scented candles

5 Witchy Candle Tips

1. Home made candles, wonderful things. You don’t need anything special, just plain white candle wax, food coloring, wicks, and something to let the candles form in. If you can’t find a candle in the color you need, this is great because you can customize colors. It’s also great if you need a candle in a certain size, or would like to make one if a special shape.

2. Scented candle that match the spells intent, so that help get you into a state that can help the spell. If you think you should be very energized for this spell, candles that have energizing smells will helps. Same goes for relaxing smelling candles, great for sleep sleeps or for anxiety easing spells.

3. Dollar stores. I think most of us by now know how wonderful dollar stores are for candles, especially us low income witches. Trust me, the price of your candle does not affect it’s ability to work. 

4. Sigils and candles go well together. Crave a sigil into your candle then let the candle burn all the way down. Match your candle colors, and scent if wished, to the intent of the sigil (or use a plain white candle.)

5. Prayer. If you are a religious witch, no matter what the exact religious, candles are great for prayer. I recommended purple, as purple is one of the most spiritual colors. It will help you connected to your god, or goddess, or both, or the angels, or to whoever you may be praying to.


Introducing: Spice Box Candle Co
Hand poured scented candles inspired by Jewish holidays!

I’m really excited—and super nervous—to announce the project I’ve been working on for the past few months: Spice Box Candle Co.!

I’ve always been a little bit jealous of the wealth of scented Christmas candles available for purchase. Last winter, I found myself scouring the internet for candles that evoked the myriad scents of Jewish holidays, but I came up empty handed. Thus, I decided that when I finished grad school, I would take up the task myself. 

My plan is to release sets of 3 new candles for each major Jewish holiday, starting with Chanukah and working my way through the Jewish calendar. I’m starting with some obvious scents, but my hope is that, as I move forward, I’ll be able to create candles that evoke Jewish holiday scents from minhags all around the world. 

The link to my Etsy shop is here:

The scents you can currently buy are: 

Gelt Pot
Sour Cream & Applesauce

Information about the materials used to make the candles, kashrut, and other details can be found there. 

I have a limited number of candles available, but if there’s significant interest, I’ll make more. I’ve tested a candle from each batch I’ve made, and they smell great and burn very well, but these are still early days, so just know that I’m sure there’s room to improve as I become a more seasoned candle maker. 

If people could share this post, I would really appreciate it! And if you want to get your friends and family some fun Chanukah gifts (or treat yourself to something!) definitely consider a Jewish scented candle from Spice Box.

Toda raba!

Look what fabulousness my favourite tall girl in the world @charliebowater got me – now my home can smell like the Buzzard Prince Consort of Terrasen and the Illyrian Baby High Lord of the Night Court! She is the best <3