Memory Dust is a special magical powder of unknown origin that can erase the memory of magical and non-magical beings. It takes affect after the being goes to sleep and then awakens. The powder is made by Whitelighters.[1]


Whitelighters use the dust to erase the memory of their target by sprinkling the powder on them and then mention what they want them to forget. However, the powder can only be used in dire situations as one may accidentally erase unintended memory, such as doctor's appointments or birthdays.

The victim's memory can be restored if a weak dosage is used, allowing them to remember what the dust made them forget by seeing something that may trigger them.


Sam Wilder[]

Patty Halliwell's former Whitelighter Sam Wilder used the powder to erase the memory of the Charmed Ones in order to protect them from an impending attack by the Water Demon that killed their mother at Camp Skylark. However, the sisters incorrectly identified it as something Patty had given Sam.

A weak dose was used on the sisters, ultimately allowing them to regain the memory of the Water Demon the next day. Phoebe Halliwell then used the dust on the kids at the camp to keep them from entering the water, to protect them from the demon that killed their mother. She doused them with the dust and said "Water bad, land good".

Stan Provazolli's Persecution[]

Two years later, Leo reluctantly used the dust to erase the memories of Phoebe's fellow jurors after she was forced to expose magic to them in order to save an innocent man from conviction.[2]

Kyle Brody[]

A few years after that, neophyte Whitelighter Kyle Brody used the dust to erase the memory of Inspector Sheridan, who was determined to expose the Halliwell sisters. However, if Sheridan's memories were triggered in any way, her memory would return. By the time of her death, Sheridan's memories did in fact seem to be returning after being exposed to magic several times.[3]


  1. As seen in Season 2 episode, "P3 H2O"
  2. As seen in Season 4 episode, "Trial by Magic"
  3. As mentioned in Season 7 episode, "Death Becomes Them"