How to make Homemade Florida Water
Are you ready to get lush with it? Today I am going to share how I make my Florida water or Kangan water with you. Some things may be familiar if you've ever done it before and some are different. I have my own special way of creating this amazing blend and as you become accustomed to creating yours you will perhaps also have your own way of creating it.
So let's get started...
Florida Water Meaning & History
Florida water is an ancestral tool for spiritual protection, cleansing & blessing. It was created to be a toiled water and became a staple by healers and spiritual workers for its ability to attract good fortune, raise the vibration of whatever & whoever it comes into contact with, warding off negative energy and welcoming benevolent spirits. Florida or Kangan water is an alcohol and water based blend of essential oils & herbs and it is these fragrant botanical ingredients that bestow Florida water the amazing properties mentioned above.
Florida water can be used as a base to any spiritual, magical or energetic works. You may choose to add some to a bath, clean your home with it, anoint yourself and others with it, cleanse your crystals, use it in rituals and/ or on your altars, in your works as an energy worker & healer, wash your clothes & spray your linens with it and many other things. There are so many applications to it that it just makes having it around or knowing how to make it a beautiful and essential act.
Having the consciousness of these things will help you in creating your blends, customizing it and designing it with your intentions in mind. Use this recipe I will share with you as a guide and follow your intuition. If you feel led to add something that I haven't listed please do so!
What you'll Need
Herbs & Dry Materials
- All Spice
- Lemon peel
- Grapefruit peel
- Orange peel
- Living Water (I use rainwater)
- Anise Seed
- Bay Leaves
- Your own intuitive additions
- Ylang Ylang
- Your own intuitive additions
- Black Obsidian
- Smokey Quartz
- Rose Quartz
Making your Florida Water
Keep in mind my process involves multiple phases
I use the phases of the moon to create all of my products and blends. This process is no different and depending on what you prefer and what your intentions are you may use either the new or full moon.
Before I start I like to shower & sage myself so I am clear. I surround my creative space with a grid, each herb has been individually blessed and each crystal has an intention set. You do not have to do this, this is just a look into some of my methods for creation.
Now that you've set the stage for creation, you will want to place the herbs in your glass jar as well as your non-porous, non-water soluble crystals. You may choose to speak words over the blend at this point and set further intentions but it isn't required. Pour the vodka over the blend and ensure to pour enough so that the herbs are at the minimum completely immersed or up to double the amount of the herbs. At this point, you will seal the lid firmly and shake it. Doesn't have to be hard but you want to get the herbs circulating. I use the day to create and in the place the jar out to receive moonlight in the evening. My blend is diffused for a minimum of 60 days receiving a full 2-month cycle of either new moon or full moonlight and 48-72 hour circulation of sunlight. Shake your blend regularly for the first 2 weeks after that it can sit but I am a shaker lol so I do it regularly.
Once it's been infused and charged for whatever duration you see fit open the jar and strain out the herbs and crystals into a clean glass vessel. Add your living water to the blend, the ratio I use is 1 part water to 2 parts vodka. Add your essential oils, smell to see if you are pleased with the aroma. Seal it and shake it again, you may choose to make the blend a centerpiece to a crystal grid at this point which would be safe for softer or porous crystals such as Black Tourmaline, Kyanite, Selenite etc.
If you noticed, I didn't give you quantities of materials. The quantities will vary depending on the amount of vodka, size of your starter jar etc so use your intuition and deduction in this regard. Now, you may choose not to make it at this time. If you would like to buy my blend please click here.
Thank you for reading & have fun creating!
You can find some crystals and other items to incorporate into your blends HERE