Spiritual & Magickal Tools For One And All

(pronounced: kas-kah-ree-ya)

I am always surprised how many practitioners of magick are not aware of this awesome stuff because it is so useful in protection, purification and cleansing rites. I look at it as an essential weapon in my arsenal.

The only way someone might have issues with using Cascarilla would be if they are strict Vegans and do not like to even touch any animal byproducts.

Cascarilla is powdered egg shell.  The shells are so finely ground that it feels as soft as baby powder.  Some of the more dedicated ritualists make their own cascarilla but doing so is a lot of work and the process of making it creates a mess that is hard to clean up!  If you would rather buy your cascarilla, you’ll find it at any Botanica and in most stores that cater to New Agers and Magick practitioners.  You will usually find it sold packed into what I call a “ketchup cup.”  When removed from the cup, it maintains it’s cup form and can be used as one would use a soft piece of chalk.  Or, if mixed with water, you will find that the soft-chalk dissolves easily with no residue left behind.

Cascarilla repels negative energy, and the vibration of negative energy.

Different uses:
1.  Purification baths.  See description of one such bath here: Bath for Purification

2.  As a piece of chalk to draw sigils, and circles of protection for Magickal rituals.

3.  This is great to have if you are going to meditate, astral project or perform visualizations.  You can use it as a powder and “dust” yourself with it or you can use it as a chalk and make the sign of the cross on different areas of your body (back of neck, forehead, temples, hands, chest and bottom of feet).

4.  If you have psychic abilities (Mediumship, Empathic, Clairsentient, Clairvoyant, etc), you can dust yourself or make the sign of the cross as previously mentioned, and it protects you from psychic attack and “energy vampires.”

5.  Cascarilla also keeps non-corporeal beings (spirits, ghosts, demons, etc) away from you!
*  If you feel like your home may be haunted, this would be a very good repellent (after a thorough house cleansing!!).  Be warned–if you have spirits around that you like talking to, you may find it more difficult to communicate with them!  Cascarilla does not discriminate between good and evil–it just provides a barrier between the physical and non-physical world.

6.  House protection (inside the home): use as a piece of chalk.
*  Going around the house clockwise, etch the sign of the cross on either side of the door, above the door and on the threshold.  When doing the windows–do above, below, and both sides of the window.  Do this with all doors and all windows of the home.

7.  House protection (outside perimeter of home).  Click the link for an easy ritual for the perimeter of your house: Protection for the perimeter of your house

There are several other uses for Cascarilla, but these are the main uses.
If you like, you can check back with me.  I’ll be adding directions for different cleansings, rituals, and purification rites, some of which will include the use of Cascarilla.


Comments on: "Cascarilla (protection, purification, cleansing)" (17)

  1. Will cascarilla disturb prayers

    • Hello there, Dee 🙂
      What do you mean by “disturb prayers”? I ask because I want to make sure the answer I give applies to your situation…

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  4. genna miller said:

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  5. Cascarilla is a Caribbean plant known as Croton eluteria. I see many blogs confusing this powder’s name with the use of ground egg shells. Can you explain how you came to associate Cascarilla with ground egg shells?

  6. Maureen said:

    Thanks for the information. This was very informative.

  7. Farida Rampersaud said:

    I am Hindu do I have to use the cross or can I use aum 🕉 since I feel more connected to it spiritually?

    • Hey there, Farida.
      Late reply but maybe it will get to you–I would encourage you to use any and all symbols and terms from YOUR belief system. I believe the Universal Energy religious and Magickal practitioners use is the same energy. So your symbol will work just as well as mine as long as you believe there is power in it. (Cool symbol, by the way, it looks powerful and I get a feeling of happiness when I look at it. I like it!)

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  9. Michaela said:

    Cascarilla in Spanish typically refers to a husk or shell of something, not specifically an egg and certainly not specifically powdered. If a person wants to use powdered eggshells in their practice, that’s perfectly fine but don’t be calling it Cascarilla – because you are then co-opting a term used by Hoodoo and Caribbean practices involving a specific type of plant and erasing the long history of that plant’s use in magic.

  10. Hey there, Michaela!
    Delayed reply but I wanted to reply nonetheless.

    Not to be argumentative but…your assertion that the term Cascarilla belongs to Vodun, Lucumi, Obeah, or any other African-based religion or magickal practices would be incorrect. ALL of the former have origins in different parts of Africa. Cascarilla is a Spanish word (ie: came from a Latin country, not an African country).

    The cascarilla you speak of is a plant named Croton Eluteria. Vodun, African, & Caribbean practitioners coined the name cascarilla because the bark of Croton E. is the part most commonly used in the former Traditions. Since all of the former Traditions are eclectic in that they all incorporate magickal practices from many regions and, since “Cascarilla” is the Spanish word for “husk,” “shell,” or “bark,” the name cascarilla IS apropos.
    However, Vodun, African, & Caribbean practitioners do not OWN the word and using the word to describe eggshells that are used in rituals would ALSO be correct.

    If you go into a store that caters to practitioners of Vodun, chances are you’re going to get tree bark. Conversely, if you go into any Botanica (basically a Latino New Age store), they will hand you the cup of eggshells you see in the picture above.
    ** In fact, there is a store named Lucumi in Orlando, Florida. Go there or call them and ask for cascarilla. You’re gonna get some eggshells in ketchup cups, sister…

    No one “owns” these (or any) terms. Using the term for eggshells does NOT lessen the respect paid, the importance, or the history of, any other religion, magickal tradition, or people who affiliate themselves with different beliefs and traditions.

    Hope this helps explain why both uses of the word are correct; neither usage being superior over the other.
    Thanks for taking the time to comment,

  11. Good info. Lucky me I found your site by chance (stumbleupon). I have saved it for later!

  12. Spot on with this write-up, I honestly believe that this site needs much more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the advice!

    • Thank you for the comment and…Way to lay on the guilt! lol.
      I keep getting drawn back to write here again but other projects and the Chaos I call “Normal Life” keeps causing me to get distracted! I will do better.

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