Friday, February 15, 2013

DIY Herbal "Love Potion"

Happy Friday!  Hope you have a super V-day yesterday.  
I'm not really into the "holiday" so it was just another work day for us

I thought I would keep up the herbal remedies coming with a bit of a twist.  
Did you get a chance to check out the new Herbal Kits at Mary's Basics?  
I just added 2 more!!!

I found this information from Whole Living.  First I'll share the recipe and then the "why."

Homemade 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.
(I usually let sit for 6 weeks but I'll try 4) 

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.

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.

I found all of this wonderful info at Whole LivingEnjoy!
Make your own tinctures with Mary's Herbal Kits.

Disclaimer:  Not a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history. 

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  1. Very informational - thanks Mary, for sharing!

    Happy Weekend!


  2. This sounds like an interesting concoction ;-) Never heard of the ingredients, except the rose and brandy, of course. I'll have to check out that site!

  3. interesting, thanks for sharing. i wish i could buy already made...i would forget after 4 weeks of it sitting there!

    I found you on the social weekend hop and am your newest follower. Hope you can look at my blog:

  4. This is such a cute idea - I've heard of damiana leaf but never schizandra berries (I love the name SCHIZANDRA)
    Thanks for sharing on my blog & shop hop.

  5. Wow - a lovel potion. Like something out of hogwarts :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  6. :) Looks very tempting! I would love to have you share this on Wildcrafting Wednesday, The Creative HomeAcre, and The HomeAcre Hop!
    Found you on Farm Girl Friday!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!!!

  8. This is great and I bet it smells wonderful. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
    Marcie @ I Gotta Try That

  9. How much Maca? I don't see it listed in the recipe.

    (Stopping by from Wildcrafting Wednesday!)

  10. What a wonderful idea and it sounds like a wonderful "Potion"

    Thanks for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen party! See you next week!

    Cynthia at

  11. Oooo! Sounds yummy! :) Thank you for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesday. :)

  12. Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!!! Can't wait to see what you share this coming Thursday :) Here's the super easy link to the next hop!

    If you haven't checked out Wildcrafing Wednesday yet, please do! :) It's a hop I co-host for herbal remedies, natural living, real food recipes, and self sufficient living. Here's the link for tomorrow's hop:

  13. Sounds interesting! Will have to see if I can get everything to try it! Thanks for sharing and linkin up!

    Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog


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