It is common for Wicca to use herbs for incense or for candle magick. Charcoal blocks can also be used but the following list has a particular emphasis on herbs commonly used for candle magick.
Warning: Wormwood fumes are poisonous so if you have to use wormwood then do so in an area with good ventilation and have someone check on you.
Basil, chamomile, comfrey, mullein and woodruff.
Blessing / Conservation
Chamomile, dianthus, elderflowers, fennel, mint, oats, rosemary, rue and vervain.
Cleansing / Purification
Avens, betony, benoin, burdock, clove, byssop, lavender, mullein, parsely, rosemary, thyme, vervain, wormwood and yarrow.
Mullein and rosemary.
Bay, cinquefoil, marigold, moonwort, mugwort, mullein, orange peel, thyme, woodruff, wormwood and yarrow.
Linden, purple heather and woodruff.
Energy / Power / Strength
Cinquefoil, elderflower, fennel, St. John’s Wort and vervain.
Fortune / Justice
Bay, bergamot, cinquefoil, lemon balm, orange peel, star anise, vervain, violet and woodruff.
Happiness / Peace
Jasmine, lavender, rosemary and vervain.
Cinquefoil, comfrey, coriander, hops, lavender, lemon balm, mullein, mustard, rosemary, rue, sage, St. John’s Wort, tansy and thyme.
Avens, cardamon, dill flowers, ginger, lavender, linden leaves, marigold, moonwort, mustard seed, orange peel, vervain, vetivert, wormwood and yarrow.
Acacia and chamomile.
Basil, bergamot, chamomile, clove, dill seeds, mint, moonwort, nutmeg, oats and vetivert.
Protection / Defense
Betony, birch, burdock, cumin, dianthus, dill leaves, fennel, fern, marjoram, mint, mugwort, mullein, mustard, parsley, rosemary, rue, sage, vervain, white heather, woodruff, wormwood and yarrow.
Bay, betony, burdock, cinnamon, elderflower, lavender, mace, marigold, star anise and woodruff.
Betony, clove, hyssop, mugwort, rosemary, St. John’s Wort, thyme, vervain, vetivert and yarrow.
Sealing / Sending Positive Energy
Spirit Contact / Blessings
Lilac, purple heather, mint and Soloman’s Seal.
Strength / Willpower
Rosemary and St. John’s Wort.
In Pure Spirit
Which herbs do you use in your rituals? Leave a comment and let us know. Please be safe and remember the dangerous of wormwood.