Agua de Florida (Florida Water)
When it comes to the term ‘all purpose,’ nothing beats Agua de Florida. I use it during spiritual house cleansings… when blessing my altar space… as an offering to the ancestors and land spirits… as a spiritual bath… in my floor wash… or to purify any space where I’m feeling negative or heavy energy. Nine different flowers and herbs go into this intoxicating essence.
I started using Agua de Florida (Florida Water) at least 20 years ago.
At the time, my personal reader (a Santeria practitioner), would make me baths containing the aromatic cologne. She’d use the Murray and Lanman brand that’s so popular in urban botanicas.
I like the smell of Murray and Lanman Florida Water, but it can be a bit overpowering with constant use. It’s like a cheap aftershave your little brother constantly slathers on.
That’s why I make my own Agua de Florida.
The many uses for Agua de Florida
I use a combination of herbs including: roses, cinnamon, cloves, mint and 6 other power plants. There are no essential oils in this blend, only aromatic flowers and herbs.
This floral blend soaks in organic vodka until it smells nothing like vodka, and a lot like spiritual goodness. It’s more of a female scent than traditional Florida Water, but keep in mind, this ISN’T to be used like perfume. (Nor will the scent last like perfume, so don’t worry guys!)
Agua de Florida is an all-purpose spiritual water. It can be used to cleanse your altar… to purify your space or your aura… as a floor wash… or even to bathe in.
I spray it over my herb jars when I doing my weekly cleansing. I also spray it on my hands to clear my energy when I’m working with different plant matter.
I often leave a weekly offering of Florida Water in a mason jar for the land spirit of my building. Apparently he’s happy with it because a leak I’d had in the ceiling for a week (that NOBODY could fix) suddenly stopped late one night when no one was working on it. (See How to Honor the Land Spirits — and why you’d want to.)
Now when I do house cleansings, I always leave a bottle of Agua de Florida with the owners because the land spirits like it.
When I wildcraft leaves and bark, I will spray the tree with Agua de Florida as I say a prayer of thanks.
Once or twice a week, I also spritz it on my daughter when she’s sleeping. Just the other day she woke up after me spraying her saying that she was so happy to be alive. While my daughter is a well-adjusted teenager, this girl never talks like that. I knew it was the Agua de Florida!
If you make your own potions, you can always use Agua de Florida as a base instead of spring water. (Email me if you need a specific amount, as I make it fresh weekly.)
Agua de Florida can be used for almost any positive spiritual purpose.
I normally start off with 2-3 sprays and add more if necessary.
2 Ounce Bottle
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