About the Candles
Practical Witch intention candles are created by your Witcharista, Friday Gladheart, in small batches of one to five at a time. Aromatherapy, folklore, tradition, and modern scientific research come together to create these superior tools to help you work with energy.
These candles are made with clean-burning, organic, non-GMO soy wax and are environmentally friendly. We use toxin-free wood wicks purchased from their inventors (supporting women-owned businesses). All the ingredients are meticulously selected to align with your intention. Select the candle that matches your goals. Then just focus your will and intent, and light your candle or use it in your spell or ritual.
Natural essential oils (over a half ounce in each candle!), herbs, botanicals, resins, stones, and crystals are expertly selected to work together synergistically to help focus your intentions. They come in an 8 ounce black metal pot that is great on the altar or on the go. Each candle burns for 30 to 40 hours.
Made for Burning! The herbs and botanicals are added for their natural powers. Unlike decorative "pre-dressed" candles, these are made to be burned without flare ups when the herbs catch on fire. These are a practical, "candle-first" designs, instead of "pretty Instagram post first" designs that never burn properly.
Select Your Intention
Dreams & Visions
This candle is well suited to communication with spirits and for encouraging visions. Use before bed to increase lucid dreaming. (Don't leave it burning while you sleep.) Helps you perceive other energies and entities.
Contains: Mugwort, Wormwood, Damiana, Frankincense, Lavender, Elder, and Skullcap with many essential oils and a tumbled Amethyst stone.
Scent: Complex herbal-woodsy with sacred resins. - Color: Purple
Notes: When you order, Friday may feel a different stone would suit your needs better and instead of amethyst you may have celestite, blue kyanite, sodalite, or lapis lazuli.
Purification & Cleansing
Clears the yuck out of an area! An exceptional cleansing candle for eliminating negative energy and baneful influences. This candle leaves a peaceful and balanced protection to prevent re-infestation of yuck.
Contains: Rosemary, Hyssop, Sage, Cedar, Lavender, Copal, Juniper, Frankincense, many essential oils, and a clear quartz crystal collected at the Practical Witch sanctuary.
Scent: Fresh herbal-balsam-cedar. - Color: White with pale, silvery, blue-green shimmer
Protection & Warding
This candle offers powerful protection from energy attacks, both intentional and unintentional. It helps prevent gossip and jealousy from affecting your life, and provides a strong shield that supplements your will.
Contains: Angelica, Star Anise, Fern, Ash Tree Wood, Holly, Juniper, Rosemary, Oak, Dragon's Blood, A thorn from a lemon tree, with many essential oils, a Glass Evil Eye bead, and a large Black Tourmaline Crystal
Scent: Complex woods and sacred resins - incense-like - Color: White with blue shimmer
Notes: This candle will prevent spells and energy work from "sticking". Don't burn this candle if you have people sending you energy or doing energy or spell work for you, including Reiki.
Banishing & Exorcism
This candle is for tossing the critters out and removing hexes. When you need to get rid of stubborn infestations or need to remove a curse, this is the candle for you.
Contains: Elder, Basil, Rue, Copal, Henna, Marigold, High John the Conqueror Root, Rosemary, Yarrow, Patchouli, Dragon's Blood, Frankincense, Sage, many essential oils and Citrine crystal pieces and Black Tourmaline sand.
Scent: Complex Herbal-Resinous - Color: White with gold shimmer
Notes: Use for three days in a row. Begin during the waning moon or at least three days after the full moon. On the first day let it burn for 2 hours. On the second day burn it for 1 hour. On the third day burn it for at least 30 minutes. After these three days, burn whenever desired. Make sure it is completely burned before the next full moon.
Money & Prosperity
For better luck and opportunities! This candle is designed to increase your chances of having prosperity come into your life. Light it every night during during the waxing moon to back-up your mundane actions. This is great for use before applying for jobs, to have people pay back their debts to you, or for the occasional "surprise" money in the mail or found in parking lots.
Contains: High John the Conqueror Root, Irish Moss, Cinnamon, Basil, Cloves, Mint, Bay, 24 Karat Gold Flakes, Aventurine stone, Pyrite sand, Citrine crystal chips, shredded U.S. currency, with many essential oils and more.
Scent: Fresh Green-Herbal - Color: Green
This is a success and victory style candle created to help things grow! You decide what area of your life needs that growth. Use it for new business ventures, new projects, garden fertility, pregnancy (if that is your intent), and fresh starts after trauma or drama. This candle is also good to help justice prevail in court cases. This candle clears the way to victory.
Contains: High John the Conqueror, Hawthorn, Galangal, Ginger, Solomon’s Seal, Bergamot, Calendula, Poppy Seeds, Bay, Clover, with many essential oils and a tumbled Carnelian stone
Scent: Fruit and Fresh Herbs - Color: Yellow with Orange shimmer
Notes: This candle is created for you on the New Moon and may take a few extra days to arrive depending on the moon phase when you order. Please send Friday a note if this candle will be for fertility such as pregnancy. A moonstone may be used instead of a carnelian, depending on your situation.
Calm & Meditation
A great all-purpose altar candle for meditation, study, and harmony. It creates an atmosphere of focus and calm.
Contains: Sandalwood, Cedar, Holy Basil (Tulsi), Rosemary, Saffron, Chamomile, with many essential oils and Clear Quartz Crystal collected at the Practical Witch Sanctuary
Scent: Very light scent of woods and herbs - Color: White with Purple Shimmer and an orange “bloom” from the saffron flower threads
Love & Friendship
This candle is for self-confidence and self-love as well as to encourage growth of friendship new and old. It is a great candle for encouraging peace and harmony in existing relationships, and for recovering from toxic relationships.
Contains: Lemon Peel, Vanilla Bean, Orange Peel, Rose Petals, Rosemary, with many essential oils and a tumbled Rose Quartz stone.
Scent: Creamy Sugar and Citrus - Color: Pink
Love & Romance
"Get ya some!" This candle is for increasing sexual attraction and expression. It is great for established couples looking for an infusion of passion, or for finding a new physical connection with someone.
Contains: Cinnamon, Rose, Patchouli, Ginger, Lavender, Hibiscus, Passion Flower, with many essential oils and Garnet sand or a large Garnet Crystal, and a tumbled Rhodonite stone.
Scent: Warm woodsy with light musk - Color: Red
Divination & Foresight
Excellent for all forms of divination. Set the energy and intent before your next tarot or oracle reading. Light your candle on the table when you are reading tea leaves, scrying, or casting runes. This candle stimulates the mind and can also be used to enhance study. I use one whenever I’m studying my Craft.
Contains: Mugwort, Rosemary, Yarrow, Star Anise, Holy Basil (Tulsi), Frankincense, Sage, Scotch Pine, Lavender, Copal, Mastic, with many essential oils and a tumbled Amethyst stone.
Scent: Bright herbs and resins with light citrus top note - Color: Yellow with orange shimmer
Created with herbs and oils sacred to the Goddess. Use to help connect with this Goddess, or for devotion and offering.
Contains: Wormwood, Dandelion, Lavender, Mugwort, Vetiver, Myrrh, Cypress, Mandrake, Mullien, Lily of the Valley, with many essential oils, black Tourmaline sand, and a small metal key.
Scent: Dark herbs, woods, fougère – Color: White with dark purple shimmer
How to Use
Your personal tradition may include casting a circle or invocations and you may begin with these as desired. When you are ready, sit comfortably and hold your candle while you focus your will and intention. Place the candle in front of you and light it. You may say or chant a prayer or words of power according to your tradition and intuition. Gaze into the wax and flame as the candle melts and burns as you continue to focus on your intention for several minutes. End your focusing session with "so mote it be", "it is done", or other words of power. As your candle burns, your intentions are sent out into the universe.
Allow your candle to burn for a while (at least 30 minutes). You don't need to sit in front of it the entire time, but whenever you see the lit candle reaffirm your intentions. Use the metal lid to extinguish your candle. Repeat daily as necessary or until the candle is gone.
Re-Use Your Stones, Amulets, & Talismans
Most intention candles come with a stone, crystal, amulet, or talisman. These are usually on top of the candle but are sometimes hidden inside it. When your candle is done, you can carry this keepsake with you, or cleanse it and re-use it indefinitely for other intention work and spells.
Re-Use Your Candle Pot
The black metal pot your candle comes in makes a great container for incense cones and resin, cotton swabs, incense charcoals, and other small items. To re-use your container just warm it up to 180° to 200° in your oven or by pouring hot water over the outside of the lidded pot. Once any remaining wax is melted just wipe it out with a paper towel. Now that the wax is removed, just wash in hot soapy water.
What you need to know about Practical Witch Candles
All Practical Witch Apothecary candles are made from organic, vegan, non-GMO soy wax and essential oils. Herbs, stones, charms, amulets, talismans, spices, crystals and other items are included for their power and practicality, not just for pretty decoration. Of course they are also excellent for natural aromatherapy.
These candles are designed above all other considerations, to burn properly and to be used in spells, magic, and rituals and are poured during the appropriate Moon phase and planetary hour.
Candles are made in very small batches, usually one to five at a time. This allows Friday Gladheart (your Witcharista) to give full focus to the quality of each candle.