Once upon a time, well 1800's American that is, Florida Water was regarded as "the best perfume in the world," with a long list of applications and remedies. By the 1900's it's potent cleansing and refreshing characteristics were picked up by spiritual workers, especially in the Santeria, Voodoo and Hoodoo traditions.
It's now used to cleanse the body, altars and tools, 7 day candles at the top of the list. Florida water is often sprayed as a blessing and offering, used to anoint the body, attract good fortune and benevolent spirits. The vibrations of anything that comes into contact with Florida Water is raised so that negativity cannot thrive.
Just as Florida water was America's take on eau de cologne, this Florida Water is Ritual Botanica's Appalachian herbal twist on these popular sprays. Instead of solely Essential Oils, this blend is crafted from hydrosols and extracts, still remaining true to the strong floral & citrus notes which are staples to Florida Water. Lavender remains as a core ingredients with it's panacea of benefits. Lemon Balm and Sassafras leaves make up the citrus notes while offering uplifting and cleansing properties. For an extra cleansing boost Poke berries are blended in. Angelica archangelic offers a door to connect with higher energies & vibrations. Bergamot is replaced with Bee Balm which offers assistance with releasing emotions and balancing the blend as well as harmonizing your own being. Lastly Pea Flowers offers the sweetness of home, allowing us to remain grounded while doing our work. The color of this Florida Water is one that resonates with our higher selfs, our evolved chakras in a sense.
2oz amber glass bottle with mist top.
Steam distilled hydrosols of Angelica (Angelica triquinat,) Sassafras leaves (Sassafras albidum,) Lemon Balm flowering tops (Melissa officinalis,) Wild crafted Bee Balm (Monarda didyma,) Lavender flowers (Lavandula spp.,) and extracts of Citoria ternatea and Phytolacca decandra.
Hydrosols are versatile and safe medicine. Spray a few spritz on your face and body for toning and refreshing. Try it in your hair or on a pillow. It makes a great spray for your environment, rather it be a workplace or home space. Hydrosols can cleanse and change the energy in the area without the smoke of incense. Many of the products are safe to consume; try spritzing a cup of water or a fun cocktail. Anyway you use them hydrosols will bestow the spirit of the plant into the surroundings, helping you connect with it's essence and energy.
Each bottle comes with suggested use.
The shelf life will be on your bottle - "1-2 years from [date bottled]" the gap in time here is pretty big, but that's because it depends on how it's taken care of.
Care Tips: keep in a cool place, away from direct sunlight. Do not leave in your car or the freezer, however the fridge will greatly increase the shelf life while providing an extra refreshing spray! Avoid opening the cap often to keep oxygen and contaminates out. Keep somewhere you'll remember to use it!
We suggest using the medicine in 6 months-1yr. Why? We don't use chemical preservatives and plant medicine can degrade over time. Skin care should be treated like food, used fresh and whole. So use it up, #treatyoself!
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