Monday, September 6, 2010

The History of Red Brick Dust and "Reddening"

Red brick dust got it's beginning and associated power in an abandoned brick yard on Dumaine Street in New Orleans. This was common place for Voodou Queens to gather and hold ritual. Repeated police raids on the brickyard drove the practitioners to Bayou St.John and Lake Pontchartrain. It has been used by hoodoos for centuries to scrub their front steps in order to ward off curses, evil, and bad juju. Adding the dust to chamber lye (urine), ammonia, or vinegar is called "reddening" and used along with blueing, produces a very powerful effect with cleansing and protecting a home. I sell two such products below. Moma Sarah's Bluing and Red Brick Dust. To lay red brick dust around your home will keep those who wish to steal, or do any other harm from crossing, onto your property. Allegedly, evil can not step over the line of dust. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, get up before dawn without speaking to anyone and wash your doorstep with your own urine and water. When it dries, sprinkle this dust across the doorstep. To make the wash stronger, write the Name of the Captain of Police on paper, burn the Name-Paper to ashes, and add the ashes to your scrub water. For a money drawing dust, mix Red Brick Dust with cinnamon powder and brown sugar with water and scrub your doorstep inward for quick and continuous cash flow. This dust was made by myself with the help of my husband and daughter...who could not resist the fun of smashing it up! The road we live on was originally brick, some of the bricks were taken up and pavement laid. We have some of the bricks, printed nearly 100 years ago with the name of the company and city on them. They are real bricks, not concrete one's that are made now days. The dust has a lovely feel, weight, authenticity, and energy. The brick was ground in a counter-clockwise manner, to banish negativity, under the guise of the warriors Ogun and Ochossi for extra protection. This stuff works really well! I have used it to protect my home for years and it is hard to find authentic stuff that is affordable. Very versatile and unusual hoodoo ingredient.


  1. Just bought 4 things from your shop including the red brick dust and blue /... Great blog too.

  2. thank you and thanks for stopping by the shop! bless!