Spell jars are rising in popularity, just as many witchy things have taken up notice by the masses. With this comes a new generation of ‘baby’ witches or even well-practiced witches branching into new areas of magic. You may have noticed a rise in spell jar videos on social media, or new wearable spell jars in the form of necklaces. (There are even some witches creating spell jar earrings.)
I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t delve much into spell jars until this year. Previously, I was very much a divination gal. But jar spells are enchanting, pun intended, and I’ve definitely willingly put myself under their spell.
In my quest for knowledge, these are the top spell jar books to add to your collection. Do you need them all? Absolutely not. Will you want them all? Probably.
Our team tests, researches, and carefully curates all our recommendations. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive commission on purchases made from our links at no additional cost to you.
Ahead, these nine spell jar books will give you step-by-step instructions and a plethora of recipes.
1. The Spell Jar Compendium: 50 Spell Jar Recipes by Mercy Morgana
Best for Gifting
This book is packed (and pretty). You’ll have access to 50 recipes, dictionaries covering herbs, oils, and crystals, and an overview of how to use and create spell jars. This recipe book is excellent for both beginner and advanced practitioners.
- A high number of recipes are included
- Provides background information on ingredients
- Some recipes require difficult-to-obtain ingredients
- Short in length
- Complaints of spelling and grammar errors
2. Jar Spells for Beginners: The Witch Bottles Guide to Manifest Your Deepest Desires by Eloise Jenkinson
Best for Beginners to Spell Casting
If you’re looking for a book that goes beyond a collection of recipes, this is it. This book is perfect for those who are beginners to the craft of spellcasting as a whole. It covers spellwork fundamentals and correspondences.
- Covers more than just spell recipes
- Straightforward and digestible
- Not the best for more experienced practitioners
3. Jar Spells Compendium by Dorothy Hibbert
Best for Practicing Wiccans
This book includes a Wiccan-focused guide to jar spells and even includes a bonus journal within the book. This is an excellent book option if you are a practicing Wiccan and want a book tailored toward your specific path. The spells include how to charge the spell jar and the best places to put it to get the results you’re after.
- Covers history as well as practical knowledge
- Includes beginner-friendly spells
- Not intended for more experienced witches
4. Spell Jar Book for Beginners: 60 Enchanting Spells to Focus Your Power and Unleash the Magic by Paige Vanderbeck
Best for Ambitious Beginners
This book is built with the beginner in mind but definitely leaves room to grow with more advanced spells included. The easy, bright color coordination in this book makes it reader-friendly which is an added bonus.
- Covers the history and culture of spell jars
- Some spells may be too difficult for beginners
- Some ingredients are difficult to find
5. The Jar Spells Compendium by Phoebe Anderson
Best for Baby Witches
This book has it all: the fundamentals are covered, 100 jar spell recipes are included, and you’ll walk away knowing the ins and outs of correspondence. The interior is well-designed and included visuals and illustrations which make for a more enjoyable experience. This is one of our personal top recommendations for jar spell beginners.
- Includes 100 jar spell recipes
- Covers correspondence and fundamentals
- Has a heavy Wiccan slant (might not be for everyone)
- Reported grammatical and spelling errors spotted
6. Spellcrafting: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating and Casting Effective Spells
Best for General Spellcrafting Work
If you want a more generalized spellcrafting and spellcasting book then this is the best go-to option. This book covers the tools of spellcraft like chalices and altar bells, how to craft spells using existing ones and customized ones, and correspondences.
- A general look at spellcrafting
- Concerns around black magic chapters in the book
7. The Jar Spells Compendium by Avril le Roux
Best for Beginners
This book is perfect for the beginner to spell jars. It covers magic correspondences and includes 100 authentic and unique spell jar recipes.
- Covers a wealth of jar spell information
- Includes 100 spell jar recipes with easy-to-find ingredients
- Editing quality concerns
8. Spell Jars for Beginners: The Modern Witch Compendium
Best for Modern Practitioners
This book is a nice overarching look at spellcasting and witch bottles. You’ll learn about the history of witch bottles and follow various tips for spellcasting. This book only includes 56 spell jar recipes but also comes with blank spell jar recipe pages to follow along with while you prepare your first bottles.
- Includes blank spell jar recipe pages
- Only includes 56 recipes
9. The Jar Spells Compendium by Crystal Bell
Best for All Levels
While beginners will benefit the most from this book (as with many metaphysical tomes) this can be utilized by all skill levels. It includes a hefty number of spell jar recipes that will give you plenty of material to work with.
- Includes 100 spell jar recipes
- Teaches you how to reverse a spell
- Covers tools and the concept of intent
- Editing quality concerns