Free Candle Spells | The Use of Honey, Sugar, and Sweeteners in Spellwork

The use of honey, sugar, and sweeteners in spellwork has a long been a staple for many traditions in hoodoo, conjure, and other spellwork mainly derived from, but not exclusive to, African-based belief systems. Depending on history or timeline, sweeteners vary in use by region of the World, family or cultural traditions, and instinctive inspiration when constructing a spell using sweetners, a generic name for a group of products that activate the sensation of sweetness.


The purpose of using any number of sweeteners in spellwork is to cause an effect or affect the way a target considers you and your situation. Many human situation can be altered and a person can gain favor from a target in spellwork for:

* love, attraction, romance, marriage, reconciliation, sexual encounters (most common purpose)

* employment, raises, promotion, seeking the boss’s favor/attention, and other job-related situations

* favorable sworn testimony, seeking the Court’s favor, lienency, deciding legal issues on your favor

* influence over another for one’s benefit, public honor, accolades of praise, goodwill towards you

* influence and control over another or family for the benefit of the group, stop gossip, ‘backstabbing’, cessation of anger and wrath from an individual, the end of verbal or physical abuse.







Many hear or read stories regarding the use of honey as in honey jar spells, but the list of sweetners can also include such sweeteners as these:

* white sugar (usually for a light skinned target)
* light brown sugar (usually for a light tanned skin-tone target)
* dark brown sugar (usually for a darker skin-tone target)
* honeycomb
* sugar cubes
* powdered sugar (especially nice for spells concerning marriage) as powdered sugar, also known as confectioner’s sugar
* Karo syrup (in light and dark color)
* molasses
* sorghum syrup (southern farm staple made from grassy plant that is sweeter than molasses)
* sweet liquors (so the target is ‘drunk in love’)
* crystal syrup (simular ot Karo syrup)
* maple syrup
* agave syrup
* sugar water (usually found in bar supply stores)

Each and every one of these can be, and are still used in sweetening spells, either singly or combined together.

Depending on the instructions in the traditional spell, or by instinctive inspiration, the spells can be contained in various objects in accordance to their purpose. Some containers can, but not rule out:

* various fruits/vegetables (such as apples with the core removed)
* jelly or canning jars
* sugar bowls and other receptacles
* perfume bottles
* wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil (usuallythen enclosed in a mojo bag)
* poured in dishes, bowls, plates, glasses, cups, etc.
* sprinkled on candles, pressed into free standing wax candles (either alone or mixed with herbs or sachet powders)
* used in spiritual baths and washes* sprinkled on the table, altar, floor or ground around a spell



Sweeteners can be used with and without the use of candles, herbs, or other additives. It is the tradition that is taught for that particular spell that will dictate whether to use the sweetener alone or in a combination of products for the effectiveness of the spell.

The most important thing to remember when using honey jars to create a change is that many times it is a slower, more gradual change. This is because you are “softening” a person to your wants, more subtly and slippery, not a hard and fast conversion to your way of thinking. Beauty products sometimes use honey and sugar to soften the skin, in the same way of thinking, this is essentially what you are doing to this subject/victim – you are ‘softening’ their thick skin.

Now, to that understanding, you can add red pepper flakes, ginger, or some other “warm” (or “hot”) spice such as cinnamon to the honey to “give it a little heat”. The theory of this is that when you bite into something ‘hot’ or warm, and your tongue and throat tingle, then you pay attention to it – usually by grabbing the nearest cold liquid you can get your hands on – to ‘put out the fire’, so to speak. Bite into a chile pepper and you understand what I am saying. So, to give a boost to your attention-drawing qualities of your honey jar spell, use a little “heat” in the form of spices to “draw attention to you”.


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