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Candle Magick... Candle Powders
Candle powders are a great addition when preparing spell candles. They're easy to make, and add extra kick to spell work when the powder has been properly charged during it's making.
Good bases for candle powders are: unscented talcum powder, cornstarch, fine saw dust or baking powder. Theherbs must finely ground before mixing them with the base.
To use, 1st anoint the candle with the appropriate oil, then either lightly dust the candle by sprinkliing it with the appropriate powderor pour some of the powder out on a flat surface and roll the oiled candle in it.
HEALING: 1/4 cup base, 1/2 tspn each of rosemary, sandalwood, vervain and basil.
LOVE: 1/4 cup base, 1/2 tspn each of catnip, basil, yarrow and jasmine.
MAGICK: 1/4 cup base, 1/2 tspn each of dragon's blood, cinnamon, patchouly and rosemary
PROSPERITY: 1/4 cup base, 1/2 tspn each of nutmeg, jasmine, cinnamon and bayberry.
BANISHING: 1/4 cup base, 1/2 tspn each of clove, frankincense, ginger and pepper.
DRAGON'S BLOOD INK: You can purchase Dragon's Blood ink, although it usually has to be ordered from a catalog or you can make your own.
The recipe is as follows:
Combine 2-3 ounces of red India ink with 3 teaspoons of Dragon's Blood powder and 10-15 drops Dragon's blood oil. Store in a dark bottle.
As always, thanks for providing great info about candles and powders. Another keeper:) Ianna