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6 Red Candle Love Spells to Bring Back A Lover

Love is one of the most powerful connections between people, but it isn’t perfect. It can be messy and hard work, especially when it pertains to a lover. Sometimes, circumstances cause you and your lover to separate, but that doesn’t mean they have to remain your ex forever. With the help of a little red candle, you and your lover can be together again.

Read on for the top six red candle love spells to bring back a lover. Some of these spells are beginner-friendly and only require the candle and perhaps a few supporting materials. Other spells are reserved for more advanced witches, as they require more specific materials and perhaps even an appropriately set up altar. 

Magic Candle of Love Spell 

This is a fantastic gender-neutral spell for beginners who want to get their lover back but want a little more kick to the spell than just using a red candle. Candle magic might be simple, but it is extremely powerful and can have astonishing results when paired with positive emotions and true intentions. 

To perform this spell properly, you’ll need to have some basic astrological knowledge regarding you and your lover’s signs. Once you know this information and acquire the basic materials listed below, you’re all set to go. 

This spell is beseeching the deity Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, but if you have an altar dedicated to your own deity, you can certainly communicate with your patron deity instead. 

If you don’t have an altar or deity, try to find a highly personal space where you can perform the spell comfortably. 

Here’s what you’ll need to perform this spell:

  • A red candle
  • A knife
  • A lighter
  • Rose oil
  • A handful of rose petals
  • Supporting oils such as jasmine, honeysuckle, gardenia, ginger, and orris-root

Follow these steps:

  1. Carve your name and astrological sign on one side of your red candle using a knife.
  2. Carve your name and the astrological sign of your lover on the other side of the red candle using a knife. 
  3. Drop a few droplets of rose oil into your hand and massage the oil into the wax of the red candle. Keep your mind focused on your intentions in a loving and positive manner as you do this. 
  4. Rub any supporting oils of your choice into the candle to help enhance the spell. Here are some brief descriptors of the supporting oils listed above:
  • Jasmine: Feminine oil used by women to attract love
  • Honeysuckle: Masculine oil used by men to induce love and erotic dreams
  • Gardenia: Feminine oil used to induce peaceful vibrations during spell casting and bring pleasure and romance
  • Ginger: Masculine oil used to inspire passion into a relationship and helps in accelerate spellcraft
  • Orris-root: Female oil used to find and hold love
  1. Sprinkle rose petals around your red candle.
  2. Light the candle and let it burn until the flame is extinguished. 

Candle Spell to Bring Back Lost Love

This is another simpler spell that is great for beginners and requires even fewer materials than the one previously mentioned.

If you’re a more advanced witch, you can add your own elements to strengthen the spell, such as oils or preparing a ritual bath. Even placing it on a deeply personal and well-established altar will help this spell significantly. 

For those of you that don’t have this knowledge, don’t worry; with clear intentions and positive energy, you can perform this spell successfully, and your lover will return in no time. Make sure that you keep your mind focused and free of doubt as you perform the spell. You want to radiate confidence in its success before you even cast it. 

Here’s what you’ll need to perform this spell:

  • A red candle
  • A sharp knife
  • Virgin olive oil
  • 7 red rose thorns or straight pins
  • A lighter

Follow these steps:

  1. Carve your lost love’s name carefully into the candle using a knife. You should carve the name lengthwise with an inch of space at the bottom. 
  2. Rub virgin olive oil into the candle’s wax. This is a masculine oil often used because it is the most natural, but you can substitute it with rose oil if you have that handy. 
  3. Place the seven red rose thorns or straight pins into the letters of the name you carved into the candle.
  4. Clear your mind before you progress to the next step, so your intentions are clear and focused. 
  5. Light the candle and focus solely on visualizing the return of your lost love. 
  6. Speak these words as the candle burns and the wax melts: 

“Powers of the universe. Bring (the name of your lost love) back to me. This is my will. So mote it be.”

  1. Leave the candle to burn until the flame is extinguished.
  2. Repeat this spell three times. As the candle burns, your lost lover will think of you every time a thorn or pin melts or falls away from the candle and will be provoked to return. 

Spell to Bring Back Lost Love with Multiple Candles

Candle magic is considered one of the most basic and user-friendly forms of spellcasting. If you’re unsure, just ask me. She can detail the vast possibilities and success of candle magic as well as how certain factors, such as color, can affect your spellcasting. 

This spell to bring back a lost love doesn’t just have red candles, but many other colors as well. Color is one of the key components of candle magic, as each color has its own associations that are tailored towards different results. This is referred to as color magic, which is another essential element of spellcasting. 

Luckily, you don’t need a vast knowledge of color and candle magic to perform this spell as it is extremely beginner-friendly and only requires multiple candles and a lighter. 

Here’s what you’ll need to perform this spell:

  • Two red candles
  • One pink candle
  • One green candle
  • One yellow candle
  • One light-blue candle

Follow these steps:

  1. Find a large enough space to place all of these candles around you.
  2. Locate South of where you are standing and place the pink candle here. Pink candles are used to promote sweet love in spells.
  3. Locate North of where you are standing and place the green candle here. Green candles are used for luck and to promote success for the spell. 
  4. Locate East of where you are standing and place a yellow candle here. Yellow candles are used for realizing and manifesting thoughts, promoting confidence and persuasion. 
  5. Locate West of where you are standing and place the light-blue candle here. Light-blue candles are used for inner peace and tranquility for the spell as well as promoting happiness. 
  6. Light all of the candles.
  7. Hold the two red candles in your hands and face the pink candle. Not only do the red candles represent you and your lover, but red candles are also used to promote courage, sexual love/lust, and passion. 
  8. Chant the following words as you hold the red candles:

‘Almighty Goddess, powerful God, Listen to my prayer! Lords of fire, burn my yearning, times three if it is meant to be, bring my beloved (name of lost love) back to me.”

Picture and Candle Love Spell for Lover’s Return

This spell only requires three items and a lighter and is typically cast by a woman. However, if you are a man, you can modify the spell using masculine herbs and oils. 

As is the case with all spells, this one is highly driven by your energy and mental state. In order to have the desired result of your lover’s return, you will want to generate as much positive energy and mental clarity as possible. The more muddled or unfocused your request, the less likely the spell will succeed.

Therefore, to ensure success, we are going to introduce the use of a protected circle in this spell. Protected circles are vital to spellcasting because they provide a safe space where you are protected from any negative outside forces, and you can safely generate positive energy to cast the spell. 

This is a step you can incorporate into any of the spells on this list, as it is a common practice of spell casting. However, if you don’t want to generate a protective circle for the other spells, at least ensure you are completely focused on your lover and the goal for maximum results. 

Here’s what you’ll need to perform this spell:

  • A picture of your lost lover
  • A red candle
  • A lighter
  • Incense of your choosing. Some suggestions include:
  • Cherry: attracts or stimulates love
  • Frankincense: generates positive energy
  • Jasmine: generates luck, particularly for love spells
  • Musk: heightens sensual passion
  • Rose: commonly used for love spells
  • Strawberry: stimulates love
  • Carnation: stimulates lust

Follow these steps:

  1. Protect yourself by generating a protective circle. First, sit cross-legged in the desired spellcasting location.
  2. Visualize the center of your head, absorbing the light of your deity of choice. Then allow light to travel throughout your body and out your feet.
  3. Visualize the light creating a protective circle around you and fill it with your positive energy.
  4. Speak these words once you are sure your circle has manifested and filled with positivity:

“I bless this circle so that I can be free and guarded within this space.”

  1. Hold the picture of your lost lover in your hand as you sit in your protected circle.
  2. Light the incense of your choice as you continue to generate positive energy and focus your thoughts on your love.
  3. Light the red candle.
  4. Relax and allow your mind to be filled with your heart’s desire for your lover’s return. Make sure you remain positive and confident as you speak the following words (alter the pronouns as necessary):

“Goddess of love grant my request. Listen to my plea, oh Goddess, and open the doors of desire. Let me feel the heat when we are together, me and him. Bring him to me.” 

  1. Let the candle burn for one minute, then blow it out.
  2. Repeat steps 1-9 for nine consecutive days and always leave the picture next to the red candle.

  3. Trust that the spell is in motion throughout the entirety of the spell, meaning all ten days. You want to be as clear, positive, and confident as possible for success.
  4. On the final day, burn the picture using the flame of the red candle. 

Figurine Candle for “Return to Me” Spell

We’ve already discussed how candle magic is relatively simple and can be sharpened when combined with color magic. However, this is not the extent to how you can strengthen spells cast with candles. 

In addition to color, you can also increase your spell’s power by altering its shape to reflect a more specific intention. For instance, if you want your spell to alter how someone thinks, you can get a head-shaped candle to focus the spell further. Many spells focused on healing someone can also utilize candles that correspond to the part of the body they are physically injured or diseased. 

For this spell, you’ll need a figural candle that matches the gender of your lost lover. This will help you further visualize and focus on him/her, which can greatly increase the spell’s likelihood of success. Support this candle with several other support candles and oils, and your lover will waste no time returning once the spell is cast. 

Here’s what you’ll need to perform this spell:

  • One figural candle of your lover’s gender (preferably in red)
  • Two blue candles
  • One pink candle
  • One red candle
  • One bottle of “Return to Me” oil
  • One bottle of “Healing Energy” oil
  • A handful of lavender buds
  • A dish large enough to hold all candles

Follow these steps:

  1. Place a few drops of the “Return to Me” oil onto the figural candle and rub it upwards into the wax. Center your thoughts on your lover and your desire for their return as you do this.
  2. Repeat the previous step on the red and pink candle. These colors are associated with love, and so you want to strengthen them with the oil for a powerful spell and speedy return. In this spell, the red and pink candles are also meant to represent the promise of the future and reigniting passion and rediscovering true love. 
  3. Place a few drops of the “Healing Energy” oil on the blue candle and rub it upwards into the wax. Blue is often associated with peace and healing, and so, pairing it with the “Healing Energy” oil is meant to heal the pains of the past between you and your lover. This might help them move past an issue or wrong-doing that caused you two to separate.
  4. Roll the figural candle in the lavender buds. Lavender is used to promoting love, healing, tranquility, and happiness. All beneficial emotions for this spell.
  5. Pray over the figural candle for your lover’s return or write a petition. Focus on your intentions to heal your relationship’s past wounds and induce a loving future with their return.
  6. Place the figural candle in the center of your dish and place the three supporting candles in a triangular shape around them. The closer the supporting candles are to the figure, the faster the spell will affect your lover.
  7. Light the candles and let them burn until the flame is extinguished. 

Candle and Tree Magic Spell for Lover’s Return

There is profound power in the natural world, as many spellcasters know, particularly Green Witches, who use this as the foundation for their journey. 

It is always beneficial to combine similar powers to support and enhance one another when casting spells. We’ve briefly discussed how colors, oils, scents, and candle shapes can all help guarantee success for your lover’s return. This spell will go one step further and include the natural world by incorporating a tree. 

This spell originally uses a Banyan Tree, which is highly influential in Indian cultures as it is mentioned in many ancient texts and scriptures. For them, this tree represents the divine creator and symbolizes longevity, which will help ensure your relationship is long-lasting after your lover’s return.

If you do not have a Bayan Tree nearby for this spell, you can utilize one of the 13 most magical trees, which include:

  • Ash
  • Birch
  • Cedar
  • Elm
  • Fir
  • Hawthorne
  • Holly
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Pine
  • Rowan 
  • Willow
  • Yew

Oak and Holly are exceptional options to promote luck, and Yarrow is great for promoting courage and attracting love. Another quality alternative is an Apple Tree, as apples are often used in fertility and love spells.

Here’s what you’ll need to perform this spell:

  • One parchment paper
  • One red candle
  • One bottle of yarrow oil
  • One pencil
  • One matchbox (or lighter)
  • One small bottle of honey

Follow these steps:

  1. Write your name and your lover’s name on the parchment paper using the pencil.
  2. Place a few drops of yarrow oil on the red candle and rub it into the wax. Yarrow is a feminine oil that is often used to promote love and courage, as we mentioned previously.
  3. Light the candle using a match or lighter
  4. Hold the red candle in your hands and speak these words 131 times as the candle melts and the wax drips onto the paper with your and your lover’s names. Alter the pronouns as necessary:

“Bring back the love that I know,
With his return, our love shall grow.
Universe, bring him back to stay,
I’m sure he will come back someday.”

  1. Roll up the paper with the two names coated in candle wax.
  2. Place the paper in the bottle of honey. Honey is often used in love spells to sweeten another’s feelings towards you. It is also sacred to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
  3. Bury the honey bottle under your tree of choice. 

Powerful Candle Spell for Ex’s Return

This spell is a little more involved and requires additional steps, such as dressing or charging the red candle. Dressing is a common ritualistic preparation to ensure a spell’s success by focusing your intent and energies into the candle. 

In addition to showing you how to charge your candle and cast this spell, there are a few tips you should know before casting. Firstly, we haven’t really discussed what type of candle to use for spells in terms of material. 

For the best results, try to acquire a candle that is made from natural beeswax or soy rather than petroleum-based candles. If petroleum-based is all you have on hand, you can certainly use it, but the more natural options are typically more effective.

Another note to make is that, although this spell’s intent and all the others on this list is to entice a lost lover to return, you never want to force this to the extent that you are eliminating their free will. You want them to return to you freely, and the spell merely gives them a little push. 

So, it is always best to remain positive and confident when you are cast but refrain from being commanding.

Here’s what you’ll need to perform this spell:

  • One red candle
  • A knife
  • Virgin olive oil or charging substitute
  • A candle holder or dish
  • Incense or sound tool (ex. bell, singing bowl)
  • A container of table salt
  • A lighter

Follow these steps:

  1. Start the charging/dressing process by anointing your red candle with virgin olive oil or your alternative of choice. 
  2. Place a few drops onto the candle and rub it into the wax from the top to the middle. This demonstrates you are bringing your lover towards you to return, not pushing him further away. 
  3. Turn the candle and repeat this process by pulling the oil from the bottom of the candle towards the middle. Always pull towards you. 
  4. Set the candle in its candle holder once it has been fully anointed. 
  5. Carve the first letter of your lover’s name at the top side of the candle using your knife.
  6. Continue carving their name towards the center of the candle and, again, always towards yourself. Stop at the middle of the candle.
  7. Think about your lost lover as you carve to help charge the candle. Focus on your intentions for their return, any happy thoughts or memories of you two together, and your passion for them. 
  8. Carve your name on the opposite side of the candle, starting at the bottom and ending in the middle. Make sure you leave some space between your and your lover’s names. 

  9. Carve a heart in the space between yours and your lover’s name. Alternatively, you can carve the word “love” horizontal to your names in this space.
  10. Carve any symbols of significance to you, your patron deity, or general practice into the candle for additional strength and support. 
  11. Clear the energy in the space you will perform the spell with sound or scents. You can choose to burn your desired incense, or you can clear it with the tones of a singing bowl or the ringing of a bell. 
  12. Create a circle of protection in the location you will be performing your spell by sprinkling your table salt to encircle the area. 
  13. Evoke white light to encase and protect you and your spellcasting space as you sprinkle the salt.
  14. Open your circle before beginning your spell if you are not inside. 
  15. Clear your mind once you are in your spell casting space and ready to begin. Meditation is a fantastic way to enter a neutral mental space, but the key component here is to remove any doubt or negative thoughts from your mind before you begin. Enter as a clean slate.
  16. Hold the candle in your hands as you sit in your protected spellcasting space and visualize your desired results. Imagine being reunited with your lost lover and how this makes you feel. Focus on your love and positive emotions. Do not allow doubt to enter your mind regarding the spell’s results. Be steadfast that this will work, and your lover will return. 
  17. Place the candle in its dish or holder.
  18. Say a personal incantation or small prayer. You could recite this example as well if you’d prefer:

“Bring back my love, [lover’s name] that I know,

With [lover’s name]’s return, our love shall grow.

Universe, bring [lover’s name] back to stay,

I’m sure [lover’s name] will come back to me someday.

  1. Light the candle after the prayer and continue to focus your positive and loving energy.
  2. Maintain this mindset as the candle burns and the wax melts.
  3. Let the candle burn until the flame is extinguished, and then close your circle to end the spell.


I'm Mama Anne from Uganda, the owner of this website and a traditional healer with over 40 years of experience. I specialize in love spells and am well versed in all kinds of magic that can help people worldwide find the love they wish for and deserve. The first time I learned about my innate psychic and spiritual ability was when I was still a child, looking into an old mirror whose owner had died. I found out that I could communicate with the mirror's late owner, and my grandmother noticed the talent. Then, I was brought up learning about the magic in the world and how it can help people. There is love at the center of it all, and I understand the importance of love for everyone.

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