Herbs have long been used to enhance and magnify the magical properties of candles. I like to match the color of the candle with an herb that promotes a similar, or complimentary, effect. To make herbed candles, crush the chosen herbs with a rolling pin or a mortar & pestle, and place the powdery mixture on a paper plate. Apply oil to the candle and roll the oiled candle in the herb mixture. The herbs do not have to coat the candle entirely for the magic to be effective.
Below is list of some of the many possible herbs and their magical qualities.
BASIL - Removes negativity from the home or workplace.
BAY LAUREL - Protection against evil influences, stops interference.
CATNIP -Courage, love and happiness, joy.
CHAMOMILE - Luck in gambling, luck in getting proposal of marriage.
CLOVE - Banishes evil, friendship, grants desires.
DANDELION - Helps to improve clairvoyance, purifies.
DRAGON'S BLOOD - Brings good luck, protection, money, love.
FRANKINCENSE - protection, purification, spirituality.
GINGER - Love, money, success, power.
JASMINE - Love, money, strengthens psychic abilities.
JUNIPER - Protection against theft, attracts love, ais in psychic development.
LAVENDER - Love, money, attracts help.
LEMON VERBENA - Guards against evil, repels those you do not love.
MARIGOLD - Gives clairvoyant dreams.
MARJORAM - Protection.
MUGWORT - Protection, strengthens psychic abilities, aides in divination.
MYRRH - Purification, protection, spirituality.
NUTMEG - Luck, love, prosperity, fertility.
ORRIS ROOT - Aids in divination, attracts love.
PATCHOULI - Breaks spells placed on you, attracts money, defeats enemies.
PEPPERMINT - Purification, love, increases psychic ability.
PINE - Purification.
ROSE PETALS - Love, happiness in the home.
ROSEMARY - Healing for headaches, keeps a lover faithful.
RUE - Defense against spells and dark magic, repels negativity.
SAGE - Purification, protection, wisdom.
ST. JOHN'S WORT - Happiness, healing, courage, love, protection, divination.
SANDALWOOD, RED - Healing, protection, spirituality, wishes come true.
SANDALWOOD, YELLOW - Protection, spirituality.
THYME - Cures nightmares.
VERVAIN - Repels psychic attack, purification, gaining love or wealth.
WORMWOOD - Repels negative magic.
YARROW - Divination, love spells, keeps couple happily married.
P.S. Whatever you do - don't use Valerian!! It will stink up your house for weeks.