These are the candles we sell in our retail store and on our website. They are the types most often used in magical workings. Some simply have a size difference, which will effect how long your spell / ritual will last.
Spell Candle - 4 inches tall and 1/2-inch-thick, they are often called a ‘chime candle.’ New Age shops have been selling these for years. They are affordable, usually under fifty cents each, and burn for approximately 2 to 3 hours. If kept out of drafts, these candles usually burn away to almost nothing without leftover wax.
Offertory Candle - 6 inches tall and 3/4 inches thick, some people refer to these as ‘household candles’ because they are the same size as those used in emergencies when the electricity is out. The burn time is around 5 to 7 hours.
Jumbo Pillar Candle - 9 inches tall and 1.5 inches thick, these candles are great for ritual use. They are large enough to carve sigils, petitions, and prayers into the wax. Burn time is about 30 hours.
Vigil Candles - encased in glass and 8 inches tall. Here, things get a little tricky because some religions and paths (and shops) use the term ‘vigil’ to mean a smaller candle. We are using the term most often used in botanicas, witchcraft, and Hoodoo shops which are also known as 7-day candles. Do they actually burn 7 days? Not always. The usual burn time is between 5 and 7 days, depending on the manufacturer of the candle and the conditions it is burned in.
Figural Candles - sometimes called ‘image candles,’ these are candles that are in the shape of specific objects or people. You can find them in male, female, couples, cats, crosses, skulls, and more. They provide a strong focus on an individual or situation and are usually large enough for you to carve your intentions onto the surface. Their visual symbolism can help to create very specific spells.