The person who is distressed by the malocchio must cross her/himself 7 times with the sign of the cross.
Then the older woman will make the sign of the cross 7 times over the plate.
When she is done, the older woman will dip her finger in the oil in order to drop the oil onto the water. Just before she drops it she will say: "Gesł, Giuseppe e Maria portate questi malocchi via." (Translation: Jesus, Joseph, and Mary, carry this malocchio away.)
The old woman might be known as a "Benedetta," (a "healer" or by another name) or she might simply be a "Comare" (beloved elder of the community).
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