2. You can sprinkle blessed salt under the bed, in corners of your home, etc., for spiritual protection.
3. You can carry a small vial of blessed salt while traveling or in your car – again, for spiritual protection.
4. A priest can use properly blessed/exorcised salt to make exorcised Holy Water. (If you keep some exorcised salt on hand, you can have it on hand if/when you ask a priest to bless Holy Water for you according to the Roman Ritual. This way, you save him time and make his job a little easier, since each blessing is particular and priests are busy men!).
*It’s important not to be superstitious about this, but, rather, in due deference, to make use of your blessed salt without becoming paranoid about it. That being said, if we admit that we are in spiritual warfare, why wouldn’t we want to make use of the tools and prayers of the Church which would better equip us to protect ourselves? So, there is a healthy, balanced approach you must take with the use of blessed salt, as with any other sacramental. Avoid scrupulosity and obsessive worry over these things, remain in a state of grace, stay close to the Sacraments and to Our Lady. These basics must always take precedence in your heart, your mind, and your prayer life, above and before your use of Sacramentals.
Four Additional Bible Verses About Salt:
Leviticus 2:13-14 ~“Whatsoever sacrifice thou offerest, thou shalt season it with salt, neither shalt thou take away the salt of the covenant of thy God from thy sacrifice. In all thy oblations thou shalt offer salt.”
Numbers 18:19 ~ “All the firstfruits of the sanctuary which the children of Israel offer to the Lord, I have given to thee and to thy sons and daughters, by a perpetual ordinance. It is a covenant of salt for ever before the Lord, to thee and to thy sons.”
Job 6:6-7 ~ “Can something tasteless be eaten without salt, Or is there any taste in the white of an egg? “My soul refuses to touch them; They are like loathsome food to me.“
Luke 14:34-35 ~“Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill; men throw it away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
You can ask your pastor or any priest to bless salt for you.
Ask him to use this rite below, which includes exorcism prayers, and your salt will be a powerful sacramental that you can use for spiritual protection. I would recommend that you copy and print out these prayers and bring them to your priest along with the salt you’d like him to bless, since oftentimes he won’t have this ritual on hand or committed to memory.
Rite from the Roman Ritual
(Priest vests in surplice and purple stole)
P: Our help is in the name of the Lord. R: Who made heaven and earth.
Exorcism and Blessing of Salt
P: O salt, creature of God, I exorcise you by the living (+) God, by the true (+) God, by the holy (+) God, by the God who ordered you to be poured into the water by Elisha the prophet, so that its life-giving powers might be restored. I exorcise you so that you may become a means of salvation for believers, that you may bring health of soul and body to all who make use of you, and that you may put to flight and drive away from the places where you are sprinkled; every apparition, villainy, turn of devilish deceit, and every unclean spirit; adjured by him who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.
P: Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, we humbly implore you, in your immeasurable kindness and love, to bless (+) this salt which you created and gave to the use of mankind, so that it may become a source of health for the minds and bodies of all who make use of it. May it rid whatever it touches or sprinkles of all uncleanness, and protect it from every assault of evil spirits. Through Christ our Lord.