Best time to perform this spell: With the waning moon

What you will need: 

  • Honey
  • A small black taper candle
  • A very small jar
  • A tool to write on the candle, like a needle. 
  • Wax paper
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper (and a spoon)
  • A black cord
  • A bindweed vine
  • A knife
  • A toothpick
  • Black paint*

Write the name of the person you want to bind on the black candle vertically, and light the candle. Lay out your wax paper and as the candle burns, periodically pour some of the candle wax onto it. You won’t need a lot, so just a few drops each time will be fine. When you do this, before the poured candle wax solidifies, sprinkle black pepper and cayenne pepper onto the wax, using the toothpick to mix them in. Use the spoon when sprinkling the cayenne pepper to avoid burning yourself. Just a dusting of pepper will do. 

When the candle has completely burned down, pour the rest of its wax onto the wax paper and add a final sprinkling of black pepper. Wait for the wax to cool, then use your knife to chop up the wax into a fine dust. 

Place the bindweed vine into the bottom of your jar, then add your wax dust. Fill the jar with honey and seal. 

Secure the lid with your black cord by looping the cord around the neck of the jar and pulling the cord through at various points around the lid and tying knots as you work. A little hard to describe, but your end result should look like a net and the lid should be difficult to unscrew. 

Every time you tie a knot, imagine yourself as tying together the wrists and ankles of the person you are binding, and repeat these words:

“You can do no harm

I sweetly bind

You no longer touch

My heart or mind”

When finished, remove all remaining traces of the black candle from your home immediately. Wash your face and hands for at least a minute to purify. Cleanse in your preferred manner.  

Place the jar somewhere in the home or outside where it won’t be disturbed.  



Bindweed is an invasive species of weed that people can’t wait to kill. Finding this plant online or in shops may be difficult, but if you have any neighbors who garden, they may have some they are trying to get rid of. If you can’t find bindweed, morning glory is a good substitute because they are very closely related to bindweed and can be found at any botanical shop. 

*As an extra step for particularly nasty people, you can cover the outside of the jar with black paint.