Muray and Lanman Florida Water Cologne
This is an classic and traditional cologne used widely beginning around the time of the Civil War. It has been made by Murry and Lanman (Lanman & Kemp Co.) for over 190 years (it was introduced on February 14, 1808, a very auspicious day). This clean, refreshing and stimulating floral and citrus-cinammon scented cologne is created with essential oils of bergamot, neroli, lavender, clove, cinnamon, rose, and orange flower water. It became popular instantaneously when it was introduced and became a worldwide, well-known cologne, not only because of it’s delightful fragrance. More importantly, there are more than twenty uses attributed to it. Here is a list of some of their more popular uses for Murray and Lanman Florida Water Cologne.
Added to the Bath or wash-basin, Florida Water refreshes delightfully and leaves the skin with a soft, delicate fragrance.
After a Shower, Florida Water provides an exhilarating rubdown, giving a healthy glow to the skin, toning muscles and nerves.
When used an Astringent and Skin Lotion, Florida Water effectively contracts the pores and tones-up the skin; leaving it with a feeling of freshness and free a buildup of oils on the skin.
You can use Florida Water as a Personal Deodorant, as it is indispensable to the fastidious woman. Its delightful fragrance is faint and elusive, making it invaluable for this purpose.
In a room where someone is recuperating from an illness, a few drops sprinkled around the room perfumes the air and overcomes stale odors.
Many find that Florida Water is more beneficial for a rub down for the sick than alcohol as it has a more pleasant and less offensive odor-wise than an alcohol rub.
Before Shaving, Florida Water can soften even the most stubborn of beards and prepares the skin for a smooth, luxurious shave. After Shaving, it contracts the pores of the skin, as its mildly astringent action soothes skin abrasions caused by shaving.
For Headaches due to nervousness or over-stimulation, are relieved by simply applying the cooling and refreshing Florida Water to the temples and forehead or sprinkle a few drops on a clean, wet washcloth.
For Insect Bites, apply of Florida Water on the bite.
When the Weather is Hot, applying Florida Water to the forehead gives a feeling of cooling.
As a Perfume, there is no more delightful of a scent than Florida Water. A subtle reminder of a flower-garden, it can be used in an spray atomizer, a handkerchief, or as a body splash.
After Exercise, a rubdown with Florida Water produces a warm tingling glow – delightful and invigorating to the muscles and the nerves.
For Nervousness, produced by excitement or shock, Florida Water applied to the forehead and used as a rubdown, usually relieves nervous tension and relaxes the muscles.
As a Hair Tonic, a sprinkling of Florida Water gives an enchanting fragrance delightful for social engagements. It soothes a burning and itching scalp.
In the Bedroom or Dressing Room, a few drops sprinkled in your lingerie drawer and clothes closets is lovely and long-lasting.
To Freshen Rooms that need a lift or to freshen the air from smoking, cooking, or the smell of new paint, sweeten the air by wetting your fingertips and flicking the room with a sprinkling of Florida Water.
Head Colds will be less bothersome if a little Florida Water is sprinkled on a handkerchief and the aroma inhaled frequently.
For Tired, Achy Feet, add some Florida Water to a basin of warm water and soak those tired tootsies. The soothing, refreshing effect is relaxing and refreshing.
For Skin Care, it never fails to massage the skin with Florida Water after removing your make-up, especially before going to bed.
Some Uniquely Spiritual Use for Florida Water Cologne
There are also several “unofficial uses” for Florida Water Cologne. Florida Water is used in many of the religious practices from the Carribean-influenced Spitirualism and Spiritism belief systems.
It is often used for ritual offering to the departed and purification. It is a fragrance that is welcomed by the Spirits. It is used in spells to remove unwanted thought forms and heavy, negative vibrations, to encourage the display of emotions, to scalm those who talk too much, and to bring peace to places where an excess of energy is present. Many use it like Holy Water for cleansings, blessings, good luck and protection.
Some Handy Household tips:
Keep some in a spray bottle or atomizer in the fridge as a quick spritz will help to keep fresh and cool on hot summer days.
Add it to a spray bottle when you iron for fresh, wonderful smelling clothes with a sublte fragrance of a flower garden.
Spray your curtains to freshen up a room and give it that “just cleaned” feeling.
Claudia B. of Tennesee takes Florida Water and applies it to her just-showered, towel-dried body with a prayer or intention (“Bless me from the bottom of my feet to the top of my head” she says) that she is blessing herself asking that God, her guardian angel and all the other angels surround her. She begins with a little in her hand, first placing it on the bottom of her left foot, drawing up her legs and over her tummy and up towards the heavens. She repeats it with the right side of her body, starting from her sole of her right foot to the top of her head. Her last motion is a dab from her index finger she dabs a drop on the top of her skull. She then considers herself blessed in her intentions for the day.