A cologne made in Peru, and widely used by shaman all over South America for purification, cleansing, healing and flowering.
Florida Water is a commercially prepared toilette water that blends an array of floral essential oils in a water-alcohol base. It has become popular worldwide, not only because of its delightful fragrance but also because of the more than twenty uses attributed to it. It is believed to have cleansing and protective properties and to attract healing spirits. Florida Water is used by shamans in rituals such as the Ayahuasca ceremonies.
Components of the scent include citrus and herbal notes along with spice and floral undertones. These delightful elements are provided by Bergamot, Neroli, Lemon, Cloves, Cinnamon, Lavender, Rose and Orange flower. When the fragrance is first applied the delicious citrus notes are most dominant, then the Cloves move to the front and the scent settles into an incredibly appealing dry spice.
The name refers to the fabled “Fountain of Youth”, said to have been located in Florida. This commercial water has assumed a central role in the shamanism of the Peruvian Amazon, and for magical purposes among people of African-diaspora descent in the United States and the Caribbean: bottles of Agua de Florida can be found equally on the mesas of Amazonian healers and on the altars of Voodoo priestesses in Brooklyn. It is remarkable that this commercial cologne should have assumed such a central role.Shamans often place perfumes and colognes on the bodies of patients, as crosses on their forehead, chest, and back, whistling a special song of protection, to seal, close, and protect the body. There is a type of shaman in the Amazon called a “Perfumero”, who specializes in the use of such scents to attack, to heal, and to attract.
Shamanic uses include:
Florida Water is offered as a gift to call the spirits, for cleansing of negative or malevolent influences in people or spaces.
Applied during healing rituals and is part of a recipe for healing baths.
The fragrance of the water is inhaled deeply to induce grounding, connection and healing.
It is often used for ritual offering and purification.
It is used in spells to remove unwanted thought forms and heavy vibrations, to encourage the display of emotions, to suppress those who talk too much, and to calm places where an excess of energy is present.
Many use it like holy water for cleansings, good luck and protection.
Florida Water is a staple for many of the religious ceremonies of Afro/Latino religious expressions or sects.
Basically, it is cologne, used for spiritual services, purification, cleansing, healing, protection from enemies, tranquility, peaceful home, dealing with the dead, safe travel, and psychism.