When I was a kid my mother always made all this healthy bland tasting meal stuff, so I would douse it with spices and then got sick of having a ton of spice bottles to go thru on the table and started mixing my own bottle of special stuff.
And I labeled it Poison and then my dad used it one day and all hell broke loose. There then after my 3 brothers also used it and I found myself having to mix a spice bottle a week of it and my dad grilled on weekends and found it was just what he needed to kick his steaks, roasts and burgers over the top and when family came over and tasted his grilled meats the next thing I knew I was making tons of it.
Back then in the 60s it was easy to make since McCormick Charcoal Seasoning was sold then but now it is discontinued. So I had to remake it and I was lucky that I found an old bottle of it from back then and oddly enought it had my homemade label on the front saying Poison, but the back clearly showed the ingredients and I rebuilt it.
Now from what I understand this is called a Blackened Rub Seasoning Nowdays because of the color it gives, chit back then it was just good and still is !
1 tablespoon activated charcoal ( can be bought at health food stores, since it aides digestion and other health related things )
4 tablespoons garlic powder
4 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons lawry's seasoned salt
2 tablespoons ground celery seed
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon msg or accent
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/8 teaspoon ground dillweed
Mix with a wisht in a large bowl and bottle in a shaker holed large spice bottle
You can omit the msg/accent if your affraid or have alergeries
BTW To kick it up a notch just add some ground red pepper