What is a love potion?
With Valentine's Day around the corner, there’s no better time to talk about love potions. A love potion is a magical drink that makes the person who sips it fall in love. Feeling like you landed straight in a scene from Harry Potter? Trust me you’re not alone. Love potions are as old as the world, in ancient civilizations potions where frequently used to get people to fall in love. We’re used to seeing love potions in mythology, literature, and fairy tales but most people are rather skeptical about the effectiveness of such mixtures. Are you wondering if love potions actually work or not?
Well, the answer is nuanced, they work but not as in the movies or fairy tales where they drive your love interest madly in love with you. The effect of love potions has been proven to be more subtle, they can entice your crush and attract him or her to you. According to “The Only Wiccan Spell Book You’ll Ever Need,” the aim of spells and potions is to enhance your own energy and personal power to attract a specific outcome. The ritual and ceremony of creating love potions help you concentrate your will and focus it on attaining your goals. Would you like to know how to get a piece of this magic?
We’ve you covered, here are a few recipes to create a love potion of your own.
Recipes for a Love Potion drink for your crush
1. A Coriander Based Love Potion
- 7 Coriander Seeds
- Mortar and pestle for grinding up herbs
- straining cloth
Say your crush’s name 3 times before you start, begin chanting the words below as you grind the 7 coriander seeds with the mortar and pestle, put all your energy into crushing the seeds. The energy transference is creating the energy charge for the spell. Next, put 3 pinches of the seeds into the water, let the seeds sit in the chalice for 12 hours. Strain and add the potion into your crush’ drink.
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2. Summer Love Potion Fruit Water
What easier way is there to attract someone than with a glass of water?
Infuse water with any number of herbs, spices, edible flowers, fruit or even vegetables. Stick to one category, for example, don’t mix fruits and herbs or flowers and spices.
Herbs: Rosemary, thyme, mint, basil, cilantro, parsley
Spices: Cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, fresh ginger, cloves, vanilla bean
Edible flowers: Rose, lavender, citrus blossoms, hibiscus, pansies, violets
Fruit: Berries (fresh or frozen), melon, tropical fruits, citrus, apples, pears
Vegetables: Cucumber, celery, fennel, carrots
Cut the fruits or herbs and put in water, remember to talk to the fruit and herbs about your intention and desired outcome, infuse them with your magical purpose. Add the fruit, herbs, spices or whatever you choose into a bottle of cool water.
Let the water sit for a few hours so the flavors can infuse. Fruits and herbs will infuse faster than the others and will also release color into the water. Put the infused water in the fridge for a little while.
When you are ready to serve the water to your guest, add a pinch of coriander and a drop of your blood (optional) in the jug or glass of water.
3. Harry Potter Amortentia Potion Cocktail
This drink is based on the love potion introduced in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
This brew emits different aromas for everyone who smells it, bringing back childhood memories and fragrances of past or present romance. In the movie, it says it doesn’t create actual love, but it does cause powerful infatuation or obsession.
The magic ingredient is amortentia, a powder made from crushed gems, giving it a gorgeous a blend that’s nothing short of magical. In this world, amortentia is substituted with hibiscus tea steeped with a bag of crushed gems or simply a bag of semiprecious stone or gems.
Ingredients:- 1 hibiscus tea bag
- 1 cup of warm water
- Vodka ( optional)
- 2 ounces 100% cranberry juice
- 1-ounce vodka ( optional)
- 1/2 ounce grenadine
- Add 1/4 teaspoon pearl dust
- red berries garnish
Steep the hibiscus tea (optional to include the gems) in a cup of warm water. Add the cranberry juice, vodka, grenadine, and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds. Then, strain into a glass and stir in the pearl dust. Garnish with red berries. The pearl dust is mixed in after shaking because it can stick to the sides of the shaker.
4. Catuaba love potion
This concoction is a delight for the senses, the ritual for creating it involves focus and concentration on the goal you want to achieve. The star ingredient is Catuaba the bark of a tree found deep in the Amazonian rainforest. The Tupi people of Brazil have been using this ingredient since ancient times for it’s antidepressant and aphrodisiac qualities. Before making this potion, prepare your environment, the fewer distractions around you the better, as you’ll need to concentrate your energies on the potion and infuse it with your will.
- Spring water
- Catuaba herb
- Glass Vial
- Any drink of your choice
To make this love potion, use 250 ml of spring water, steep the herb in water, cover the top and leave it to simmer for 5-10 minutes. Leave it to cool for 8 hours then strain. Add 1 tablespoon of the concoction to your crush’ drink and let the magic operate.
Recipes for a Love Potion perfume that work fast
Sometimes, you don’t have access to your crush to prepare him or her a drink. Your only option is to go for the subtle touch of a fragrance, the aroma of perfume has the ability to work from a distance. There’s a chemical hormone called pheromone that stimulates parts of our brain and increases feelings of longing and attraction. Various oils and perfumes are created with pheromones, which supposedly attract the opposite sex.
5. Sweet Apple Love Potion
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of thyme
- Pinch of rosemary
- Pinch of sea salt
- Cast-Iron saucepan
- Crystal glass or vase
- Glass vial or jar
1. Collect rainwater in a crystal glass or vase when it rains.
2. Cut a single red apple into thin slices. Place the apple slices, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and cinnamon in a saucepan. Pour the rainwater over the ingredients in the saucepan. Cook slowly over low heat. Once the ingredients start to simmer, stir them while reciting aloud your goal. Let it simmer for 90 minutes then strain the potion and place in a glass vial or jar.
3. Dab the potion onto your pulse points every day for one week. If the object of your desire is near, the potion will draw them to you.
6. Saffire Blue love potion
This perfume blend is an especially romantic potion filled with alluring fragrances thought to increase romantic desire.
- 7 drops Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil
- 7 drops Sandalwood Fragrance Oil
- 4 drops Rose Petals Fragrance Oil
- 3 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- 2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 drops Rose Geranium Fragrance Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Amber Glass Bottle – 10 ml
1. Pour your fragrance oils and essential oils into the amber glass bottle,
2. Add the jojoba oil and close with a dropper lid.
3. Allow fragrances to mellow for 2-4 weeks before using.
It should be used in small quantities on pulse points such as wrists, behind the ears and knees and between the breasts.
7. Pheromone Love Potion
Pheromones are becoming increasingly popular, they’re now in most perfumes here’s the recipe for Pheromone Love Potion you can try at home.
- Alcohol or spirit
- Essential oils of your choice (lavender, orange etc)
- Copulin pheromones
- A plastic spray bottle
1. In the spray bottle add 1/8 polysorbate which helps keep the oil and alcohol from separating to essential oils of any scent you wish. We recommend Lavender, Peppermint or Orange fragrance. Mix the alcohol with polysorbate and essential oils.
2. You can buy copulin pheromones in liquid form. Copulin is a female’s natural pheromone that attracts men. It comes from women’s neck, the palm of hand and armpit areas.
3. Once all ingredients are mixed shake in the bottle for a few minutes then use.
Be careful of who you are around when wearing the love potion. You want to make sure you are attracting the guy you really want.
8. Cleopatra’s Love Elixir
Legend holds that when Cleopatra meet Julius Caesar for the first time is steeped in this scent. Knowing she had to win Caesar over in order to keep her dominion over her Egypt. She created a potion so powerful that no one could resist it, even the most powerful man in the world. Cleopatra was not the greatest beauty of her day but she was known as the most seductive and cunning woman of her time. This is how one of the greatest love stories of all time began between Cleopatra and Marc Anthony.
- Blue Lotus 5 drops
- Blood Orange 50 drops
- Lemon 25 drops
- Opoponax ( Cassie) 13 drops
- Jasmine Sambac 18 drops
- Ylang Ylang 7 drops
- Rose Absolute 13 drops
- Myrtle 11 drops
- Cinnamon 8 drops
- Vanilla 12 drops
Mix all ingredients together in any order in a bottle, this recipe is for a 1-ounce bottle at a 15% solution, an Eau de parfum strength.
True love can never be replicated since it's an emotional, cognitive process based on experiences and memories. There's no magic potion for this but it has been proven that there are chemicals related to emotional states similar to love. When the right signal is sent to the brain it produces feelings that are as close to love as it gets.
As you make a love potion or any type of spell, have a clear focus on your intentions and visualize your goal. The ingredients you use, the incantations you speak and the way that you use the potion all depend upon your intent. Infuse your intent into the potion as you make it and watch magic operate.