July 19, 2022 @ 3:56 PM
Florida Water aka Eu De Cologne or Cologne Water is a “magical cologne” and as such it is a staple in western practices such as Vodu, Santeria, and Hoodoo. This does not mean that today’s Wiccans/Witches cannot use it in their magical arts as well because they most definitely should be using it.
Magical colognes are used because their intoxicating smells are not only pleasing to our noses, but it is well known in African religions that the spirits, i.e. the saints, the Ancestors and the Dead all love the smell of colognes such as:
- Hoyt’s Cologne
- Kolonia 1800
- Kananga Water
and so on. The idea isn’t that such colognes or waters are exactly automatically interchangeable with one another, because Florida Water is formulated with the cinnamon and cloves to be tougher on unwanted things or undesired circumstances. Sweeter smelling colognes can be used with the ancestral spirits to get their attention, help make someone sweeter to you or just use in lighter workings like love, friendship, joy, peace and etc.
Traditionally speaking, Florida Water is used for ritual offerings and purification. Practitioners use it to wash their
- spirit’s shrines
- ritual tools
- stones & crystals
- floor mopping & wall washing
- even use a few drops in bath water for personal cleansing
It is also said to possess the power to banish negative energy vibrations, dark thought forms, exorcize evil entities and bring peace to places affected by magical, psychic, or supernatural disturbances. Try it in a pump spray bottle for this purpose and spray into the air, into room corners, closets and near ceiling corners.
In addition, if a man or woman should desire a lover or a spouse to be more affectionate and emotionally stronger, a Love spell using Florida Water would certainly bring about the desired result.
Many practitioners prefer to make their own Florida water, as it can be made with their own magical desires. To make traditional Florida water, you will need to follow these directions.
When the moon is full and brightly shining, combine in a five gallon bucket:
- 8 pints (or 1 gallon) of 91% alcohol
- ½ pint of Rose water
- 1 oz Musk tincture
- 1 oz Jasmine oil
- 1/2 oz of Lavender oil
- 1/2 oz to 1 oz of Bergamot oil (you decide how much)
- 1/8 oz Cinnamon oil
- 3 drops Clove oil
- 3 drops Neroli oil
Strain through a cheesecloth into clean bottles. Cork tightly or seal with a cap, and keep it in a cool, dark place until the following full moon. Charge and bless your Florida water before storing.
Now IF necessary and I do not recommend it unless you are sincerely broke, you can stretch your Florida Water a bit by adding a 1/2 gallon of distilled water but no more than that or it will become too diluted. Bless and consecrate and it is finished.