Hoodoo Hot Foot Powder: Banish Your Enemies

Hot Foot Powder is old reliable hoodoo magick used to drive an unwanted person to leave an area or the practitioner. It allows you to protect yourself from unwanted energies, individuals, and situations by making them leave. So if you wanted to keep bothersome workers, enemies, and undesirable visitors away, you’ve come to the right place!

Hot Foot Powder is derived from African foot-track magick that originally came to America through the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Its name takes root in the tradition of sprinkling the powder on the footsteps of someone that has walked away.

The good thing about making this powder is that the recipe is simple and its ingredients can be easily found in a nearby supermarket. Ready to keep pesky people away? Let’s make some Hot Foot Powder!

Hot Foot Powder Recipe

Recipe by Francisco Huanaco

Use this simple Hoodoo powder recipe to banish people from your life. Keep pesky people and enemies away with simple Magic.

You will need...

  • Tools
  • A glass jar - storage

  • Disposable gloves - handle the powder with care

  • A spoon - used to mix the ingredients together

  • Basic Ingredients
  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper

  • Additional Optional Ingredients
  • 1 tsp Activated Charcoal - to neutralize harmful energy

  • 1 tsp Habanero Powder - to banish

  • 1 tsp Red Sandalwood Powder - to purify and protect

  • 1 pinch Powdered Sulfur - to destroy a jinx (use sparingly!)

  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil - for making Hot Foot Oil instead of Powder


  • Put on your disposable gloves. This is very important! Working with these powders can be dangerous and you do not want to get them in your eyes. They can also be irritating to the skin. Please use caution.
  • Measure your ingredients and carefully add them to the jar. Hold the intention for each ingredient in your mind as you add it to the jar.
  • Mix the ingredients with your spoon and visualize removing your obstacle(s).
  • Seal the jar and store it in a cool dry place while you're not using it.
  • To activate the powder, pray over it while holding your intentions with the specific individual or situation in your mind.
  • Now you can use the activated powder according to your need in banishing spellwork or rituals.


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Warnings To Adhere To

  • Use disposable gloves or a spoon when handling the powder and keep it away from skin contact. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth while handling.
  • Do not use this powder or oil around children and small pets.
  • Do not use the powder as incense or ingest it.
  • Despite its magickal properties, it advised that this spellwork not be used for getting away from dangerous situations or individuals. If you are in danger, being harassed or stalked, you should reach out to your local authorities or call your emergency line.

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Using The Activated Hot Foot Powder

There are many ways to use the activated powder. While keeping your intentions in mind, you can sprinkle the powder in the area that your subject frequents or mix it with the dirt of their footsteps. Traditional Hoodoo practitioners advise you to turn your back after doing this and not look back!

In addition to this, you can protect your property by using the powder along entrances to your property. This can be along thresholds in your home, such as doors and windows, or the lines of your property where people might enter such as gates, driveways, and sidewalks. This will create a protective barrier.

For spellwork, the powder can be used to dress a black wax candle carved with the name of the individual you want to keep away. Burn the candle dressed with the Hot Foot Powder and keep your enemies away from you.

Good luck with your magick! You can get your neighbor to move out, get rid of that ex, or finally getting that annoying person out of your vicinity! In the end, there are many creative ways that one can work with this powder to keep themselves protected.

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