Beloved, your home affects the quality of your life. The impact of your surroundings directly correlates with your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Below, I share some simple ways to make natural substitutions in your home so you can live a healthy and vibrant life.
Implementing Natural Cleaning Products
Feng Shui invites us to the most supportive, inspiring, and healthiest home. One of the first steps to achieving these Feng Shui goals is to give your home a deep cleaning. But because Feng Shui also means living in harmony with the earth, your cleaning routine should use natural, non-toxic products that honor and nurture that relationship.
Using natural home cleaning products supports the sense of smell. Many cleaning products include natural essential oils and thus will make your home smell nice by offering an “aromatherapy” effect. Imagine getting your home clean while enjoying aromas that also benefit your health.
Here are a few of my favorite essential oils that I integrate into my daily routine:
Lavender is a natural disinfectant. You can even add a few drops to your laundry before it goes into the dryer. Additionally, try a few drops in the vacuum cleaner canister before doing your floors.
Lemon is another magical essential oil. You can use a few drops on stains on your clothes or add a few drops to a gallon of water when mopping your white tile floors.
Tea Tree essential oil offers antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties. It works exceptionally well to get rid of mildew and mold around the house.
Simple Ingredients needed for making your cleaning products include:
- Baking soda
- Citrus seed extract: Usually made from grapefruit seed, this natural preservative is a powerful antimicrobial agent. It is often sold as grapefruit seed extract.
- Essential oils: lavender, sweet orange; bergamot, rosemary, eucalyptus or tea tree; thyme; lemon or lemongrass; and peppermint or citronella.
- Cider Vinegar
And here are some great recipes for making your own natural cleaning products:
9 parts water to 1 part white vinegar
For the Bathroom
10 drops of tea tree oil and three cups of white vinegar. Add to your toilet bowl and let sit for 15 minutes.
Fill a spray bottle with half water and half vinegar for a shower or bathtub cleaner. Leave for 30 minutes before rinsing off.
Simply mix two cups water, 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar, and 1 to 2 drops of lemon essential oil.
Tile Grout Cleaner
Mix 1 part water and 3 parts baking soda mixed into a paste. Apply to grout and let sit, and then scrub.
Use sea salt with a bit of lemon juice or essential oil and scrub. Also, try baking soda and water made into a paste.
If you decide to purchase natural cleaning products instead of making them at home, there are just a couple of qualities to look out for:
- Reduced and recyclable packaging
- No VOCs
- Pesticide Free
Feng Shui principles are becoming so widespread, and you can get some great natural brands at the local health food store. Are you eager to create a home that protects your energy and allows you to welcome people into a safe, loving environment where they too will be cared for? Join my Feng Shui Mastery Course to cultivate a life you love and equip others to do the same.