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Wiccans/Pagans, does adding a fragrance to a candle take away its effect?

by Prince le0 (Celtic Latino Returns)):

This question is primarily for Pagans/Wiccans or at least people with spiritual beliefs. I wanted to use a candle for healing or meditation in general, does adding a fragrance enhance or decrease its effect?

Thing is I’m hand-making the candles for better effect and so it has my energy. The kit I bought comes with a vanilla fragrance I can add (which, by the way, is one of my favorite scents) if I so wish.

So does it really matter if I add the fragrance or not? And is vanilla generally helpful or not as useful?

Answer by witchymel8
Vanilla is my favorite scent! ๐Ÿ˜€ No, adding a scent can actually empower a candle.

Here’s a nice site:


It is a matter of opinion, some people say that unless a fragrance is pure, it doesn’t work and might dilute the energy but I have found that mind over matter is a very powerful thing. It is the intention that is most important.


Excerpt from this site:

– VANILLA โ€“ Associated with passion, money, and luck, Vanilla is one of the worldโ€™s most popular fragrances. Excellent when used alone or in combination with other ingredients. As you might suspect, Vanilla is the main ingredient in Van Van oil. Use with yellow, green, red, or pink candles.

The fact that you are hand making the candles will make them super powerful. The fact that Vanilla is one of your favorite scents also creates more energy.

Happy candle making! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Janet L
Janet L
9 years ago

Each scent has a porperty. I like vanilla too but if you think it will distract you then don’t use it.

I personally like just plain white candles.

9 years ago

Scents actually can enhance an experience as long as the scent you are using coincides with the work you are doing. (For instance aromatherapy – lavender for relaxation, rose for love, etc) I think vanilla would be a good scent for meditation. There has been some research in the area of scents effects on the brain and vanilla was one of the scents. It is said that it increased the ability of students to concentrate and remember answers for tests so if you are doing a concentration meditation (like flame work), vanilla would be great!

Heathen Princess HPFBD JPA
Heathen Princess HPFBD JPA
9 years ago

No it just makes it a scented candle. Nothing more or less.

These things are just TOOLS. The power is in YOU. The colors aren’t important, the scent isn’t important. The action, the intent and the purpose is what matters.
Then again I don’t practice magic, so I suppose my opinion doesn’t matter.

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