Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day Love Potions by Connie Vines #RomanceGems

As we learned in Harry Potter, it is impossible to create love -- even in the wizarding world. But, as the Weasley brothers discovered, you can concoct a potion that causes the drinker to become powerfully infatuated with the person that gave it to them.

Love potions were a favorite amongst the girls at Hogwarts, but what about real life? Do love potions truly exist?

Yes and no.

The history of love potions and love spells is of interest to me.  Why?  Love potions are a part of every culture today and throughout history.  My husband is from Louisiana and as you know New Orleans is peppered with Voodoo, superstitions, gris-gris, wonderful cuisine, and love potions. 

I’ve collected books, articles, and even spoken to those who swear a love potion worked for him/her. However, I’ve learned some potions are harmless, some are bizarre, and some are very deadly.  Still, I am an author of romance novels.  What romance author doesn’t believe in true love? And, doesn’t everyone (deep down inside) wonder if there are really love potions?

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ll like to share a potion or two that you can whip up in your kitchen.

Love Potion Number One

Collect rainwater in a crystal glass or vase the next time it rains.
Slice an apple into thin slices. Place the apple slices, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and cinnamon in a saucepan.
Pour the rainwater over the ingredients in the saucepan. If there is not enough rainwater to cover the ingredients, supplement the rainwater with spring water.
Cook slowly over low heat. Once the ingredients start to simmer, stir them while reciting aloud the ancient love poem, Song of Solomon.
Simmer the love potion for 90 minutes.
Strain the potion and place in a glass vial or jar.
Dab the potion onto your pulse points every day during next week. If the object of your desire is near, the potion will draw them to you.

Love Potion Number Two

Love Potion Cocktail
1 – Sweetened Lime Juice.
2 – Raspberry Vodka.
3 – Cranberry Juice Cocktail.
4 – Grenadine.

There is also an ancient love spell that requires ‘the object of your affection’s” sweat to be bake into a cake and then to be consumed (email me if you are interested). 



While it is impossible to replicate true love, since it's an emotional, cognitive process that's based on experiences and memories. It has been proven that there are specific chemicals related to emotional states similar to love.

A chemical hormone called a pheromone stimulates the part of our brains that increases our feelings of longing and attraction. Based off of that, various oils and perfumes have been created that include these pheromones, which supposedly attract the opposite sex.

The success rate of many of these types of so-called love potions is due to the placebo effect. Sure, the pheromones are likely to send off some sort of chemical signal, but the idea that you're more attractive initially makes you, well, more attractive. You're confident, carry yourself better, and are more sociable. Thus, you get more attention from the opposite sex.

True love is our real-life magic.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

My question to you, "If  love potions were real, would you use them?"


Remember even Zombies Celebrate Valentine's Day!!


24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the love potion formulas. I vote for trying #2. Great cover!

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  2. Love the book cover. I'm off to get the book when I done with this comment. As for love potions, I'd much rather cook up something that would make my loved ones do housework for me so I could just sit and write!

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    1. Nancy, get idea for a potion!
      I hope you enjoy the story.

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  3. LOVE this! LOL And the book looks great! Happy early-Valentine's Day!

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    1. Happy Valentine’s Day to you also. I’m glad you enjoyed the post :-)

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  4. great cover! And I like Nancy’s idea of the housework potion!

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    1. It appears I need to break out those books and do some research. I like the cover, too :-)

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  5. Where's Love Potion #9? I am heading to New Orleans in a few days so I will be on the look out for all that Voodoo stuff!

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    1. It’s a Voodoo shop on Bourbon St. Over-priced but tourists seem to like the place. Check Yelp when you go into the Quarter :-) there are probably a few new shops since I was there. Have fun!

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  6. Love potions have been a topic I tended to avoid. I mean, love is a living breathing entity and the last thing I'd want to do is have some weirdo take the potion by mistake.

    Love your zombie romance cover!

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    1. Yes, I can see where Love-by-mistake would be a real complication! I’m glad you like my cover :-)!

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  7. I love the idea of love potions. Cute cover.

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  8. What fun. Never tried, but interesting thank you.

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    1. Mary,
      Thank you for stopping by :-). Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  9. This is great. I have never tried one and doubt I would. want real not induced love.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Debby,
      The blog was fun to write. Thank you for stopping by:-). Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  12. I could really use a love spell to meet a loved one. Thanks a lot!


    My contact info: adissidente at gmail [dot] com

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  13. What a fun post! If love potions truly existed I wouldn't use them. How would I know if the object of my desire truly loved me or if it was just the potion?

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  14. Loved your post, Connie. I'm originally from Louisiana. I could tell you a couple of voodoo stories. I'll never forget this little old lady telling me, "I don't believe in that voodoo stuff. You just bury salt at the four corners of your yard, and you don't have to believe in it either." I've got to use that in a book. *g*

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  15. Love potions, hmm which one to try? Thank you for sharing!

    MsRedK at aol dot com

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