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Casting Without A Mold: Smudging - Just For Cleansing?

Casting Without A Mold:  Smudging

Smudging is the act of charging a magickal space or item with the power of intent-infused smoke (or mist or diffused oils, etc).  The most common act of smudging is the use of a smoldering sage-wand, taking it from room to room in an effort to disburse negative energies, and to purify and consecrate sacred space.  However, smudging can also be used very effectively in spell casting and magickal workings, much like dressing with powders and oils.  Power objects, candles and spell casting materials can be smudged with intent-infused smoke to give them a "boost".  

Let's say you are doing spell work for drawing money.  Take a $20, $50 or $100 bill and smudge it with Money-Drawing, Wealthy Way or Cash Come My Way blends.  Use this charged bill as part of your spell work for bringing more money.  You can likewise charge the tools, oils, candles and whatever else you are using in your spell, as well as smudging your working space with it.

If you're doing any sort of offensive work, such as Black Arts or Controlling, you can smudge your figural candles and personal objects with those blends - just smudge yourself and your space with Van Van or Purification when you're finished to clear out any lingering "oogies".

Misting is becoming increasingly popular in spell casting, as an alternative to filling your space with smoke.  Smudge smoke spreads out, mist is quite a bit easier to direct.  I haven't noticed any difference between smudging my space and misting my space.  It's a little different with objects, since it is liquid/oil.  Fine misters are pretty good at keeping the moisture under control, but I still wouldn't mist anything that could be damaged by moisture, or that might slip out of your hand if it gets a little wet. 

Casting Without A Mold:  Semi-Unconventional Tips and Tricks for Casting Spells and Hurling Curses

Crown Of Success Witchcraft & Hoodoo Supplies by The Potion Lady

Crown Of Success Witchcraft & Hoodoo Supplies by The Potion Lady
The Potion Lady's Crown Of Success Formula is designed to be used by those seeking recognition and advancement in career and school.

The components of this formula are reputed to promote clear thinking and steady focus, to help you execute plans successfully, to emphasize competence and confidence, and make you shine. Your achievements will stand out. Your steadiness and reliability are evident to your superiors. Your speech becomes more eloquent and confident. You are, essentially, the "golden boy/girl".

When applying for a new job or vying for a promotion, dress your resume' or job application with Crown Of Success Powder or Oil to make it stand out among others. Burn a Crown Of Success Candle dressed with Powder or Oil on top of your professor's picture or name paper when you want to be recognized for your efforts in school. Smoke yourself with Crown Of Success Incense after bathing with Crown Of Success Bath Crystals before interviews, tests and meetings. If you're telecommuting to school or work, keep a Crown Of Success Candle burning near your workspace.

The Potion Lady's Crown Of Success Witchcraft & Hoodoo Supplies may be found at The Potion Lady on Etsy.

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  • Crown Of Success Oils
    • Sequoia Moon Ritual Essence Oils
    • Crown Of Glory Oils
  • Crown Of Success Incense
    • Sequoia Moon Smudging Blends
    • Sequoia Moon Spiritual Cones
  • Crown Of Success Baths
    • Sequoia Moon Ritual Bath Crystals
    • Sequoia Moon Sacred Herbal Baths
  • Crown Of Success Waters & Mists
    • Sequoia Moon Ritual Oil Mists
    • Sequoia Moon Ritual Room Mists
  • Crown Of Success Soap
    • Sequoia Moon Ritual Bath Bars

How To Use The Potion Lady’s Spiritual Soaps and Ritual Bath Bars

Spiritual bathing is not an everyday type of thing.  It requires certain steps that most of us have to take time to prepare for.  The Potion Lady’s Ritual Bath Bars are meant to be used during the periods in between Spiritual baths, to maintain your work and keep it from fading.  These soaps correspond or compliment all of The Potion Lady’s Ritual Bath Crystals and Sacred Herbal Baths.

Success and Mastery Soap
Success and Mastery Soap
Using The Potion Lady’s Ritual Bath Bars is pretty straightforward.  It’s soap.  You get in the shower and lather up with it.  Rinse.  Repeat if necessary.  If you have the time and desire, you may certainly incorporate ritual elements into your daily bathing, but it’s not necessary.  If you’re like me, you’re barely awake when you get into the shower, so you *need* a soap to do most of the work for you.

Come To Me Soap
Come To Me Soap
ThePotion Lady’s Ritual Bath Bars are made from all-natural, skin-nourishing ingredients, such as organic Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Honey, Aloe, Goat’s Milk, Hemp, Olive Oil and Shea Butter.  Most of these soaps contain mineral and/or herbal ingredients.  It’s best to keep them in a scrubbing or bathing bag, to keep these ingredients from clogging your shower drain.  All of The Potion Lady’s Ritual Bath Bars come with an organza bag for this purpose. 

Please review all advisories prior to purchase or use.

How To Use The Potion Lady’s Ritual And Perfume Oils

Ritual, Wiccan, Pagan, Witchcraft Oil
Shield Of Light Oil
 Oils have been used for thousands of years by many cultures and religions for ritual and occult purposes.  They are used for healing, consecration, protection, to induce psychic visions, to honor Spirits and Deities, to draw love, luck and money, to repel evil and turn back curses and the Evil Eye.

Van Van Oil
Van Van Oil
There are several different types or “classifications” of oils, depending on their uses – and, depending on the person doing the classifying.  What one person refers to as a “ritual” oil may be referred to as an “anointing” oil by another.  It largely depends on each person’s background in Spiritual Work or Pagan Traditions.  The Potion Lady’s Ritual and Perfume Oils are meant for use in Pagan rituals, and in magical and Occult practices.  Most are prepared at skin-safe dilutions, but some are not.  Always feel free to ask me about my oils!

"Anointing" usually refers to the application of ritual oils to the body, but may also refer to the application of ritual oils to objects.  Most ritual anointing only requires a dab to a particular part of the body or on an object, but there may be some that call for the oil to be smeared or poured.  When anointing an object to attract or draw in positive vibrations and energies, the object is held in one hand while the oil is rubbed on the object in an inward motion, toward you.  When anointing an object to dispel negative vibrations and energies, the oil is rubbed in an outward motion, away from you.  Anointing the body may be done similarly, in that positive vibrations are drawn toward you by rubbing the oil along the body in an upward motion, starting at the feet and moving toward the head.  Negative vibrations are dispelled by rubbing the oil along the body in a downward motion, starting at the head and moving toward the feet.  Anointing may also be performed by dabbing individual body parts, such as the chakras.  Anointing may also be accompanied with appropriate words, music or ritual motions.

"Dressing" usually refers to the application of oils to objects, occasionally refers to the application of oils to the body.  The manner of dressing the body is done in the same manner as noted above (head to foot for expelling, foot to head for drawing), with the exception of a few specific oils and certain body parts.  The genitals may be dressed with certain oils, such as those for keeping your lover close, or drawing a lover to you – front to back for the ladies, tip to base for the men; and the reverse motion for getting rid of someone you no longer wish to be with.  There are also oils, such as healing, wisdom and related oils, which are used to anoint the head only.  Usually, the concave at the base of the skull is dressed with these types of oils, but sometimes they are used along the brow and temples as well.  Dressing (or “fixing”) objects employs similar toward=drawing, away=expelling motions.  There is one method for dressing candles that is specific to candles only.  Hold the candle horizontally at mid-point and drizzle some dressing oil on it.  Rub the oil from the center of the candle toward the ends; that is, from center to tip and from center to butt.  Dressing name papers with these oils is also quite common.  The paper is typically dressed by dabbing oil in the four corners, in order, with a fifth dab in the center, creating a five-spot or “quincunx” pattern.  The order is upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right, center.  One of my favorite ways of using dressing oils, especially when dealing with intractable personalities, is to dress my own hands with the desired oil and then touching that person, or handling something that they will certainly handle after me.

Offerings – when using oil as an altar offering, you may pour the oil into a special dish and leave it on your altar, or simply uncork the bottle and leave it open.  It’s always beneficial to dedicate an offering oil before presenting it to your favored Spirit or Deity.

Keep in mind that oils will "tell on you" if you use them too liberally.  Be mindful of staining papers and fabrics, and leaving slick spots on hard surfaces.  

In addition to these uses, oils may be added to baths and washes, to incenses, massage oils, used as bottle spells, and even combined for delivering one hell of a spiritual wallop.  Let your own creativity and intuition guide you.

How To Use The Potion Lady’s Spiritual Candles

Sixth Sense Crown Of Glory Spell Candles by The Potion Lady
Sixth Sense
Crown Of Glory Candle
The Potion Lady’s Spiritual Candles are beautiful additions to your altar, and powerful aids to your spell work.
Spiritual candles are often “dressed” and/or “loaded”.  Dressing a candle may consist of rubbing oil onto the wax while praying over it and infusing it with your desires.  Oil is rubbed from the center of the candle toward the base, and from the center of the candle toward the tip.  Alternately, you may simply rub the oil toward you to draw in desired conditions, or rub the oil away from you to repel that which is unwanted.  Candles may also be dressed or dusted with powder, which consists of simply sprinkling the powder over the candle.

Loading a candle is done by placing herbs, oils, curios, papers or other items into a small pocket in the base of the candle.  Carefully carve a small pocket in the base of the candle.  It only needs to be large enough to accommodate the item which you will be loading into the candle.  Place your item into the pocket, say a prayer or petition for your desires, and then seal the pocket with beeswax.  You may use a plug of softened beeswax, or drip beeswax from a burning candle into the pocket to seal it.

The Potion Lady’s Spiritual Candles are already brimming with our very own Infusions of Intent and Spiritual Philtres, and dressing or loading them only makes them that much more powerful. 

Sigils, names and petitions may be carved into The Potion Lady's candles with the tip of a knife or even with the nib of a pen.  Hash marks for timed burning may similarly be easily carved, or straight pins for marking may be stuck into the wax.

Some of The Potion Lady's Spiritual Candles contain actual herbal material, powders and other curios that may ignite or be released from the wax when burning.  Released items may be too hot to handle safely.  Please be aware that candles infused with plant and/or mineral components or other curios can (and do!) flare up, and that they may fall away (ignited, hot, etc.) as the candle burns.  Herbs and other curios infused in the wax can sometimes cause air pockets to form within the candle.  A second pouring of wax usually fills them, however, there is always a slight possibility of candle collapse (as with ANY hand-poured candle).  Please be aware and, again, never leave them unattended.


Remove talismans, ribbons or other flammable accents or labels before burning.  Always burn in a fire-safe, heat-safe container and  away from combustibles.  Never leave burning materials unattended.  Also, some candle dyes do stain fabrics, surfaces and skin – please keep that in mind.

Sometimes, spellwork requires long burning times.  When working these kinds of candle spells, additional precautions are never a bad idea.  Pets and children sometimes find themselves drawn to the flickering of a candle flame – please make sure your candles are out of their reach.  Some suggestions for fire-safety:
  • Metal or glass cake pans and cookie sheets are great for catching drips, flaming herbs, hot pins, etc. as they drop from your burning candle.  You can even fill them with a small amount of water to douse/cool anything that drops.
  •   Set your candle holders directly into a dish of sand, salt, dirt, etc. for added stability.
  • Tapers and pillars may tip over or even collapse as they burn.  Consider burning your candles on a cookie sheet set in a bathtub filled with a small amount of water.  A traditional (not electric or gas) fireplace is a good choice if you’re worried about the stability of your candles, or about flaming/hot components.  I’ve even heard of people burning their candles in their ovens (I haven’t done so myself, so I can’t make any recommendations for oven-burning!).
·         Please review full advisories prior to purchase or use.