We’ve gone tonic crazy this year, whipping up brews for everything from radiant skin to high energy. This little cuppa from our gal Lacy of Free + Native, photographed by Nitsa Citrine of Sun Potionhas a whole other objective in mind. Do as she says and brew up a couple of cups with your S.O. to kick off the night. From Sun Potion maca to warming cacao and ginger this tonic is a powerful aphrodisiac – and helps to balance hormones too.

Most people think of February as a month for lovers. But February is also a very cozy time between two remarkable seasons – still in the depths of winter, but drifting closer to the freshness of spring.

There are many ways to keep warm and this tonic accomplishes just that. This warming brew activates your root chakra and encourages circulation down to your sexy bits with the help of ginger and cayenne. Maca and ashwagandha nourish your endocrine system (responsible for hormonal function and libido), acting as powerful libido boosters. And cistanche is known as the “natural Viagra.”

This tonic is one incredibly sexy potion to enjoy with your lover an hour before things get going. For those who prefer to drink this alone, use the tonic’s sexual energy to channel creativity and passion into your work and art. On a further note, this is also a very nourishing tonic for those who suffer from PMS, or women looking to feed and nourish their hormones.

Aphrodisiac Love Tonic


1 cup gynostemma tea, steeped for 5 minutes
1 Tbsp cacao powder
¼ tsp cistanche
¼ tsp maca
¼ tsp ashwagandha
1 Tbsp ghee or coconut oil
¼” piece of fresh ginger, peeled
dash of cinnamon
1 date or stevia to taste


Add ingredients to blender, blend and enjoy!

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