Mojo Bag How To Guide

Everything you need to make your own mojo bag

For videos showing how to make a mojo bag and how to make a petition paper, please visit my Hoodoo How To Videos page.

You can purchase the flannel bag and ingredients for making your own mojo bag by going to the Herbs page or you can purchase a ready-made Bona Fide Rootwork Mojo Bag kit, which includes the bag, the condition oil, the herbs and talismans for your intention and instructions, all put together personally for you by Madame Pamita. 

What is a Mojo Bag?

A Mojo Hand, Gris-Gris Bag or Toby Hand is a flannel bag filled with magical items designed to bring the desired objective to the person who wears it in a secret place – in the pocket, tucked in a brassiere, or pinned to the undergarments.

A mojo bag is traditionally made with a red flannel bag filled with a mix of herbs, minerals, curios, talismans and petition papers unique to your desire. When you order your mojo bag kit, I work with Spirit to determine which combination of items will be most effective for you. I will I then bless each of these items and ask the spirit of the item to work on your behalf.  

When you put together your mojo bag, you want to put a pinch of each herb in asking it to do its work for you. Remember that a pinch is all you need! A mojo bag is meant to be small, flat and easily worn in secret. It should not be a big overstuffed bean bag – so less is more!

Adding personal concerns to your mojo bag

If your mojo bag requires personal concerns (hair, nail clippings, or bodily fluids, for example), you may also add them and any petition paper you may have. The next step is to breathe into the bag, giving it life to work with you and for your intention. Finally, you tie the bag shut while praying over it and anoint it, or feed it, with a few spots of oil aligned with your intended outcome. 

How to care for your mojo bag

Your mojo bag should be treated with the utmost care and respect, as you would a powerful spirit or beloved pet. Give your mojo bag a name and speak to it to ask it to work on your behalf. For the first 7 days that you own it, you will keep it as close to you as possible, wearing it next to your skin and sleeping with it under your pillow only setting it aside when you shower, bathe or go swimming.

After 7 days, you may continue to wear it next to your skin, carry it in a pocket or purse or keep it in a special place and only carry it when you need its effects. About once a week, you will need to feed the mojo bag. Each mojo bag kit includes a full-sized bottle of oil to “feed” it. Feeding can be done by passing the mojo bag through incense or by dabbing it with five spots of a spiritual oil, whisky, Hoyt’s Cologne, or bodily fluids , as recommended in the personal instructions given to you by me. It is traditional to put a small amount of oil on your finger and touch the mojo bag in a five-spot pattern like the spots on the 5 side of a die – once in each of the four corners and once in the middle. 

Your mojo bag should never be seen or touched by anyone else. If it is seen by someone else, re-establish your connection to it by feeding it daily and wearing it next to your skin for 7 days.  Touching by another person will kill a mojo bag. If yours is touched, it should be remade or replaced. Once a year, you should have your mojo bag refreshed by a rootworker with a new bag and fresh herbs while keeping and reusing the hard talismans and curios. 


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2 thoughts on “Mojo Bag How To Guide

  1. Can you wear/use two mojo bags at the same time? Even if they are intended for different things?

    1. Yes – that’s a great thing to do if you have one mojo bag that you use all the time (for example, protection) and another that you use just once in a while (for example, gambling luck). If there are two things that you want all the time, you can get a custom mojo bag that incorporates both. – Pamita

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