I have used candle magick for many years, but still can not find any good info on the combination of the oils with the candles for bringing about the desire results... I have had much success using oils alone, but ... ?
I make my own candles from pure beeswax and have an extensive assortment of oils, it seems to be the impowering step to the candle that I lack.
At alter with it mixed with olive oil... cleansing my mind and trying to impower the candle with the oil's powers. I rub the oil onto the candle and invision the power flowing from the oil to the candle...
I can not say I have not been succesful but it does not seem to "take" most of the time.
With the oils alone, annointing myself or others it works well.
The feel seems right ...it just not seem to do what it is supposed to do...could be I am just used to the oils working on direct contact instead of through the candle, is there a decline in the powers using candles?
Well, I believe that magic(k) comes from inside you. The candles, etc are just a way of focusing and concentrating what is coming from within. So I am thinking that may be you need to make sure your intent is focused as well.