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Florida Water: Some uses and how to make it

Spiritual uses of Florida water

Here are 20 ways you can incorporate Florida water into your own practices.

Note: Florida water is flammable, so always be mindful when using it around candles.

  1. Offer it to your ancestors or guides on your altar in a bowl.

  2. Have some in a bowl nearby when communing with ancestors or guides and asking them for advice.

  3. Place a small bowl of Florida water on your altar as an offering of self-love.

  4. Wipe your mirror with diluted Florida water, and then do a self-love ritual of your choosing in front of the mirror.

  5. Energetically cleanse yourself with Florida water by spraying it around you or putting a bit on your wrists.

  6. Energetically (and literally) cleanse tools like crystals with a bit of diluted Florida water to give them a refresh.

  7. 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.

  8. Use it in your usual floor cleaner to cleanse your home and wash away negative energy.

  9. 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.

  10. Use it as the water element in rituals, along with a candle for fire, a crystal or rock for earth, and incense for air. (It's considered powerful to have all four elements present when doing rituals.)

  11. Dilute Florida water with spring water in a spray bottle and use the spray to cleanse any room in your home.

  12. Spray some diluted Florida water around you or your space before you begin a tarot reading .

  13. Spray some diluted Florida water around you or your space before meditating.

  14. 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.

  15. Use it alongside any spells or rituals for attracting love to increase the potency of the spell/ritual.

  16. Wear a bit like perfume whenever you want protection.

  17. Keep some in your workplace or on your desk to welcome positive energy and banish negativity.

  18. Spray some diluted Florida water and patchouli essential oil on your cash for extra abundance.

  19. Add a bit of Florida water to your laundry (especially bedding if you frequently have nightmares) for protection.

  20. Place some in a bowl on your nightstand to more easily remember your dreams.

Some recipes on how to make it yourself

The beauty of Florida water is it's super simple to make yourself and very customizable based on your intention.

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup vodka

  • 1 orange peel (or lemon peel)

  • 1 lemon peel

  • 8 to 10 drops of your essential oils of choice. (Traditional oils for Florida water include lavender, lemon, bergamot, and ylang-ylang)

  • A handful or two of fresh herbs of your choosing (i.e., mint or basil)

  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)


  1. Combine all your ingredients into a glass container and seal it.

  2. Let the mixture sit for a full lunar cycle (29 days).

  3. Optional: Make it on the night of a full moon and let it charge under the moon's light. Even if you don't make it on the night of a full moon, you can still place it under moonlight when the next full moon comes around.

Another Florida Water Recipe...

The below is suggested and one tried and true - do feel free to experiment to create your own personal blend with those plant medicines that call you to work with...

  • 1/2 cup dried sage

  • 1/2 cup dried cedar

  • 1/2 cup dried sweetgrass

  • 1/2 cup dried lavender

  • 6 cups good quality vodka - like 100-proof smirnoff

Spiritually gather the herbs in a sacred way... combine them with the vodka... place in a glass jar and store at room temperature for 14 days (half a moon cycle) ... consider leaving out to infuse with either a full or new moon... place a paper towel in a mesh strainer and strain out the liquid from the herbs into a clean container with a lid and store, use... the above can also be made from herbal/plant essential oils... see below for other ways to make your own florida waters... enjoy!

2 cups of vodka (100 proof)

2 tbsp rose water

16 drops of bergamot oil

12 drops of lavender oil

6 drops of may chang oil

3 drops of rosemary oil

2 drops of jasmine oil

2 drops of rose attar oil

a pinch of orris root powder

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