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Please Bugger Off Powder

Please Bugger Off Powder

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When you need somebody to go away but you don't want the heat and agitation that Hot Foot formulas introduce into the equation. If your target is volatile, has anger issues, etc., or if you are going to remain in each other's lives but you just need them to move out of your damn house, situations like that are what Please Bugger Off is for. You aren't trying to run them crazy, you just need your space and need to keep the peace at the same time.

My powders are made with finely ground herbs and dressed with essential oils in an all-natural, non-talcum base. They are made to draw sigils or symbols on your altar, to sprinkle around target areas for folks to walk in, to add a pinch to shoes, pockets, carpets, and the like, to add to a mojo bag or spell jar, etc.

It is traditional to call your target’s name, and/or speak (or at least murmur) your petition or pray as you deploy them, and in cases where you need the target to walk on them, you should mix them with some local dirt so they blend in.

They aren’t cosmetics, aren’t made in accordance with cosmetic industry guidelines for ingredients or labeling, are not talcum-based, and will be grittier/coarser than talcum-based powders. They have actual powdered herbs in them, and if you think about it for a second you will realize that actual powdered herbs often don’t make good cosmetics.

So if you are expecting a powder that is as finely ground as a cosmetic and that will make your skin really smooth, you will be disappointed with my powders. Some people do make talcum-based powders, which are quite traditional; it’s my non-talcum powders that are actually the less traditional version, but I have health reasons for not using them or making them.

For the traditional formulas that actually need a mineral component for various reasons, I use something besides talcum to meet this traditional requirement (often cosmetic-grade mica powder, which can be had in various colors these days and thus serve double duty as a coloring agent).

Read more about the history and theory behind hoodoo powders, how to use them, and about my approach to them via the Education section.


  • Corked Bottle: Glass vial/bottle shape may vary depending on my supplier, but these will contain 1/2 oz by weight. In some cases that might mean the vial/bottle will not appear to be full since some containers are designed to leave headroom and since contents can settle during shipping. But these are packed by weight, not volume, so you're getting the full ounce by weight no matter the size and shape of the vial/bottle.
  • Small Bag: Resealable plastic bag contains 1 oz.
  • Medium Bag: Resealable plastic bag contains 3 oz.


USAGE: Powders are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics and they are not food. Do not sprinkle them on food; that's not how hoodoo powders work. Yes, people ask me this. If you need suggestions on how to use oils, powders, and bath crystals in the conjure tradition, see the Education link up top.


    HANDLING TIMES: Please note published handling times, which start at 5-10 business days; will be longer for large, customized, and international orders; and are estimates only. I do custom work, not mass production, and personal attention takes time. I want you to love what you get from our shop, and I think you will if you value quality and authenticity. But if quick shipping is a higher priority for you, we'll probably both be happier if you shop elsewhere. 

    I make all my formulas in tiny batches with personal attention at every step, and I stock only what I know I can use within a certain shelf life. That means I can have unexpected runs on ingredients that I need to reorder or that I have to go to the back two acres and dig up more of a root I need to make your item. Hardly anything is sitting on a shelf waiting to be popped into an envelope. The payoff for your patience is that you get fresh blends and fresh products, made by hand the old fashioned way, by a traditional rootworker with 35 years of experience.

    Also, I live in the middle of nowhere and I have to expect time-sucking delays as par for the course, like the internet going down 'cause a cow broke the line, stuff like that. So if you must have an item by a certain date, you need to write me first to see whether I can meet your expectations rather than assuming (or demanding). See the Shipping/Handling page for details.

    USAGE: Powders are for prayer and ritual use; they are not cosmetics or perfumes. While some customers do use some powders on the skin, they are careful to do a skin test first, since they know that all-natural does not equal hypoallergenic. If you need suggestions on how to use powders in the conjure tradition, see the Education link up top.  *Do not use this powder on the skin*

    LEGALESE:  As required by law, all items are sold as curios to preserve and teach the traditions of folklore and popular religion. I don't sell anything I don't use myself, though, and quite a few customers over the years have sworn by my traditional formulas since I started selling them in 2002.

    MORE INFO / KEEP IN TOUCH: Visit our blog for more information on various spiritual products and their uses, plus over ten years' worth of articles about folklore and conjure. You can also sign up for our mailing list to get the latest news and subscriber-only goodies.

    By using this site, you are stating that you understand and agree to our Terms of Service, which include the following highlights:
    • handling times start at five business days minimum for all items  (excludes weekends and holidays)
    • posted handling times are estimates, not guarantees, and will vary depending on order size and amount of customization involved
    • all sales are final; we do not accept returns
    • any refunds must be initiated by us; chargebacks are considered theft
    • we will send a personal acknowledgment email within 48 business hours of receiving your payment to let you know your order has entered processing, after which it cannot be modified or canceled
    • we will send a notification email when we purchase your shipping label for your packaged order, so when it's ready to ship, you know as soon as we know
    • we are not able to provide updates during order processing beyond these two emails
    • any unusual issues affecting handling times will be announced on our website and social media channels
    See the TOS page for more details.


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