Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Rose and Cinnamon Infused Honey: A Simple Love Spell You Can Make at Home

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Love spells have been among the most coveted spells since the dawn of time, along with curses. Funny how we either want to make people love us or punish them when they don't. With Valentine's Day and Lupercalia right around the corner, I felt this was the perfect time to introduce another love potion. Last year I shared a Chocolate & Rose Love Potion that could be sipped solo or with a lover. This year's love potion is a little more subtle, featuring a rose-and-cinnamon-infused honey that can be added to coffee, tea, incense, candle dressings, and just about any spell to sweeten the deal with love and passion. Remember, love spells can be tricky. I firmly believe love spells can only work on existing feelings and that they cannot force someone to love you. Needless to say, I never support using this potion without their consent, not to mention it's illegal in most places to tamper with someone's food without their knowledge. Relationships built on a lie will not survive long.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup honey
  • 2-3 tablespoons dried rose petals
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Saucepan
  • Fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • Funnel
  • Glass storage bottle

What to Do

Begin by cleansing your space and awakening your herbs using your preferred method. I chose to cleanse the space with rose incense which removes negativity and leaves behind uplifting, loving energies and warmed the herbs and spices in my hand while asking them for their assistance. When ready sterilize your glass bottle, lid, and a saucepan to prevent potential bacterial growth. While honey is naturally anti-bacterial, warming it and adding herbs and spices can reduce these properties.

Combine honey, rose petals, and cinnamon in the saucepan and heat on low heat until a thin syrup forms (2-3 minutes), stirring clockwise while saying, "Golden honey to sweeten and red roses for love. Cinnamon for passion and to bring blessings from above. Draw love and friendship to me. So I will it, so it is." Visualize the liquid filling with a soft red and pink light.

Remove the saucepan from the heat, continuing to stir until the liquid slightly cools and turns a dark red color, about 5 minutes. Pour the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth and funnel it into your dry, sterilized jar. The remaining honey-covered rose petals and cinnamon can be buried near your front door to attract love, left as an offering to love deities, or burned as incense. Honey and dried herbs make excellent incense. Allow the infusion to cool completely to room temperature before sealing. Store for up to 1 year in a cool, dark place. 

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Whenever your life needs a little extra love, add this infused honey to your spells and recipes, stirring clockwise to draw love to you. 

Why You Did It

Understanding the why's of a spell are just as important as performing it. It helps you understand the process so you can modify the spell or ritual to suit your needs and helps guide you to write your own. It's my intention that by providing these explanations, you can build a better understanding of how spells are written and executed so you can modify and build your own spells (the goal of my Spellcrafting Series). 

This ritual begins with combining honey, rose, and cinnamon. Honey has long been associated with love and beauty, its medicinal properties being used to treat skin blemishes and scars and even preserve bodies. It is sacred to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and was often left as an offering to her or used in spells and glamours to attract love and ensure youth. Because it's naturally sticky, it can be used to hold things together, particularly relationships, solidifying marriages and friendships alike. Its sweetness lends to its power to sweeten spells, especially emotions, promoting love in the process. As such, it provides the perfect base for this simple love potion.

Red roses, much like honey, are also deeply associated with love. It too is associated with Aphrodite and has long been used in love, lust, and romance spells. Cinnamon, which corresponds with the element Fire, is a natural aphrodisiac, increasing sexual desire, lust, and passion.

Finally, the mixture is always stirred clockwise, which is associated with drawing something toward you and visualized as filling with pink and red light, the colors of love, passion, and friendship.

Wish to break this spell? This infusion can be safely buried or left as an offering inside or out, instead of being used in love spells should you wish to use it for a different purpose. If you have used this on someone else, with their consent of course, declare the bond broken and/or allow the love to fizzle on its own. If the bond is particularly strong, you can perform a chord-cutting ritual.

Remember to record this ritual on your ritual/spell worksheet or in your Book of Shadows for reference later.


Here's to wishing everyone a passionate Lupercalia, even if it is just with yourself. I think the world could use a little more love right now, don't you?

Interested in learning more about love spells? Below are some resources to get you started.

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