Whenever you choose a candle for a spell or ritual, it’s important to clean it before you start working. This simple yet profound tool can create powerful magic. You can also carve runes, symbols, or names into your candles, for example if you’ve done a healing spell for a friend whose name you might want to carve on the side of the candle. Whether you bought the candles from an online store, supermarket, pagan store, etc., the candle can absorb the energy around it either from the factory or from people who handle it in front of you in the store.
Some people also like to see the candle bathed in white light as part of the cleaning process.