Written by Lisa Stardust
Aphrodite, the ancient Greek Goddess of Love, bestows gifts to us mortals through her wine cup, filled
with sweet nectar, known as a Love Potion. These potions both relax and stir the senses through taste.
Aphrodisiacs are edible remedies to awaken our sensual nature. While there are many aphrodisiacs around the world, we have gathered a few of the most delicious recipes for manifesting some
serious self-love vibes this Valentine’s Day, and they are all very simple to whip-up in your own kitchen!
Enhance a Romance Elixir
Looking to add some sizzle to a current romance? Damiana is an ancient plant used to relax, intensify
desires, and fire up your loins. Simply add a touch of damiana to chai tea (another aromatic aphrodisiac)
to jump-start your libido. The spicy elixir will turn up the heat and open up your sacral chakra by calming
your body. Your shakti will be heightened with a lovely cup of tea. You can also work with fire if you are
so inclined. Smoke damiana mixed with mullein and lavender or rose petals to arouse the senses.
Catch a New Love Potion
Make your own Love Potion No. 9! Forget smoky witchy potions seen on the silver screen. The best
aphrodisiac to bring in a new love are figs. Discovered in the Garden of Eden, figs are considered the first
forbidden fruit. Known as Cleopatra’s favorite food, ingesting figs can lure unsuspecting objects of desire
to you. After all, Cleopatra brought men to their knees, presumably from eating this sensual fruit.
Delight in the succulent sweetness of food this Valentine's Day and catch a new love--by eating some
sexy fruit, perhaps dipped in your rose vanilla honey or vanilla whipped cream!
Oscar Wilde said, “to love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” This couldn’t be more true,
especially on Valentine’s Day. Instead of focusing your intention on manifesting new love, try to
cultivate a romance with yourself. Treat yourself to a “honeymoon” this holiday, by creating a delicious
jam consisting of crushed rose petals, raw honey, and vanilla bean. Blend these these three delicious
ingredients together in a bowl and let your taste buds inspire self-love. While roses are not an
aphrodisiac per say, they help strengthen and heal the heart chakra, which is powerful and radiates
from our center outward to help us manifest love in all forms. Honey and vanilla are the key elements in
this love potion. Considered the “love drug” of all love drugs, honey arouses the mind and acts as a tonic
to remind us all of the sweetness in life. Good quality honey is recommended for the most luscious
effect. Vanilla is mood enhancer that stimulates the body through soft fragrant senses. This edible
aphrodisiac serves as a road opener to awaken and protect the heart while boosting self esteem.
Remember, the most important romance is the one you have with yourself--try to nurture YOUR heart
and fall back in love with YOURSELF!