How to Make a Protection Amulet

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A protection amulet can be worn for a variety of reasons, but traditionally it is intended to dispel negative energies and block ill-intentioned beings. Most wearers keep the pendant around their neck on a cord, but it is also acceptable to keep it in a pocket on a bracelet or (in some traditions) wear it as an anklet.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • small vial, locket or other container large enough to hold the herbs and paper charm.
  • small chip of Oak or Red Cedar wood
  • woodruff
  • black cohosh
  • dragon's blood incense
  • Essential oil (recommend Sandalwood, Orris-root or Cedar)
  • 1x1 inch piece of paper or parchment
  • ink and pen

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    Begin ...

  1. 1

    Cast your circle. As ever, any magical tool should be created within sacred space.

  2. 2

    Bless and purify the locket or vial that you are using to create your amulet. Incense is typically lit at this stage.

  3. 3

    Pass the wood chip and herbs through the incense smoke. Prayers and chants are typically included here.

  4. 4

    Create a charm by writing protective runes or names of deities on the slip of paper.

  5. 5

    Place the herbs, wood chip and paper into the amulet casing. Anoint the amulet with your essential oil. Finish the circle with your normal ritual.

Tips and warnings

  • While the amulet can be worn for whatever length of time deemed necessary, it is recommended that you not remove it for at least the first three days.
  • Some herb and craft shops sell bottles specifically designed with jump rings or loops that allow them to be threaded onto a cord. These are also available from most essential oils dealers.

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