Have the completed herbal or oil mixture in a jar, bowl or bottle. This empowering ritual is performed with the finished product, not the raw ingredients.
Empower mixtures when you are alone. If others are present in the house, go outside to a quiet spot or shut yourself in a room. Ensure that you won’t be interrupted for a few minutes.
Just before the ritual, close your eyes for ten seconds or so and breathe slowly, to relax your conscious mind and to prepare for the coming transference of power.
Open your eyes and begin.
Light a candle of the color appropriate to the mixture’s nature.
Hold the jar, bottle or bowl of mixture in your hands. Sense the nonaligned (ie., nonspecific) energies it contains.
Visualize yourself with the type of power desired for the mixture. For example, see yourself bursting with health and vitality, or happily in love. (If you’re not adept at visualization, feel your magickal need instead)
Build up your personal power by tensing your muscles, or by using whichever method by which you normally build energy. When you’ve built the necessary amount of power, concentrate it into your hands.
Next, visualize the power streaming into the mixture, perhaps as shimmering strands of white light that pour from your palms into the mixture. You may wish to visualize the light in the color that is associated with the mixture’s intent.
Verbalize the intent of the mixture, saying something similar to what follows:
I charge you by the Sun and Moon
To (intent of mixture, such as "consume disease" or "drive off negativity")
So Mote It Be!
When you feel drained of energy, set the mixture down and shake your hands vigorously for a few moments; this cuts off the flow of energy. Relax your body. Pinch or snuff out the candle flame and save the candle for use with another empowering ritual of the same type.
The empowerment is done.