🫙 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Spell Jars & Witch Bottles

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Technologic Magick :technologist:

Got something you’d like to bottle up? How about a jar-sized boost of power? This week, I hope you’re feeling creative, because it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get crafty in the Craft! :grinning:

The theme for this week’s challenge is…

Spell Jars Witch Bottles Spells8 Challenge

:jar: :sparkles: Spell Jars & Witch Bottles :funeral_urn::magic_wand:

Were you ever told to “not bottle things up”? This challenge turns that on its head-
We’re finding freedom, peace, empowerment and more through witch bottles!

Jar Spells and Witch Bottles (terms that can be used interchangeably) come in many wonderful shapes and forms but all share the purpose of combining ingredients as part of a spell. The end result can be stored away, left on your altar, carried with you, or even given as a gift. It is a very versatile way of casting a spell!

Spell bags and jars are containers for a spell. The ingredients that correspond to the intention of the spell are added and then sealed to be charged or consecrated. This type of spell is usually crafted to contain the spell during a long-term goal or manifestation.

Traditional Witch bottles were used to bring about a continuous energy, such as protection, good luck or abundance. They can be made using old glass jars, medicine bottles, or any glass bottle with a lid or cork.

From Spells8 : Spell Bags & Jars

Whether you have crafted a million spell bottles or have yet to make your first- this challenge encourages you to open up and step out of your comfort zone as you explore the theme this week. There are no right or wrong answers here- feel free to let your creativity out of the jar! :wink::sparkles:

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This week’s challenge is all about exploring witch bottles and jar spells- but as always, how you do so is up to you!

So are you ready? Because it’s…

CHALLENGE TIME!

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STEP 1 : Witch Bottles & Spell Jars :jar:

This challenge is all about magickal bottles and jars- but how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge…

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:star2: The Basics of Bottling in Magick

If this is your first time making a jar spell or it’s been a while since your last witch bottle, a great introduction to the art of spell jars can be found in the following guide.

Topics such as what bottles can be used and some beginner-friendly ingredients are explored, along with three easy jar spell recipes great for beginners. Feel free to adapt them to your needs and the ingredients you have available!

Introduction Guide: How to Make a Spell Jar
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:magic_wand: Get Crafting!

Ready to make a jar spell? Here are some great recipes and ideas you can follow along with to make your own magickal jar or bottle based on the intention you choose!

Anti-Anxiety Jar Spell: Calming Witch’s Bottle
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Good Luck Spell Jar for Good Fortune
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Spiritual Protection Witch Bottle
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Honey Sweetening Jar Spell for Kindness
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Bully-Be-Gone: Witch Bottle to Stop Bullying With Magick
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Far and Away: Jar Spell to Banish a Rival
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Self Love Spell Jar with Honey and Lavender
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Endless Desire: Bottle Spell to Strengthen a Relationship
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Valentine’s Jar Spell to Attract Love
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:computer: Make a Virtual Spell Jar

Don’t have the ingredients you’d like to make a spell jar? Consider making a test spell jar in the new Spells8 Virtual Altar! (This brand new feature is still in development, but is now open to Spells8 Members to explore)

Spells8 Virtual Altar - coven members only at this time
Spells8 Virtual Altar Jar Spell

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:raised_hands: … And More!

The suggestions above are just that- simple suggestions! If you feel called to explore technological magick in another way, please feel free to do so! :blush:

As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the theme :star2:


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STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you! :blush:

That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.

Getting Your Credit :white_check_mark:

In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it! :pray:

Where Should I Share My Entry? :thinking:

Click here for instructions on where to share your entry

You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” :repeat: to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!

Alternatively, you could create a new thread in the forum (doing so keeps your entry separate and is a good option if you have a lot to share)

Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you! :bowing_woman:


Deadline :spiral_calendar:

:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( Time Converter: 2023-01-31T06:00:00Z)

(Note that the time zone is CET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)


Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.

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A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team .

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:


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Bottle it up and store it away-
Allow it to charge both night and day
Then wherever you go, near or far-
Your magick is working from within your jar!

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Blessed Be! :jar::sparkles:

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I’ve got a few jars calling my name! :crossed_fingers: Hopefully I can get to this one this week lol

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OH! You’re not alone @MeganB! I have one that I actually had to dismantle & need to redo. I would also like to do one more for myself soon… just have to choose the right intentions & such! This is perfect timing @TheTravelWitch_Bry! I am looking forward to this one! :revolving_hearts:

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I made an anti-anxiety jar for the holidays. I was going to empty its contents around the 7th, but I got sick and forgot to. This challenge was a great reminder. :laughing:

Now to pick a jar spell from this site…

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This one sounds intriguing :thinking: imgbin_potion

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Yaaaaaaaay a new challenge!!! :heart:

Once again synchronicity strikes. With my technology challenge last week, one of the things I worked on was creating a recipe for a witch bottle for Artemis. I was planning on waiting until after the full moon to make it as I wanted to create my own anointing oil in Her honor for the bottle but I can improvise and see what I come up with! I’m still waiting on mugwort to arrive, so I suppose I’ll figure something out.

Can’t wait for this one, as I’ve been collecting a few lovely bottles and recycling some to use. :herb: :full_moon: :deer:

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As per usual, I am way over thinking this one :laughing:

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[Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Spell Jars & Witch Bottles]

Challenge entry - Garnet

Since I make a lot of skin care products and liniments or muscle creams, the making of “Witch Jars” isn’t new to me.
The latest jar I used is my version of the DIY Tiger Balm
Camphor, Menthol, peppermint, beeswax pellets, lavender, and a good mild skin oil, like sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, and or aloe/jojoba.
There are many recipes out there, I roughly used one by Jeni Raincloud, with many adjustments in amounts and oils. I used the lovely gold tins to hold the melt-on your hand’s skin rub. My muscles always feel better afterward.
If you’ve ever had arthritic pain, the results feel like magic, ergo my Witches Jar
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(DIY Warming Muscle Rub-Relief for Sore Muscles. - Jenni Raincloud)

I just found the darling bottles below, they’re shaped like mushrooms!

Wouldn’t they be cool for face serum?

If you want the recipe, let me know.
Blessed be
Garnet

Sorry, it was so short but I tire so easily lately.
Good news, tomorrow I get my new Wheelchair!

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Owwwww, I have just the jars for this!! I have had these for a few months now waiting for them to call me to do something with them. This is a perfect challenge for them. Now to decide what I want to do. :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:

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I love that you included this as an option, thank you :heart:

Those are adorable! :mushroom: :mushroom: :mushroom:

Wow those are beautiful!

You know, I suddenly remember a popular thing in the 90s, it was these beautiful corked jars and people would fill them with mineral oil and add beautiful dried flowers. I made one once that was heart shaped. It felt so magical, I had it for years.

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This is exciting! Something about witch jars intrigues me, and I’ve been wanting to make another one. This should be fun. Now to find time… Lol

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I absolutely love this challenge but…I don’t have any spell jars or witch bottles! :worried: If I order them now, they would probably reach by 1st Feb, I don’t know what to do, I really wanted to participate in this one but I guess it’s my bad luck this time! :sob: I wonder whether normal and empty kitchen jars could be used? :pleading_face:

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@Solasta_Amore Of course, I read you can even use old prescription bottles, kitchen jars, whatever you have. Just put the intent behind what it’s going to be used for. I’m really learning that you don’t always need everything in a recipe or spell or whatever it may be. Use what you have, and use ingredients that you DO have that correspond with your intention. And you could always remake your spell jar when you get the jars you want. Hope this helps you hun. :green_heart::magic_wand::sparkles:

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@MeganB Hooray! If they’re calling, turn them into something magickal! :grinning: :raised_hands: :sparkles:

@Siofra_Strega I’m thrilled that you like the theme, Siofra- happy jar crafting! :blush::jar:

@Kasandra So many choices! Haha I hope you can find the perfect jar spell for you- good luck! :heart:

@Marsha I’m happy you think so! Good luck, Marsha! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@Artemisia Ohhhh that sounds exciting! :heart_eyes: And it’s always fun to give a new life to something you held on to- good luck and I hope you have fun with your witch bottle! :sparkles::blush:

@Garnet I just brought out the Tiger Balm the other day- it really does do wonders for muscle aches! :pray: And AAAaaaAAAAaa look at those adorable little mushroom bottles!!! :heart_eyes: :mushroom: I’m in love! (and yes, please, I would love your face serum recipe if you’re willing to share it :wink:) (and P.P.S congrats on the new weelchair! :wheelchair: :tada::heart:)

@Amaris_Bane Ohhhhh look at those bottles! :star_struck: Where did you find those beauties, Amaris? I love the stopper tops, and they’re so much fun with the different colors! :rainbow: I was just reading about how colored glass can add the correspondence of the color into the liquid inside- you’ve got lots of potential with these! :grinning:

@Melora_Fae It’s my pleasure- I know not everyone is able to get the ingredients they’d like, so the virtual altar is a big help in that regard! :blush: Your oil and flower jar sounds beautiful, Melora! And a heart-shaped jar is a real treasure. I wonder if you’d be able to find jars like that still around? :thinking: :jar: Sounds like a great excuse to go thrifting! :star_struck:

@Assyla555 It sounds like this is your sign to jump in and explore witch bottles and jars, Assyla! Good luck and I hope you have fun with it :heart:

@Solasta_Amore I agree wholeheartedly with Assyla- any bottles or jars you have will work perfectly! The real magick comes from you and is directed by your intention and the ingredients- the vessel can be anything at all. Jam jars, honey jar, herb containers, bead containers, olive oil flasks, etc. I’d suggest exploring around your home (especially the kitchen) and seeing what you can find- you might be surprised at the options available! If not, no worries- there’s always the virtual altar! :grinning: :+1: Good luck and I hope you have fun with your crafting :sparkles::heart::blush:

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Thank you @Assyla555 & @TheTravelWitch_Bry! :face_holding_back_tears: I feel so much relieved now coz I really didn’t want to skip this one! :blush: Yes, tomorrow I am going on a jar hunt in my kitchen! :joy: Much love to you two! :hugs:

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Now that I’m feeling a bit better, I’m really excited about this challenge! I’ll be doing something for it this weekend, I hope! I got new jars just before the challenge and was hoping to find something to use them for so this is perfect.

Those are so cute :heart_eyes:

And those jars are beautiful! I’d love to get ones similar to these.

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I’m curious, why were you going to empty it?

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Oh you are so very welcome hun. I’m glad you’re feeling better.:blue_heart: I know that feeling, when you think you can’t participate in something you’re excited for. When I thought my package for Imbolc and Ostara was stolen, I thought I couldn’t do anything for the Sabbat. I had this idea in my head and thought it was ruined. But I learned from our coven that other ideas and options are ALWAYS available. Sometimes I feel the need to follow steps perfectly, and if I don’t it won’t be right. Whether it be a spell, meditation, tea recipe, anything. But I’ve learned from all the wonderful witches here that that isn’t true. You’ve got this girl! Look at your Brigid Doll. She’s absolutely darling! I can’t wait to see what you come up with. :blush::magic_wand::sparkles:The Magick is in YOU.

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@Melora_Fae, @TheTravelWitch_Bry, and @Aurora_Hestia: I found these at The Dollar Tree last fall. I couldn’t pass them up, especially at only $1.25 (+sales tax here in Texas). I’m going to be heading back a little later today and I’ll see if they have anything similar.

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I call that store The Dollar 25 Store now lol. Still love it tho. Forgot they have all those little trinkets. I should take a trip there soon. Thanks for the reminder lol! :blue_heart::sparkles:

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