After a few months of cold temperatures, piles of snow and a serious Vitamin D deficiency, I’m always excited when February rolls around. It’s time to make some steamy Valentine’s plans, and the big day is nothing without a love potion! Herbal aphrodisiacs are a world of pleasure, enhanced sexual arousal and lighthearted joy. The next party you go to, show up with a big bottle of Herbal Love Potion and watch the laughter and jokes start flowing. Much more fun then any bottle of wine could ever be!
These are my favorite aphrodisiac herbs, which combine to make a fantastic love potion for both men and women. Start your love potion blend now so it will be ready for Valentine’s Day. Bottle it up and give it away to your best friends, secret crushes and anyone who is needing a little extra love in their life.
Damiana is a favorite from Central America with a long history of use. Damiana helps ease sexual anxiety and soothes the nervous system, helping to create a relaxed and calm mood while stimulating the mind and energizing the body.
Maca is one of the most “in-style” aphrodisiac herbs these days. Maca root can enhance libido and stamina while improving the quality and motility of sperm. It can be helpful in cases of infertility or for women experiencing symptoms of menopause. A great ally to help build sexual health and vitality over time.
Rose You just have to tuck your nose into a fresh rose to feel its aphrodisiac powers! I use rose in my herbal formulas for its ability to heal and open the heart, and it looks pretty too. Always use organic roses – conventional roses are heavily treated with chemicals—not very romantic!
Schizandra Tasting a schizandra berry is an experience in itself! The berries have an intense and complicated flavor. Schizandra is a superior adaptogen herb that helps the body deal with stress while building stamina, energy and endurance. Taken over time it can help people suffering from low libido and general anxiety.
Cacao is a food of the gods and most definitely considered an aphrodisiac, especially when taken in its dark bitter form. Cacao increases endorphins in the body and is rich in antioxidants, beneficial to the heart and just plain yummy!
DIY Herbal Love Potion Tincture
- 2 ounces damiana leaf
- 1 tablespoons schizandra berries
- 1 generous pinch of organic rose petals
- 4 cups organic brandy of your choice
Combine herbs in a quart-size Ball jar. Add your brandy of choice, making sure that the ingredients are covered completely. Let the herbs steep in a dark place for at least one week or up to a month. Shake regularly while envisioning your heart overflowing with love, or cast your spell of choice on a long-time crush. Strain out the herbs and compost them.
DIY Sweet Chocolate Syrup
Heat 2 cups of water and slowly add:
- 2 cups of raw honey – stir and let melt
- 3 cups raw cacao powder
- ½ cup maca powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
Turn heat off and mix all the ingredients together till smooth. Next mix your herbal tincture with your sweet chocolate syrup. And you’re done! The love potion will keep for many months because of its alcohol content. Always check with your physician before beginning a new regimen (especially if you're on medication).
Helpful Hint: Mountain Rose will be the easiest place to purchase all the ingredients for this formula!