Our yarn doll babies (we call them doll baby poppets) are handmade by us at aromaG’s. We find the yarn dolls are easy to conceal or place inside clothing because of the way they are constructed. Easy to anoint with magical oils and powders.
The movie industry has taken the voodoo doll to new levels, but its image is firmly in people’s minds. In Hoodoo, we use the term ‘doll baby’ when performing this kind of work. When made out of cloth or string, they are sometimes called a poppet. A phrase that hails from Europe, poppet is the older and original spelling of the word ‘puppet’ and is also used as term of endearment among the English.
Doll babies can be made out of a variety of materials: wax, yarn, sticks, clay, cloth – the main point is that it looks like a person.
The color you choose is a personal preference. Below, we show you what some of the traditional colors are used for.
GREEN: for drawing in money into your life. Keep it close when writing checks, paying bills, or performing tasks that brings you money. Good for a money drawing altar.
RED: for creating or reigniting passion and lust in a relationship. Can also be used to represent the person you desire. Love on the doll baby and hold it to you, keeping the special someone in your mind. Some burn red candles around passion dolls and give offerings of chocolate and wine to it.
PINK: for drawing in love and romance into your life. Many people use dolls to represent the person in your life you want to attract. Love on the doll the way you would the person you want and keep it close to you. It is traditional to sleep with love dolls.
WHITE: Protection dolls are often kept near the front door or hung in a doorway. If you need to keep your doll baby poppet private, keep it in the room where you sleep. Can also be hung in the car for protection.
PURPLE: crafted in purple, the color of success. Keep this poppet close to you when creating things that lead to your success — especially helpful for those in the arts: singers, song writers, writers, artists, sculptors, etc. But can be used to focus any type of achievement you want to reach.
BLACK: for banishing negativity. If there is a specific person that is bringing negativity into your life, you can use the doll to represent them. Black can also be used for baneful magic.