Love potion spells are some of the most popular type of love spells, probably because of all the potions we hear about in the classic fairy tales and Disney movies. Traditionally, a love potion spell is one where you have to drink a “potion” as part of the spell, but witches sometimes use the term for a spell with any kind of liquid. A blend of oils for a bath spell could also be considered a “love potion”, for example.
Classic Love Potion #9
There are a few different love potion spells based on the magickal number 9, but this is one of the more traditional ones. It’s an easy spell, even though it does need a number of ingredients. Thankfully, they are all pretty easy to find:
- 9 oz sweet red wine
- 9 basil leaves, fresh
- 9 red rose petals, fresh
- 9 whole cloves
- 9 apple seeds
- 9 drops real vanilla extract
- 9 drops strawberry juice
- 9 drops apple juice
- 9 small pieces of ginseng root
- 9 pink candles
- Large cooking pot
- Cheesecloth or fine strainer
- Small glass bottle with lid or stopper
Light candles around the area where you will be working (likely the kitchen), and mix all the ingredients in your pot. Stir together over low heat while saying the words of this spell:
Let the one who drinks this wine,
Shower me with love divine,
Love potion number nine,
Let his (or her) love be forever mine.
Bring everything to a low simmer and let it heat for another 9 minutes. Take the pot off the stove and let it cool. While it is cooling down, say the names of 9 love goddesses aloud: Venus, Ishtar, Astarte, Nephthys, Hathor, Aphrodite, Freya, Arianrhod, Inanna.
Strain your fresh potion to remove the bits and pieces, and pour into a stoppered bottle. Keep in the fridge until you need it. Give on its own to your loved one, or add to another drink for a romantic boost of magick.
Aphrodesia Passion Tea
A warm cup of this tea will put your lover in the mood. I guess it’s more of a passion potion, than a love potion.
For this spell, you 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
Mix everything together with about 3 cups of boiling water, and let it steep in a teapot. Think sexy thoughts while it sits for a few minutes. Pour into cups and sweeten with a generous spoonful of honey.
Remember that even love potion spells have limits. Trying to make someone love you can be tricky and not always the most successful idea, especially if the person is really not interested in the first place.