Tealights are perfect for herbal candle spell. They burn for about four hours and are typically white and unscented. (Don’t forget that white is an all purpose magickal colour.)
If you would prefer to have them scented, you can always add a drop of essential oil on them that could coordinate with your magickal intention, like clove oil for protection or cinnamon oil for prosperity sweet orange oil to revitalize and refresh yourself after a long day. You could also try adding a drop of vanilla extract on the candle, vanilla encourages mental powers love, and desire. Or simply sprinkle a little bit of one of those magickal spices on top of the unlit candle or in the bottom of the metal cup. Slipping it into the bottom of the cup is neater and very discreet. place the tealight on top of the herbs and you are ready to cast.
Tealights are also available in many colours and flavours. If you prefer to use these as opposed to the plain variety then refer to the colour magick chart. Remember while working your candle magick to never leave those candles unattended. If you must, then move them to the bottom of an empty sink to finish burning.
The tealight candle is a great, affordable accessory to any type of spellwork or charm. Candlelight adds its own magickal atmosphere. Most Witches work with candle magick quite regularly. Candles, in all of their various shapes, colours, and sizes, add the extra push of the element of fire and bring more passion and enthusiasm into your spellwork. Often one of the first magickal techniques learned, it is up to you to decide how to incorporate this information into the Craft that you already practice.
Tea-light Petition Magick
If you wish to perform petition magic with a tealight, then write the request on a small piece of paper, fold it up, and tuck it neatly beneath the tealight, in the bottom of the little metal candle cup. Add a pinch of your corresponding herb to the cup, replace the candle, light it, and work your spell. When the candle is finished burning, you will notice that your slip of paper is sealed to the bottom of the cup and covered in wax. Your spell is safely sealed and you may now dispose of the little metal candle cup in the garbage. Here is a quick candle charm to go along with your herbal candle magick.