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15 Best Herbs for Love Spells and Magic Recipes DIY

by Andreea Laza

Love spell herbs and how to use them

I’m sure there isn’t one lover out there who wouldn’t want to know one magic love spell, herb or enchantment to cast on their crush and make them fall head over heels.

Before anyone attempts to do this, let’s contemplate on Avicena’s take on this:

“Using love remedies against one’s will, forcing them to fall in love, is a great sin.”

Magic elixirs can, indeed, cause an unaware person, to be unexpectedly engulfed by the flames of love. But sooner or later, they will realize that his/her inflection does not come from the heart, and that hot love will turn into blind addiction, and eventually,into hatred.

True love goes beyond the secretive power of magic spells

This being said, I hope you understand that this article aims to help you learn about love herbs and how herbs can heal a heart, but not use them to make magic potions and break the natural laws of the universe. Remember that everything we do in life comes back to use tenfold.

Love Herbs & Moon Phases

If you plan to use the magical properties of love plants, it is best not to buy them from the store or markets. Experienced magicians teach us that the plants harvested with our hands have much greater powers.

Harvesting herbs for love spells according to the phases of the month

It is best to collect them either before sunrise or after sunset, because love herbs have to do with feelings, and the planet that governs our feelings is the Moon. And the moon is associated with the night. Some herb magicians go further and collect their herbs exclusively on certain days of the week, according to the planets these herbs are ruled by.

Thus, they collect:

  • Monday – plants governed by the Moon
  • Tuesday – plants ruled by Mars
  • Wednesday – plants governed by Mercury
  • Thursday – plants governed by Jupiter
  • Friday – plants governed by Venus
  • Saturday – Saturn-ruled plants
  • Sunday – plants governed by the Sun

However, it’s too complicated to find the dominant planet of each plant, nor are their correspondents always perfect.

Therefore, you can resort to a reasonable compromise, gathering your love herbs on a Monday, the day that governs our feelings, or on a Friday, the day dedicated to the goddess of love.

5 Golden Rules for Love Spells that You Should Never Break

  1. Never make a love spell for the benefit of any person unless he or she has asked for it.
  2. You should never make a love spell for money.
  3. Never perform a love spell to satisfy your pride or hurt ego.
  4. Never make a love spell to hurt anyone.
  5. The supreme law: especially when it comes to love, magic should always be an act of natural love.
Magic Herbs for Love Spells - How to Use Herbs for Love Aches

10 Love Aches & Magic Herbs to Use

There are many plants that known to act as aphrodisiacs, without needing to swallowed or smoke them. Many of them have withstood the test of time, although scientists have not found in them substances that stimulate the senses, or have detected them in absolutely negligible quantities.

The reason behind it is that love herbs act energetically, rather than physically, and have different effects.

1. Herbs that send out love signals

  • lemon balm, basil, chickweed, cilantro, common lady’s mantle, common verbena, lovage, marjoram, mint and rosemary.

They manage to draw attention to the wearer or gatherer who spreads their fragrance.

2. Herbs that arouse erotic appetite

  • cumin, cinnamon, dill, garlic, orchid, hibiscus, mint, nettle, sesame and saffron.

3. Herbs to prevent falling in love

  • camphor and green lettuce.

4. Love herbs for unwavering fidelity

  • chickweed, clover, elderflowers, licorice, rhubarb, rosemary, walnut and cayenne pepper.

5. Love herbs for fertility

  • belladonna (highly toxic), mustard, mistletoe, wheat, poppy, geranium, myrtle, oak, hazel and common hawthorn.

6. Herbs to break unwanted love bonds/spells

  • lily, lotus and pistachio.

7. Love herbs for strong couple bond

  • catnip, lavender, lily, marjoram, Japanese meadowsweet, saffron, quince, St. John’s wort.

8. Herbs to reconcile after a fight

  • basil

9. Herbs that heal a heartache

  • valerian and Persian cyclamen.

10. Herbs to control inappropriate sexual appetite

  • camphor, myrtle tree, common rue, valerian, dill seeds and green lettuce.

How Use Herbs in Magic Love Spells – 4 Ways

Spells with love herbs can be done in different ways. Here are some examples, gathered from the tradition of the Nordic countries, where today’s pagan practices are still perpetuated.

Use any love herbs in any combinations from the list above, that match your needs.

1. Make a Herbal Sachet to Attract Love

You will need: lavender, dried cornflowers, a little valerian root and 1 bay leaf.

How to Make:

  • Crush the love herbs for your needs in a mortar and mix well.
  • Put the herbal mix is a small square-shaped canvas bag.
  • Tie the sachet with a same color cord or a thin ribbon.
  • Make two knots, while focusing your thought on what you want.


If you want to have a love partner, take the herbal sachet permanently with you. Continue to carry the herbal sachet win your purse until you find the love that makes your heart skin a beat.

2. Love Tea for True Love

How to Make:

  • Put a teaspoon of love herbs in a cup, pour over the hot water.
  • Cover and infuse for 10 minutes.

Then, sit in a quiet corner and drink the tea with small swallows. During this time, envision how you meet your beloved partner and find true love.

3. Magical Herb Bath

The magical power of love herbs embrace your whole body when you add them to your bathwater.

  • Put the desire herbs in a linen bag and hang it under the tap, in your bathtub.
  • Let the hot water wash down the linen bag.
  • If necessary, add a few drops of essential oils extracted from the same herbs.

It is important that, as you start bathing, imagine very precisely what you want to achieve with the help of these love herbs.

4. Herbal Fumigation

The best love herbs for fumigation, are the following: lemon balm, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. You can use them in any combinations. Allow your intuition to guide you to make the best herb combination for you.

How to Make:

  • First, finely crush the herbs in a mortar, until they turn into a fine powder.
  • Fill a small jar or a bowl half way up with a mix of salt and sand.
  • Place a lighted piece of charcoal in the bowl, over the salt.
  • Sprinkle the herbs over the charcoal in the jar.

3 Magic Love Spell Ritual with Herbs

For the love ritual, you can either burn the herbs together with a sheet of paper, where you write your heart’s wish, throw them into the sea, or bury them in the ground.

Keep your mind and intention focused on what you want, then return home, with a peaceful and confident heart.

1. Magic Ritual to Attract Love with Herbs


  • a few dried rose petals
  • a little catnip
  • half a handful of yarrow
  • some mint
  • coltsfoot
  • raspberry leaves
  • ground iris root
  • chrysanthemum
  • a little verbena

How to Make:

  • Mix the herb well, on a Friday night, when the moon is growing.
  • Divide the herbs into 3 equal parts and use them in the same night, as follows.
  • First part: Take the first part into the garden at night, and throw the herbs up towards the moon and ask the moon to send true love into your life.
  • Second part: Sprinkle the second part in your bedroom.
  • Third part: Sew the third part in a canvas sachet, tie it and carry the sachet always to you, until the love spell has worked its magic.

2. Magic Herb Spell to Soothe a Heartache

Take a glass and a few fresh lemon balm leaves and go to a nearby brook. Rest sitting on the shore, listen to the sounds and the whispers of the water and acknowledge the pain in your heart. Do nothing, but stay silent and still.

After a while, fill your glass with water from the brook, but with care, so that you do not lose the lemon balm leaves.

Drink from the glass, saying in a determined tone: “Water may heal me, the leaves may soothe me. I will be happy again.”

Before leaving home, fill the glass with fresh water again, add lemon balm leaves in and place the glass on your nightstand. Three nights later, the dark clouds from your soul will dissipate and your heart will be fully healed.

3. Magic Herb Spell for Reconciliation

Add a few drops of basil oil in the aromatherapy lamp. Basil scent will urge both sides to lean toward reconciliation. After a fierce fight, share a verbena tea. This simple tea is the elixir of reconciliation that also ignites your craving for love!

15 Powerful Herbs for Love Spells

1. St. John’s Wort

St. John’s wort is one of the so-called “bedding herbs” – perfumed herbs, with healing virtues, on which the newly moms and newborns babies rested.

In ancient times, these love herb was used in the worshiping of the goddess Freya, considered the protector of love by the Germanic tribes.

Young girls often used St. John’s wort to as an oracle in their love dilemmas. In June, during the feast of Saint John the Baptist’s birth, they gathered a fistful of this herbs’ buds and put them in a linen sachet. They thought of their lovers and enchanted: “If he has a good heart, red blood will come out, if they hold anger – only mere foam”.

The chances of their lover being devoted to them were, quite frankly high, because, when you squeeze St. John’s wort flowers between your hands, a deep yellow to reddish color comes out.

This is what we know today as St. John’s wort oil.

2. Myrtle

Since ancient times, myrtle was associated with love, marriage and fertility.

Both myrtle and rose enjoy a special protection from the goddess of love, Aphrodite (Venus, in Roman mythology). Girls were convinced that by offering a cup of myrtle tea to their boyfriends, they would never leave them.

The myrtle branch was never absent from the bridal bouquet, or from the groom’s boutonnière. Once, there was a custom that, in the morning after the wedding, the bridesmaids plant a myrtle branch from the bride’s bouquet in the garden. If the branch was rooting, this was a sign that a new wedding would take place in the house soon: usually the bridesmaid’s!

3. Willow

Burning willow leaves can light up the love and attraction of the person that we love towards us. Magicians would carve their magic wands for moon rituals from willow wood.

Do you want to know if you’re getting married next year?

Throw your shoe in a willow tree. If it doesn’t immediately cling to a branch, you are entitled to eight more attempts. If you are lucky and the shoe is stuck in the willow crown, it means that you will get married in the next 12 months.

4. Dill

Brides from the last centuries were longing for an obedient husband. So, they would secretly slip mustard berries and dill leaves into their grooms’ shoes, before going to the altar.

It is said that, when added to the bath water, dill makes us extremely attractive. In an addition to flavoring food, dill stimulates lust and sensuality. Perhaps this is why dill seeds are used as natural breast enhancing supplements.

5. Lavender

It is said that lavender scent attracts men irresistibly. In other times, prostitutes used lavender water to perfume their bodies to advertise and attract the attraction of men like crazy.

6. Vanilla

This orchid variety is commonly used in to make sachets for love spells. It seems that vanilla fragrance intensifies sexual appetite. A vanilla bean added in a jar of sugar, not only flavors the sugar, but also creates “love vibrations”.

7. Rosemary

This love herb brings gratitude, joy and love to the one who uses it. Rosemary has been used since ancient times to prepare magic liqueurs, amulets and for fumigating rooms in love spells.

8. Basil

This is probably the most beloved “love herb” by Romanian women. Women who drink basil water (a cup of water in which they soaked 3 basil branches overnight) every day before meals, will stay forever young and will be loved as on the first day by her beloved.

Adolescents, girls and boys, who put a basil branch under the pillow, will dream of their destined.

This is especially true on certain days of the year: on St. Andrew’s Day, February 24th (On Romanian Valentine’s Day called Dragobete) on the March 1st or on June 24th (Night of Sânziene, a pagan Romanian celebration of the summer solstice).

Basil worn in the hair and at the breast brings good luck in love to girls.

9. Jasmine

Jasmine flowers are a love elixir especially for women. Herbal witches would make a potion with dried jasmine flowers in milk and honey. They would use this to girls who cannot seem to get married, but also against the evil-eye. This magic remedy was also used to rekindle the love towards the husband.

10. Lady’s Bedstraw

It is a famous magical herb used by Romanian women to stay youth and beautiful, to arouse love, to avoid evil and various addictions or ardors.

The lady’s bedstraw flowers wreath woven on June 24th (pagan Romanian Sânziene celebration) was kept all year long at the head of the bed, for the girl to be sought by boys, and to protect her from night flyers (a pagan Romanian creature depicted as a young handsome man who would come to young ladies at night and trouble their dreams by falling in love) and to give them goon night sleep.

They would bathe in lady’s mantle macerate to give the skin and eyes a special glow, which acts without mistake in attracting men. The best time for this magic bath is two days prior to a full moon, or Fridays.

11. Herb Robert

It is a love elixir especially for men. Teens and young men were dressed in a shirt soaked in herb Robert’s concoction, to increase their vigor, and to make them attractive to women. Herb Robert juice and concoction are a proven cure for impotence.

12. Cow Parsnip

The flower and seeds of this plant maintains love between spouses, strengthen their marriage and helps them have more children. In some areas of Eastern Europe, the godfather would secretly give the bride and groom a cow parsnip tincture after the wedding, for good luck in their home. Yes, cow parsnip is a natural aphrodisiac.

13. Apple Blossom

At the homes of young men and women ready for marriage, parents and relatives would throw an apple-blossom branch in the fountain, “to be clean and righteous children before their marriage, like the flowers of the apple tree”.

The blossoming apple branch was the symbol of the purity, stability and strength of a love relationship. There is now the custom, in some Romanian villages, that two young people very much in love who never want to break up, should secretly kiss under a flowering apple branch. This magic ritual strengthens their loving bond forever.

14. Frankincense

Frankincense is a magic cure for the couple’s protection against evil interventions. People believed that if you’d keep a piece of frankincense in the bedroom, under the pillows this prevents the two spouse from arguing.

Incense was also held by the spouse in a small pouch, close to the body, especially when the husband went on a long journey. This was done so that they would not “fall into any temptation that would ruin their marriage”.

15. Valerian Root

Valerian root is especially known as a protection herb against magic curses.

Women consumed minced valerian root when their men were leaving with the sheeps in the mountains, to be protected themselves from dangerous love temptations.

Young shepherds would always carried this root in a pouch, together with the green figwort and lamb mint, in order to be protected from the Forest Girl and other apparitions, that could ruin them.

Forest Girl was a tormented, avenging woman spirit that haunts the forests at night and can make a great deal of harm, both physically and mentally, especially to men.

15 Powerful Herbs for Love - Use herbs for magic spells

Herbs for Love Spells, a Conclusion

What we are allowed to do with these herbs is to send our signals into the universe. “I would like to love and be loved, I am looking for someone, whoever they are, to love me and to tie their life to mine.”

People who use love herbs for their own selfishness and to impose their will upon others, will have much to suffer.

History records a lot of situations in which, by refusing to listen to the voice of reason, people resorted to magical spells. When two souls truly love one another, because their feelings are pure and true, the use of love herbs only intensifies their love. As if they would add natural spices to their love, using secret magic recipes that don’t harm anyone.

Stay healthy, loved and happy, naturally!

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