Reversal Candle Spells: Return to Sender FULL Tutorial

Tread lightly. You’ll often hear that phrase when asking about reversal candle spells. But I’m going to tell you NOT to worry about treading lightly. You’ll find out why here. Also, I will teach you how to do an effective return to sender spell and when it’s necessary or not. Let’s jump in!

What is a Reversal Candle Spell?

A reversal candle spell is a form of magic cast with the use of a candle to reflect negative energy off of the caster and back to its original source. I think of it as the old adage: “I’m rubber, you’re glue. Whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks on you.” There is one easy, effective way to do reversal candle spells that involve a candle and a mirror that we will teach later on in the article. But first…

Why Are Reversal Candle Spells Frowned Upon? The Morals

Some folks in the witchy community believe reversals are “gray area”, while others will tell you flat-out they are wrong. But my thinking and experience is this – if an individual is casting black magic your way or the evil eye, where is that energy going to go? Either A. you’ll take the brunt of the bad energy being thrown at you. B. you’ll banish it and send it gods know where. Or C. you reflect it off of you and send it back to its original source – the person that threw it at you to begin with!

I’m not Christian and my magical and mundane morals don’t revolve around “turning the other cheek”. If this is how you do your magic or work your life, that’s fine too! To each their own. However, I believe in self-defense and protecting my family and what I’ve worked hard for. SO…reversal candle spells are necessary. If I decided to simply block and banish the bad energy thrown my way, then I’m sending it randomly into the ether, where it could attach to someone else who doesn’t deserve it. Instead, I feel it’s more than justified to return it to its sender.

When Should a Reversal Candle Spell Be Done?

Not everyone will feel a reversal candle spell should be a regular part of their practice. And others might feel reversals are required once a month or more. How do you know when a reversal candle spell is right? There’s a few basic qualifications, in my opinion:

  1. If you’re a well-known witch in the community and have lots of witchy friends, you may also pick up an enemy or competitor along the way. Regular reversal candle spells are necessary to deflect any jealousy or dark magic thrown at you.
  2. If you feel you’ve been “crossed” or “hexed” in some way (here are the signs), a full cleansing and a reversal candle spell is necessary.
  3. If someone is outright threatening you, do a reversal.
  4. ALSO if you feel someone has given you the evil eye, unknowingly or knowingly, do a reversal!
  5. Even if your luck seems to have run out or you’re dealing with a string of bad luck, a return to sender spell may be helpful.

A Simple, Effective Reversal or Return to Sender Spell

Here’s our favorite reversal candle spell that’s simple and effective. I recommend doing this once a month for high-profile witches and as needed for others.

What You’ll Need:

  • A black candle (I prefer quick burning candles like spell or tea lights) and holder/plate
  • A small, cheap mirror (you will only use this mirror for reversals. You can find one for a dollar at your local dollar store!)
  • Matches/lighter

What To Do:

  1. First, cleanse your space and yourself.
  2. Take the black candle and rub it in a downwards pattern from the top of your head to the bottoms of your feet. This is picking up any negative energy or bad juju thrown at you.
  3. Set on top of the mirror.
  4. Light the candle and say, “Black as night. Candle burn bright. Burn away the magic thrown my way. Return it to its sender tonight.”
  5. Repeat the phrase 13 times.
  6. Let the candle burn down all the way.
  7. Gather up the remnants in a bag and dispose of it far from your property.
  8. If you choose to keep the mirror for future reversals, cleanse it once more and put it in a bag and in a dark, undisturbed location.

Herbs and Tools for Return to Sender Spells

If you choose to create your own return to sender or reversal spells, you might choose ingredients like herbs, stones, glass, and other objects. Truly the way in which you cast your magick is up to you and can be anything you want it to be. I find some of the best things to use in reversals are herbs and tools that have purifying, warding, and protective properties like:

  • Salt: table, sea salt, gray salt, etc.
  • Witch’s black salt
  • Hot peppers
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic
  • Cinnamon (specifically essential oil. Be careful when handling as it will burn you topically, but in that also lies its power)
  • Rue
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Lemon
  • Dragon’s Blood
  • Angelica
  • Onion
  • Thistle
  • Wormwood
  • Red brick dust
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  1. L | 14th Jan 23

    Thank you for the great article. For a reversing spell or hex can a reversing red and black candle be used? Red at the top and black on the bottom ? From lighting this type of candle before , I didn’t. Have very much good energy happening in my way. Unless at the time I lit this candle there was a strong hex that required continuous reversing candles to be lit ? Should I just stick to a particular 1 color candle to do reverse hex back to it’s unknown sender ?

  2. Christina | 10th Nov 22

    Thank you

  3. Chey | 2nd Oct 22

    I did a reverse spell candle for a few different reasons. My concern is that the candle (black on the outside, red on the inside)
    It burned all the way down through the middle of the candle. As in, the red burned and left the black whole on the outside. Does this mean that it didn’t work or that there is something much darker at work here?

    • kitty fields | 3rd Oct 22

      Have you been cleansing and warding your home and yourself? Maybe a witch bottle is in order.

      • Pearl | 22nd Nov 22

        When is the best time to perform a reversal spell? Waning, Waxing, New or Full moon?

        • kitty fields | 24th Nov 22

          Waning, IMO.

  4. N | 22nd Aug 22

    Do you rub the candle down on both feet or just one ?

  5. Teresa | 7th Aug 22

    Do I have to wait until the candle turns off by itself

    • kitty fields | 8th Aug 22

      It’s best. But if you have to stop the spell yourself, snuff it and then relight it and let it finish the next day same time.

  6. Linda | 22nd May 22

    What type of sign when is the reverse red and black candle finish and it’s a white form inside of the glass it’s a tiny bit of bla around the bottom of the jaw of the candle what sign is that

  7. Tameka | 7th Dec 21

    When making holes in the 7 day reversal candle do you go all the way to the bottom?

    • kitty fields | 16th Dec 21

      I don’t. About halfway.

  8. Andi | 25th Sep 21

    Will it work if the sender is a senior witch than you who claimed has work with many demons, gods, goddess & angels?

    • Rekindle | 2nd Jan 22

      Go full protection, cleansing, uncrossing , return to sender, fiery wall.. have faith your guides, guardians and ancestors are protecting you from any harm and will bring you joy. Find “blind spots” of any misfortune… cleanse/banish with the waning moon and draw in good luck and fortune with the waxing.. it is your destiny and life.. you have ALL say of whom enters and influencing you or your energy. Power up, my friend. Have no doubt in your power and where you came from. Keep your hand close. Especially if the offender was egotistical and foolish enough to tell you who, what, and when they would do work on you. The cocky “senior” witch gave you her map… you can block the road.

      • Jadem | 26th Jan 23

        I love your response . “They gave you the map… now you can block the road.” I will never forget that quote. 🖤

  9. | 14th Sep 21

    Ive got people thay are doing spells on me and my family and pets . plus the people doing it are on crystsl meth there names are Jerry Patsy Lindley josha capps melva smith . ive got my candles now im gonna try your reverse spell back to them . Thank you Johnny M.

    • kitty fields | 16th Sep 21

      For the future, I recommend not putting their names out there online. It’s best to keep this kind of work secret.

  10. kazy | 1st Jun 21

    Do I have to be a witch to do this reversal candle spell?

    • kitty fields | 7th Jun 21

      no you don’t have to be a witch to do magick.

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