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Powder Recipes!

Moolah Powder (Money Drawing)

  • Nutmeg
  • Clover
  • Cinnamon
  • Mint
  • Cinquefoil
  • Chamomile
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Lavender oil (a few drops)

Best time to make this powder: Full moon, Thursday

 

Aphrodite Powder (Love Drawing)

  • Dried apple skins
  • Dried pomegranate seeds
  • Cocoa powder
  • Dried hibiscus flower
  • Dried rose petals
  • Chamomile
  • Passionflower oil (a few drops)

Best time to make this powder: New Moon

 

Lucky Duck Powder

  • Clover
  • Star anise
  • Calamus
  • Cinnamon
  • High John
  • Bay leaves
  • Basil
  • Orange peel
  • Chamomile oil (a few drops)

Best time to make this powder: Waxing moon

 

Wild West Powder (Banishing)

  • Cloves
  • Black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Chili oil (a few drops)

Best time to make this powder: Waning moon

Note: Wash your hands thoroughly after handling this powder!

 

Pyramid Powder (Success)

  • Cinnamon
  • Frankincense
  • Chamomile
  • Ginger
  • High John
  • Lemon balm
  • Mustard seed
  • Sandalwood oil (a few drops)

Best time to make this powder: Waxing moon

 

Using Your New Powders

Combining powders: While trying to jam too many intentions into a spell will ensure it fails, using key powders together only strengthens intention by making your spell more specific. Using luck powder together with money powder would make a good gambling sachet. Using success powder together with money powder would focus more on business endeavors. Powders with similar ingredients have similar intentions and will go together more smoothly.

Adding cayenne pepper or sugar: As you can tell, I love chamomile. It gives a boost to any spell and its main use is manifesting success, hence why I use it a lot. Chamomile isn’t the only herb that can help a spell succeed though. Cayenne pepper can quicken results and sugar can sweeten them, or act as an attractant. That said, cayenne pepper is typically associated with “negative” spells, like banishing, and sugar is associated with “positive” spells, like love and money. While these are great additions to powders, you should be careful about your intention before adding them in an effort to limit wonky results

Candles: Dressing candles in powder, whether for spells or altar work, should be done with accompanying oil. I include oils in my powders because it adds a “lifeblood” element. However, I still recommend dressing candles with a carrier oil of your choice before dusting on the powder. Please be careful when burning oils. The candle flame usually burns through the oil quickly, but it can get out of control in a flash if not supervised.

Drawing: Pouring the powder on your altar or workspace in a specific pattern or shape to reinforce intent. A common shape used is a star, but depending on your spell or altar, these shapes are up to you.

Dressing: Things like lottery tickets, business contracts, job applications, money, love letters, and tax forms can all be dressed with specific powders to help bring desired outcomes. People even add powders to their clothing and skin, especially those seeking new relationships and luck.

Sprinkling: Until recently, I didn’t realize there was a right and wrong way to sprinkle powders. You are meant to walk backward while you do it, taking an odd number of steps. With banishing powder, it’s common to sprinkle it in the path of the person you wish to banish to send them away. With protection powders and money powders, you can sprinkle some powder in your doorways or in the soles of your shoes.

Sachets: These are great little bundles you can take anywhere and keep the herb magic with you. These can be used for spellwork on the go, or just little talismans in the vein of gris-gris bags, that you keep on your person to keep the powder working for you all day long.

Activating powders: I like activating the tools I use in spellwork and focusing their power, and powders are no different. However, though my preferred method of activation is with fire, obviously this would be difficult with powders. One way to achieve activation is charging the powder in sunlight. Another way is creating a sigil with the sentence of intention focusing on how the powder works for you, then adding the sigil’s ashes to the powder. So, if you wanted to use the luck powder, but “luck” is a little too broad for you, add some sigil ash to the powder with your line of intention being something like “this powder brings me luck in finding a job.”

 

Quick Powder Spells

Money drawing powder: Dress a green candle every Thursday with money powder and arrange 3 or 5 pyrite stones around this candle. Draw a money sigil on the candle and be sure to light this candle at the same time each week, redressing the candle as needed.

Love drawing powder: Light a red candle and dust a freshly cut rose with the powder, then float the rose in a bowl of water containing a few rose quartz and a pinch of sugar. When the candle has burned down, remove the petals from the rose and add them to the water. Let this water sit for a day (rose quartz included!) then strain, and collect only the water in a little jar. Keep this jar under your bed, or by a mirror that you use often.

Luck drawing powder: Add this powder to a sachet along with a piece of aventurine, amethyst, and jasper and leave outside in the sun for a day to charge. Each week, on the same day and at the same time, light some incense and waft the sachet occasionally in the smoke. Carry with you or keep by your desk.

Banishing powder: Take a picture of the person you’d like to banish or write this person’s name on a piece of paper. Fold this paper in half, adding a little powder in the crease, then fold it over again. Using a needle and black thread, pierce the paper through the middle once, then secure the entire little package with the black thread, wrapping around each edge, ensuring it can’t be opened or untied. Wet this paper thoroughly in a bowl of water, then hide it in the back of your freezer.

Success powder:  Dress a yellow candle in success powder and light. Place the Six of Wands and Eight of Wands side by side in front of the candle. Add a strand of hair (cut into short pieces) to the melting wax as the candle burns. Make a wish for the thing you want to succeed at, close your eyes, and blow out the candle.

Protips!

  • Do not ingest any of these powders.
  • Much like cayenne and sugar, I add basil to a lot of powders when I use them for spells and not to the main batch. Typically associated with love and money, basil is also protective. In my experience, basil is a very lucky herb and I’ve had a lot of success with it — especially when paired with tarot cards and salt. Although the dried stuff is easier to come by, freshly cut leaves work better.
  • Like I said earlier, powders are can be modified and though I consider these complete recipes, you can add or subtract ingredients to suit your needs. One of my favorite things to do is make a batch of the powder, and when I need a little for a spell, I add something personal to the mix just to put my “signature” on the powder — especially if something in my life is the focus of the spell. I usually use sunflower petals because I grow them , but anything that gives the powder your personal flavor will work. If the focus of your spell is another person, add something for them. Hair is an excellent choice if the person is willing!

Herbal Magic – Powders

Scattering herbs and powders is a common way of invoking the influence of the herbs to achieve your magical intent. They are dusted around places of business to improve sales, scattered in bedrooms to light the spark of love, and sprinkled over people to bless or protect them. Powders are particularly common in traditional American folk magic and hoodoo where there are hundreds of them in common use. They are a relatively easy product, scattering herbs are single herbs or blends that are spread around a home, store, property or other sort of place to produce a magical intent. Powders are finely ground dried herbs, mixtures of herbs, or oils added to a base of talcum powder. A coffee grinder is useful in grinding the herbs finely to make powders although you may use a mortar and pestle. You want the herbs truly powdered, a very fine mixture without large bits scattered through it.

cc30ac320e4d5782425bedd4d36fbf17Any recipe for oil may be made into a powder by adding the oil blend to a small quantity of unscented talcum powder. Most sachet blends may be made into powders by finely grinding them. I would avoid grinding those that have resins in them however since they gum up your coffee grinder. It is easier to purchase finely ground resins for use in powders than to grind them yourself. Consider also that some things will tend to stain items they are dusted on such as tumeric, saffron, dragon’s blood resin, and avoid them or use them only outside or on objects which won’t be damaged. Also, some resins leave a sticky residue when sprinkled such as pine. With most powders a light touch is preferred when sprinkling, if you can see a green path through your livingroom, you may have been a bit heavy handed.

Powders may be dusted onto your altar to enhance your magical workings, sprinkled onto ritual objects to strengthen the connection to your magical intent, or blown into the air to spread their magical influence through a room or place. You may add a protection powder to the casting of the circle ritual, sprinkling it around the sacred space. Using powders is something you will need to use your imagination for. If you plan to dust the powder on yourself it would be a good idea to test a bit of it on a small patch of skin to see if you may be allergic to any of it’s ingredients first. That love powder won’t work as well if you have hives!

Below there is a table that gives some traditional uses of scattering herbs and below that are some recipes for powders. They all must be dedicated to the magical intent through ritual to bring out their power. You should invoke their power via ritual and visualization with a proper consecration to your magical purpose, utilizing the appropriate day and time correspondences. This is important if you want them to work properly.

 

Herbs Traditionally Scattered for Various Magical Purposes

MAGICAL INTENT HERBS
Exorcism Avens, Bay, Black Pepper with Salt, Chili Pepper, Cumin, Garlic, Horehound, Horseradish, Hydrangea Bark, Lilac, Nettle, Pine Needles, Sandalwood, Tamarisk, Yarrow
Love Basil, Orris, Rose Petals, Vetivert, Witch Grass
Lust Deerstongue, Galangal, Periwinkle
Peaceful Home Dragon’s Blood, Dulse, Eryngo, Gardenia Blossoms, Lavender, Loosestrife, Meadowsweet, Olive Leaves, Passion Flower, Purslane, Rose Petals
Prosperity Alfalfa Ashes, Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange Peel, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Sarsaparilla
Protection Ague Root, Angelica, Ash Leaves, Barley, Basil, Betony, Buckwheat Flour, Burdock, Chamomile, Chili Pepper, Dragon’s Blood, Grain, Ivy, Mustard Seed, Tumeric
Purification Bay, Betony, Basil, Chili Pepper, Cumin, Dragon’s Blood, Horseradish, Loosestrife, Mint, Nettle, Sandalwood, Wintergreen

 

 

Some Recipes for Powders

For all of these recipes simply combine equal parts of each of the herbs called for and grind in your magical coffee grinder. 

Algiers Powder

This powder from Hoodoo is used to attract love by dusting the body with it before going out or for luck in gambling by dusting the hands before gambling. Vanilla Oil, Patchouli, Cinnamon.

Astral Travel Powder

A Wiccan powder intended to assist your attempts at astral projection. Sprinkle on the bedsheets before sleeping. Sandalwood, Mugwort, Cinnamon.

Aunt Sally Dream Powder

Another recipe from Hoodoo, this one is used for prophetic dreams by sprinkling on your sheets before going to bed. Licorice, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Corriander.

Bend Over Powder

Hoodoo has some interesting names for their preparations. This one is intended to send evil back to the sender, break hexes and make others

your bidding. Rose, Frankincense, Vetivert, Honeysuckle.

 

Blessed Powder

This is also from Hoodoo. The silver magnetic powder can be purchased at occult   stores. Lavender, Silver Magnetic Powder, Ylang Ylang, Musk.

 

Delight Powder

This Hoodoo powder is used to overcome inhibitions and increase pleasure when sprinkled on your lover. Sandalwood, Rose, Melon Oil.

Draw Back Powder

A single ingredient powder from Hoodoo that is to be sprinkled around your home to prevent anyone from hexing you and reverse all evil spells. Dragon’s Blood. Remember, this will stain.

Drawing Powder

A Hoodoo powder to attract good luck and assistance of all good spirits when performing magical work. Sprinkle on altar. Jasmine, Violet, Lavender.

Easy Wrath Powder

This Hoodoo powder is intended to eliminate hatred and anger in anyone you have pissed off. You sprinkle it on them, I suppose surreptitiously, since if they see you it may piss them off more! Ashes, Red Pepper, Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood.

Envy and Jealousy Powder

Intended to eliminate feelings of jealousy in people you want to get along with, this Hoodoo powder is to be sprinkled on their door. Bayberry, Vetivert, Sassafras, Arrowroot.

Exorcism Powder

This Wiccan powder is used to exorcise negativity from any area and protect it’s inhabitants. Basil, Frankincense, Rosemary, Yarrow, Rue.

French Love Powder

Not what it seems, this Hoodoo powder is for increasing psychic powers and producing prophetic dreams. Sprinkle on your sheets, on your tarot cards or rune stones, or dust some on yourself. Musk, Orris, Ambergris Oil, Vetivert.

Get Away Powder

Another Hoodoo powder, this one is to sprinkle in the path of anyone you want to stop bothering you. You can also sprinkle it on your window sills and front porch to get rid of the Salesmen, Mormons and Jehovahs Witnesses. Sulfur, Chili Powder, pinch of Asafotida.

Goddess of Love Powder

A Hoodoo powder to rub on your hands prior to meeting with a person you are “interested” in to encourage them to reciprocate your interest. Rose oil, Mint oil and Musk oil in a base of rose pink talc. Purchase colored talc at an occult supply or color your own with food coloring.

Happy Times Powder

This Hoodoo powder is used to change luck, reverse unfortunate circumstances and eliminate poverty. Sprinkle around your home. Orange Peel, Vanilla oil, Strawberry oil.

Happiness Powder

A Wiccan powder designed to bring joy and lift your spirits. Create a circle by sprinkling the powder and sit within it while visualising the powers of the herbs filling you with positive feelings. Lavender, Catnip, Marjoram.

Health and Healing Powder

Wiccan powder intended to cure illness, and maintain health. Can be used with blue candles in a healing ritual or sprinkled in the ill persons bedroom. Eucalyptus, Myrrh, Thyme, Allspice.

Inspiring Powder

Hoodoo morale booster for those who need confidence and inspiration. Sprinkle on the person to increase their creativity, optomism and confidence. Pine, Lily, Hyacinth, Clove.

Isis Powder

A Hoodoo powder to increase determination, will power and concentration. Orris Root, Sweet Flag oil.

Jalop Powder

The best of the Hoodoo blessing and protection powders. Galangal, Rosemary, Jalop (High John the Conqueror), Orris.

Jinx Removing Powder

Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder all around the inside of your home to remove hexes, curses and evil spells and protect all who live there. Mint, Wintergreen. Best when combined with sprinkling Chamomile outside the house and on the front and back door sills.

Jury Winning Powder

For this Hoodoo powder to work you have to sprinkle some on the Judges seat and in the jury box, hard to do, or around a purple candle in a protection ritual, easy to do. You pick. Hydrangea, High John the Conqueror, Low John (Galangal), Asafotida (smells bad).

Jyoti Powder

A Hoodoo powder used for financial gain, purification, and overcoming hexes. Sprinkle powder around your home. Galangal, Nasturtium Seeds, Patchouli.

Kindly Spirit Powder

Use this Hoodoo powder when you want others to like and sympathize with you. Can be included in rituals to end loneliness and make friends. Lily, Hyacinth, Lemon.

Kyoto Powder

Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder on the head of anyone seeking healing of an illness, overcoming bad luck or just looking to have a more positive outlook. Orris, Vanilla, Clove, Lavender.

Lost and Away Powder

This Hoodoo powder is used to get rid of someone. Sprinkle in their path, where they will walk, or on your front porch. Dirt from a crossroad, Mistletoe, Sulfur, Orris, Sage.

Love Powder

Sprinkle this Wiccan powder on yourself, your bedsheets, and in the bedroom when that special person is coming over or when you want to meet a special person. Yarrow, Ginger, Rose Petals, Basil, Lavender.

Love Powder

Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder on the newlyweds before they leave for their honeymoon to increase understanding and bring peace and love. Gardenia, Lilac, Muguet (Lily of the Valley), Lily.

Luck Around Business Powder

Use this Hoodoo powder to bring in new customers and increase business. The Gold Sand can be purchased at an Occult Supply. Gold Sand, Frankincense, Heliotrope oil.

Luck Powder

Sprinkle this Wiccan powder around your home or on yourself to bring about a positive change and remove any negative energies. Vetivert, Calamus, Nutmeg, Allspice.

Lucky Mystic Powder

A Hoodoo powder to bring prophetic dreams, increase psychic ability and give clairvoyance.  Silver magnetic sand, Basil oil, Vetivert oil.

Lucky Powder

Despite it’s name, this Hoodoo powder is intended to stop infidelity from starting or continuing in a marriage. Supposedly if the person is truly in love with the “other” woman or man it won’t work, but if it’s just for the sex it will. Lime, Orange, Peach Blossom oil, Melon oil, in a base of yellow talc.

Money Drawing Powder

This Hoodoo powder protects against financial loss, and attracts money and material things. Sprinkle around the home, in the wallet or around your business. Frankincense, Heliotrope, Tonka, Gold magnetic sand.

Money Powder

A Wiccan powder to use like the Hoodoo one above. Cedar, Patchouli, Galangal, Ginger.

Mount Powder

Odd name for this Hoodoo powder intended to give you added physical strength, vitality and enthusiasm. Rub it on your arms and legs or sprinkle it on your altar during ritual. Basil, Rum, Bay, Thyme, Aloe.

Musk Love Powder

This Hoodoo powder gives the shy confidence, persistence, and will power. A strong attractant for use by women and gay men. Musk oil, Violet or Orris oil, Vetivert.

Obitsu Powder

A powerful Hoodoo uncrossing powder which removes hexes and protects. Jasmine, Violet, Citronella.

Peaceful Home Powder

Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder around your home if you have been fighting with your partner, or the house is upset and chaotic to calm things down again. Lemon, Rose, Lilac.

Prosperity Powder

Rub this Hoodoo powder on your hands, sprinkle around your home or business, or circle a green candle in a prosperity ritual. Allspice, Patchouli, Myrrh, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, Orris, Orange Peel.

Prosperity Powder

A Wiccan powder to attract money and material blessings. Sprinkle around the home or business. Sassafras, Cinnamon, Pine, Basil.

Protection Powder

Wiccan powder to protect against all sorts of clamaties and negative influences. Sprinkle around the outside of your house to act as a barrier. Dragon’s Blood, Sandalwood, Salt.

Protection Powder

This Hoodoo powder is used to protect against hexes, negativity, bad moods, you name it. Sprinkle it around your home and in your bedroom. Vetivert, Vervain, Galangal, Peppermint, Rue, Cinnamon.

Protection Powder

Another Wiccan protection powder to use inside your home. May be used for individual protection by creating a circle of it and standing within. Visualise the wall of protection being created around yourself and feel yourself being bathed in the warm protective embrace of the herbs power. This ritual can be done daily if desired. Mugwort, Dill, Juniper, Frankincense, Cumin.

Psychic Ability Powder

Increase your psychic powers with this Hoodoo powder which can be used when doing readings, at seances, when meditating or sprinkled on the sheets to have prophetic dreams. Mastic, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, Clove, Myrrh.

Psychic Power Powder

A Wiccan powder to sprinkle as above to increase your psychic and clairvoyant abilities. Yarrow, Eyebright, Lemongrass, Mugwort, Rose Petals.

Quitting Powder

This Hoodoo powder is intended to make married members of the opposite sex leave you alone and prevent people from attacking you. Tobacco ashes, Nutmeg, Cinnmon, Powdered Newsprint.

Red Rose Powder

A Hoodoo powder to overcome hatred between former friends and associates. Sprinkle on the person or where they will be, or use in a ritual. Rose, Mint.

Separation Powder

This Hoodoo powder is used to break up with someone either a relationship or a business associate. It creates animosity. Chili powder, Cinnamon, Galangal, Black Pepper, Iron Filings, Vetivert

Spiritual Vibrations Powder

Wiccan powder to sprinkle before conducting ritual or meditating to raise the spiritual vibrations of the area and the people present. Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh.

Stay at Home Powder

Another powder to end infidelity on the part of your partner and make them stay at home instead. You dust it on yourself before going to bed with them. I don’t know how to pulverize a bedsheet, sorry. Clove, Allspice, Deerstongue, Mullein, Sage, Pulverized Bedsheet.

Thief Powder

This is a Hoodoo powder to discover who has stolen something from you. You sprinkle it around the scene of the crime and the thief will be revealed to you. Galangal, Vetivert, Poke Root, Hydrangea.

Untruthful Powder

Rub this Hoodoo powder on your hands and then touch someone you feel is lying to you. They will be forced to apologise and stop lying, if they are that is. Mint, Rose, Nutmeg.

Venus Powder

Sprinkled on your clothes this Hoodoo powder makes you more attractive to the opposite sex and attracts a lover. Rose oil, Lavender oil, Violet oil, Musk oil, Amber oil, in a base of pink talc.

Versitile Powder

A useful Hoodoo powder to make you more adaptable, creative, quick thinking and increase your potential for success. Rum, Peach Blossom, Lilac, Cinnamon.

Wishbone Powder

This Hoodoo powder helps your dreams and wishes to come true. Sprinkle on yourself before going to bed or meditating, or use in rituals designed to achieve your dreams. Sandalwood, Orris, Allspice, Deerstongue, Musk.

Ya Ya Powder

Increases fertility, helps a woman become pregnant or prevent a miscarrige, and increases male sexual potency. Sprinkle on yourself prior to the event, or regularly depending upon why you are using it. Khus Khus (Vetivert), Cinnamon, Sage, Rose.