Introduced in the United States in 1808, Florida Water is known for its refreshing citrus smell and its strong cleansing properties. Called “The most popular perfume in the world”, it’s named after the legendary Fountain of Youth, which is purported to have been located in Florida.
Florida Water contains a blend of dissolved essential oils, including lemon oil, orange oil and lavender oil and has a base ingredient of alcohol. Sold in general stores and pharmacies, it was instantly lauded for its many uses. Men and women alike benefited from the refreshing properties it possesses. Said to cure a headache, soothe a fever and scent a home, the benefits of Florida Water were hailed by all. It's a staple in Wicca, Santeria, Hoodoo and Voodoo due to its strong magical properties.
Popular Spiritual Uses Of Florida Water
Here are the most effective ways to use Florida Water for cleansing, protection, and divination.
1. The stimulating citrus and floral scented cologne is commonly used for ritual offerings and purification. Holy Water can be replaced with Florida Water.
2. Use Florida Water to cleanse items on your altar to get rid of any negative energy. Wiping items down can also help you receive messages from spirits and ancestors. NOTE: When wiping down candles, wait until the candle is completely dry before lighting.
3. Also used in spells, Florida Water is used to remove heavy vibrations and to encourage the expression of emotions.
4. Florida water has many calming properties and can help boost moods. Apply on your neck, wrists, chest and neck to feel calm and happy.
5. When seeking guidance from ancestors, placing a glass of Florida Water on your altar will clear the air of any static and interference to allow for a clear reading.
6. Attract love or unblock relationship obstacles by adding a few drops of Florida Water to a bowl next to your bed. Light a Love Drawing or red candle while focusing on your desired goal. *Be aware, Florida Water is flammable and should never be placed directly on a candle or too close to a flame.
8. You can also cleanse a room by placing a small amount of Florida Water in a dish and placing the dish in a room until it evaporates. The lavender and citrus oils are powerful spiritual cleansing agents, and they will leave positive energy and a light citrus scent behind.
10. Cleanse yourself before rituals by adding a few drops of Florida water to your bath.
11. After a bath, dab some Florida water cologne all over your body for extra protection and a boost in confidence and balance.
12. Bring peace and prosperity into the workplace by spraying Florida Water Spray at our office door and around your desk.
13. After engaging with negative energy, people, or environments, wash your hands with Florida Water Soap to clear the toxicity away.
14. If you engage in gossip and would like to stop, apply Florida Water on your throat and heart.
15. When writing your spells out, boost the power by adding some Florida to the ink and paper.
16. Florida Water can be used for scrying and divination. Place a little bit into a dark bowl and gaze into it.
17. Use it during hot days to help cool you down.
18. Draw money to you by dipping a cowrie shell in Florida Water, allowing it to dry, and keeping it safely tucked away in your wallet.
19. Mist a little over your pillow and your bedroom to ensure a restful sleep, good dreams, and dream divination.
20. Placing some Florida Water in a bottle with an amethyst crystal. Use this mixture to anoint your hands before shuffling a tarot deck, a pendulum before doing a reading, a crystal sphere before scrying, etc.
In use for centuries, this versatile product has certainly proven to be a useful staple in any home and in many magic and religious practices.