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How to Make a Protection Spell Jar

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

What is a Protection Spell Jar

A protection spell jar is typically made by putting herbs and crystals into a glass jar. You can even add candle magick to your protection spell jar. The ingredients are limited only by your imagination.

These have been becoming increasingly popular among witches for many different reasons. They are easy to use, can be transported, and they contain powerful protection magick.

You can design the spell jar to protect you from negative energy, evil spirits, bad luck, or you can make a generic protection spell jar if you do not have anything specific you need to be protected from.

Of course, thats not the only reason to make a protection spell jar. One of my favorite things about them is that you can design them to look amazing. I like to give my spell jars a layered look, which I find to be visually pleasing and a great decorative piece.

How to Select the Best Herbs for a Protection Jar Spell

There are a ton of different options when it comes to herbs that have magickal attributes of protection. This variety of herbs can make it challenging to select the best protection herbs for your spell jar.

The first question you should ask yourself when deciding on which herbs to use for a protection spell jar is, "what do I need protection from?" Once you have figured out what you need protection from, it is time to find the herbs with the right attributes.

Some examples of protection herbs and what they can be used for

Caraway: This herb has magickal associations with protection and is known for being used as a potent herb to protect against negative energy. If you were making a spell jar to protect against negative energy, you should add caraway.

Comfrey: This herb is marvelous if you need protection during your travels. If you planned on making a spell jar for protection that you would bring with you on a trip adding comfrey would be a good idea.

Anise: If you need protection against bad dreams, make sure to add some anise to your protection jar. It is a fair protection herb that performs best at keeping nightmares at bay.

Basil: If you need protection from evil spirits, basil will make a great addition to your spell jar. It is an all-around great herb for protection, so you can't go wrong with it.

Dried Blueberry Leaf: This herb can be used with great success against psychic attacks. It is a good idea to add some dried blueberry leaf to a spell jar if you suspect you are in danger of a psychic attack.

Garlic: This herb will protect you against spirits and magickal attacks. It is a potent protective herb and an excellent choice for a spell jar that is intended to ward off magickal attacks.

Ginger: This herb might surprise you because it is not magickally associated with protection. The reason you might want to consider adding it to a spell jar for protection is that ginger works as a booster to increase the potency of your other ingredients. It will make a great addition if you need an especially powerful spell jar.

Cinnamon: Just like ginger, cinnamon is not used for protection but to enhance the power of your magick. Add it to any spell jar to strengthen its power.

Rosemary and Sage: These two herbs are great all-purpose protection herbs and should be used as a foundation in your spell jars for protection.

Should I use Protection Crystals in a Jar Spell

Crystal magick is powerful and will make your spell jar look majestic. I highly recommend adding crystals to your spell jar to take advantage of the many different protection crystals and the additional magick power they can add to any spell jar.

When adding crystals to your spell jar, it is up to you how you on what size you would like to add. If you're not going for a layered or stylish look and want to be practical, you can put a normal-sized crystal in the spell jar.

When I make spell jars, I like to pack them full of potent herbs and crystals. Simultaneously, I want to make the spell jar look great, so I add crystal chips instead of the full-sized crystals. The crystal chips give you the ability to decorate the spell jar, and as I suggested before, I design my spell jars with a layered look.

Protection Spell Jar Recipes

Here is a list of different protection spell jar recipes for different situations. Feel free to adjust them to meet your specific needs.

When it comes to how much you should add of each ingredient, it will depend on how large a jar you are using. I like to use 1 oz jars that I get from Amazon for about 10 to 15 dollars for a pack of 12. The size of the jar is not critical. Any size jar will work. Just remember, the bigger the jar, the more ingredients you will need.

Protection spell jar recipe for negative energy

Herbs: Add caraway, rosemary, sage, clove, and cinnamon.

Crystals: Add jade and malachite.

Candle: A black candle to use while making the spell jar.

Protection spell jar recipe for nightmares

Herbs: Add anise, mustard seed, salt, rosemary, and sage.

Crystals: Add smoky quartz and fluorite.

Candle: A gray and a black candle to use while making the spell jar.

Protection spell jar recipe for evil spirits

Herbs: Add basil, garlic, salt, rosemary, and sage.

Crystals: Add agate, iron, or jet.

Candle: A black candle to use while making the spell jar.

Protection spell jar recipe for psychic attack

Herbs: Add dried blueberry leaves, garlic, black salt, rosemary, and sage.

Crystals: Add black obsidian and tourmaline.

Candle: A black candle to use while making the spell jar.

Added bonus

You can add this to all of your protection spell jars to increase their power. Make a sigil of protection and carve it in the wax or draw it on the jar's bottom. You can learn how to make a sigil here

How to Make a Protection Spell Jar

You will need the following items to make a protection spell jar:

A sealable jar

Herbs: caraway, rosemary, sage, clove, and cinnamon.

Crystals: Jade and malachite chips.

Candle: A black candle and something to light it.

Sigil: Paper and pen, something to write on the jar's bottom (sharpie or permanent marker), and a fireproof container.

Preferably cast on a full moon.

The first step is to gather all of your ingredients. Once everything is together, go ahead and create your sigil on the piece of paper.

Once the sigil is complete, start putting your herbs and crystals into the jar. I like to put a layer of crystal chips down, then two or three different herbs, then crystal chips, and finish off with the last herb.

When you are putting the ingredients into the jar, say the following incantation:

"Protect from harm,

protect from illness,

Protect from injury,

Protect from pain and suffering,

Protect from anything who wishes,

Harm upon the keeper of this jar,

As I command it, so mote it be."

Now light the candle, take the piece of paper with your sigil on it, and put it over the flame. Place the paper in the fireproof container and let it burn to ashes. (Be careful not to start a fire)

While the paper is burning, meditate and focus on the light of the fire engulfing the spell jar. Imagine the fire is a protective barrier keeping everything harmful and evil out.

Now safely collect the ashes and put the ash into the spell jar. Seal the jar and take the candle, and pour some of the wax onto the lid. While you are pouring the wax, say the following incantation:

"The arms of the Great Mother

Ever is around me

I invoke the protection to by mother's grace

I invoke the protection to by mother's grace."

The last step is to draw the sigil that you created on the jar's bottom.

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