Making an Effective Love Potion At Home
Making your own love potion is simple and safe to do at home. You do not need to be an expert to do this, and do not need to be a witch or a spell caster. You also do not need to be an herbology expert or an alchemist. All you need is access to a kitchen, a few common herbs (which you can buy online), and a little time. It is important to understand there are many different types of love spells. Some are stronger than others, and some work faster than others. Some love potions are effective in all situations, some are effective in some situations…and yet still, some love potions will be ineffective in many situations. Finding the perfect love potion recipe that you can do yourself at home will involve some trial and error, or experimentation, as well as some custom personalization. This love potion recipe is specifically for returning a past lover, someone who you have already had a relationship with. This love potion will work for a new love, however, it will be more effective on a past lover.
How to Make a Love Potion for a Past Love
The following ingredients are merely suggested, it is okay to substitute some for other ingredients, or to customize/personalize the love potion to match your wishes and/or needs.
- Rose Water (4 cups)
- Rosemary (2 tablespoons)
- Chamomile (2 tablespoons)
- Basil (1 tablespoon)
- and Lavender (1 tablespoon)
- (1) Red Candle and a lighter or a match
- (1) Jar or container which SEALS (it must seal and you must be okay with writing on this jar with permanent marker – mason jars work great)
- (1) Permanent marker
- (1) Pot
- (1) Pinch of salt
- (1) Photograph (preferably that can be ruined, so a printed photo works best) of the target, or a hand written letter or document from the target [must be a paper object that represents the target well to be used as a personal affect]
- (1) Long handled stirring utensil/spoon (important that it is longer handled, long enough for you to stir with two hands on the stick)
- (1) Strainer
- (1) Large bowl
- (1) Clean funnel or syringe (to be used to transfer the liquid from the bowl to the jar at the end, or some other clean method for funneling the liquid into the jar will be necessary)
Some ingredients could be substituted with Yarrow, Thyme, Patchouli, Oregano, Fennel, or Calendula.
Brewing the Return an Ex Lover Potion Itself
Step 1. Place the pot onto the stovetop and fill with the 2 cups of rose water.
Step 2. Carve the name of the target and yourself (or the initials of both) into the side or bottom, or all over the candle. Decorating it with hearts helps as well. Light the candle.
Step 3. Bring the contents to a low boil (just above simmer).
Step 4. Carefully add the Rosemary and Chamomile (if you have substituted one of these ingredients, or both, Basil and Lavender should be added first, as they are the next strongest for this potion).
Step 5. Allow to boil for 4-6 minutes, stirring gently.
Step 6. Lower the heat to just a simmer.
Step 7. Add the additional ingredients, one at a time and stir to mix thoroughly for 30 seconds.
Step 8. Add the pinch of salt and state out loud “With this pinch of salt I call upon a seal to form within this potion”.
Step 9. Use the photo or handwritten note to ‘wrap’ the handle of the stirring spoon or utensil and hold it in place with both hands, spoon side aimed down.
Step 10. Stir with this stirring utensil, careful to hold the photo or handwritten personal affect on the handle of the spoon, and stir gently for 2-3 minutes repeating the phrase “A bond between myself and _NAME OF TARGET_ shall form and last forever.”
Step 11. Turn off the heat, remove the pot, let the concoction that is your new love potion cure and cool (let it cool for 15-20 minutes), and then empty the potion contents through a strainer and into a bowl. Dispose of the herbal plant matter that remains, keeping the liquid that is in the bowl.
Step 12. Carefully pour, or otherwise funnel the liquid from the bowl to the jar and seal the jar. Dispose of any access liquid.
Step 13. Write the initials or names of yourself and the target on the side of the jar, leaving it sealed.
Step 14. Carefully drip the wax that has been built in the top of the candle at this point onto the top of the jar, it is okay to let it run off the side, forming a sort of “seal” between the lid and base of the jar, although it is not required by any means that this happens.
Step 15. After the wax has dried, place the jar into the fridge and wait until night time. Pull the jar out and give it 1 hour of moonlight, outdoors, still sealed, when the moon is in the sky, visible to the ground. After repeating the phrase “A bond between myself and _NAME OF TARGET_ shall form and last forever” three times, break the seal and open the lid, take 1 large gulp, and dispose of the rest of the liquid into the Earth.
Important Information About Your Love Potion
This love potion does not last forever and does expire. It will be most powerful when it is used the night of the same day it was brewed. This means, not waiting more than 24 hours to use the potion. It will not get stronger over time, it will get weaker. IF POSSIBLE, it is strongest to use right away, directly after it has been brewed (skipping placing it in the refrigerator altogether). With that said, the fresher the ingredients, the stronger the potion. It is a strong potion, however, it is still capable of stronger potency by placing it’s cast on a full moon.
How to Modify the Potion for a New Love
A new lover can be attracted with this love potion recipe, provided a few tweaks are made. Firstly, the personal affect (photograph or written notice) would still be used if the person is already known, however, if you are seeking a soul mate in general and do not know who it is, substitute the personal affect used to wrap the handle of the spoon with a poem that describes your ideal mate. Secondly, there will be no salt if targeting a lover that you have not already had a relationship with, or a soul mate. The salt step is only required for returning a past lover. And finally, the bonding statement, will change to read “A new bond shall form of love for me and last forever.” That’s it! With these simple modifications, you can still use this love potion for a new relationship, or to draw a soul mate.
Potion Potency Tip: It is best to make your own rose water using rose petals and some distilled water. You can do this by boiling the water with the rose petals for a few minutes will make a powerful rose water that is fresh, and best for the potion.
Disclaimer: Please be careful with the flames and open heat sources. Everything is going to be hot, and painful to touch, so this recipe does require application of some reasonable safety and awareness. Stay focused and do not conduct this love potion ritual without complete concentration and focus. Ensure you have no allergies to any ingredients before consuming any potion of any kind.