Traditional Witch-Bottle for Home Protection

003 - Traditional Witch-Bottle for Home Protection

Witch bottles have been around for centuries and have been used by both practitioners of witchcraft and non-practitioners as protection from malevolent energies, especially curses.

Now witchcraft entering the more mainstream realms of society, witches are now using these for various reasons not limited to protection. This is what I love about some things getting a somewhat modernised make-over.

Societies change and so do practices and this doesn’t necessarily mean that they seize to be traditional witchcraft practices. However, in this post, I want to focus on the traditional witch-bottle used for protection. In fact, I want to provide the recipe.

To make the traditional witch-bottle for protection you will need:

  • Bottle
  • 3 pins
  • 3 needles
  • 3 nails
  • Candle – to seal the bottle in the end
  • Optional material: bent razors, broken keys, broken glass, broken mirror (don’t break the mirror if you don’t have one), and generally anything shart.
  • Your intimate items: intimate items is anything that directly links to you. Nail clippings, hair, blood, vaginal fluids/semen, urine, underwear you have worn, and the list goes on and on. In this case, it is best to use urine.


Place the pins, needles and nails first (you can bend these if you wish to as it represents a shield returning negative energies to the sender). Follow this by placing any other of the sharp items you have gathered.

Once all these are in the bottle, pour some of your urine in the bottle. I know what you’re thinking and you’re also probably cringing, but I promise there is a reason. If the bottle is found (even though it’s not meant to be found) by the one casting against you, if you place nails or hair, they can easily be picked up. Even though blood is the most powerful of bodily fluids, it can dry up, scrapped off the bottle and used against you. Urine, however, is usually a repulsive bodily fluid that very rarely anyone would try and pick. So urine it is then! (still… You can use any other intimate items if you are not worried about my reasoning).

Burn a candle (or 3… or 7… or how many days you want to cast for) on top of the bottle so then the candle drips and seals it.

Once sealed the bottle should not be opened. Hide the bottle in the ground outside of the main entrance of your home. If you don’t have soil and can’t bury it in the ground, you can bury it in a pot of a plant and leave it outside of the main entrance of your home.

Upon burying the witch bottle, forget all about it. Forget it exists and forget you ever made it. This witch bottle will serve as a protection of your home for as long as it is buried there.

It is said (now, it doesn’t mean we have to believe this) that if your enemy who is casting against you passes over the witch bottle, they will suffer to death. But this could be just another superstition.

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