One of the most common types of spells used by practitioners of magic is the love spell. While the Wiccan Rede forbids direct manipulation of another person (meaning, you can’t force them to behave in a way they wouldn’t want to on their own), love spells can still be utilized to open yourself up to the loving emotions that await you in the world and make it more likely that energy is going to be returned via karma.
There are different methods of conducting a love spell. It can be an elaborate affair, involving a photo and candles or as simplistic as making an amulet or talisman to carry with you. But there are certain herbs and plants that will make any love spell more effective.
Acacia: Use the bark and twigs for awakening love and enhancement of physical strength.
African violet: Harmony and love are released from your heart when this is burnt.
Aster: A love herb that’s great in amulets in combination with other ingredients.
Balm of Gilead: Amulets and potions work more efficiently when laced with these buds.
Basil: A magical love herb great for spell work and divination.
Bay: Infuse a love potion with these burnt leaves.
Bistort: Contain this in an amulet to cultivate feminine fertility.
Bittersweet: As per the name, inclusion in an amulet or satchel will clear away pain and heal your aching heart.
Catnip: Other than driving your feline insane, this herb can be used in spells for love (and luck) or in amulets for fertility.
Cinnamon: A known aphrodisiac, this excels in spells of sexuality and passion and deepens any meditations on love.
Cloves: A staple love spell ingredient- it also bolsters beauty.
Coltsfoot: Stuff the leaves in a satchel or use them in a love spell.
Columbine: Especially useful in spells or meditations that are asking to be reunited with a lover.
Cowslip: Cheaper than a haircut, this can be used in spells calling for more physical beauty and attractiveness.
Crocus: Used in spells of love and harmonious attraction.
Daisy: This flower is used during divination work to prophesize the future of love.
Damiana: An aphrodisiac, used in spells of sexuality and love.
Dandelion: Used in love spells that call for fulfillment of desires kept secret.
Dill: Used in rituals and spells that seek to bring about longing of a sexual nature.
Fennel: Use all parts of this plant (roots, leaves and seeds) in spells or rituals awakening love.
Geranium: Used particularly in spells enhancing fertility.
Ginseng: An aphrodisiac for masculine sexuality, it can also be used in amulets.
Goldenrod: Used in prophetic love rituals.
Hazelnut: Another ingredient that enhances fertility, it can also be used in prophetic work.
Jasmine: The plant itself is good in spells heightening passion and love while the oil eases a broken heart.
Juniper: The berries increase sexual potency in love spells.
Lavender: The flowers themselves can be used in satchels while candles dipped in the oil are used for spell work.
Lemon: The leaves of the fruit are used in spells and potions that want to evoke longing and love.
Lovage: Use the seeds or roots in spells seeking to bolster eroticism.
Magnolia: This flower in a spell will bring about fidelity.
Mullein: Readings and potions are heightened by the leaves of this plant.
Oak: The bark and leaves will increase feminine fertility and masculine virility.
Orchid: If your psyche needs some strengthening, incorporate this flower into your spells or potions.
Rose: A standard love spell ingredient, the buds are good for readings while the oil bolsters courage.
Rosemary: This herb can be used in potions are amulets to awaken sensuality.
Strawberry: The actual fruit is an aphrodisiac and used in spells of love or sexuality while the leaves bring about luck.
Thyme: If you are planning on doing any love related dream work, have some of this on hand.
Vanilla: The flowers of the plant are aphrodisiacs and work well in satchels while the hulls do best in amulets or talismans.
Verbena: An aphrodisiac well suited for spells of love and sexuality, readings or wish work.
Violet: An aphrodisiac, works best in satchels and amulets to draw in sexuality and love.
by Victor Epand