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Candle Colors & Oils


Colors can play a roll in visualizing our intent for each candle spell. This list of candle colors and their magical purposes is from the book 'Earth, Air, Fire & Water' by Scott Cunningham. I'm ever grateful to Scott for all the writing, ritual, & teachings he created and shared with the Wiccan/Pagan/Earth Based community during his lifetime. I have also added intentions that have used for some colors.

Use these color recommendations as a guide, but by all means, go with your intuition for the most powerful color choice when creating your unique ritual or spell.

Essential oils can also be used when creating a ritual or using candles to invoke specific energies. They can be rubbed on the candle to release their fragrances when the candle is burned. A drop of oil can be placed on the top of the candle and it will release its fragrance when the candle is lit. Also oils can be mixed with water and burned in a separate container as part of the ritual. For example, cinnamon can be used for love rituals, lavender is used to relax or for healing. Find an aromatherapist or a good book on aromatherapy for suggestions.

The Colors

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