An incense cone/stick to burn (I used frankincense for protection and purification) Rose quartz chip (encourages self love and aids emotional healing) Lavender (healing) Peppermint (protection and healing) Rosemary Incense ashes Sea Salt
A white candle to seal the bottle
Start by burning the incense to purify the space. Add all ingredients while focusing on your intent and visualizing your negativity and pain being put into the bottle. Light the candle, close and seal the bottle.
A bottle to promote harmony and love in a relationship.
Salt for a fresh, clean foundation
Lavender for a calm love
Passion Flower to inspire harmony and friendship between both partners
Rosemary to inspire both partners to keep a youthful outlook on love and the relationship
Cumin to inspire fidelity
Ginger to keep passion for one another
Basil to remind each other to forgive and communicate
Sage/ Sandalwood to promote manifestation of wishes both partners have for the future, each other and their relationship
Mint to remind both partners to keep things fresh and be inspired to try new things and have fun
Marjoram to strengthen love between both partners
I had a rather large heart bottle waiting to be used, so I decided to make a bottle to remind me and my partner of some important parts of our relationship. The idea with this bottle is to put it somewhere visible. Every time you or your partner sees the bottle, they’ll be reminded of what it stands for. It’s meant to embody key points of a good relationship.
Because it’s such a large bottle, there are quite a few ingredients in this one. You could certainly trim the list down! Added to that, mine contains a lot of lavender compared to other ingredients. I was trying to fill space! I also added magenta and red glitter to catch my eye and be a little more visually stimulating. For those adding glitter, a combination of big glitter and fine glitter works best. The fine glitter dusts the glass and it looks more obvious in person.
I also personally added a taglock from both myself and my partner. I certainly don’t think it’s required, and I don’t often used taglocks, but I felt moved to use it in this particular bottle.
I used both loose sage and a sandalwood oil for the purpose of manifesting wishes for the relationship. My partner and I often dream of going places or how our future will be, so I decided two different ingredients were appropriate for the one purpose that has a lot of meaning in our relationship. Be careful with the oil. Use only a drop or so if you can help it. It will clump up some of the herbs and can make the whole thing less visually appealing (if you’re going for the look as much as the intention).
If you make your own version of this, or have any thoughts on it, I’d love to hear what you guys think!
In the early times, Witch Bottles were designed to protect homes against malicious witchcraft. They were commonly made around Samhain to protect the home from evil spirits. The witch bottle was commonly made up of glass, pottery, pins and nails. Sometimes, the maker would include his own urine to link the magick to the home and the family with in it. They were used as far back as the 1600’s! Witch Bottles are said to be of English origin.
Purpose of the Witch Bottle:
The Witch Bottle provides the home with protection from negative entities, the evil eye, or any malevolent spells by sending the negativity back to it’s caster.
How to make one:
Step 1: Find a Glass Bottle or Jar.
Step 2: Decorate the bottle with ribbons, feathers, charms, and crystals that are associated with protection.
Colors that symbolize protection: Black, White, Blue, Red
Charms that symbolize protection: Horseshoes, arrowheads, eye of horus, four leaf clover, snakes, scarab beetle, scorpion, unicorn, pentagram, raven, seal of solomon, Thor’s hammer, celtic knots/crosses, bells, etc.
Witch bottles traditionally act as what can be described as ‘decoys’ for malevolent or baneful spirits and energies. This includes curses, hexes and jinxes - it includes anything and everything that seeks to ruin that good streak you’ve got goin’ on.
Historically, witch bottles included items such as rusted nails, thorns and wine (yep, you read it right: people used to stick wine in bottles to never be consumed!), and almost always include an item of your physical being, such as a lock of hair, a little bit of spit or blood or semen, etc,… you catch my drift here, right?
**IMPORTANT:if and when you draw blood, don’t just wing it. Use hygienic and sterilized equipment to prevent infection!
When creating a witch bottle of this ilk, your main goal is entrapment so personalize to your heart’s content.
Nowadays, we have witch bottles for protection, entrapment, cursing and myriad other things, but typically they all follow the same basic method of construction (for lack of a better word) as traditional witch bottles, which goes as follows:
For protection against baneful energies and the entrapment of them, some ingredients may include the following:
A item of your physical being
Blood or wine
A sigil written on paper or the ashes of a burnt sigil
A tangle of black thread
If you’re creating a protection bottle, you may want to include protective herbs, (such as Rosemary, St. John’s Wort, Pennyroyal or Mandrake root) and small crystals, like amethyst and quartz, in place of the… angry-ish content of the negativity-trapping bottle.
Next, you put all of your ingredients into your chosen bottle which can be made of glass, clay, metal or ceramics, and seal it as tightly as possible with a lid or stopper (cork). Now, shake! If the mood takes you, fill the bottle with whatever thoughts and feelings fit the intent for a little extra oomph.
Now you must take a candle that again, corresponds with the intent of the bottle. Black for protection (for me!), - but each witch has their own colour correspondences, remember - and drop the hot wax over the lid/stopper of your witch bottle. Before you play with hot wax, set some paper down underneath your bottle to protect whatever surface you’re working on and please, please take care not to let the wax touch your skin whilst it’s hot!
Traditionally, again, ceramic witch bottles were burnt or placed in a fire or hearth and the ashes/remains then buried somewhere on the witches’ property. Nowadays this isn’t always an option, and many of us choose to use glass bottles or jars. In this instance, you can run the jar/bottle through the smoke of an incense that befits yours needs and wants, and then leave the witch bottle somewhere dark/somewhere it won’t be disturbed.
Don’t have enough money to buy bottles and jars for spells? Can’t find any small containers near you? Are you a closet witch like me and you don’t want a bunch of obvious spell bottles lying around? No worries, there are a lot of alternatives! Some things I use for spells/hexes/potions/etc. include:
empty water bottles or gatorade bottles
makeup containers after I’ve used all the makeup
ALTOIDS TINS (these are great because they’re inconspicuous and not see-through)
Gum containers like eclipse or mentos (also not see-through)
I had a hard time choosing what to put on the altar…in the end I just threw everything I collect in real life: skulls, crystals, feathers and tiny bottles xD I kinda want to make myself such an altar irl. It goes well with my witchsona xD
I made this little bottle for my wife at work, but I’ve decided to post it because I know finals are coming up and I think this could be helpful for those of you who are juggling your finals with the rest of your life!
All of these things came from my kitchen spice cabinets, so nothing too crazy or difficult to find here!
I made this as something that embodied what is needed to get through the tough days. It isn’t a good luck charm, just something to bring out the best thing already in you.
Each layer is for a different piece of what makes up a good, productive day in my opinion, so here we go!
Sea salt - for protection
Cinnamon - for success & wisdom
Sage - for peace
Caraway seeds - for mental power
Basil - for confidence
Rosemary - for mental clarity
Red Pepper flakes - for energy
I find that saying my intent out loud really helps me to know that it is there, the more I say something out loud, the more I feel like it is true and real, so I focus on saying my intent for each layer out loud, over and over until I really do feel it there. I also find that saying these things out loud, and being sure of them, helps you to realize that there really IS power in your words. You have power to speak these words and really bring life to them because you are stating, whole-heartedly that this rosemary is going to bring mental clarity to your day. Don’t be afraid to spend as much time as you need to on each layer to feel like your intent is there. This helps me, personally.
Once you’re filled up, put the cork back in, tightly. I would recommend packing these layers in tightly also, so if you care them around in your pocket, they don’t all mix together if you don’t want them to.
After, I sealed my bottle with wax (mine was vanilla scented because it is my wife’s favorite scent and it’s something that really makes her happy) - (also I will make a little post about how I seal up little bottles with wax later on!) and sat with it for quite a while, really focusing the intent into the whole bottle, and what you want for it as a whole. Like before, I sat repeating out loud until I really felt it and believed it with the knowing that my words have power!
This jar/bottle is filled with items and intents to turn the maker into the person they wish to become. It aids in following your talents, hobbies, and dreams and helps in changing yourself for the better.
For this jar, just fill it with things that symbolize the you that you want to become, and when you need a reminder and a push to chase that ideal, give it a good shake. Make sure to use a shatter-proof jar such as a plastic bottle.
My bottle has sea salt, black salt, chamomile, St. Johns Wort, hibiscus, anise star, rosemary sprigs, feathers, dandelion seed fluff, quartz crystals, cinnamon, sugar, cayenne pepper, and a nail.
I hope this inspires you to make your own! I’d love to see what you make if you end up making one, so tag me in your post if you do!
This spell bottle is to help reconcile with an old friend or lover after you get back in touch, especially when a bad fight or hurt feelings were the reason you parted ways.
Ingredients and supplies:
White and Black candles
Two small pieces of paper and pencil
A cauldron, or other safe vessel to burn things in
A small bottle or jar, with a lid
A cleansing method of your choice. I used my bundle of sage and lavender.
Optional: Fire-safe tongs, if you’re uncomfortable holding onto something that is burning
Optional: Crystals relating to your intent. I used rose quartz for love, amethyst for healing, and lapis lazuli for protection.
Optional: Incense relating to your intent, a cleansing incense like sandlewood, or a meditative or calming incense,
Optional: Moon Water
*Ideally, all of your herbs should be dried, as these are less likely to cause mold when stored long-term in a sealed container.
I started off by lighting both of my candles and my incense and reflecting on the negative feelings I was having surrounding the person in question. I then took one of my pieces of paper and wrote down the person’s name in the center, followed by all of the negative emotions literally surrounding the name on the paper. Write them as many times as you need to to feel like they are all laid down bare before you, and you have them all out.
Once I finished, I folded this page up until the feelings were minimized in a tiny bundle, then lit it on fire with the black candle (for banishment) and dropped it in my cauldron to burn before blowing out the candle. As it burned, I repeated the words, “With this fire, I purge the negativity in my life surrounding (name).” Once the paper had burned to ashes, I brought the ashes outside and threw them to the wind to make what was left of my negativity disappear.
Next, to ensure there were no traces of the negative energy in my work-space, I cleansed the area and all of my materials with my sage and lavender bundle. I wiped out my cauldron, making sure to get every last bit of ash out, as well as wiped it clean with a bit of moon water. Once this was done, I placed my crystals into the jars containing my ingredients for an added energy boost. The lapis lazuli with my egg shells, the rose quartz with my rosemary, and the amethyst with my lavender.
As these sat and absorbed energy from the crystals, I took my second piece of paper, again, writing the name of the person in the center. Surrounding this, I wrote all of my intentions. You could also create a sigil for this, if you’re so inclined. Some of the things I wrote were, “ I am free from hurt.” “I forgive you.” “I forgive myself.” “I am free from negativity.” “I am free from guilt.” “I am full of love.” Once I felt like everything was out there and there was nothing left to say, I folded the paper just once and lit it with my white candle (for cleansing, action, and energy) and dropped it into my cauldron. As it burned, I repeated the words, “With this fire, I charge the written words so that they may be brought forth to action.”
After the paper burned, I placed those ashes in my jar, reciting, “May the ashes of my words provide the foundation for which this spell may act.” Next, the sage: “May this sage cleanse my spirit of negativity and allow my heart the freedom it deserves.” Next, the rosemary: “May this rosemary provide remembrance of the happy memories we once shared, in hopes that love may blossom once more.” Next, the juniper berries: “May this juniper banish the ugliness of the past.” Next, egg shells: “May these egg shells protect me from future negativity and hurt.” And finally, the lavender: “May this lavender bring forth healing, and peace, so that hurt may never fill my heart again.
I left the jar half full, signifying an open heart that always has room for more love, and ample room for more happy memories to soon fill the space. Finally, I sealed the jar with white wax.
I was recently asked what to do with a spell jar once it’s made. I thought my answer would be simple, but the more I wrote, the more I realized it wasn’t. So here’s a guide for those that need it showing what to do with different bottles depending on your intent.
Positive influence on yourself or in your life: -Place somewhere you will see it very often, like a sunny window, bedside table, desk, or altar. Seeing it every day will help strengthen your intent and remind yourself why you made it. -Place somewhere that you meditate. If you meditate regularly you can take a few moments during that time to hold the jar and focus on the spell, the result that you want, and how to help make that happen. -Keep it on your person throughout the day. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. It will act as a conductor for the positivity that you want.
Beauty/Glamour: -Place on vanity or in bathroom. Placing it at the central point of your daily beauty routine will maximize the use of the spell bottle. -Keep in makeup bag/kit. Keeping it in a container with all of your beauty supplies will infuse it’s intent with everything inside. -Stash inside your dresser or closet with the clothes that correspond to your spell (date clothes, party/club clothes, formal wear, lingerie). -Bury in a pot of flowers and keep by a mirror you use for your daily beauty routine. Flowers are a universal symbol of beauty and having something living channel your spell makes it much stronger. -Keep it on your person throughout the day. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. Keeping the jar close to you will help influence the beauty spell/glamour longer and stronger.
Weight Loss/Gain and Exercise: -Stash inside your gym bag/locker. It will serve as a boost right before you work out. -Keep with your food. If you are using it to control eating habits, keep it in your pantry/fridge IN FRONT of all of your food. It will be a barrier between you and your food. You’ll have to get past the jar before you touch anything else. -Keep it on you’re kitchen table. If you are using it to battle eating disorders and/or increase your eating habits, place it where you eat all of your meals. -Take it with you while you move. If you like to ride your bike for exercise, use an unbreakable/break resistant bottle and tie it to your bike. If you like to walk/run with your kids in a running stroller, put it on the stroller where your child can’t reach it. -Store it with your work out clothes. The spell will bleed over into the clothes so that you have it whenever you put them on. -Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. It will influence you as well as remind you of our goals all day.
Influence Relationships: -Place in the heart of your home. If you are trying to influence your family or the relationships within, keep it where you’re family spends time together the most (kitchen, livingroom mantle, game room, dining room). If you can’t practice openly at home, use a container that is pretty and not see through, fill it completely so it doesn’t rattle, and glue it shut. That way, to everyone else, it will just be pretty decoration. -Give it as a gift. Decorate the bottle and give it as a gift to the person whose relationship with you, you want to influence. -Keep next to their photo. Keep it next to a photo of the person you wish to change your relationship with. -Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. The bottle will work it’s magic whenever you are around the specified person.
Health: -Stash in the bedroom. Placing the jar on your nightstand, under your pillow, or under your bed will allow health spells to work while you sleep, especially if you are bedridden. -Store with your medicine. If you have to take medication regularly, store it with your meds. -Keep next to your drinking water. If you use drinking water that isn’t from a tap, store the jar where you store your water. The spell will bleed into your drinking water to influence your health. -Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. If it is on your person, it can influence your health all day, healing you or protecting you from an illness that is spreading.
Dreams: -Stash in the bedroom. Placing it on your nightstand, under your pillow, or under your bed will keep it close while you sleep so it can influence your dreams. -Store with your pajamas. Storing it with the clothes that you sleep in will infuse them with the spell’s energy (unless you sleep naked of course, but I don’t need to know about that).
Wards/Banishments: -Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. It will act as a shield to keep away whatever you want. -Bury it in your yard. If you are just trying to banish something/someone from your life or ward them away from your home and family, bury it in your yard. It will act as a shield. -If you are trying to banish something/someone and send them far away from you, bury next to train tracks. -If you are trying to banish thoughts or habits or trying to forget something, bury it in a cemetery. If you can’t bury it in a cemetery, bury it somewhere in the woods and forget it’s location.
If anyone wants to add something that I missed, please feel free!
Whether you have been practising magic for 30 years or a
little witchling or anywhere in between protecting yourself (and your home) is probably
something you are going to want to do, there are some pretty simple ways to do
so, here is my list and ideas, yes there are more than this, but these are my
go to ideas.
Salt: salt is amazing for protection, whether it
is a line in front or around your house, or salt water (sea water works also)
in a spray bottle, spray it on yourself visualising it creating a protective
barrier over you or in your home. Using salt water in a spray bottle is also
fantastic for cleansing.
Protection pennies: this little simple spell is
used on pennies, the pennies can then be carried around with you for
protection, or they can be put in the entryways/windows of your home. Just make
sure as you are doing this spell you are putting your intent into it.
Sigils: you could design your own sigil, or find
one in a book or online that fits with your needs and draw it on yourself,
home, car, and even another person.
Charm bags or witchy bottles: bag or bottle of
specially picked herbs, with intent put into it then either worn/carried on
your person or hung up around your home.
Ask for it: If you work with deities, entities
or even spirits you could ask them for help in protecting yourself or home. You
never know they may be willing to protect you.
With the school season well started, this little bottle is meant to bring focus back to your important tasks/ goals/ studies. Doesn’t have to be for those who are going back to school, but anyone who needs to re-focus!
Salt to clear away any disrupting thoughts.
Rosemary to clear your mind and bring clarity.
Basil to prevent mental fatigue.
Lavender to ease the mind and reduce anxiety.
Peppermint to stimulate the mind and boost your energy for that last push.
Blue glitter to catch your attention, inspire positivity and refocus.
When you find your mind wandering away from your task, pull this little bottle out and give it a nice shake (it doesn’t smell too bad either!). Take some deep breaths, clear your mind (however works best for you), focus on the bottle while thinking about your task. It’s not so bad/ daunting/ boring. You can do it and you’ll knock it out of the park. Once it’s done it’ll be over and you can move on to other things you might want to do more.
This is meant to be a super simple, very quick, practical bottle. It was made with school in mind (for my husband who is going back to school, specifically), but of course can be used for any sort of task you may need to spend time and effort doing.
There is no liquid, so it’s not quite like those cool swirly glitter bottles. It’s just dry ingredients with a fair amount of glitter. The jar is full, but not packed. It took some experimenting with to get the glitter showing well even after shaking.
Because I thought the smell was also quite helpful, I didn’t seal it with wax.
Let me know if you try this, or what you change to make it your own! I always enjoy seeing other people’s creations!