Love potions and spells - do they work or witchcraft deception?
We’re all in love with the idea of love potions. It’s fascinating, the thought of making someone fall for you, using these kinds of concoctions. The word ‘potion’ has a very dramatic touch to it too. But are they even real? Let’s talk about science.
The romance develops between two people based on a number of emotions, feelings, and experiences. But you cannot just induce these feelings onto the other in a snap with some spell or potion. But yes, there are certain chemicals and agents that can stimulate our bodies to create affection and desire through pheromones. On the basis of this science, different ‘potions’ and perfumes, even essential oils are made.
Apart from the science, there is a strong link to psychology too. This is called the placebo effect which means that if a person is convinced that a certain drink is going to boost him/her, then it actually might. Call it magic or whatever, it actually does wonders.
Love potions from witchcraft
Even though love potions have been popular in ancient times but even now they’re in demand. It’s not necessary to have special powers to make a love potion, it needs the right ingredients that calm the body and induce a happy feeling. And of course all the love you can put into it. Here are some recipes to try out for love potions:
1. Aphrodesia Passion Tea
One warm cup of this tea will put your lover in the mood, it focuses on passion more than love.
What you'll need:
- 1 pinch rosemary
- 1 pinch thyme
- 1 pinch damiana
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons black tea leaves
- 3 mint leaves
- 3 rose petals
- 3 small pieces of lemon zest
Take 3 cups of boiling water and mix everything together. While it sits in the teapot, think of the sexiest thoughts you can come up with. Pour it in cups and add honey to sweeten it. It’s okay if the love potion doesn’t work, so don’t get your hopes up. You need to take the person in confidence first, if they’re not interested at all, then there’s not much use.
2. Power Potion
This potion is not only for love but also for success and power. Along with making it, you have to believe that it’s special too.
All you need is:
- Pure water (rain is best, distilled will work)
- Pinches of ground allspice and ginger
- Vanilla extract
- A lemon
- A white sheet of paper
- A red marker
- Red yarn or ribbon
Take a glass and draw a pentacle around it, add ginger and allspice to the water and 3 drops of vanilla extract. Slice the lemon in half and repeat:
By this potion, I do ask,
Give me power for my task.
Herbs and fruit and the color red,
Down this path, the spell is led.
Squeeze the lemon in the glass and wrap the ribbon/yarn around it a few times then tie the knot and let it sit. Focus on the reason you’re making this and then pick it up with your right hand and have a drink. You can take even one sip. Keep the potion there until your motive has passed then pour the remaining down into the earth.
Love potions from Harry Potter and Fantasy movies
Movies will always be an inspiration for us especially when it comes to love. We make fantasies of our own already and the romantic movies just add on to it. The love potion tactic has been used in fiction movies quite often, here are a few examples
3. Amortentia from harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince
We’re all familiar with the love potion made in Harry Potter Part VI which was known to be the most potent of all toxins ever made. Poor Ron Weasely who was accidentally a victim of this love potion called ‘Amortentia’, had to suffer the effects. He instantly fell in love with Romilda Vane who concocted it.
How it smells like? This love potion takes the aroma most special to that individual, that’s why he or she is attracted to it so much.
- Ashwinder eggs
- Rose thorns
- Powdered Moonstone
- Pearl Dust
- Rose Petals
Here is an introductory scene from the movie, where the Professor explained how the love potion worked:
4. Love Dust from Batman and Robin
Our favorite superheroes have also been a victim of this love spell as well. The beautiful yet deceptive villain of the story, Poison Ivy used this special pheromone dust extracted from plants to lure in her enemies and make the whole audience fall in love with her. Even Batman and Robin couldn’t resist this one, but eventually, Batman manages to somehow.
Love potion #9
This cute fantasy love story has two chemists who work on love potions. They used it to attract many people, even the Prince of England. But eventually, they realized that they were right for each other all along after finding Love Potion #9 that made their love pure.
Love potions that are perfumes
Perfumes can do wonders for you that you aren’t even aware of. Ever think how many heads you can turn, just walking around, just because you smell good?
Psychology of smell and the human mind
This human sense is highly emotive. The perfect scent can induce strong feelings like power or relaxation. Our mind tends to connect the particular smell or scent to a memory or a feeling. Similarly, when personally connecting with someone, the smell is extremely important for two people to attract each other. Even the perfume industry uses this to create certain fragrances that enhance your desires and crave you for the particular scent.
Perfumes that attract men
5. Coco Mademoiselle Chanel
Now, this beauty is to die for. The sexy and fresh fragrance recalls the young spirit of Coco Chanel herself. It speaks for itself, the luxurious vibe you get even by looking at the bottle. And the elegance, it just seems too good to be true. All these factors can get you the man you desire in no time.
6. Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy
Here we’re talking about the big guns when there are men to be concerned about. Even its recommended use is romantic purposes. All the floral scents like clementine, cactus flower, vanilla orchid, blackberry, white amber, and pimento combined give the subtle but seductive touch to it. You’ll have men lining up for you before you know it.
7. Dior Hypnotic Poison
This one speaks for the taste of the French. The sensuous vanilla and musk, along with Bitter almond, caraway spice, opulent sambac Jasmine and mysterious Jacaranda creates this amazing love potion that you need to get your hands on.
Perfumes that attract women
8. Eternity Aqua by Calvin Klein
This perfume is a sure shot love potion for women who are attracted by subtle, fresh and yet so powerful fragrances. The ingredients to this love potion are jasmine, sage, basil, and rosewood. Don’t they all shout out about the freshness of the ocean? It has just a pinch of the erotic sense and is the classiest.
9. Paco Rabanne 1 Million
This one holds the place for being the most seductive. The grapefruit, mint and blood mandarin is THE best combination ever made in perfumes. It’s just surreal, you’d look at the packing and want it that second. 80% of the buyers have rated it full 5 stars.
10. Creed Aventus.
If you’re going for the full grown-up perfumes, then on top of the league is Creed. These scents have proven to induce ‘king-like’ feelings in men who wear it, so imagine in what ways it’ll affect the women. This one has a fruity sensation to it, the key ingredients are blackcurrant, pineapple, musk, and vanilla.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live –Albus Dumbledore
It is said that what is meant to be yours in this universe, will always find its way to you. But if something’s not, then no matter how many potions you create or tricks you use, it will never be yours. So do believe in miracles but it’s never okay to get carried away and get obsessed. Sometimes letting go is better.