How to Use a Love Breaker Candle

It is said that using love-breaker candles can break up even the strongest of marriages.It is said that using love-breaker candles can break up even the strongest of marriages.

According to Wiccan customs, a separation spell is a ceremony that will drive two people apart. There are spells to break up couples, marriages and even friendships. These ceremonies often make use of objects, and one such object is the love-breaker candle. This candle is simply a black candle that has had love-breaker oil applied to it. Supposedly, this candle has magical properties when used properly in a ceremony.

Place both candles side by side in a fire-safe location. Cut the name of one of the members of the couple you want to separate into one of the two candles. Cut the other name into the second candle. Cover both candles in a thin layer of the oil.

Light the candles and let them burn for 15 minutes. Say a quiet prayer about how and why you want the couple to separate. Make sure to include their names in the prayer. Extinguish the candle.

Wait until the next day and separate the candles from each other by 1 inch. Re-apply the oil. Redo the candle lighting and prayer, and extinguish the candle when it is complete.

Repeat each night by moving the candles 1-inch farther apart and redoing the entire ceremony. As legend has it, the couple will begin to drift apart--along with the candles.

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Things You Will Need

  • 2 black candles
  • Love-breaker oil
  • Butter knife
  • Lighter


  • According to, for best results, conduct the ceremony during the Mars hours on a Tuesday or Saturday night and during a waning moon.


  • Always use proper precautions when using a lighter or dealing with an open flame.
  • Never leave a lit candle unattended.

About the Author

Nathan Joseph began his writing career in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. As an advanced scuba diver, Joseph covers articles related to diving.

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