Spell Jars, also known as ‘Intention Jars’ and sometimes a ‘Witch Bottle’ are a type of charm or amulet that believers carry around with the belief that the jar will attract and manifest the desired intention or goal.
These jars are typically small glass bottles, where the creator will place specific herbs, crystals, notes, materials, charms, and oils associated with their desired intention. Once the ‘ingredients’ have been placed in the glass jar, the wax will then be melted over the cork in hopes of sealing the desired intention into the jar.
Once complete, the jar can be held during meditations and visualizations to help attract the intended energy or can be worn as necklaces and carried around like a charm or amulet.
Spell Jars are associated with witches, or as a form of Wicca when it comes to creation. Although I do not identify as a witch myself, the jars are still a powerful tool when it comes to manifestation.
What ‘Ingredients’ Are Placed In The Jars and Why?
The ingredients are placed because there are specific purposes associated with them. Certain herbs such as chamomile and lavender have relaxing properties, so they may be placed in a sleep or dream jar, or an anti-worry jar.
Certain charms are symbolic for specific meanings. The peace symbol, for example, signifies peace of all kinds. Some creators like to place Reiki symbols to attract the energies of Reiki into the jar.
How Do They Work?
The belief is that the intentions you place in the jar will attract the desired intention or manifestation, and by sealing the jar with wax, you are setting the intention in stone. By putting your intention out into the universe, the hope is that the universe will receive your wish and return the favour.