Monday, January 7, 2019

Florida Water & Hoyt's Cologne Tips & Tricks

I've been tinkering (experimenting) with Florida Water as of late and discovered some really cool things that some people may have use for. I'm not going to say that I was the first to think of them, but I did think of them. If I'm not the first, oh well.

Making Florida Water last longer....

Mix a bottle of Florida Water with up to the same amount of Rubbing Alcohol, Everclear, Vodka, or similar strong alcohol. The scent will be slightly muted but you can increase the scent by adding the traditional cinnamon, citrus, and florals by way of drops of essential oils. Just don't get carried away. If needed, a single drop of blue food coloring can restore the original color.

Making the Florida Water bottle labels last longer...

Ever wanted to keep a Florida Water bottle looking exactly as they do when they are bought? Are you in love with the label and just hate how it fades and eventually comes off of the bottle with repeated use? Well, one way to make sure this doesn't happen and a way which will preserve the bottle for subsequent uses is to use clear fingernail polish all over the label both the front and around the stem of the bottle. Just make sure to remove the cap at least once so you don't accidentally seal it shut before opening.

Reminder on Florida Water hand sanitizer...


Since we are still in the Flu season I thought I would remind readers of a past blog entry. Florida Water can be added to hand sanitizer liquid to make it last longer. In fact, plain rubbing alcohol can also be used if in a bind.

Now on to Hoyt's cologne...


I've recently purchased a few bottles of this and began to use them. I do like the smell but there was something so familiar about it that it bugged me for a while. Then it dawned on me. The smell is very much like the cheap aftershave/cologne for men called Brute. I kid you not. I think it has the main ingredient the same. So if you would like to make your own version of Hoyt's cologne then you might want to try using a bottle of Brute, or off brand version, and then using yellow food coloring . Keeping the same bottles and labels would be nice as well.

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