A powerful love potion should be part of every witch’s repertoire of spells. And should be kept in a cupboard ready to be slipped into your “victims” drink or food whenever the need arises. Created with the right recipe it will make the one you desire unable to resist you.
Most spiritual suppliers and botanicas offer a love drawing oil named after the well known “Love Potion #9”. But if you listen to the famous song, you’ll know that the original potion was a drink or tisane.
The earliest records of Love Potion #9 seem to suggest that they were herbal infusions, relying on the aphrodisiac powers of plants rather than alcohol to ramp up the passion levels.
If you want to try mixing up a love potion for yourself, you will need to select nine love herbs…
You can choose from the following:
- Grains of Paradise
- Rose petals
- Lavender buds
- Cardamom pods
There are others that you could choose from, but that gives you a starting point. Just make a strong infusion of your chosen herbs, strain and serve.
As an alternative, you could also try a wine based potion…
If you wish to try this, you can either warm it if you have access to a stove, or serve it cold. Whichever one you choose, the additives are the same – cinnamon, licorice root, cardamom and coriander seeds.
For the warm version, fill a saucepan with wine, add the ingredients and warm it to a gentle simmer. Strain the solids and serve. If you prefer to go for the unheated blend, crush the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle, then add to the wine bottle and leave it to steep overnight. When you are ready to offer it to your loved one, strain and serve.
Of course, if you really want to improve your amorous chances, you could always consider serving the tisane while wearing the oil based potion – give Cupid an extra arrow to aim with!
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