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Candle Care

Just a little guide for candle care tips

It is so important to maintain correct candle care and know how to burn candles safely. This way, you can get the longest burn time and the full intend of out of your candles. Usually, Sorcerous Sundries candles will not have written warnings about keeping candles away from light, pets and children or away from anything flammable as it should be common knowledge. Unfortunately after a few emails about not removing labels and having a 30 cm fire tower on the candle, and burning votives leaving liquid wax everywhere has lead to this being written.

Candle care tips to get the most out of your Candles

The first time you light your candle, whether a plain or spell candle, you MUST let it burn for at least 2 hours! The idea is to create a wax pool that reaches the sides of the candle to achieve an even burn every time it is lit. Burning a candle for less time creates a small pool of wax that will create a tunnel, this will lead to your candle putting itself out constantly and essentially rendering the candle useless.

Place candles in flameproof jars or cups to double the burn time, this also prevents liquid wax from going everywhere. A votive that burns for around 8 hours will burn for 16 hours if placed into a proper votive cup.

Always trim the wick before burning. Even if you’re relighting a candle, trim the wick to 1/4 inch. When the wick is too long it will burn uneven and create soot/smoke, making your walls black and dirty. A long wick also creates a higher flame, this is because the wick is actually burning and not the wax.

Keep candles away from direct sunlight. No matter if the candle has UV protective additives or none, candles in direct sunlight WILL lose their colour and no one wants that.

If you must, and really really want to increase the candles life, you can place your candle in the freezer for 2 to 4 hours and then light it. Freezing the candle increases the burn time but Sorcerous Sundries does not recommend this. This can lead to the candle cracking, loosing it’s colour or deforming in other ways.

Now you have your Candle care tips, on to candle safety! Please read and follow this guide to ensure safe candle burning.

Candle Safety

Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

Always use a candle holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.

Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.

Place burning candles at least 6 cm apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt each other, or create their own drafts that cause improper burning.

Witchcraft, candle snuffer, spell candle, australian witchcraftUse a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters. Or place your hand behind the candle flame and blow the candle out slowly. Always snuff out your spell candles as blowing them out (using the element Air) will undo all your hard work.

Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and can cause glass containers to break.

Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick to 1/4 inch, then check for drafts before relighting.

Never use an open candle as a night light. Make sure it is away from windows, materials, sleeping area, pets and is enclosed in a night lantern.

Special care should be taken when burning spell candles that contain herbs or resins. Always remove any labels, ribbons, adornments, make sure the candles not near burnable material and dust off any herbs/resins around the wick of the candle before lighting.

And most importantly, NEVER leave candles unattended!

Hopefully this candle care guide helps you get the most out of your Sorcerous Sundries candles and keep you (and your home) safe!
Enjoy!

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Moon Water

What is Moon Water?

Simply put, Moon water is water that is charged by the energy of the moon. Preferably a Full Moon or Super Moon, where the energy is heightened. Now, since the Moon is the ruler of everyone’s emotions, we are all influenced by her energy, whether you know it or not.

So why should you make it? Because it is easy to make and since it has an abundant amount of uses, it should be apart of everyone’s practice.

What is Needed

  • A glass jar, bowl or large jug (must be glass) or a sliver bowl
  • Purified, spring or distilled water, or freshly collected rain water

Glass is important since plastic is man made and massive hazard to our beautiful environment. Plastic can also seep out chemicals and that’s something that I wouldn’t want to be drinking or using in spell work. Remember, you will be keeping this water within it’s vessel for awhile and you wouldn’t want it tainted by something unknown.

How To Collect Moon Water

This is almost too easy that I didn’t want to write a step by step process, but here we go!

  1. Fill your chosen container with your water of choice
  2. Place the vessel of water in a spot that will have the Full Moon within sight all night
  3. Bless your vessel and the water within with incarnations and intentions
  4. Leave the vessel there all night and collect it just before dawn

You want to collect your vessel before the Sun hits it. After all, it is Moons energy we are after, not the Suns.

You want your water to soak up as much of the Moons energy as possible. If you’re planning on having the vessel outside, you might want to find something that has a lid or some sort of cover so the bugs don’t get in.

Uses

Cleanse and Recharge your crystals: Place your crystals in a jar with some of the water to cleanse and empower them.

Cleanse yourself with a Moon bath: Fill the tub with warm water. Add your favourite bath ritual salt mix. Then add a few cups of moons water to the bath.moon water, witchcraft, australian witchcraft, witchcraft blog, witchcraft shop, withcraft store, free witchcraft spells

Drink it: Take a sip or two everyday to empower yourself with the energy of the moon. Make sure you use purified, spring or distilled water if you are going to ingest it.

Create an Aura Cleanse mist: Put it in a nice misting bottle and simply spray around your aura before leaving home and when returning.

Use it as an Offering: Place a cup on your altar or spell crafting area to amplify your intentions. Do remember to change out the water for every new spell.

Add it to your oil burner/diffuser: Add your moon water to your diffuser/burner with the spell oil of your choice. This way you’ll have the energy of the full moon plus the energy from your spell oil shifting the energy within a room.

Get creative! There are so many ways to utilise this amazing gift from the celestial mother. Make your own rituals and allow the energy of the full moon to support you through out your journey.

Many Blessings,
Sorcerous Sundries

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DIY Simple Body Butter

All skin needs hydration

Diy simple body butter, witchcraft, australian witchcraft, witchcraft supplies, free witchcraft spells, witchcraft shop And what better way to give your skin the moisture it needs with a quick and simple DIY body butter! This recipe is so simple and safe to make that it makes for a quick distraction for kids on the holidays. It also makes for a great step in teaching your youngling’s about skin care and how fun it can be when made at home. Continue reading DIY Simple Body Butter

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Deep Sleep Magic Pillow

Get a good nights sleep

With a deep sleep magic pillow! The magical pillow presented here will aid you in achieving a relaxed and solid sleep. As the aroma of the herbs, as well as their energetic properties, will influence you as you sleep, and bring you your desired intent of a deep solid sleep.

Deep Sleep Magic Pillow Ingredients

Gather a bowl used for magic, a spell bag and the following magical herbs:

  • 1 cup rosemary leaves
  • 2 cups pine needles
  • 1 cup lemon verbena
  • And 1/4 cup of chamomile

Clear your mind and focus solely on your intention, a deep sleep. When focusing on your intent, it is important to focus on what you do want, rather than what you don’t want. So don’t focus on how you currently have nightmares or don’t sleep well. Be confident and focus on your desired outcome as if it has already happened. The herbs will absorb your intent while you are gently crushing and mixing them.

Once you have crushed and mixed your herbs well, whilst keeping focus, add your herbs to the pillow or bag. As you’re closing up the pillow or bag keep, that focused intent, bring it to its highest peak! You now have a powerful pillow full of magic, ready to aid you in your deepest sleep.

Things to keep in mind

Don’t over fill the pillow as the herbs need breathing room to release the beautiful aroma. Also, by over filling your magical pillow, it can lead it to feeling like a brick under your normal pillow. The idea of this magical pillow is to not feel it at all under your normal pillow.

These magical little pillows can also make great handmade gifts to family and friends. They don’t have to boring old bags or small pouches, get creative! Sew one with beautiful fabric, add lace to the edges, change the shape into an animal for spirit magic. The possibilities are endless!

So get your spell weaving shoes on, create a magical pillow and allow the aroma to fill the air!

Many Blessings,
Sorcerous Sundries

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Beeswax Wrap Recipe

So a beeswax wrap is not magic

But it can bee, as this beeswax wrap is reusable and requires you to put your energy into it! These little babies help to replace plastic, are full of nature and help to reduce throw away rubbish that ends up in land fill. Use them to wrap sandwiches and rolls, cover plates and bowls, leftover and much more!

Not only will these help you to reduce the use of plastic, but they will be made with love and the intent of healing the earth!

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