WOTC Extra – Two Flordia Water Recipes

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WOTC Extra – Two Florida Water Recipes

 

I would like to thank a wonderful lady and fabulous author, Rachel Patterson for giving us permission to use her work. You can find her book, “Pagan Portals – Hoodoo: Folk Magic,” on Amazon.com or any local bookstore.

 

Florida Water Recipe

16 oz. distilled water

2 oz. alcohol (vodka works well, but it needs to be a high percentage proof)

6 drops bergamot essential oil

6 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops clove essential oil

Florida Water Recipe 2

4 cups alcohol (such as vodka)

½ cup lime juice (and the fruit itself)

½ cup lemon juice (and the fruit itself)

4 cloves

1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers

1 tablespoon dried vervain

Put the juices in a jar or bottle, chop up lemon and lime rind and add that into the jar. Add the cloves and herbs then finish off by pouring over the alcohol. Put a lid on the jar or bottle and leave it in a dark place for three to four weeks. Then strain the liquic into a clean bottle.

You can add any of the following suggested ingredients:

Ylang-ylang

Lemon

Neroli

Mint

Bergamot

Cinnamon

Jasmine

Cloves

Lavender

Rose

Lime

Sweet Orange

Vervain

Making A Tincture

Making A Tincture

These are used when long term storage is required. It requires alcohol of at least a 75% grade which can be safely ingested. Place the following in a jar which can be tightly sealed.

1-4 ounces of the herb 8 ounces of alcohol (drinkable!) 4 ounces of water

Seal the jar and keep it safely out of the light for 2 weeks. Each day at least once, check it and make sure that you loosed the mass of herb inside the jar by swirling it about. Continue this process until at the end of the 2 weeks the alcohol has extracted all the constituents without need of heat. This process is best begun on the new moon and completed on the full.