Florida Water is citrusy sweet cologne water that has been used for over 200 years. And it is one of the most versatile tools for spiritual and energetic work I have found. Florida Water is an mélange of smells with spicy clove and lavender undertones, and a distinct sweet orange note that seems to uplift and linger.
Coined “The Richest of Perfumes” it has been used to scent the body, freshen linens, sooth a fresh shaven face, combat the heat, and most curiously to expel negativity and attract benevolent forces.
As a powerful tool for spiritual purification, and protection Florida Water helps to ground and center. It can be used to create talismans, freshen the aura, and aid in healing ceremonies.
Here are a few more ways I have found to use Florida Water:
Clear Your Head Space and Make Way for New Ideas
In many traditions the head is regarded as the center of our spiritual connection. For this reason we wash and wrap the head. This clears out negative vibrations, thought forms, and even spiritual forces that have attached themselves. Clearing the channel relieves depressive thoughts, mind chatter, and lack of focus. All of which are important for spiritual work, and to live more intently.
To perform the head washing ceremony gather together a bottle of Florida Water, a large crystal bowl, fresh spring water, sea salt, and a clean white towel.
Fill the bowl with the spring water, a cup of Florida Water, and the blessed sea salt. Hold your hands over the bowl and repeat a prayer of your liking, or a simple affirmation, such as:
This water is filled with light, and healing vibrations to clear my mind, and lift my spirit.
Now gently lean your head into the bowl. Submerging your scalp, making sure to wash the forehead, and the nape of the neck. It is easiest to lie on your back and do this.
Repeat your prayer as you ease into this healing ritual. Be with the water for a few minutes. Just letting your mind, and spirit clear. When you are finished wrap your head with the white towel. Do not dry your hair; rather let the towel cover your head for a while to absorb the moister.
Use the remaining water to wash your doors, floors, windows, crystals, etc.
To Sooth the Body and Promote Energetic Healing
Florida Water banishes negative influence, and often aids in healing and easing of the body. Though it is not a replacement for medical attention this can be a wonderful ritual to help ease the energy bodies. And I would not recommend doing this to open wounds!!
Gather together a clean crystal bowl, fresh spring water, clean white washcloths, and Florida Water.
In the bowl combine a cup of Florida Water, with the spring water. Soak your white washcloths in the bowl. Then apply a washcloth to whatever area is connected to your ailment. You can wrap limbs, hands, stomach, etc. Whatever is in need of the soothing energy of the botanicals.
I find covering the chakras with these washcloths to be extremely beneficial, and goes straight to the source!
When you are finished throw the washcloths in with your laundry!
Create an Aura of Good Vibrations
Infusing clothing and linens with Florida Water will create an aura of positive energy around you. This aura will attract benevolent forces, and stave off anything unwanted. Nightmares are especially easy to combat by washing the bed linens with Florida water.
Simply add a cup of Florida Water to your laundry at the same time you would add in your detergent. The cologne should not stain your clothing. And you can refresh your clothing and linens by misting them with Florida Water that has been added to an atomizer.
The uses of Florida Water are endless. Trust your own inner guidance, and play!
© Shaheen Miro 2015