15 Herbs to Attract Love into Your Life (& Improve Relationships)

15 Herbs to attract love

So, you’re trying to attract love into your life– whether that means drawing in a perfect romantic partner, or perhaps a supportive friendship instead. You may be working with crystals such as rose quartz, or maybe you’re healing old wounds of betrayal and relational harm.

Have you considered working with plants? That’s right: certain plants carry vibrations of love, faithfulness, and affection, and may aid in your love-manifesting rituals! Let’s dive into 15 herbs that symbolize love, and how you can use them to attract love into your life.

15 Herbs that can help you attract Love into your life

Below are 15 lovely herbs to use in your love manifestation practices.

1. Spearmint


Greek mythology says that the spearmint plant was once a nymph named Menthe; Menthe was Hades’ mistress. Persephone, Hades’ wife, turned Menthe into a plant when she discovered her husband’s infidelity. Then, spearmint became known as a plant associated with love and wisdom.

How to use:

Chew some spearmint leaves before heading out or place dried spearmint around your house in order to attract wise, stable relationships. Make sure to charge the spearmint with your positive intention before using.

2. Patchouli


As a famous aphrodisiac, earthy patchouli is sure to help you with your love life!

How to use:

You might try wearing patchouli essential oil as a perfume. You can also use dried patchouli: try placing a bowl of the dried herb in your bedroom, or bathing with dried patchouli leaves in your bath water. Boiling dried patchouli, placing the strained water in your mop bucket, and using it to mop your house can also cleanse your home with loving, earthy vibes.

3. Rosemary


When the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born, she wore drapes of rosemary. This loving herb is said to protect you from hurt and heartbreak in romantic relationships.

How to use:

If you’ve been betrayed in the past, you might hang rosemary over your bed to avoid heartbreak in a future or current relationship. You can also keep potted rosemary in your bedroom and near the entrance of your house to remove love blocks and to manifest your perfect partner.

4. Basil


Some say that basil prevents infidelity; others say that it fans the flames of devotion. In either case, you can use dried basil leaves in love spells.

How to use:

Write some attributes of an ideal partner (devoted, honest, optimistic, etc.) on a dried basil leaf, and then safely burn the leaf. Additionally: try using basil in an “attraction bath” by adding dried basil to your bathwater!

5. Lavender


Lavender is so powerful that Cleopatra even used lavender perfume to attract lovers!

How to use:

You might try wearing lavender-scented perfume, or adding lavender to an attraction bath to increase your confidence in finding the perfect partner. Burning/smudging lavender can also attract eternal love.

6. Bay leaves

Bay leaves

Bay leaves aid in fidelity and can help you find the perfect lifelong partner.

How to use:

Carrying bay leaves with you or adding them to your bathwater can help you to find a faithful partner. These flavorful leaves can also act as intention-carriers. How does that work for attracting love? Try writing desired attributes of the perfect partner on a dried bay leaf. Then, safely burn the leaf to release your intention to the Universe.

7. Thyme


Witches and spellcasters love thyme for its attraction of affection and loyalty. Furthermore, thyme can attract not only romantic affection, but friendly affection, too.

How to use:

Feeling lonely? Try wearing a sprig of thyme, adding dried thyme to your bath, or hanging dried thyme somewhere in your home.

8. Fennel

Fennel seeds

Known for its boost to one’s courage, fennel may help you to gain the confidence required to attract romance.

How to use:

For courage in your pursuit of a partner, you might try burning dried fennel on a charcoal puck during a love spell. Or, you can even plant fennel in your home for a longer-lasting love attraction ritual.

9. Dill seeds

Dill seeds

Dill seeds are great for both protection and luck; how can that enhance your love life? By protecting you from betrayal, and increasing the chance that you’ll happen upon your soulmate (or new best friend!).

How to use:

Simply sprinkling dill seeds in the corners of your home can fill you with that lucky protective vibe. Dill can also be used in rituals and spells involving love.

10. Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds

Going through a rough patch with your partner? You may need some coriander– it’s known to help people reconcile their differences and happily continue their relationships.

How to use:

If you find yourself frequently arguing with your partner in a particular room, such as the dining room, try placing dried coriander in that room.

11. Cinnamon

Cinnamon sticks

It goes without saying that cinnamon is associated with the fire element. As such, cinnamon works well in any love attraction ritual to add in the element of passion.

How to use:

You can smudge your house with a cinnamon stick to draw in a passionate vibration, or place a bowl of cinnamon in your bedroom.

12. Clove


Cloves can be used in spells to bring back lost love; this usually involves burning dried clove leaves. Be careful with this one, though– it can be unhealthy to pine after someone who isn’t interested in you anymore. Clove, with its sharp fragrance, is also known for protection.

How to use:

In this case, you may hang dried cloves in your home (or carry cloves with you) to ward off potential partners who may hurt or betray you.

13. Ginger


Similarly to cinnamon, ginger’s spicy vibration can enhance your confidence and passion.

How to use:

If you’re having trouble “putting yourself out there”, try using a small pinch of ginger in your attraction bath. You might even add ginger to your coffee or tea. Bathing or imbibing in that warm ginger fragrance is sure to heat up your sacral chakra!

14. Nutmeg


Nutmeg is a powerful spice that symbolizes love, friendship, joy, happiness and effervescence.

How to use:

Carry whole dried nutmeg seed in your wallet or pocket as you head out to places where the chances of finding a partner is high. You can also sprinkle powdered nutmeg under your bed to attract love. Apart from this, consuming a pinch of nutmeg daily before bed or after waking up can help enhance your love life. Make sure that you don’t consume more than a pinch as this is a potent spice.

15. Marjoram


Marjoram has symbolized love since ancient times. It has been associated with Venus, the Roman Goddess of love as well as the Greek Goddess of love, Aphrodite.

How to Use:

Place a sprig of Marjoram under your pillow to not only dream of your future partner but also manifest this partner into your life.

In Conclusion

You may be hoping for a partner who will remain faithful to you, after experiencing a painful heartbreak. Or, maybe you simply hope to draw more platonic love into your life, in the form of open-hearted friends who will always have your back without judgment. No matter your desires, there’s likely an herb that can help with that!

As you work to manifest love, remember to always keep an open mind; the love that you manifest may not always look exactly as you’d envisioned, but it may well be exactly what you needed. Remember: the Universe always knows exactly what your soul needs in order to expand!

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Taylor Blanchard is a life coach and a freelance mental health and wellness writer. Her lived experience and extensive knowledge on mental health, emotional wellness, and spirituality guide her to create deep, compassionate blog posts, which she hopes will help people to feel less alone in the world. Self-care for Taylor looks like staring at the sky, drinking cacao while listening to metal, or cuddling with her rescue Pitbull...  visit author page.
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