Grandpa's Dried Herbs
Salt Peter ~ Potassium Nitrate
Magical Herbs - Herbal Incense
Although not actually an herb, Salt Petre is widely used in western magick and hoodoo. It is actually a mineral, used as a component to make gun powder, in sausage making, in some plant foods, and in most cigarettes. It should NOT BE INGESTED and should be stored properly*. Salt peter is also used as burning agent for incense, herbs, etc., and to make incense papers.
*Although it is used in food production, Salt peter (potassium nitrate) can cause heart / blood pressure issues, if too much is ingested. It should also be stored in a cool dry place, away from any heat source. It can flash ignite when in contact with flame or extreme heat.
In magic, Saltpeter is used in protection, love, and money spells. Once upon a time, women fed salt peter to their mate to keep them from wandering. This is NOT suggested for health safety reasons, noted above. For protection a pinch is placed at the 4 corners of the home. The same can be done to keep the mate home, but we do not recommend it, for ethical reasons. Your mileage may vary.
A Protection Bath:
Boil approximately 1 quart of water. Add 1/2 cup epsom salts, 1/4 cup sea salt, and 1 to 2 tablespoon salt peter to the water, stir well, then remove from heat. Place 1/2 to 1 cup rosemary in a mill cloth bag or cheese cloth and add to the hot water. Stir all. Allow to steep in the water for about 15-20 minutes. Stir once more. Then pour the herbal water into your bath water, for a protection bath. Picture the protective energy of the herbs and salts protecting your body and aura from all negativity.
Check the water temperature, before entering the tub!
Our granulated Salt Peter comes in a 2 oz. zipper bag, in similar packaging to the picture, with various metaphysical information on the back. We do our best to bring you fresh dried herbs that are non-irradiated, and wildcrafted or organically grown. We always try to provide the freshest dried herbs available to us. All bag sizes are approximate and packaging may vary on occasion.
Please do read the disclaimer, at the bottom of the page, before purchasing any herbal products from us. Be sure to check out out our specials, for any dried herbs that may be on sale!
Quantity discounts, if available, are listed above. These apply to this item, only, and may not be combined with items of a similar type to get the discount. If no quantity discount is shown, above, none is available.