This closed-mouth candle can be red, blue and black, or red and black, or simply black. They can all be used to protect you from people who are envious. Benedict (to whom you are going to offer the petition), this candle, and Ajo Macho (male garlic) that energize the petition. This is Santerian Candle Magic (now also used in hoodoo), and it’s meant to get a person who talks about you in bad or dangerous ways to hold their tongue. Too much dust and grain in the wax inhibits the flow of wax to the candle, especially for short wicks and tunnel construction. Do not use paraffin, but probably very similar.