Putting roots on someone requires obtaining a personal item from the person and working the spell with the specific items needed to achieve the desired result. Herbs, candles and incense are standard items used when putting roots on someone. A spell may be completed in less than an hour or in up to nine days using traditional methods.
- Obtain a personal item
Hair, fingernail clippings or a worn, unwashed article of clothing are often used to put roots on someone. Depending on the intention, specific items, such as an unwashed sock worn by the person, may be required to complete the spell.
- Work the spell
Herbs or other items may be necessary to put roots on someone, depending on the nature of the spell and its intention. For instance, rose petals are often used in love spells, while graveyard dirt or poppy seeds can be used to curse someone. Perform the work during the appropriate moon phase if possible.
- Dispose of the materials used
Some spells require practitioners to place the items in the person's home, while others require burying any materials used in working the spell. Dispose of the items used as described in the specific working. Burying the items at a crossroads is generally acceptable method of disposal for most spells.