How To Use Lemon Balm In Love Spells And Rituals?

Lemon balm in love spells. A lemon balm plant on a background of red hearts.

By Mark Piatt

Updated on January 5, 2024

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Use lemon balm in love spells and love magick to attract romance, enhance emotional bonds, and reconcile estranged lovers. Its soothing scent is believed to open the heart, making lemon balm popular in charms, bath rituals, and candle spells for strengthening relationships and fostering love.

In this article, I will explore the fascinating world of how lemon balm is used in love spells, love magick, and love rituals.  Near the end of the article, I will include a variety of spells you can try yourself.

Did you know that lemon balm is considered one of the most aromatic herbs?”  To learn about the top 10 most aromatic herbs, check out this article “What Are The 10 Most Aromatic Herbs Used For?“.

If you are interested in using other herbs in love spells and rituals, please check out my article “Top 21 Herbs Used For Love Magic and Rituals“.

DISCLAIMER:

The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only.  Occult properties of herbs and essential oils are provided for historical interest only.  For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional.  Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from the following historical uses of herbs and essential oils.

History of lemon balm’s use in love magick

Lemon balm has a rich history in love magick across various cultures.  Its widespread use in various forms of love magick underscores lemon balm’s enduring association with romance, emotional healing, and the strengthening of bonds.

Dating back to the Middle Ages, lemon balm was used in Europe for its soothing properties, believed to heal emotional wounds and attract love.  For this reason, lemon balm is sometimes known as “Heart’s Ease” and “Heart’s Delight”.

In the Elizabethan era, lemon balm became popular in love potions and amulets to secure romantic affection and maintain fidelity.

In Mediterranean folk traditions, lemon balm was often included in spells to reconcile estranged lovers and enhance romantic desire.

Lemon balm was also used in Arabic medicinal practices, where it was thought to strengthen the heart and uplift the spirit, making it a staple in love rituals.

In the Americas, it was adopted into local magickal practices for similar purposes, often used in sachets or burned as incense to attract love and ensure a harmonious relationship.

Top 9 ways lemon balm is used in love spells and love magick

Each of these uses leverages the unique properties of lemon balm to enhance, attract, and heal love and relationships, making it a favored herb in the practice of love magick.

  1. Love Potions: Brewed into teas or concoctions, lemon balm is often used in potions designed to attract love or deepen emotional connections.

  2. Spell Jars and Charms: Dried lemon balm leaves are placed in spell jars or used in charm bags to attract love, enhance romance, and maintain harmony in relationships.

  3. Ritual Baths: Adding lemon balm to bathwater is a practice for cleansing away negative energies and preparing the heart for love, fostering a sense of emotional balance and readiness for romance.

  4. Candle Magick: Lemon balm is used in candle magick, either anointed on candles or placed around them, to focus and amplify intentions related to love and emotional healing.

  5. Sachets and Amulets: Lemon balm is often placed in sachets or amulets that are carried or placed under pillows as talismans to attract love and ensure harmonious relationships.

  6. Incense and Smudging: Used as incense or in smudging rituals, the aroma of lemon balm is believed to purify the space, attract positive energies, and set the mood for love rituals.

  7. Meditation and Visualization: Incorporating lemon balm in meditation or visualization practices enhances focus on love-related goals and emotional healing.

  8. Altar Offerings: Lemon balm can be placed on altars as an offering to deities or spirits associated with love and relationships, symbolizing respect and the desire for their aid in love matters.

  9. Herbal Mixtures and Powders: Mixed with other herbs known for love magick, lemon balm is used in powders or mixtures to sprinkle around the home or on objects to attract love and positive romantic energies.

Symbolisms and associations between lemon balm and love magick

Lemon balm is revered for its soothing aroma and gentle properties and holds a special place in the symbolism of love spells and rituals across various spiritual and esoteric traditions. 

As a feminine herb, lemon balm embodies the essence of calm and comfort and is closely associated with matters of the heart, making it a favored choice in practices aimed at fostering love, healing emotional wounds, and enhancing romantic connections.

Lemon balm has been a symbol of love and emotional healing in various cultures and traditions for centuries. In the realm of witchcraft and other spiritual practices, it holds significant symbolic meaning, especially in love spells and rituals.

Traditionally, lemon balm is associated with the heart chakra, making it a powerful herb for opening the heart to love and deepening emotional connections.

Its use in love spells often aims to attract romantic interest, enhance existing relationships, or mend broken hearts.

In witchcraft, lemon balm is believed to carry the energy of Venus, the planet of love and beauty, which reinforces its role in love magick.

Lemon balm’s calming properties extend beyond the physical, as it is also used in rituals to calm emotional turmoil and bring peace to troubled relationships.

Its presence in love magick is a testament to its enduring power to soothe the heart and invite love into one’s life.

7 key attributes between lemon balm and love magick

Each of these 7 attributes of lemon balm in love magick highlights its perceived power to not only attract and maintain love but also to heal and harmonize relationships at an emotional and spiritual level.

  1. Emotional Healing: Lemon balm is often symbolized as a healer of the heart, used in spells and rituals to soothe emotional wounds and overcome past hurts, making way for new love.

  2. Attracting Love: Lemon balm is associated with the power to attract romantic interest. Its pleasant aroma and energy are believed to draw love and affection towards the user.

  3. Harmony in Relationships: Lemon balm is symbolic of peace and harmony, making it a popular choice in rituals aimed at resolving conflicts and enhancing understanding within relationships.

  4. Heart Chakra Opening: In many spiritual practices, lemon balm is associated with the heart chakra, symbolizing its role in opening and balancing this energy center, which is crucial for emotional connections and love.

  5. Fidelity and Commitment: Historically, lemon balm has been used in spells to ensure faithfulness and maintain commitment in a relationship, symbolizing its role in securing lasting love.

  6. Reconciliation: Lemon balm is often used in rituals intended to reconcile estranged lovers or to mend broken relationships, symbolizing the mending of emotional bridges and rekindling of love.

  7. Romantic Dreams and Visions: Lemon balm is believed to inspire romantic dreams or visions when used in sachets placed under pillows or in teas consumed before sleep, symbolizing its role in connecting with the subconscious mind to manifest love desires.

3 examples of using lemon balm in love spells

Warning: If you are using lemon balm as part of a love and attraction spell, make sure the person you are interested in is in love with you of their own free will.  Also, be sure your intent is friendly and that the relationship will be healthy for both of you. The spell examples I give follow sound magickal practices and I follow the tradition of HARM NO ONE.

 A lemon balm and rose quartz love charm 

Creating a Lemon Balm and Rose Quartz Love Charm is a beautiful way to attract love and harmony into your life. The combination of lemon balm’s soothing properties and rose quartz’s energy of unconditional love makes for a powerful talisman in matters of the heart.

You might choose a specific time for the spell, such as during a new moon for new beginnings in love.

Always respect free will; this charm is meant to attract love naturally and should not be intended to coerce or manipulate.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh or dried lemon balm leaves
  • A small rose quartz crystal
  • A piece of red or pink cloth (symbolizing love)
  • Red yarn or ribbon
  • Optional: essential oils like rose or lavender for additional love energies

Procedure:

  1. Cleanse Your Materials: Before you begin, it’s important to cleanse your materials of any previous energies. You can do this by holding them under running water, placing them in moonlight, or using smoke from sage or incense.

  2. Prepare the Lemon Balm: If you’re using fresh lemon balm, gently crush the leaves to release their scent and essential oils. If using dried leaves, lightly crumble them. The act of preparing the herb helps to transfer your energy and intention into the charm.

  3. Activate the Rose Quartz: Hold the rose quartz crystal in your hands. Close your eyes and visualize a loving energy filling the stone. Think about the qualities you desire in a relationship or the feelings you wish to cultivate.

  4. Assemble the Charm: Lay out your piece of cloth and place the lemon balm leaves in the center. Then, place the rose quartz on top of the leaves.

  5. Add Optional Oils: If you have essential oils, add a few drops to the leaves and crystal. Choose oils that are associated with love and healing, like rose or lavender.

  6. Tie up Your Charm: Gather the corners of the cloth and tie them together with the yarn or ribbon, securing the lemon balm and rose quartz inside. As you tie the knot, focus on your intention for love and emotional harmony.

  7. Finalize Your Intentions: Hold the completed charm in your hands and quietly or mentally state your intention for it. You might say something like, “May this charm bring love and harmony into my life.

  8. Place or Carry the Charm: You can place the charm under your pillow, carry it with you in your purse or pocket, or even place it on your altar or in a special spot in your home.

Using the Charm:

  • Periodically hold the charm and remember your intention.
  • You can recharge the charm under the full moon.
  • If the herbs lose their scent or the charm feels energetically “heavy,” consider making a new one, returning the elements of the old charm to nature.

 Lemon balm candle spell for reconciliation 

A Lemon Balm Candle Spell for Reconciliation can be a meaningful ritual to mend a strained relationship or to smooth over misunderstandings.  This ritual uses the calming properties of lemon balm and the symbolism of the pink candle to foster reconciliation and emotional healing, making it a poignant practice for mending relationships.

  • Perform this spell with a pure intention and an open heart.
  • Remember that spells like this work best when they accompany real-world efforts to reconcile, such as open communication and understanding.
  • Be patient as energy takes time to manifest in the physical world.

Materials Needed:

  • One pink candle (symbolizing affection and reconciliation)
  • Lemon balm oil (essential oil) or dried lemon balm leaves
  • A small piece of paper and a pen
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Optional: Rose quartz or amethyst crystal for additional healing energy
  • Optional: Incense or sage for cleansing

The Ritual:

  1. Cleanse Your Space and Materials: Begin by cleansing your space and materials. If you’re using incense or sage, light it and allow the smoke to wash over your space and items. This step is to clear any negative energy.

  2. Prepare the Candle: Anoint the pink candle with lemon balm oil. If you don’t have the oil, gently heat the candle and roll it in dried lemon balm leaves so they stick to the surface. As you do this, focus on your intention for reconciliation and healing.

  3. Set Your Intention: Write the name of the person you wish to reconcile with on the piece of paper. Underneath the name, write your intention or a short message expressing your desire for reconciliation, such as “Let our hearts mend and misunderstandings clear.

  4. Position Your Candle: Place the candle on a safe, flat surface. If you’re using a crystal, place it near the candle. Rose quartz enhances love and understanding, while amethyst promotes emotional healing.

  5. Light the Candle: Light the candle while focusing on your intention. Visualize a peaceful resolution and the rekindling of harmony in your relationship.

  6. Recite Your Intention: Hold the piece of paper and read your intention aloud. Feel the words as you speak them, projecting sincerity and hope.

  7. Burn the Paper: Carefully set the paper on fire using the candle flame (do this safely, preferably over a fireproof dish or sink). As the paper burns, imagine any negative feelings or misunderstandings between you and the other person being consumed by the flame.

  8. Meditate and Visualize: Spend a few minutes meditating as the candle burns. Visualize a scene where you and the other person are reconciled, communicating openly, and enjoying a harmonious relationship.

  9. Let the Candle Burn Safely: Allow the candle to burn down completely. Never leave a burning candle unattended. If you must leave, snuff out the candle and relight it when you can safely monitor it again.

  10. Dispose of the Remains: Once the candle has completely burned out, dispose of the wax remains respectfully. You can bury them in the earth as a symbolic gesture of planting seeds of reconciliation.

 Candle Spell for Strengthening Love 

Creating a Candle Spell for Strengthening Love using lemon balm can be a beautiful and meaningful ritual. This ritual leverages the loving energy of lemon balm, the passion of the red candle, and the romantic symbolism of roses and rose quartz, creating a powerful synergy to strengthen the love in your relationship.

  • Approach the spell with a positive mindset and clear intentions.
  • Ensure fire safety throughout the ritual, especially if burning the paper.
  • Remember, magick works best in tandem with real-world actions. Enhance your spell by nurturing your relationship in practical ways too.

Materials Needed:

  • One red candle (red symbolizes passionate love)
  • Lemon balm oil (or dried lemon balm leaves)
  • A small piece of paper and a pen
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Optional: Rose petals or rose oil for additional romantic energy
  • Optional: Rose quartz crystal to amplify the love energy

Procedure:

  1. Cleanse Your Space: Begin by cleansing your space. You can use sage, palo santo, or incense to smudge the area, clearing away negative energies and creating a sacred space for your ritual.

  2. Prepare the Candle: Anoint the red candle with lemon balm oil, spreading it from the base to the wick to draw energy towards you. If you’re using dried lemon balm, gently warm the candle and roll it in the herb. While anointing, focus on your intention to strengthen your love.

  3. Set Your Intention on Paper: Write down your name and your partner’s name on the paper. Draw a heart around the names and beneath them, write your intention or wish for your relationship, like increased passion, deeper understanding, or stronger commitment.

  4. Position Your Candle and Accessories: Place the red candle on a safe surface. If using rose petals, scatter them around the candle. If you have a rose quartz crystal, place it in front of the candle to enhance the loving energy.

  5. Light the Candle: Light the candle while focusing on your intention. Visualize your relationship growing stronger, filled with love, understanding, and joy.

  6. Recite Your Intention: Read aloud the words you wrote on the paper, feeling the emotions of your strengthened relationship. Visualize your words being enveloped by the warm, loving light of the candle.

  7. Burn the Paper (Optional): If you feel comfortable, you can carefully burn the paper with the names and intentions in the candle flame (do this safely, preferably in a fireproof container). As the paper burns, imagine any obstacles in your relationship being consumed by the fire.

  8. Meditate and Visualize: Spend some time meditating in front of the candle. Picture the love between you and your partner intensifying, visualize happy moments together, and feel the warmth of your strengthened bond.

  9. Let the Candle Burn Safely: Allow the candle to burn down completely in a safe manner. Never leave a burning candle unattended. If you must leave, snuff it out and relight it later.

  10. Close the Ritual: Once the candle has burned out, hold the rose quartz (if used) and thank it for its energy. If you burned the paper, dispose of the ashes respectfully, perhaps by scattering them outside.

Magickal resources

There are many resources I have used to learn about magick and to compile these articles.

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Plant Magic for the Beginner Witch: An Herbalist’s Guide to Heal, Protect, and Manifest

Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic

The Witch’s Book of Spellcraft:  A Practical Guide to Connecting with the Magick of Candles, Crystals, Plants & Herbs

Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation

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Conclusion

As you have learned, Lemon balm, in the context of love magick, is highly regarded for its metaphysical properties that resonate with matters of the heart.

Its primary attributes include emotional healing, which aids in soothing heartache and overcoming past emotional wounds, making it ideal for healing after a breakup or loss.

It’s also believed to attract love and enhance romantic feelings, often used in spells and rituals to draw new love or deepen existing relationships.

Lemon balm’s calming energy is thought to ease stress and anxiety, fostering a peaceful environment conducive to love and understanding.

These properties make lemon balm a cherished herb in various practices of love magic, symbolizing its potential to nurture, heal, and promote loving and harmonious relationships.

If you are interested in learning about some general magickal properties of other essential oils and herbs, check out my article “15 Magical Properties of Essential Oils“.  

If you know of other magickal properties of lemon balm in love spells or different ways in which you use lemon balm in your love rituals, I would love to hear from you so I may incorporate what you share in this article.

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