There are literally dozens of flowers and herbs that can be used in love spells, and I’ll be featuring four of them in this post. These are also edible, so I’ve included some information about that as well.
*Please note: It is generally considered unethical to perform a love spell with a certain person in mind, as this interferes with their free will. Keep your focus on finding the person who is right for you, rather than someone you’re attracted to.
Rose petals and small buds can be used in magical potpourris, sachets, and charms. Some people believe that sleeping with a rose under your pillow can help you dream of your true love. Rose hips, the seed pods of roses, can be strung as beads and worn around the neck to attract a love.
Rose hips can also be made into jams, jellies, and teas. Their high vitamin C content makes rose hip tea an ideal drink for when you have a cold. Rose petals are also edible, and are a nice garnish for salads. (be sure to use only organic roses that haven’t been sprayed with insecticides.)
Orange Flower Water can be used for love-attracting spells, and to attract marriage proposals. The dried blossoms can be used for potpourris, sachets, and charms. Orange blossoms represent weddings in some cultures, so tucking a few under your pillow before sleep might be helpful if you’re looking to get married. Neroli is an essential oil made from the flowers of the bitter orange tree, and can be substituted for orange blossoms in love spells.
Orange flower water is used for flavoring Middle Eastern pastries and beverages. The blossoms are highly scented, but have a bitter flavor. They can be used as garnish, or eaten sparingly if one enjoys the taste.
The Hibiscus plant produces large, showy blooms in an array of reds, whites, and pinks, and it is the state flower of Hawaii. In Hawaiian tradition, a woman who is in a relationship wears a hibiscus flower behind her left ear to show that she is taken, whereas a single woman would wear one behind her right ear to show that she is looking for a partner.
A dried hibiscus flower can be used as incense, in sachets, and magic charms. A fresh bloom can be added to a scrying bowl to help bring about visions of one’s true love.
Hibiscus flowers taste a little like cranberry juice, and they are high in antioxidants. They make a delicious and healthful tea.
*Note: Do not take hibiscus internally if you are pregnant or have diabetes. Stop use two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
An old belief states that if you scatter a handful of apple blossoms in your bathwater, you will be seen as more attractive than you really are. The fruit can be used to give a clue as to who your true love might be. According to another old legend, if you carefully peel off the skin of an apple into one long strip, then drop it on the floor, it will form the first initial of your true love.
Apple blossoms have a delicate floral aroma and flavor. They can be used as a garnish for salads and fruit dishes, and can be candies and used for decorating cakes and ice cream.
*A note of caution: Apple blossoms should be eaten sparingly because they, along with apple seeds, contain a precursor to cyanide that is released during digestion. So, stick to just a few to savor the flavor. Any more than that can cause severe stomach distress.
You can make a simple love-attracting blend using any of the flowers above, a small piece of quartz crystal or rose quartz, and a few drops of ylang-ylang, rose, or lavender essential oil. Mix these together while you concentrate on welcoming new love into your life. (Remember that rule about interfering with another person’s free will. Don’t focus on anyone in particular.)
Carry your love blend in a small pouch which you can either purchase or make yourself. It’s best to use a natural fabric, like cotton or silk. There are some pretty ones here.
You can also put a small amount of your flower mixture in a tiny glass pendant bottle, add a long cord, and wear it as a necklace. You can find them here.