TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “4 Essential Oils You Need in Your Home and How to Use Them”

4 Essential Oils You Need in Your Home and How to Use Them (2)

Essential oils are natural oils that are distilled from a flower, plant or herb. Essential oils hold therapeutic properties and also carry an extremely high vibration.

Essential oils not only smell delicious but they can also be used for a variety of purposes and can help heal the body on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Unlike perfume oils, essential oils are non toxic and are much better for the environment, making them a a superior choice to artificially scented candles.

Even just by putting a few drops of essential oil with water into a diffuser can fragrance your entire home without any nasty side effects.

If you are looking to get started with essential oils, here are 5 of the top oils you need to start with and how to use them-

1.) Lavender

Lavender essential oil has so many therapeutic benefits, but what it is most famous for is helping to reduce anxiety and promote calmness. Lavender is the perfect oil to use when you want to relax and unwind for the day. It can also help you to switch off your mind before going to bed.

For the best effects, combine a few drops of lavender oil with water into a clean spray bottle. Shake and then gently spray your pillow and bedding. You can also place a few drops of lavender oil onto a small towel and place it under your pillow for peaceful sleep all through the night.

2.) Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil is extremely invigorating and can help to sharpen all of your senses. Peppermint oil is also energising, which means that it can give you a great pick-me-up at any time of day. One of the most popular uses for peppermint oil however, is helping to relieve headaches and even migraines.

Simply dip the end of a tissue with 1-2 drops of essential oil and then place the tissue in the opposite nostril of your headache. So if your headache is on the left side of your head, place the tissue in your right nostril. If the headache is in the middle, you can place a tissue in each nostril. Keep the tissue in for around 5 minutes and your headache will be gone or dramatically reduced.

3.) Tea Tree

Tea Tree essential oil is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal making it a great oil to use around the home. Simply mix a few drops of tea tree essential oil with water and use as a great, non-toxic spray for counter tops and bathroom surfaces.

Tea Tree oil is also great for helping to relieve acne and even reduce the appearance of redness and scars. Add 1 drop of tea tree oil to coconut oil or another carrier oil and apply on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to avoid using this on your face.

4.) Sandalwood

Sandalwood is an extremely rare and expensive, so it often comes blended with other oils. Sandalwood essential oil has an extremely high vibration and is often used for spiritual healing and clearing of negative energy.

Just 1 drop of sandalwood oil on the back of the neck is said to ward off bad energies and can help to release any toxic build up in your aura. Sandalwood oil can also strengthen your aura and help to activate your third eye.

Sandalwood beads or mala beads are also great to use during meditation, however due to the rarity of the wood these can be hard to come by. If you can find any plain wooden beads, you can rub them with sandalwood essential oil for a similar effect.

~via ForeverConscious.com

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TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “How to Spring Clean the Energy of Your Home”

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Your home is a representation of your mind, body and spirit. In many ways, there is a connection between all of these energies.

When your environment feels good, it helps you to feel good and just the same, when you feel good within, that is also reflected in your environment.

You may have heard the saying, home is where the heart is, and this is perhaps true in more ways than one. Perhaps on the deepest level, your home is a reflection of your heart.

As we enter into a new season and start the new astrological year, it is important to clear out any clutter from your home.

This is especially true if you have been dealing with heavy energies, or if you have been feeling stuck and stagnant in your life.

If you want to create a new environment for yourself, if you want to create new energy in your life, one way to invite this in is to start with the space that you live in.

Here is how to energetically cleanse your home in order to welcome in new energy-

Step 1: Start with Physical Cleaning

You can’t energetically cleanse your space until you have physically cleaned it. Go into every room in your house and start removing items that you no longer need or that are no longer aligned with your vision. Once the clutter is removed, begin scrubbing, dusting and so on- fun, I know!

Step 2: Smudge Your Home

Once your home is physically cleansed, it is time to do an energy cleansing. You can read more about how to cleanse your home with sage here. (If you don’t like Sage you can also use incense, Palo Santo or bells).

Step 3: Place Crystals in your Home

To invite a flow of positive, loving and healing energy into your home, use crystals. Here are some suggestions-

 

  • Place amethyst by your front door in order to protect your home from negative energy
  • Place two pieces of rose quartz in the bedroom in order to invite positive and harmonious relationships
  • Place citrine in the home office to invite abundance and prosperity
  • Place clear quartz near all technology like computers, internet routers and the TV in order to minimise free radical damage
  • Place celestite in the dining room or family area to promote happy conversations and to invite blessings from angels

Step 4: Decorate with Nature

Bringing nature inside the home is a great way to evoke positive energy and to clear the energy of your home. Certain indoor plants have also been proven to work just like a natural air filter. Here are some of the best options when it comes to clearing the air in your home-

  • Aloe vera
  • Gerbera Daisy
  • Bamboo Palm/ Lady Palm/ Areca Palm / Date Palm
  • Ficus Alii
  • Peace Lily
  • Boston Fern
  • Corn Plant
  • English Ivy

Step 5: Adopt the Principles of Feng Shui

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese design art of bringing positive energy into the home. One of the simplest principles of Feng Shui is to balance the energy of earth, air, fire, water and metal in each room. Here are a few basic Feng Shui principles you can adopt-

  • In order to create a clear flow of energy, avoid having cluttered spaces and areas of the home that are cramped and crowded. Perhaps take a walk through your home and see if you can create a clear channel for positive energy to flow.
  • In watery rooms of the house like bathrooms, bring in more earthy elements such as plants, rocks and crystals
  • The bed should be positioned in the room so its diagonal to the door- you don’t want to sleep directly opposite the door and you don’t want to sleep next to the door
  • When decorating in your bedroom, try to create balance and symmetry on both sides of the bed
  • In the home office, your desk should be in the “power position” which is in direct view of the door- never sit with you back facing the door or with your head facing a wall
  • Try to bring as much natural light into the home as possible, especially in the family room and kitchen
  • Don’t keep items stored under the bed, this is said to block the flow of energy and can interrupt a good night of sleep
  • Furniture should be placed in a way so it does not restrict the passage or flow of energy through the room- if possible, people should sit with their backs to the wall
  • Sharp corners on tables are said to promote harsh energy, so choose rounded corners whenever possible
  • Do not keep broken items in the home, as they are believed to carry “broken” energy
  • Fix clogged drains, as a build up of water indicates that energy is not able to freely flow
  • Bathroom doors and toilet lids should be kept closed at night in order to promote the flow of positive energy

Step 6: Create an Altar

Find a spot in your home to create your own private altar. This is like a sacred space where you can home to meditate or simply sit and reflect. You can also include precious items on your altar such as crystals, photographs and even any wishes or affirmations that you have made for the coming year. Here are a few other suggestions on how to create an altar.

Happy spring cleansing!

 

 

~via ForeverConscious.com

NORMA LEHMEIER HARTIE: “How To Remove Negative Energy From Your Home”

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The main reason to clear a space — your home, your car or your office — is to remove negative energies.  Negative energies occur for a number of reasons.  They include:

Metaphysical

  • Negative thoughts from current or previous owners or occupants
  • Disturbed emotional energy of current or previous owners or occupants
  • Disturbed environmental energy
  • Dimensional beings

Earth Energies

  • Faulting pressure (Faults are breaks in the Earth’s crust where chunks of land on each side move in different directions.  Land suddenly shifting along fault lines is the primary cause of earthquakes.)
  • Negative magnetic fields
  • Disturbances from naturally occurring underground water

Technology

  • Electrical appliances such as cell phones, computers, microwave ovens and hair dryers

Objects

  • Antiques
  • Used or new furniture
  • Second-hand jewelry
  • Works of art
  • Crafts
  • Anything made by hand, including such possessions as rugs

Every time you clean your home you are removing negative energy.  Cleaning your home or workspace will make it lighter and more positive.  This is a result of organizing, of ridding yourself of things you no longer need and removing toxic products from your environment.  Just opening windows brings in fresh, positive energy.

Other space clearing techniques include dowsing; smudging with herbs or incense; clearing with bells, cymbals and singing bowls; and clearing with chanting.

How to Clear Your Home of Negative Energy

No matter what method or methods you chose to clear negative or disturbed energies, always clear mindfully and without distractions. Turn off the stereo and television—you need to clear in a quiet atmosphere. Your intent is to clear disturbed or negative energies. When clearing, visualize these energies disappearing. The reason that you should be specific is that you want the good energy left undisturbed. If you chose to smudge with herbs, for example, speak aloud or silently words to convey that you are removing negative energy.

Clearing is done in a meditative-type state — slowly and with focus — so the words are much like a mantra.  Keep them simple.  For example, if I am smudging, I will think “negativity be gone!” or “if there is negative energy present, please leave.”  At the same time, I visualize the space vibrant with only positive energy.

Every home and workspace should be cleared periodically.  It is impossible to say exactly how often, as it depends on your situation.  You will develop a feel for how often you need to clear negative energies.  The following is a guide for good times to clear negative energies.

When and What to Clear of Negative Energy

  • When you move into a new residence, clean and clear the space meticulously.  You are clearing any possible negative or disturbed emotions of the previous occupants and other negative or disturbed energies.  Clear your new office for the same reason.
  • Following an illness of a member of a household the negative energy should be cleared.
  • All objects that are antiques, previously used (particularly jewelry), works of art, crafts and anything made by hand should be individually cleared of negative energy.  When feasible, wash items as well.  If you buy an antique rocking chair, for example, that chair may have been sat on for years by the same person.  This is great if it was a happy person — not so great if it was a miserable person.  The energy of the rocking chair’s previous owner is in that chair.

On the subject of buying something that was previous used, I highly recommend that you do not purchase a second-hand bed.  So much time is spent in bed — therefore, too much energy of the previous owner(s) is in a bed.  Do you really want to gamble on who spent time in your bed?  If you already have a used bed that you love, or insist on buying a used bed, learn how to dowse or hire someone to dowse it for you.

Jewelry, Crystals and Gemstones

Second-hand jewelry should be cleared, as jewelry picks up the energy of the wearer.  You may wish to clear all your jewelry, crystals and gemstones, especially if you have been feeling poorly.  Be especially mindful of clearing only negative energy when working on an inherited piece from a loved one.

There are a number of methods for clearing jewelry, gemstones and crystals:

  1. To clear gemstones and crystals, sea salt works well.  Salt can be dissolved or used dry.  For salt water, mix a tablespoon of sea salt with a cup of cold water in a glass or ceramic container.  Do not use plastic or metal containers.  Place the stones in the solution for several hours or overnight.  With dry salt, bury pieces in a glass or ceramic container and leave for several hours or overnight.  When clearing gemstone necklaces, use dry salt, as the water solution will deteriorate the cord that the beads were strung on.  Discard salt.
  2. Wash in the ocean.
  3. Clear in sunlight — allow to sit in the sun for a day.
  4. Clear in moonlight.  Bury in the earth overnight with a full moon.
  5. Smudge all jewelry, gemstones and crystals.
  6. You can clear jewelry of negative energy with a pendulum.

 

Clear negative energies if you or other members of your household are feeling poorly for any unexplained reason.  This can include any mental, physical or emotional upset.  This is most notable if a change occurs following a move into a new home or office.

 

Excerpt from Harmonious Environment

~via HowToExitTheMatrix.com