What is a Spell Jar?

Spell jars, also known as witch bottles, are a form of magic used centuries ago to keep away illness, protection, and to bring positive energy or abundance. Spell jars can be used for spells, rituals, and other forms of magic. A spell jar is a jar filled with herbs and other items that are believed to attract certain energy and essence. Spell jars are a form of magickal craftsmanship, and can be created for many different purposes and intentions.

Spell jars can be made from any type of glass jar, from canning to mason jars, and may contain candles, oils, charms, stones, and other items believed to assist in achieving its desired effect. Spell jars may also include particular herbs and plants associated with the specific intention of the jar. They may also include symbols, crystals, and other ritual objects, sealed with glue, wax, or any kind of sealant.

Spell jars are said to be a powerful manifestation tool and are believed to be able to create a vibration of power and magic. They are believed to draw on the metaphysical power of the objects within the jar to create a powerful energy. Over time, spell jars are believed to build in power as the intention within the jar grows stronger.

When creating a spell jar, it is important to choose the right items, as each item has its own unique properties. It is wise to use items that are safe and non-toxic. Once the ingredients have been chosen, they should be arranged in the jar based on one’s intent and sealed. Traditionally, people burn incense, light candles, and say words of power over the jar.

Though spell jars vary from practitioner to practitioner, the basic components remain the same. Each item in the jar must be cleansed, charged, and placed in the jar with intention. This is done to ensure that the jar’s energy is positive and cohesive, rather than chaotic and unbalanced.

Rose Spell Jar Recipe

This Rose Spell Jar is formulated with the intention to bring love, joy, peace, and harmony to your home and relationships.


-1 small glass jar
-2-3 sprigs of rosemary
-1 tablespoon of lavender flowers
-1 tablespoon of rose petals
-1 tablespoon of chamomile flowers
-2-3 teaspoons of sea salt
-1 small crystal
-1 pink or red candle
-Pinch of cinnamon
-Pinch of nutmeg


1. Cleanse your jar and all the ingredients with sage or any type of cleaning smoking materials.
2. Place the rosemary, lavender, rose petals, chamomile flowers, sea salt, crystal, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the jar.
3. Add your desired word or intention to your jar or write your intention on a piece of paper, fold it, and place it within the jar.
4. Place the candle on the top of the jar with the color facing outwards.
5. Secure the lid of the jar and hold your hands over the top of the jar. Visualize a white light radiating around the jar and your desired intention or result.
6. Once finished, place the jar in a visible location in your home or where you spend the most time. Recharge the jar once a month and add new ingredients if desired.

Using a traditional spell jar is a powerful way to manifest your intentions and desires. With the correct components, it can be a powerful way to bring a desired result into reality and bring more peace, joy, harmony, and love into your life.