How to Make a Love Potion
Shrouded in mystery and steeped in legend, love potions have been scattered throughout human history for centuries. But in modern times, just as many remedies have been disproved and tossed aside, we’ve learned that there is merit to some. It turns there are odors that can work wonders upon the human mind and body when it comes to getting passionate, and certain herbs that can help things like blood flow, therefore helping arousal. Sadly with our busy, stressful, lives it can be more than difficult to engage in passionate activities, but keeping up a healthy sex life should always be on the docket. It can not only improve your relationship and lift your mood, it’s been shown to lower blood pressure, boost immunity, improve heart health, and lead you to a longer life. So the next time you find yourself lacking in the passion department, brew up this “love potion” and get ready for a merry time.
Why Jasmine: It’s distinct, sweet, odor induces euphoria in both men and women, and has been used to spark passion for, quite literally, centuries.
Why Rose: We all know women tend to think too much-we’re just not as straightforward as guys when it comes to this stuff. The sensual smell of rose can lower arousal blocking anxiety, which can spike when it comes to sex.
Why Vanilla: There is an old Mexican legend about a fertility goddess who could not marry the mortal man she loved.
Instead of becoming bitter, she transformed herself into the vanilla plant to give happiness and pleasure to all lovers. Its warm scent (and taste) is welcoming, subtly sensual, and relaxing-and we all know that relaxation is a must when it comes to truly enjoying sex.
Why Cinnamon: The cinnamon creates a fine balance with the more soothing scents of rose, jasmine, and vanilla. While those help relax you, the cinnamon ensures that you still get a burst of fiery passion and energy. If you indulge in cinnamon regularly, it can increase sex drive over time. It works so well because it can lower high blood sugar, which restricts blood flow down south for both men and women.
You will need…
-2 teaspoons of dried jasmine flowers
-1 tablespoon of dried rose petals
-Vanilla pod split, or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
-1-2 cinnamon sticks
-1 cup of fresh water
-A pot or sauce pan
Pour 1 cup of fresh water into a saucepan. You can add more or less, with the former resulting in a stronger ‘potion’ and the latter a weaker tasting one. Add to the water 2 teaspoons of dried jasmine flowers, 1 tablespoon of dried rose petals, a vanilla pod split lengthwise or ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1-2 cinnamon sticks. Give the mixture a little stir to incorporate everything, and then simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain immediately. Allow this to cool and then bottle it. Add sparkling water and serve chilled on a hot day, or pour into mugs and reheat, sipping slowly. You can also use it fresh. In the fridge it will keep for a week in tightly lidded container.
Passion makes the world go round, but even the best of lovers can find themselves needing something to kindle a night of fiery romance. If you find yourself a bit “stuck”, the arousing, sensual smells and the little kick of cinnamon spice in this love potion will have the passion brewing in no time.
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By Claire GoodallClaire is a lover of life, the natural world, and wild blueberries. On the weekend you can find her fiddling in the garden, playing with her dogs, and enjoying the great outdoors with her horse. Claire is very open-minded, ask her anything 🙂 Meet Claire
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I would love to make this for an anniversary gift- where do you find rose petals and dried jasmine flowers?
We order ours from Mountain Rose Herbs, but if you have a local health or holistic living shop around, most will carry them. You can also make your own if you have the fresh flowers 🙂
Oh I forgot to add this in the article-if you want, you can use some honey to sweeten it up a little bit if you want 😉
Awesome, but what do you do with it? I can think of a couple things, but what are your recomendations?
Hmm you can sweeten it with a little honey and drink it fresh and hot, or cold with sparkling water. You can also up the herb content as well and/or add in a few drops of essential oil and use it purely for aromatherapy (as in something to scent the room.) Its not really a body oil, but if you are familiar with the process of making them, you could use the scents for that as well!
So when can we expect a compilationof all these recipes in a book? I would definitely buy it.
I realize my comment is late…but I’d buy a book too. Any plans in putting one out in the near future?
Absolutely awesome, natural, healthy solutions (without harmful toxins) to everyday complications everyone will most likely experience at one time or another. So thank you Claire for creating this site. Living in a natural, chemical free world is a passion we both share. Kudos to you Claire, my hats off to you 🙂
Ok after it cook what do u do with it drinking wise how much do u drink our how much do u add to water to drink or how many drops do u but in a water glass 8 oz glass
My younger sister, only a five year old, wanted a love potion. The witchcraft kind, I mean. This is very helpful, but I need a real one. Sorry.
(PS: I will try this!)