How to Save Money on Witchcraft Supplies

How to Save Money on Witchcraft Supplies  ~Primordial Willow~

Have you looked at the cost of candles lately? And don’t even think about looking at altar supplies if you’re on a tight budget – – – they’re outrageous!

If you’re like me, a Pagan on a very fixed income, trying to keep your religious supplies fully stocked can be nearly impossible. There have been times in which I have gone months without burning incense or performing a candle ritual simply because I couldn’t afford the supplies to do so.

Thankfully, there are ways to work around your tight budget and still get all of your Witchy goodies.

Dollar Stores: I love a good non-toxic, ethically gathered beeswax candles just as much as the next Witch, but I usually can’t afford them. Instead, I buy most of my candles at Dollar General or Dollar Tree. You can usually get a variety of candle colors, shapes, and sizes all for very reasonable prices at the dollar store. I like to keep a drawer fully stocked with various colors and sizes of candles to have on hand for whatever I might need them for. At the dollar store, you can also usually find very cheap supplies for decorating your altar.

The Crystal Fox: The Crystal Fox is where I like to buy my incense. They have very reasonable prices, the people that run the shop are super friendly, and it was my favorite place to shop at when I lived in Maryland. You can order from them online, or if you live near Laurel, Maryland, you can go check them out in person! Occasionally they will run special coupons for things like 10% off your order. I usually try to watch when they’re running deals like that and order a large batch of incense.

Bulk: In my opinion, bulk is the best way to go when it comes to herbs. I get a large portion of my herbs in bulk from a local health food store. The wonderful people that run the store grow most of the herbs themselves in a very organic setting. Another place I like to get herbs from (especially unique or hard-to-find herbs) is Mountain Rose Herbs. Mountain Rose Herbs has a great selection of herbs for very reasonable prices. I also like to purchase many of my essential oils from them. Visit Mountain Rose Herbs website here*.

DIY: Most of my supplies I make myself. I make my own wands, altar sheets, seasonal decorations, smudges, oils, and more. What I can’t make myself, I try to find out in nature. Pretty much all of my seasonal decorations come from the seasons themselves. When decorating my Samhain altar, I used pine cones, acorns, pine needles, and other things that were in-season. I have several Pinterest Pagan projects pinned to my Pagan board that could help you come up with your own DIY projects. You can find the link toΒ my Pagan Pinterest board here.

Amazon: Amazon is where I buy a bunch of my supplies. You can usually find great prices on Goddess/God statues, Pagan books, altar supplies, Witchy fabrics, occasionally herbs, and herbal candles. Usually I’ll use Amazon gift cards I’ve earned through Swagbucks* to purchase my goodies.

If you’re on a tight budget, the best thing to do is realize that you’re not going to be able to purchase the perfect cauldron, or the perfect athame, or the perfect whatever. Sometimes you have to just come up with your own thing that works best for you. And you know what? That’s perfectly okay!

What are ways you save money on Witchy supplies?



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17 thoughts on “How to Save Money on Witchcraft Supplies

  1. One place I’d always recommend for newbie witches/pagans is to buy from second-hand shops (being sure to cleanse, cleanse, cleanse once home)! I’ve found so many cool god/goddess figures, candles galore, and plates, cloths, and jars for herbs. πŸ™‚ I never thought of buying from Amazon, though. That’s a great idea!

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  2. Great tips up there. Yard sales, Rummage Sales, Swap meets. Even estate sales. I have my smaller cauldron from the Boy Scouts rummage sale for $2 and it came with a spoon and a lid! My large cauldron was $15 at an estate sale. I also shop clearance at places like Joanne’s with their special coupons that include clearance items. Plain wine glasses from the Dollar Tree can be painted (with clearance on sale paints) to your liking and you infuse yourself into it. Know someone with a baby? Baby food Jars make great votive holders. Or use them to hold elements that represent the quarters on your altar. Or perhaps silver and gold colored stones from the clearance section of Michael’s for the God & Goddess. Also, think BARTER. What can you make that you can trade for? I sew and make cloaks, altar cloths, ritual clothing and tarot bags. I’ve traded cloaks for Besoms & gorgeous hand carved one of a kind elemental faeries for my altar. I’ve traded ritual clothing for handmade incense and altar cloths for herbs.

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  3. A neat idea too, particularly if you know a lot of other Pagans in person and have supplies on hand that you never use, is to have a ritual/altar supplies trade event.

    Or if you know trusted others, but not in person, or they live far away, have a trade box going! Where you put a bunch of unused items in a box, ship it to another Pagan who takes what they want, and puts back some unused supplies of their own in the box, and they ship it to a third person who does the same thing and sends it back to you. πŸ™‚

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  4. A neat idea too, particularly if you know a lot of other Pagans in person and have supplies on hand that you never use, is to have a ritual/altar supplies trade event.

    Or if you know trusted others, but not in person, or they live far away, have a trade box going! Where you put a bunch of unused items in a box, ship it to another Pagan who takes what they want, and puts back some unused supplies of their own in the box, and they ship it to a third person who does the same thing and sends it back to you. πŸ™‚

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  5. I found that birthday candles work great tons of colors and come in a multi pack. I also find candles at the thrift shops here in town. My incense comes from head shops always really cheap and amazingly in smells like jasmine.b
    The trade box would be awesome idea

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  6. I’d also like to add libraries and books sales for books. At my library I always try to make sure that we have the latest books on tarot, scrying, and spells for various cultures and practices. If you just want a book to get some ideas borrowing from the library is a great place to start before buying a book. Also at our Friends of the Library book sales I’ve found some amazing books for $1. Thank you so much for sharing everyone!

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  7. I am pretty delighted to have found your blog while scanning pinterest πŸ™‚ Thanks for these tips. Its really nice to find a pagan without the woo that makes no sense to me. It’s pretty great to find one who gentle parents, and all that good stuff too πŸ™‚ Was feeling lonely figuring out my paganism, and all this info helps a lot ❀

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