05 February, 2015

The Sacred Healing Powers of Salt

For any sort of spiritual intrusion, energy loss, psychic attack, or power drain, the first recommended course of action is working with Salt.

Salt, chemically written as NaCl (sodium chloride)*, has many layers of healing properties. It is vitally important to our Oceans (which make up 75% of the planet Earth), and is representative of the Element of Earth in countless rituals, ceremonies, and religious offerings. Chemically, it is a balanced and stable compound, and when its chemical bonds break, it releases negatively charged ions. It is part of the mammalian body system, and certain levels must be maintained for heart function, electrolytes, brain chemistry, etc. Magically, it is a great energy neutralizer and banisher, and has been used in House Clearings, Psychopomp rituals, Office "resets", and Restorative rites.**

Personally, it is one of the best ways that humans can reset and re-balance their own energy fields. Salt baths and salt scrubs (such as in a shower) are excellent ways in which one can release the tensions and shadows of the workday. Many spiritual practitioners also use salt in their own ritual purification baths, both before and after great ceremonies. Salt helps to release built-up energy (whether positive or negative), and can help ground an over-abundance of psychic phenomena.

If you are struggling with "leaving work at work,"  or "feeling drained after difficult conversations with loved ones,"  then try a Salt Bath or use a Salt Scrub in the shower. There are many varieties, such as Sea Salt, Himalayan Salt, Hawaiian Black Salt, and regular Table Salt (without Iodine works best), but please make sure that it is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). It is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to restore one's self, and can also be good preparation before a Shamanic Healing Ceremony.

*Sodium Chloride (NaCl) is functionally different from Epsom Salts, which are Magnesium Sulphate (MgSO4). While Epsom Salts feel wonderful for muscle pain and spasm, they are a completely different "magickal substance,"  used for Auric/Higher Self workings. Sodium Chloride is much more effective for the specific uses of neutralizing energies within a home and within a body.

**Note: Salt should NEVER be used in Land Rituals or Land Clearings. It damages grass, plants, and soil, and can actually destroy the energetic state of an area (bringing it to "zero" instead of "neutral"; a major distinction).


  1. I have not seen the difference between NaCl and MgSO4 articulately this way, but it really captures the difference. Thank you!