Florida Water is a unique and powerful spiritual tool that has been used for centuries in spiritual ancestral practices. It is known for its citrus-rosemary fragrance and is often used to cleanse the aura around an individual or space. It also has the ability to attract luck, love, prosperity, and other positive energies. In this article, we will explore the history of Florida Water and its uses in Voodoo and Hoodoo rituals.
Florida Water, is a unique and distinct type of water that has been around since the 19th century. It is said to be first created by the Perfumery House of Murray & Lanman in 1808 and has since become an essential part of many spiritual communities. The name "Florida Water" is protected by copyright, and it is the only water whose name is copyrighted. Florida Water has long been a part of spiritual and cultural practices for enslaved people throughout the African Diaspora. It was used as a form of protection, healing, and cleansing of the mind, body, and spirit. For centuries, it has been passed down from generation to generation, with its use continuing today among descendants of enslaved people and beyond. Florida Water is still used in spiritual ceremonies and rituals as a way to honor ancestral traditions and connect with the divine. There are thousands of versions of homemade Florida Water, although you can still buy the commercial version at any local botanica.
Florida Water is a traditional perfume-like cologne. A simple recipe consists of a blend of vodka, rose water, essential oils of bergamot, lavender, lemon, orange blossom, and other herbs and spices. The result is a fragrant liquid that can be used to anoint objects or persons in rituals or ceremonies. It can also be used as an air freshener or simply enjoyed as an exotic scent.
Here are some other ideas on how to use Florida Water for everyday use:
Offer it to your ancestors or guides on your altar in a bowl.
Have some in a bowl nearby when communing with ancestors or guides and asking them for advice.
Wipe your mirror with diluted Florida water, and then do a self-love ritual of your choosing in front of the mirror.
Energetically cleanse yourself with Florida water by spraying it around you or putting a bit on your wrists.
Use it to cleanse your altar and anything on it by diluting some with water in a spray bottle and spraying on your altar, then wiping down.
Use it in your usual floor cleaner to cleanse your home and wash away negative energy.
Fill a small bowl with spring water, Florida water, and a piece of a bluing square if you have one. Place the bowl by your front door to draw out negative energy from your home. Replace the water once a week.
Dilute Florida water with spring water in a spray bottle and use the spray to cleanse any room in your home.
Spray some diluted Florida water around you or your space before you begin a tarot reading.
Spray some diluted Florida water around you or your space before meditating.
Anoint yourself with a bit of Florida water (emphasis on just a bit!) if you want an energetic refresh or a boost of creativity and inspiration.
Use it alongside any spells or rituals to attract love to increase the potency of the spell/ritual.
Wear a bit for protection.
Keep some in your workplace or on your desk to welcome positive energy and banish negativity.
Spray some diluted Florida water and patchouli essential oil on your cash for extra abundance.
Add a bit of Florida water to your laundry (especially bedding if you frequently have nightmares) for protection.
Place some in a bowl on your nightstand to remember your dreams.
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