don't be afraid of love,
it's only magic.
Love is the strongest form of magic! You don't need a lover to LOVE.
Start with yourself.
Then love EVERYONE a little harder .
The ingredients to the 'love charms' in this post are all listed below.
All the flowers and foliage in this post are British, seasonal and foraged locally by me.
Make an order from my Etsy shop before Valentines day and recieve a little herby nosegay wrapped in velvet ribbon as a token of love and appreciation from me to you.
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I V Y ~
Often with heart shaped leaves, Ivy is a symbol of binding. It can not live with out something to cling on to and to grow with. Always growing through adversity.
Ivy binds us together.
B A Y L A U R E L ~
Traditionally lovers would place a bay laurel leaf under each others pillows on valentines day and that night dream of love.
If they dreamt of each other it was said that they would be married within the year.
Bay is a very powerful manifesting tool.
R O S E M A R Y ~
Symbolising a constancy in love.
Traditonally presented at weddings by bridesmaids to the groom bound with ribbon as a token of true love and loyalty.
L A V E N D E R ~
Given by many a lover to impress and attact with lavender's beautiful colour and aroma.
Charles II would take sachets of dried lavender tied up wth ribbon to his secret meetings with his mistress Nell Gwyn.
T H E H E L L E B O R E ~
Helebore's don't actually have any association with love, but in the language of flowers they mean to 'Relieve my anxiety', I thought that was a fitting one for anyone who dreads valentines day because of what it symbolises.
Think like the Hellebore, standing tall with beauty and grace through the toughest of winters, bringing hope of Spring and better times ahead.
Warning: Hellebores are very poisonous! Make sure you wash your hands throughly and do not combine with herbs that you intend to keep and use afterwards!