The midnight black Protection Votive Candle is scented with a fragrant blend of frankincense, rosemary, sandalwood and clove. The affirmation reads: "I invoke the spirit to guide and protect me. My faith assures that only the positive may touch my being. I am safe and at ease in body and spirit." Use this candle as protection from outside forces, or prior to a journey to ensure a safe trip.
When you are ready to use your candle, before you light it, take a moment to simply hold it in your hands and focus on your objective. In addition to the general intention, think about your situation in particular, and the change that you would like to create. Some people choose to anoint their candles with oil at this time, or carve symbols into the wax. That's entirely up to you. Trim the wick to 1/4" before use.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Why should I trim my candle wick?
The length of a candle's wick determines how much fuel (the melted wax) is feeding the flame. If the wick is left too long, the candle burns more quickly than it should. It also produces more soot as it burns, which can leave a residue on the walls and ceiling. If the wick is too short, the candle will not stay lit. The ideal length is between 1/8-1/4".
Do I have to use this candle in a formal ritual for it to work?
Not at all. Candle magic is wonderfully versatile. You can incorporate it into formal spell casting, of course. But you can also combine it with meditation, chakra rebalancing, relaxing to music, or simply sitting in your sacred space.
How long will my candle burn? Various factors such as air movement & wick length will affect the overall burn time of any candle. The estimated burn time for these votive candles is approximately 12 hours.