Florida Water made its grand introduction in the U.S. in 1808. It was very popular with both men and women as they found a myriad of uses for the properties it possessed. This delightfully scented cologne has a base of alcohol in addition to the essential oils blended like lemon, orange oil, ylang ylang and lavender. Florida Water could do anything from curing a headache to keeping negative energies at bay. With the numerous benefits of this ‘sacred water’, it’s no surprise why it has become such a staple in Vodou, Hoodoo, Wiccan, and Santeria practices.
To ease aching joints and muscles, rub Florida Water on problem areas. This amazing cologne can also be used to soften your skin before and after shaving. Dab a small amount on bug bites and sunburn spots for relief. Works great in a spray bottle to keep cool during those warmer days.
SPIRITUAL USES OF FLORIDA WATER
There’s a multitude of ways to incorporate florida water into your daily practices, here are a few:
Florida Water is used to remove negative energy, heavy vibrations, and encourages the healthy expression of emotions. This is especially good after arguments, coming in contact with negative people and those who have empathic abilities.
A purification and blessing floorwash: mix some Florida Water into your usual cleaning mixture.
Make a crystal cleansing solution with Florida Water diluted in cool distilled water. When your stones begin to feel heavy or low energy, placed them in the water. You can also cleanse and charge them under the New Moon or Full Moon (depending on the intention) in this solution.
Florida water has a relaxing effect on the nerves and the mind. Wear on your body to fight anxiety, depression and sadness.
When seeking advice or divining with your ancestors, set a glass or bowl of florida water on your ancestral altar to clear any confusion and receive messages clearly without interference.
Used often as a substitute for Holy water, Florida Water is often used purification and cleansing rites. You can also use it as a ritual offering for the ancestors and deities.
Cleanse and wipe down all the items on your sacred altar (and sacred space) with Florida Water. It will clear them of negative energy. Use when purchasing candles or other spiritual tools to cleanse unwanted vibrations from people who may have touched or came in contact with your item before you.
Make a protection spray using Florida Water, Sea Water, and 3 drops of Myrrh Oil.
To bless your wallet and bring in more money, soak cowrie shells in Florida Water and carry them in your wallet.
For attracting true love or unblocking obstacles in a current union, add a few drops of Florida Water to a bowl beside your bed and light a red attraction candle while focusing on your desired goal. **Florida water should never be placed directly on a candle or too close to a flame.**
A House Blessing: Mix Florida Water, basil, and rue herb and anoint your doors, windows and floors for protection, peace, prosperity and good luck.
For a feeling a balance and protection, take a bath as usual. When you are finished, dry off and dab some Florida Water on your crown, neck, heart, and feet.
Wash your hands with Florida water after coming in contact or shaking hands with negative people.
Balance the energies at work by keeping some near your desk. Make a spray bottle with water and rose oil to keep kind, loving energies around you.
Florida Water has been around for years being used in homes, spiritual centers and on individual journeys as a blessing and protection water. Now that you've learned more about this fragrant cologne and spiritual water, purchase some of your own and put it to good use!