Figure candles in male/female shapes may be used in candle work to represent an individual. They may also be used as a waxen poppet or effigy in a similar fashion.
To use, the candle should be carved with the name and birth date of the individual whom they are meant to represent. The bottom of the candle may also be carved out and items such as hair or personal effects from the individual they are meant to represent may be added. The candle is then dressed with and appropriate conjure oil while being prayed over and named for the person the work is being for.