Florida Water is an classic flower water used widely beginning around the time of the Civil War. It has been made by Murray 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-cinnamon 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:
There are also several “unofficial uses” for Florida Water Cologne. Florida Water is used in many of the religious practices from the Caribbean-influenced Spiritualism 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 to remove unwanted thought forms and heavy, negative vibrations, to encourage the display of emotions, to calm 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.
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There is no other place in the world like Abingdon. When you buy in home grown, locally owned businesses, you protect Abingdon’s unique character.
2. Community Well-Being
Locally owned businesses build strong communities by their presence, linking neighbors through economic and social relationships, and by contributing to local causes.
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Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
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Locally owned businesses return more money to the community than do chain stores. When you shop locally, you help to create jobs, fund town services, and invest in community development.
5. Jobs and Wages
Locally owned businesses create more local jobs and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits then chain stores.
Entrepreneurship fuels American’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
7. Public Benefits and Costs
Local stores require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip malls.
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Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, pedestrian-friendly town centers which results in the elimination of sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
10. Product Diversity
Small businesses select products based on their own interests and those of their local customers, thereby, providing a much broader range of product choices.
This is a great recipe from Jeff Rogers...I had to share this one:
Makes about 1 quart
Add goji berries, carob, chips, nuts, seeds or frozen fruits to make different flavors. You won't believe the taste of this wholesome, naturally good for you dessert! Enjoy!