These days, many people donít have the time or the space to dip their own candles. Itís worth the effort if you ever get the chance. Since describing the process for making candles would take up more space than I have here, the next topic that came to mind was anointing candles. We can still experience the blessing of our ritual candles on this night. You may even want to anoint some candles in batches for the type of work you frequently do.
Anointing candles is a very simple process. It is the act of consciously applying oil to a candle to charge it with energy and align it to the purpose at hand. There are two common methods to anointing a candle. I recommend you choose which ever feels most natural to you. For either process, one must first get into a relaxed mental state. To do this, get yourself comfortable and calm your mind. Breathe deeply, in through your nose and out through your mouth. Think of what you want to accomplish. Hold the candle in your receiving hand and concentrate on the purpose. With your sending hand, dip your index finger into the oil and use one of the following methods,
To bring something to you: Run the oil from the wick end down to the stub end in one long motion. Focus on drawing what you deserve towards you and repeat this all around the candle, turning the candle clockwise until youíve covered the candle in oil.
To get rid of something: Use the same process but instead start from the stub and go upward to the wick in a counter clockwise direction.
Run your finger (while concentrating on your intent) around the middle of the candle in a clockwise direction. From there, either:
To draw towards you: First run the oil from the center to the wick all the way around the candle. Then starting back at the center, draw the oil from the center to the stub.
To banish something, reverse the pattern. Go from the center to the stub first, and then, from the center to the wick. The candle is turned clockwise for either process, again concentrating on the purpose while anointing.
Once you are finished with either method, you give the candle a final charge. Hold the candle and focus your mind on sealing the intent and energy into the candle. It is now ready to use right away, or to be wrapped and saved for later. If used later, energize the candle momentarily before using.
Here are a few Anointing oil recipes for you to try. Mix the proportions according to your scent preference.
Peace and Happiness
Pc. Of Copal
One final quick tip, if you wish to slow down the burn time of your candles, store them in the refrigerator.
*Cinnamon is particularly irritating when it comes into contact with the skin (most everyone will get a rash temporarily). Use a very small quantity in your recipe, or cut the finished combination with a carrier oil such as sweet almond, safflower, or other unscented oil. When using essential oils you can do this with any of them, a little will go a long way!