Sir Godfrey Gregg VGCO


Reversing candles are a special type of candle which are comprised of two layers of wax. The inner layer is red, while the outer layer is black. However, they are just as often sold commercially in the form of what appears to be two joined candles. The top portion is red while the bottom portion is black (see image at left). They are used to send evil, curses, and general negativity back to the sender.

When burned the red wax melts down on the black wax symbolically overcoming the evil.  Reversing candles come in a variety of shapes and sizes including Tapers, Jumbo Candles, Vigil Lights, and Human Figural Candles.

How to Make a Reversing Candle

While you can certainly purchase Reversing Candles from a reputable seller, you also have the option of making your own. To make your own reversing candles, you will need:

  • Your Stove
  • Bread Pan
  • Tin Foil
  • Red Candles
  • Black Candles
  • Sharp Knife/Cheese Grater
  • Dried Herbs (optional)
  • Sachet Powders (optional)

Set your stove to warm and place a sheet of tin foil on your bread pan.  Using a knife or cheese grater (I suggest having a special one for just this purpose) remove the wick from the black candle(s) and cut/grate them up into tiny chunks on the tin foil. When you are done spread the pieces out evenly over the pan.


Next, you can sprinkle dried herbs known for their reversing or protective qualities such as bay leaves, ginger, knot weed, devil’s shoe string, red pepper, etc…You can also sprinkle specific sachet powders over the wax such as Reversing Sachet Powder.


Place the pan in the oven and closely monitor the wax. When it has melted, remove the pan from the oven. Just as the wax is beginning to cool, take your red candle and roll it in the wax (away from yourself) allowing the black wax to cling to the red.  You will have to roll the candle as many as four times allowing the black wax to cool a bit between rolls. When you are done place the candles aside and allow them to cool.


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