How to Use Candles for Spell work

How to Use Candles for Spell work

One great thing about spell work is that you can use candles. People love candles and they love the idea of fire magic. This is a way that you can take your energy and you can focus on what you want, and you can send it to the universe. When you need to get rid of something, fire magic can also burn those things away for you.

Candles are something that you can use when you do spells on their own, but you can also do things to make the spell stronger.

Dressing a Candle

Dressing a candle when you want to do spells means that you put something on the candle. Many people will use herbs or oils and they will rub it on the candle while they focus on the intentions that they are sending to the universe. This makes the spell much more powerful.

How to Dress a Candle when Doing a Spell

Here are some tips to help you dress a candle when doing a spell:


You have to start by cleansing your candle. You can rub it with salt, do smudging or you can use a sound bowl. Do whatever your intuition tells you to cleanse your candle.


Rub oil on your candle while you are focusing on what you want in your life.


Once you put oil on your candle you can choose what you want to do next. If you want to add herbs, you can roll the candle in the herbs of your choices. Make sure that you continue to focus on your intentions.

Herbs and Oils for Candle Dressing

There are different oils you can use such as coconut or sunflower oil to dress your candle. This is a way that the herbs can stick to the candle.

If you want to use a different oil, you can use essential oils to help with your spell. You can buy small amounts of the oils that you want to use, and you can find them almost anywhere.

The same thing is for herbs, when you are wanting to dress a candle, you don’t need to buy a big amount of herbs but just stick with a small amount of the kind you want to use.

Pleasure Spells

You can use orange candles and these oils and herbs:

  • Sage
  • Lavender
  • Rose petals
  • Flower petals
  • Ginger
  • Sandalwood
  • Calendula

Abundance Spells

You can use a green, gold, or brown candle and these oils and herbs:

  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Basil
  • Frankincense

Creativity Spells

You can use orange, blue, purple, or yellow candles and these oils and herbs:

  • Tangerine
  • Angelica
  • Verbena
  • Bay Leaves
  • Peppermint

Intuition Spells

You can use a silver, blue or purple candle and these oils and herbs:

  • Sage
  • Myrrh
  • Rose petals
  • Mugwort
  • Chamomile

Protection Spells

You can use a blue, brown, or black candle and these oils and herbs:

  • Juniper
  • Comfrey
  • Mugwort
  • Cypress
  • Clove
  • Mullen

Releasing Spells

You can use a pink, orange or red candle and these oils and herbs:

  • Ylang-ylang
  • Cardamon
  • Fennel
  • Yarrow
  • Oregano
  • Jasmine


  1. The detailed explanations on how to dress a candle and the corresponding herbs and oils for different spells are quite informative. It would be interesting to explore the historical and cultural origins of these practices.

  2. This article offers a comprehensive guide on candle magic. However, I wonder if there are scientific studies that explore the psychological effects of rituals like these.

  3. The categorization of spells and the recommended herbs and oils for each type is quite methodical. It raises the question of how different cultures might have variations in these practices.

    • That’s a good point, Buck. It would be fascinating to compare these practices with similar rituals in other cultures to see the commonalities and differences.

    • I agree. Understanding the cultural context of these rituals could provide deeper insights into their significance and why certain colors or herbs are preferred.

  4. The concept of dressing a candle by using oils and herbs to enhance the spell is well-explained. It would be helpful to understand the symbolic meanings behind the chosen colors and ingredients.

  5. The method of using candles for various spells, along with the specific herbs and oils, provides a structured approach for practitioners. This could be very beneficial for those new to the practice.


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