Florida Water is a cologne with many practical spiritual purposes. Used as a cleansing and blessing tool, Florida Water is used for everything from washing off the hands before ritual work to serving as a "sweetener" for offerings upon a Santa Muerte altar. With an alcohol base, Santa Muerte Florida Water is flammable and should not be used near an open flame. Popular uses of Florida Water include:
As you use your Florida Water, you can recite the Florida Water Santa Muerte magick prayer (see below) to cleanse, bless, and clear in Santa Muerte's name.
Making your own Florida Water is relatively easy - there are many recipes out there and many variations of the basic formula. What you're going for is something sweet and citrusy. The word "Florida" is derived from a Spanish word meaning "flower", so "Florida" Water is essentially "flower" water. To make your own batch of Florida Water,
You Will Need:
In a glass jar you can cover, combine equal parts distilled water and high proof tequila. From there, let your intuition be your guide. You ultimately want something sweet, citrusy, and a little spicy. The more lavender and rose petals you add, the sweeter the formula will be, while the more lemon and orange peel you add, the more citrusy your formula will be, and the more cinnamon sticks you add, the spicier it'll all be.
Remember, there's no wrong way too make Florida water, you want to end up with a blend that's sweet, citrusy, with a hint of spice.
Allow the mixture to sit in the sealed glass jar out of the light for at least 30 days, gently shake the container every few days to stir up the essences. Feel free to smell the formula along the way to ensure the ingredients are incorporating as desired, and add ingredients to make adjustments until you're happy with the scent.
Straining the solids from the mixture is optional.
Florida Water Santa Muerte Magick Prayer:
Santa Muerte, patron saint,
bless this water in your name.
Holy water, kissed by death,
all it touches, make it blessed.