“I didn’t know if it was day or night,
I started kissing everything in sight,
But when I kissed a cop down on 34th and Vine,
He broke my little bottle of Love Potion #9.”
Love potions have quite a mysterious history that goes back hundreds, maybe thousands, of years. (They were also the subject of a very popular doo-wop song in 1959.) The word “potion” might bring to mind formulas crafted by sorcerers, fairies, gypsies, witches, or magicians, meant to attract love or make someone fall in love, but it’s a word still used today to describe any substance that is thought to have a certain magical or medicinal power.
But is there a love potion for the self? We certainly all need this more than anything external love can offer.
Lotus Wei was founded in 2000 by Katie Hess, a flower alchemist and spiritual seeker who wanted to share her custom-blended flower remedies with others. Lotus Wei’s Infinite Love Mist takes its “flower power” from ingredients like Hong Kong Orchid, which fosters self-love and appreciation; Wild Fireweed to heal wounds of the heart; and Orange Hawkweed, which promotes clarity in relationships. You simply mist it above and around your face and shoulders, taking in the refreshing aromas of rose, red mandarin, and honey. You can also spray your pillow before sleeping or add to your drinks to envelope your body in its sweetness.
The intended result is that you will experience unconditional love for yourself and others; attract love and affection; and magnify gentleness and compassion. At the same time, you’ll be dissolving resentment, anger, jealousy, codependency, and the effects of past traumas.
If you’re ready to attract love, try the mist in your spring Yuzen box. Or, if you’d like to foster a quiet mind, inner peace, pure energy, inspired action, or joy, try one of Katie’s other “potions” found on her website, www.lotuswei.com.