How To Make Amortentia

February 17, 2017 8:08 PM ‐ Potions

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Amortentia Potion

Amortentia is the world's most powerful love potion, it's name comes from the Latin "Amor Tentia" which means "love held." Not only is the potion very powerful, it's also considered to be highly dangerous.

1. Ashwinder Eggs

Ashwinder Eggs

First drop one ashwinder egg into your cauldron. These serpent eggs are a common ingredient in most love potions. You can buy these buy the dozen in any magic store.

2. Rose Thorns

Rose Thorns

Next add in a handful of rose thorns. Be careful as these sometimes have sharp edges.

3. Refined Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil

These ingredient is easy to get, it can be found in any grocery store.

4. Moonstone


This is the hardest ingredient to find, you may need to call in some favours from wizarding folk to obtain one of these magical stones.

5. Stir Your Mixture

Stir Well

Stir well your mixture well until steam rises from the cauldron.

6. Spirals Of Steam

Spiral Smoke

Once your potion is ready, steam will rise from your cauldron in spirals and you'll begin to smell a strong aroma. Amortentia has a different aroma for everyone who smells it, reminding each person of the things that they find most attractive.

7. Mother Of Pearl

Mother Of Pearl Sheen

Amortentia is recognised by its distinctive for its mother of pearl sheen.

8. Give The Potion To Your Crush

Amortentia Potion

Once prepared, you'll need to get your crush to drink one drop of the potion, a single dose usually lasts up to 24 hours, the drinker will only hold an obsession for the person who administered the potion. However, this isn't really love, it's impossible to manufacture or imitate love but the drinker will become instantly infatuated with the person who administered it. Amortentia must be drunk continuously in order to maintain the false love.

As stated it's dangerous to underestimate a powerful infatuation. Despite its power, Amortentia doesn't create actual love; it's impossible to manufacture or imitate love.

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