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Herbs, Roots and Curios
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Self Lighting Incense
Bath Crystals for Protection, Love and Money
Waters and Washes for Spiritual Protection
Sachet Powders
Spell Kits in the Hoodoo Tradition

Index Listing

Anointing Oils

Baths, Overview

Baths, Ritual

Baths, Types of

Being A Witch

Blessing for Pets

Condition Oils

Conjure Incense

Conjure Oils

Conjure Powders

Coven Kyklos

Essential Oil

Fragrance Oil

Free House Cleaning

Free Love Spells

Free Magic Spells

Free Magick Spells

Free Money Spells

Free Spells

Herbs & Roots, Hoodoo

Herbs & Roots, Overview

Herbs & Roots, Witchcraft

Hoodoo Incense

Hoodoo Oils

Hoodoo Powders

Incense, Conjure

Incense, Hoodoo

Incense, Overview

Incense, Pagan

Incense, Witchcraft


Lucky Mojo Bag Spells

Oil, Essential

Oil, Fragrance

Oils, Anointing

Oils, Condition

Oils, Conjure

Oils, Hoodoo

Oils, Overview

Oils, Ritual

Oils, Types of

Pagan Incense

Pagan Powders

Powders, Conjure

Powders, Hoodoo

Powders, How to Use

Powders, Overview

Powders, Pagan

Powders, Witchcraft

Prosperity Spells

Protection Spells

Ritual Baths

Ritual Oils

Sachet, How to Use

Sachet, Overview

Witch, Being A

Witchcraft, Herbs & Roots

Witchcraft Incense

Witchcraft Powders



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