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Witches Bottle Ingredients

How to Make a Witches Bottle to Protect Your Home and Family

A Witches Bottle will protect your home from evil spirits, other witches, ill fortune and sickness.  Their origins stem back over 600 years to medieval times.

The theory of how the witches bottle works is that the contents are said to attract negative spirits, like a magnet of sorts.  Once the spirit is inside the bottle it is trapped by the contents and in unable to harm anyone.  They are usually made in a set of four, one is then buried in each corner of your property to prevent negative spirits and energies from entering your sacred space.

A witches bottle is very similar to a witches ball, a fairy orb, a spirit ball or a gazing ball.  These objects contain the same contents but are housed in a spherical vessel that is hung up in the space it was created to protect rather than being buried.

Witches Bottle Creation Ritual

Materials Needed4 Small Bottles

  • White Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Agrimony
  • Angelica
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Mullin
  • Myrrh
  • Clove
  • Nails or screws
  • Wire
  • Feather Quills
  • Black Obsidian Crystal
  • Selenite Crystal
  • Bloodstone Crystal
  • Something broken from inside your property (a mirror, a glass or something similar that you can break into at least four pieces)
  • A hammer
  • A felt tipped pen
  • A black candle.

How to Make the Witches Bottle

  1. Light the black candle and ask the Goddess and God to bless your ritual and provide protection for your home.
  2. Spend a moment or two meditating on what you would like to protect your home from.  It could be another person, ill fortune, ill health or negative energy in general.
  3. Once you have fully considered your intent, mix the herbs in a large mixing bowl with your hands.  As you are mixing the herbs together keep focusing on your intent for the witches bottle your are making.
  4. Distribute the herbs to each bottle evenly.
  5. Add the nails or screws, quills, a coil of wire and the piece of broken materials from the property.
  6. Use the hammer to break the crystals.  The selenite will break quite easily but the other will require some force – I’d suggest wrapping them in an old towel and then hitting them with a hammer.
  7. Divide the crystal fragments between the bottles.
  8. To seal the witches bottle drip wax from the candle around the inner rim of the jar lids and seal them up one by one.
  9. Use your felt tipped pen to draw a pentagram symbol on the bottom of each bottle.  You may wish to add another protection sigil to the top of the bottles – I draw the viking helm of awe on the top of the bottles I make.
  10. Leave the finished bottles in a circle around the black candle and leave the candle to burn out.  You don’t have to sit and watch it burn out but be sure to leave it somewhere to burn out safely.

I’d love to hear about how you went with making your bottles!  Leave a comment below.

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