How to Make Candles With Intention

Traditional chandlers have used candles of various shapes, colors, and placement to tap into the energy of the unconscious and spiritual realms for centuries. We have seen this in religious rituals and personal meditative sessions.

Making candles with intention is taking a basic candle and mapping out a specific recipe with a purpose. The most common intention candle used today is for meditation. This candle is meant to tap into each person’s connection to deep focus through aroma. We often associate a fragrance with peace or tranquility and it is not the same for everyone. The purpose of a meditation candle is to keep you in the mental zone you need to be in for a longer or deeper more effective time. That is an example of a candle with intention in its simplest form.

The most common ritual practices we see today are candles lit within the Catholic churches. An example of altering candles is tapered candles found higher than the others and lit first before prayer.

Additionally, a priest burns frankincense and myrrh incense as a cleansing similar to what we see when we burn ‘ ‘smudges”. We see incense burned in our everyday lives.

This is important to mention as a chandler there is no scientific evidence to support the effects of candles made with intention. However, our culture has supported many beliefs from many religions and backgrounds.

If intersecting elements bring you closer to your goal, peace, or God then by all means let go and be blessed.

Candle placement such as right or left, right representing male energy, and left representing female energy, can also be higher or taller depending on what type of ritual you are performing.

Higher candles or longer candles are often lit first or extinguished last. They symbolize rank or status.

Candle Shape is second to placement or complimentary. Most shapes have a balance of Ying and Yang, dark and light, or good and bad. Depending on what the shape is paired with, color and essential oil can determine its use.

As an example, the shape of a cat represents luck and can be used to bring good luck or break a bad streak. It can also be used to put a” hex” on someone if used incorrectly and drain the good luck.

Pairing a cat shape with the color green can represent the promise of good luck in money on finances, and paired with an oil anointment of your choosing you are altering it to you and your specific needs.

Candle color is a major tool in manifesting one’s success. We often see this in our dress, decor, and surroundings. Knowing what color can do on a conscious, as well as a sub-conscious level is what tapping into cosmic energy is all about.

White reflects light. When in doubt making candles, use white. It’s the most balanced and pure in virtues. Colors can be balanced with white to create pastels of other colors to create balance and tone.

Black absorbs light and can draw what is needed for the user. When making candles, black can be added to draw energy in a specific direction. Complete darkness can banish energy such as bad luck to make room for good luck.

Candle Anointment is part of finishing the candle. It is “dressing” the candle or sending the message to address and deliver accurately. The oil, (infused oil, herbs, spices), essential oil, or fragrance oil is attuned specifically and personally to you.

Candle dressing can also be extended through the addition of herbs and spices, crystals, gems, and stones. Again placement and combinations are key to a successful candle.

Candle timing in conjunction with the phases of the moon and the alignment of the planets also impacts the intention. As an example, white candles are often made during a full moon when the intention is for emotional healing. Candles are then used during the best time as well.

I do need to mention that no matter what candle you make, it won’t get you the job you are not qualified for or the spouse you have never met.

A candle with intention brings you clarity first so that you can help yourself. The mind is capable of many things. It’s our mindset and belief that bring us closer to our desires.

Candles with intention work very similar to vision boards and work with all of our senses. Envisioning ourselves in a life where we want to be is the first step to getting there.

Making candles with intention start like a regular candle. They can be a container or a pillar candle. It is up to the chandler to choose an all-natural approach or commonly available materials. It is important to use quality ingredients.

It is also important to consider the market if you are selling these. High-quality ingredients will drive up the cost of the candles. This is good for personal use and most effective but may limit the target customer. The cost for a higher-end candle will be significant. This could also be an opportunity to establish your brand in a niche that has fewer makers because of cost.

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Examples of Elements to Add to Candles with Intention

Candle Shapes

CatLuck
CompassDirection
Cross or CrucifixProtection/ Banishing
DevilBanishing
SkullInfluence
SnakeBreak Free
ZodiacRepresents each sign

Candle Colors

WhiteBalance, Protective, Moon
BlackTransportive, Removes, Saturn
BrownAcquire, Survival, Ground, Mother Nature
GraysErase, Neutralize, Return, Moon
BlueSoothes, cools, calms, Moon, Venus/ Saturn, Jupiter
YellowMental Clarity, Swiftness, Gain Insight, Mercury
GoldSun, intellectual healing, money, or wealth mentally
RedDark shades are for wars, hate blood, and dangers lighter shades for desire, lust, energizes mental lovemaking

 

Pinks-love, close friends

OrangeCombo of yellow/ mercury/ mental agility- RED/ Mars/ action
GreenLuck, money, growth, Venus / Mercury
PurpleExpansion, only brings you more of what you have, Jupiter

Candle Anointment

EmotionsWhite Rose, White Garden Lily, Gardenia
AggressivenessPine, Carnation, Honeysuckle
MentalLily of the Valley, Lavender, Bayberry
ExpansionMagnolia, Sandlewood, Sage
LovePrimrose, Thyme, Lilac
EndingsWater Violets, Black Orchid, Hyacith
CreatingRosemary, Rue, Cloves

Candle Dressing

OnyxCleanses air, rids the home of negative energy,
QuartzRelieves stress and frustration, anxiety
AmethystHelps relieve headaches and fatigue, promotes good dreams, good skin, supports bones, joints
OpalIncreases inspiration, creativity, helps with PMS and headaches
JadeSupports the adrenal glands and relieves headaches
Lapis LazuliAncient migraine remedy supports the immune system
AquamarineAids with acid reflux and  gastrointestinal disorders
CitrineUsed to boost concentration, memory, spark creativity.
TopazWorks to balance hormones, combat aging
GarnetGood for back pain, calcium deficiencies, and tissue regeneration
BloodstoneHelps regulate blood pressure, supports the circulatory system, good for colds
AgateDetoxifies and eases anxiety

Recipes for Candles with Intentions

Container candles can be made starting from a single simple fragrance or essential oil used for meditation or a complex construction to mend a broken heart.

Never are candles with intentions meant to wish harm on others.

What goes around, comes around.

Creating combinations for each element can be endless. Essential oils can be combined. Stones can be combined with crystals and herbs.

Candle shapes are not limited to what is listed above. Shapes can be a multitude of things. It is impossible to cover everything in the article that could apply. Keep searching for more ways to create recipes.

Here are examples that you can shop for. Candles with intention can be made in many variations and as container or pillar forms.

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Making Candles with Intention

Now that you have an understanding that this type of candle has a purpose we can start mapping out a plan for a candle. We want to be very specific with the purpose of the candle.

Candles can be very personal and should be. I don’t always follow the rules in traditional recipes. I start with what we need to do in our journey that gets us to our destination. The most requested candle is money and the second is love. We have to be very specific.

Mixing elements that attract luck and money won’t bring you the winning lotto ticket and too general, this purpose can be fulfilled by finding a dollar in an old coat pocket. You need to also be prepared to visualize what it is that you desire.

A money candle should be a meditative path to abundance. There is no such thing as getting rich quickly so fast money doesn’t last. Quick answers may come with cinnamon but not money. There are two parts to my Money Candle – first the candle and second the affirmation.

Money Candle Recipe

Container Money Candle

  1. Prepare an 8-ounce candle jar or tin by attaching the appropriate wick.
  2. Melt 6 ounces of soy wax to 185 degrees F, set aside to cool to 165 degrees F.
  3. Add 1.5 ounces sandalwood fragrance oil and 1 drop of green candle dye.
  4. Mix for 1-2 minutes and pour into the candle vessel.
  5. Align wick and let set.
  6. Heat the top of the candle with a heat tool until liquid enough to add citrine crystals, cloves.
  7. Dust with ground pyrite.
  8. Let this candle cure in the container for at least 2 weeks.

Pillar Money Candle

  1. Prepare a similar candle as above using the recommended fragrance load for the wax blend you are using. Refer to my article on making pillar candles.
  2. Prepare a pyramid candle mold.
  3. Before the second pour, while the wax is still soft, embed the citrine and cloves.
  4. Dust the bottom of the pyramid with ground pyrite after you remove the candle from the mold.
  5. The candle can also be decorated with gold flecks.
  6. After it has been removed from the mold, let cure for 48-72 hours.

Money Affirmation

“I can afford everything that I want.

Money comes to me easily and effortlessly.

I deserve abundance.

I envision my life free of debt.

I am grateful and blessed.”

These candles should be burned routinely and during a meditation period. Do not light them and burn them like a regular candle or they will have no effect.

Visualize yourself in the ideal lifestyle you want. Image what you would be surrounded by and what your daily life would look like. It is not enough to simply burn the candle.

Love Candle Recipe

Container Love Candle

  1. Prepare an 8-ounce candle jar or tin by attaching the appropriate wick.
  2. Melt 6 ounces of soy wax to 185 degrees F, set aside to cool to 165 degrees F.
  3. Add 1.5 ounces primrose fragrance oil and 1 drop of red candle dye.
  4. Mix for 1-2 minutes and pour into the candle vessel.
  5. Align wick and let set. Drop a penny into the candle and let it sink to the bottom.
  6. Heat the top of the candle with a heat tool until liquid enough to add amethyst stones to strengthen a relationship or rose quartz to find a relationship.
  7. Sprinkle lavender and rose buds or petals along the outer edges. (away from the wick)
  8. Let this candle cure in the container for at least 2 weeks.

Pillar Love Candle

  1. Prepare a similar candle as above using the recommended fragrance load for the wax blend you are using. Refer to my article on making pillar candles.
  2. Prepare a round or shorter ratio candle mold. This candle could also be a cat or symbol that is feminine.
  3. Before the second pour, while the wax is still soft, embed the amethyst stones to strengthen a relationship or rose quartz to find a relationship.
  4. Place a penny on the bottom before you remove the candle from the mold.
  5. The candle can also be decorated with copper flecks.
  6. After it has been removed from the mold, let cure for 48-72 hours.

Love (Self Love) Affirmation

“I am open to receive love.

Love comes to me easily and effortlessly.

I deserve affection.

I envision my life as healthy and positive.

I am grateful and blessed.”

These candles should be burned routinely and during a meditation period. Do not light them and burn them like a regular candle or they will have no effect.

Visualize yourself in the ideal lifestyle you want. Image what you would be surrounded by and what your daily life would look like. It is not enough to simply burn the candle.

If you want to get over a relationship, substitute the primrose with hyacinth and add some onyx instead of the amethyst. This will help you to move on and start to feel better about yourself. Make some healing candles.

Healing Candles

White candle with a Sage and Citrus fragrance oil with embedded sage and dried citrus herbal tea mixed with bay leaves make a good combination.

Black candle with Lily of the Valley fragrance oil with bloodstone and coarse sea salt makes a good combination.

Blue candle with Magnolia fragrance oil with opal gemstone and agate with rosebuds makes a good combination.

Where to get quality crystals and gemstones

Here is a link to a directory to find stones that are natural or untouched. I have found that ordering from some unknown sources can lead to fake or cheap stones. If you are lucky enough to live close to Hot Springs, Arkansas make a trip!

Getting quality herbs can be a challenge too. I also have compiled a list of suppliers that include this type of commodity. This list also includes things like packaging.