Cascarilla – Egg Shell powder
Cascarilla, or eggshell powder, is an ancient magical remedy that has been used for centuries for its protective properties. Cascarilla is one, simple ingredient: powdered eggshells and has been used in the Hoodoo tradition and Santeria for protection and cleansing. The powder is often spread around the inside or outside of the house to protect the space. Cascarilla has two primary abilities: to expel negative energy in all its forms and to create a shield between the natural and supernatural kingdoms. It’s roots can be traced back to the native traditions of West Africa.
To bless a house, it is sometimes blown from the hand into the room. Another unique technique is to take the powder and use it to drawn sacred symbols on altars or porches. Since it is sold in a compressed mound, it can be drawn with in the same way you would use chalk.
The powder is made from the crushed shells of eggs and is known for its ability to ward off negative energy and repel evil spirits. Cascarilla can be used in many different ways, such as drawing circles, making lines on doorways and windows, and even placing it in medicine bags. People think that the positive vibrations that cascarilla makes can keep you safe from harm and give you inner strength and courage. Also, if you use it with spiritual rituals or meditations, it can help you see your thoughts and goals more clearly. Overall, cascarilla is a powerful magical tool that can help protect you from negative energies, clean your environment, and give your spirit more power. It can also be used in spiritual baths.
While you can make your own cascarilla at home, it is a time-consuming process and, since it is so affordable, most practitioners choose to buy it from their local botanica.