So many people ask me how to use Florida Water when they see it in my store. Packed with powerhouse botanicals like lavender and citrus oils ( which have a long history of use in medicine and folk magic), Florida Water is referenced in the 1930s for use in spirit work.
Old recipes include bergamot, orange oil, lavender, clove, orris, cinnamon and Peru balsam all in a heavily alcoholic diluent (R. S. Christiani, 1877)
Here are some of the common uses for Florida Water :
Bathe your crystals and jewelry in diluted Florida Water to cleanse them. Add a few drops to a bath for purification and protection
Wash your kitchen floors with Florida Water to cleanse negative energy and to ensure your cabinets will always have food
Wear a few drops as a cologne to keep negativity away from you
Soak a cowry shell in Florida Water and carry in your purse, pocket or backpack to bring money your way
Dab a little on bug bites to help ease the itching
Mix a little with your inks when writing spells to increase their power.
Spray Florida Water mist into the air to help dispel depression and stress.
Place a bowl on your altar as an offering to your ancestral spirits and to invite their guidance into your spiritual work.
Wash bedding in a cup of Florida Water to help prevent nightmares.
Use as an offering in the cemetery for your ancestors.
Put a small amount in an offering bowl as an offering to your spirit guides or angels.
Use it to wipe down your altar tools to cleanse and bless them.
Mix with basil and cinnamon and anoint your doors and windows to bless your home and keep you safe.
Place small bowls of Florida Water in your home in the corners of the room. This will help to ward off any negative energy and help your home’s chi moving well.
Rinse pendulums after use to cleanse them.
Put Florida Water, mugwort and sea salt in a bowl under your bed for pleasant dreams.
Rinse your hands with Florida Water after being around negative people or being in a negative environment.
Place a bowl of Florida Water with a piece of rose quartz for a kitchen blessing.
Add a little to a dark bowl and then fill with water. You can use this for water scrying.
Florida Water can help you in your relationships. Put a few drops in a bowl beside your bed to help you remove obstacles you may face and develop a closer relationship.
The floral and citrus scents of it are stimulating for use in rituals. It adds positive energy to your ritual.
Just like most spiritual tools, the benefits are only as powerful as you. Some of these may resonate with you and some may not. There is also beauty in being creative. Have fun with it.
So, if you are wondering whether or not to grab your next bottle or 5 from The Shop, the answer is yes! Get one for you and a friend.