Eggshell Crushed (Cascarilla)
Santeria's standard practice is to use crushed eggshells to draw crucifixes on objects, including one's own body, that require shielding from negative energy. Usually, these symbols are drawn around any house's entry portals like doors, windows, and even vents. This action will guard against antagonistic forces and blockade immaterial creatures, harmless ones included, that could otherwise gain access.
In powdered form, egg shells or cascarilla are used to safeguard the home, and the powder is sprinkled on the floor or blended with water or floor cleaner then applied to the floors. Crushed eggshells are used for dusting the entire body for protection. It is used to dust hands in case of contact with anything evil.
Cascarilla in Spanish means "husk" or "covering", and is generally white in color or an off-white color. Tradititional use the egg is prefered to be from a black hen.
It can also be put into a bath to drive out antagonistic forces built up over time from unfriendly encounters. When bathing, douse the entire body with the water three times. This rids the body of negativity and purifies so other rituals have a chance of success. Adding Salt or Honey to the Eggshell Crushed (Cascarilla) ritual bath is said to aid in the purification and a sweetness to ones energy.
The most common use of Eggshell Crushed (Cascarilla) is in repelling negative energies or negative entities. According to the teachings for this practice the Eggshell Crushed (Cascarilla) is used in a ritual or spell to create a "egg" like sheild. Other forms of this use of Eggshell Crushed (Cascarilla) is to sprinkle the dust on a person to create the "egg" sheilding.
Eggshell Crushed (Cascarilla) has been used to create chalk by pressing it, the Eggshell chalk can then be used for casing circles or symbols of protection.