Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweeten 'Em Up With a Honey Jar

Sweeteners are used in hoodoo to help "sweeten" someone's disposition to you, make you appear favorable in their eyes and make you attractive to them. The type of sweetener isn't as important as the application thereof. The most common type of spell is either a honey jar spell or a sugar box spell, but rootworkers in the past have even used corn syrup, maple syrup or molasses in their work.

Honey Jar Spells
The typical honey jar spell is a very gentle but effective working to get someone to think favorably toward you. Basically it consists of taking someone's personal concerns, putting them in a honey jar along with any herbs or items to influence what you desire, capping off the jar and then (optionally) burning candles on top of the jar to bring light to the situation.

Finding honey in an actual glass jar with a metal lid is almost impossible now a days. I've found the best solution is to buy the honey in the typical plastic container and transfer it to a glass mason jar for spell work. Below are a few sample honey jar spells for you to try out.

Honey Jar to Attract a Man's Affections
On a Monday, take a strand of your hair, and a strand of hair from the man you want to get, tie them around a Queen Elizabeth Root that has been dressed with Love me Now! Oil (available from As you push the root down into the honey, and you pull your honey soaked finger out, suck the honey off of your finger stating "As this honey is sweet on my tongue, I am always sweet on your mind and your heart!" To the jar add in some rose petals and some Bo' Hog Root. Cap off the jar, praying over it for the man to find you sweet in everything that you do, for him to be stuck by your side, for his passion for you to taste sweet in his mouth and for him to Love you NOW!

Take a red offertory candle (6" tall) dress it with Love me Now! Oil stroking the oil toward you. Melt the butt of the candle a little bit and quickly stick it to the top of the honey jar. Now light the candle and allow it to burn all the way down bringing light (and heat) to your honey jar spell. You can interpret the way the candle burns and the way the wax melts for further signs into your working. Burn 7 red candles total on top of the jar - 1 per day.

After that, you can then burn candles to keep "working that jar" until you have his affections. Once you have him as a lover, you can bury the honey jar in your backyard to keep him in your home.

Honey Jar to Win a Court Case
Obtain either a photo of the judge that will be ruling your case or a business card that he has personally handed to you. On the back of it write the judge's name 7 times. Turn it 90 degrees clockwise and write your name across his 7 times. Around this block of text write "Rule in my favor" in one continual line (never lifting your pen from the paper) forming an unbroken circle around your crossed names. Dress the photo with a 5-spot pattern (like the 5 on the side of a die) with Court Case Oil. Fold the photo in half toward you, turn it 1/4 turn clockwise and fold it in half again, and repeat that action one more time.

Obtain a honey jar, and push the dressed photo (or business card) into the honey. When you withdraw your honey covered finger state "As this honey tastes sweet to me, so shall you find me sweet and rule in my favor!" Add in a piece of Little John to Chew (Court Case Root), some Sage and a pinch of tobacco. Cap off the honey jar and pray hard over it for the judge to rule in your favor. Call out to him, to his spirit, and claim by the righteous name of God that you be vindicated in court and that the judge's gavel will fall in favor of your case.

Dress a brown offertory candle with Court Case Oil and affix it to the top of the honey jar. Allow that to burn all the way down, letting the wax drip all over the jar. Interpret the behavior of the flame and the wax as signs for how your work is going. Burn a total of 7 candles on that jar to start. You can burn more of varying colors to affect the court and the judge as needed.


Anonymous said...

I love these types of spells, they're simple, easy to prepare and perform, and best of all effective!

Thanks for sharing.

Carolina Dean

Chuck said...

I love this spell and am going to try it as soon as i can get my hand on some of this hair (which is optium but i think i might just use a charged photo). The Queen Elizabeth Root is orris root too right. I have a ton of it, it's just buried under about a foot of snow right now, so i might have wait until spring.

That being said, in your podcast about love, don't you always say to not make spells on specific lovers? I still want to do it but wouldn't a find true love spell be better? Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Dr. E you do podcast? Where can be listen?

Carolina Dean

Dr. E. said...

My podcast isn't about hoodoo. It's about a spiritual path for men-who-love-men. That's got nothing to do with this blog. You're right, I personally think the love spells that give the best results are the ones that don't target a specific individual, but this is hoodoo, and I'm just sharing traditional approaches to spells in the Southern Folk Magic style.

My podcast (which has nothing to do with hoodoo) is

Anonymous said...

Well Dr. E, I'm sure you've read enough of my blog to know that I'm gay as well so I'm sure that I'll find something on there that I can relate too.

Dr. E. said...

Oh definitely. hehehe. I have 60 episodes up. It's more of a traditional witchcraft/shamanic path, but it certainly is strictly for men-who-love-men. But I have lots of women listeners who love the information none the less.

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Anonymous said...

I have a quart jar of locally produced cane syrup. Local to my home town in the piney woods of deep east Texas. LOL....
Wondered what I'd do with it. And it's in the right kind of jar too.

Dr. E. said...

Just removed a duplicate response (no need to get worried.)

Yes, Barbatus-Rex, that is EXCELLENT! Using Cane Syrup is also very traditional to southern conjure. Great find there!

The Muse said...

What if they're a long distance lover? Say one you haven't met in person just yet. Why are there no spells for that?

Unknown said...

What if you can't get a persons hair for the honey jar spell? Will the spell not work :/

Jardona said...

I would like to know if there are honey jar spells for money. I had one and I lost it when my pc crashed. I lost all of my spells. Also do you have to know the person to do a honey jar spell?

Star said...

my husband say hes linving me and want a divorse but i love him very much and i want him to stay,if i do a honey jar do i have to invoke any spirit and what do i have to say? do i need a Altar? i never work him before i just tide i knot to his boxer it wor for min but then he whent back to he self,Iam very scary person but I love him so much that im willing to work something!!help please

kim said...

Thank You Saint Expedite

Unknown said...

Thank you Saint Expedite

Miss MC said...


I made a sweetening jar spell on friday, during a full moon.

created a petition paper, his name 3x, turned 90 degrees clockwise and then wrote my name 3x, then wrote my thoughts around it without picking up my pen in red ink. folded the paper towards me and put a pin through it.

i then printed a picture that has both him and i during on of our best dates ever and folded it up towards me and put a pin through it too.

i put it in the jar, and filled it up with honey, syrup, brown sugar, and white sugar and ate some of the contents

i carved his name, birthdate and my desire/thought on a white candle and lit it on the top of the jar.

today is day 2 and i did the same with a pink candle.

i believe faith, energy, and commitment will make this spell work wonders, however i have read that you should only add an image of the person being worked on, is this true?

We both have things we need to work on, but have overall been wonderful too eachother so I figured if he comes back and contacts me, we will both be sweeter and more understanding towards eachother.

Miss MC said...

I forgot to mention that i also recite saint john the conqueror's prayer (in spanish)

I will charge my jar for 7 days, then 3x a week after.

how does this sound?

Unknown said...

Hello Dr.E. Is there a specific prayer your supposed to say over the honey jar??