Understanding Vanilla Magic
A warming, stimulating scent, vanilla has been associated with the qualities of passion, pleasure, and indulgence since the time of the Aztecs.
Used by the Aztecs for centuries, vanilla quickly became popular in Europe when it was brought back from Mexico by the Spanish. Vanilla is a member of the orchid family, and is also known as Aztec Orchid. The Aztecs associated it with love, and in Europe vanilla soon developed a reputation as a potent aphrodisiac, being worn behind the ears to attract lovers. Vanilla was thought to stimulate appetites in both women and men, and apparent proof of this was that the Aztec Emperor Moctezuma kept 300 wives.
Vanilla has a near universal appeal, which is reflected in its use as one of the most popular flavourings in the world. The scent of vanilla also has the power to stimulate feelings of warmth and comfort. In more recent times its sweet scent has become primarily used for love spells in candles, joss sticks, oil burners and charm bags. Vanilla is a popular flavourings and scent, and can also be used in love spells.
The Significance of Your Ingredients
Vanilla is only really used in magical traditions for attracting love. The scent is powerful enough to use by itself, or its properties can be enhanced alongside other classic love spell ingredients.
- Vanilla – This sweet, lingering scent is thought to be an aphrodisiac and can enhance your mood.
- Rose – A classic flower of love, the scent of rose has long been associated with love and with Venus, the Roman love goddess.
- Sandalwood – The sensual scent of sandalwood has been used for centuries in India as an aphrodisiac.
- Shells – Shells are sacred to Aphrodite, the Greek love goddess, and are often used in magic talismans to attract love.
Rose are sacred to the Greek goddess Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans).