awaiian Lava Salt - in its true form - is believed to get its dark color from actual Hawaiian lava. But most lava salts sold today are sea salts combined with activated charcoal - usually coconut shell charcoal, but Cypress is also used. Salt in the Hawaiian language is "Pa'Akai", which is a combination of two words that translate to "solid sea". Mama Bee's Black Salt is a pure blend of sea salt and activated coconut shell charcoal, and as such is a perfect addition to your kitchen Witchery. Because of its dark color Black Salt is most often used as a finishing seasoning, as opposed to a cooking salt. It's culinary taste profile is a mysterious smokey flavor. The use of salt in religious and occult religions and traditions dates back to ancient times and has a long and extensive spiritual history as a purifying agent and protective mineral against unembodied spirits and negative energies. Its spiritual uses mimic its natural abilities as do most of the Witch's tools. Salt is used as a preservative, an absorbent, a conductor, and is a natural antiseptic. All these abilities is what gives salt its spiritual value. Witch's Black Salt is used within the craft to absorb and then repel / ground negative spirits and energy. As such it is often used as a physical representation of the Witch's casted circle. It's also added to baths, floor washes, sachets, and magical blends such as casting powders. It can be scattered over a place, tool, or crystal, or any other item in need of spiritual or energetic cleansing. Activated charcoal is equally beneficial, as it works to absorb and flush toxins from the body. It's used to induce vomiting if poisonous material is consumed, and can be used as a cleansing agent on the skin and teeth. Likewise, activated charcoal can be used spiritually along the same lines. As such, the combination of Sea Salt and Charcoal make a powerful Black Salt mixture for the occult artes of the Witch. M A M A B E E ' S Black Salt is edible and ready for culinary use. However it can also be used as a base for a customized black salt blend unique to the Witch. To increase potency simply add essential oils, herbs, and ashes that correspond to your desired affects.
*note: once essential oils and other herbs have been added the salt may no longer be edible. Take care when ingesting herbs and essential oils as some are not recommended for consumption, may be poisonous, may have negative affects on pregnancy / breast-feeding, or may have drug interactions with other medications and other herbs.