How To Make Your Own DIY Florida Water

If you are interested in essential oils, then you may be familiar with something called “Florida Water”.

Florida water is essentially a combination of essential oils that are combined with a solvent. Most of the time, alcohol will be the solvent used to make Florida water. 

How To Make Your Own DIY Florida Water

Once upon a time, Florida water was used as a unisex cologne/perfume, and it has also been used as a linen spray. It has a spicy-citrus-floral scent that can sound a little strange.

But once you smell this water, you will understand what makes it so popular. 

As Florida water was being used, people started noticing that the benefits stretched beyond simply making the user smell good. Now the uses of Florida water are much vaster. 

Read this guide to find out how to make your own DIY Florida water. 

How To Make Your Own Florida Water

To make your own Florida water, simply collect the ingredients below and follow the steps outlined. But the key to making Florida water is to make it your own.

So, feel free to adjust this recipe within reason to make your Florida water uniquely yours. 

What You Need

  • A 20-ounce jar or glass bottle
  • Pure vodka (100 proof)
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  • 16 drops of bergamot essential oil
  • 12 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops of black pepper essential oil
  • 2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
  • 2 drops of rose essential oil
  • 2 drops of jasmine essential oil
  • 3 drops of rosemary essential oil

How To Make It

Making your own Florida water is a lot easier than you may expect. You don’t have to do anything complicated to make this water. All you need to do is combine your ingredients. 

Add all the ingredients listed above to your glass bottle or jar, and give it a mix. Once thoroughly combined, leave the ingredients to mix together for a couple of days.

After 2–3 days the Florida water will be completely mixed, and ready for you to use. 

You will know that your Florida water is ready to use when the scent has become stronger and some time has passed. 

How To Make Your Own DIY Florida Water

How To Use Florida Water

Once your Florida water has been mixed, you might be wondering about what is the best way to use this.

There are lots of different things that you can do with your Florida water, so once you have made it, you should try to use it for lots of different things. 

If you are stuck for ideas regarding how to use your Florida water, why not try out one of these uses?

Wear As A Perfume Or Cologne

If you want to stick to the traditional uses of Florida water, why not use it as a perfume or cologne?

While Florida water contains a lot of essential oils, and these can be dangerous when applied directly to the skin, once diluted into the Florida water, they are safe to use. 

Before you head out the front door, just apply a small amount of Florida water to your neck and wrists.

Then throughout the day, you will continue to smell of your very own homemade Florida water. The smell of Florida water is truly beautiful, and this smell will be uniquely yours. 

Clean Your House With It

Florida water can actually be handy when it comes to cleaning your home.

The high alcohol percentage and the combination of this with the essential oils mean that Florida water works really well when cleaning your house (see also “Essential Oil To Repel Mosquitoes“). 

To use it as part of your cleaning routine, simply add some salt and Florida water to your bucket of water, and use the combination to mop your floors.

Your floors will be sparkling clean by the time you are done, and that will be thanks to your Florida water!

For Cleansing Purposes

One of the main reasons why people now use Florida water is for cleansing purposes.

Essential oils are great for cleansing spaces, and as there are so many essential oils in the recipe for Florida water we listed above, it will be perfect for this job. 

If you want to cleanse your body of any negativity, then you may choose to bathe in Florida water.

You can also use it to cleanse your crystals or spray it around your home to cleanse and bless it.

If you are entering a new area for mediation, you can use Florida water to cleanse the space before you get started, and spritzing your home with it can open your house up to positivity. 

Some people use Florida water on their palms as it is said to increase energy levels, and a lot of people use it for this purpose.

Essential oils are known for having positive effects on energy levels, and Florida water is no different. Even if you make it yourself. 


In short, making your very own DIY Florida water is a lot easier than you may expect. While it can seem like a daunting task, the act of making your own Florida water is actually really simple. 

After you have gathered all your ingredients, all you have to do is add them to your jar, give them a mix, and then leave them for a couple of days.

Once 2–3 days have passed, your Florida water will be ready to use. 

Thank you for reading!

Mia Greene
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