Strange Magic, Spells & Potions for Halloween Beauty

With Halloween approaching it is a good time to delve into the magical methods used to invoke beauty in times long past. Morning dew, a herbal potion that you neither drink nor put on your skin but instead place on your dresser, and a chant to change eye colour…I wouldn’t gamble on any of these working. However,  in truth there are many modern day beauty rituals that are frankly more bizarre, and certainly more tasteless (yes, $1000 24k Gold facial, I am thinking of you!). Besides, there is always a small part of us that just wants to believe in fairytales 🙂


This charm is reported to add glamour to your aura, give radiance and increase attractiveness and self-confidence…all from a bag on your dresser! Keep the sachet on your dresser or near your bed where you can see it daily.

Secret Magic

Materials and Ingredients:

1 six-inch square of golden cloth
1 seven-inch square of green lace
1 teaspoon of witch hazel bark or tincture
1 teaspoon of cardamom seeds
1 teaspoon grains of paradise (or  paprika)
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 inch piece of dried ginger root and one of powdered icing sugar
1 inch piece of cinnamon stick
13 apple seeds
1 piece of rose quartz 1 garnet
Red ribbon to make tiny red ribbon roses.


Lay out the gold cloth squarely on top of the lace.
In the centre sprinkle the witch hazel, cardamom, grains of paradise, basil, and caraway.
Hold the sugar ginger in your hands and focus on your inner beauty; see it as ray of light
making its way into your aura. Place the sugar ginger on top of the herbs.
Add the cinnamon stick, the apple seeds, the rose quartz, and the garnet.
Bring the corners of the cloth and the lace up to a bundle; wrap three times with the ribbon.
Tie three knots. Put the ribbon rose stems directly over the ribbon and wrap the ribbon
ends three more times, tying three more knots to secure the ribbon roses to the sachet.
Trim any ragged ends. Raise energy and charge the sachet, saying:

“Treasures without, Treasures within
the glamour comes from my heart,
Beauty without, Beauty within,
Never from me to part. “

It is done.


Magic Eye


This spell should be done at night.

Light one orange and one pink candle.
Close your eyes. (You must have complete focus and be concentrating on the spell only.)
Fill your mind with the colour your eyes are. Picture that for about five minutes.
Then picture the colour you want.

”Become of me,” three times.
Repeat this whole process two times and you will see changes through the day.


Magical Dew

Bathing in the morning dew has long been associated with beauty, especially if done on 1st May.  As the old Cornish proverb  says: ‘The fair maid who, on the first of May, goes to the fields at break of day, and bathes in dew from the hawthorn tree, will ever strong and handsome  be.”

Interestingly, belief in the beautifying properties of May Day dew remained popular over the centuries. The following report by the London newspaper the Morning Post, was published on 2nd May 1791:

“Yesterday, being the first of May, a number of persons
went into the fields and bathed their faces with the dew on the grass,
with the idea that it would render them beautiful.”