We often talk about places and people exuding ‘good energy’ or ‘bad energy’ – when we really mean the energy is high or low.
In scientific terms, describing energy as high or low is actually describing the rate of vibration or frequency.
The higher a ‘vibration’ of a person or place, the better we feel. And the higher the vibration of our homes, the better we feel in them. They become a safe haven, a space to recharge our batteries and lift our spirits.
15 Ways to Raise Your Home’s Vibrations for Health and Happiness
Removing clutter, duplicate items and things that we no longer have a use for can free up space, and leave us feeling much happier and more comfortable.
Pare down your wardrobe, dump the ‘just in case’ items you never use and always choose quality over quantity. Other ways to de-clutter your home include borrowing instead of buying, using multi-purpose products and spending on experiences rather than ‘things.’
Want to know more about living with less? Here are 31 minimalist hacks to help you de-clutter your home and life in just one month.
2. Burn Herbs
The burning of herbs, a practice known as smudging, has been used for thousands of years to cleanse the air of impurities such as bacteria and viruses. Smudging is also used as a traditional mystical ritual, changing, clearing and shifting the surrounding air.
Take a dried bundle of herbs and light it, then quickly blow the flame out, allowing the smoke to waft around the house. Both the healing properties and scent of the herbs are released into the air. While sage is by far the most popular herb to smudge with, pine, rosemary, andlavender are also good options.
Smudging can be used to clear your space when:
- You move into a new home
- You begin a new job or career
- A guest leaves your home
- Before meditation
- You have just had an argument or suffered an illness
You can also burn an herbal incense by blending ground herbs together and placing the mix on a lit charcoal disc on top of your incense burner.
Use sage, thyme, rosemary, lavender, peppermint, pine needles, frankincense or patchouli to clear the air, and your space.
3. Diffuse Essential Oils
Essential oils work to cleanse your home and help you feel light and uplifted by diffusing their unique and pleasant scent through the home. Many also have potent antimicrobial properties which remove airborne viruses and bacteria.
If you don’t have a diffuser (and here are 10 reasons why you should) you can also mix up a cleansing room spray and spritz it around the home.
Mix one tablespoon of vodka, six tablespoons of filtered water and 10 to 40 drops of essential oils of your choice in a small spray bottle. Shake well before each use.
Want to try an essential oil diffuser but not sure which one to try? Read our comprehensive review of five of the best diffusers here.
4. Switch on Himalayan Salt Lamps
These softly glowing salt lamps are a natural source of fresh, clean air – just what you need to cleanse your home while providing an aura of calm.
Because they attract water, they have the incredible power to remove dust, pollen, smoke and other impurities from the air. Himalayan salt lamps also give off negative ions which mean they increase energy levels, remove static electricity, neutralize electromagnetic radiation, encourage sleep and improve overall mood.
In fact, here are 10 reasons to have one of these lamps in every room of your home.
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5. Play Music
Music is more than just entertainment or an art form. It can have a soothing and healing effect on the whole body and alters the vibes in whatever space it fills.
Of course, its ability to improve our frame of mind is beyond doubt. For the most mood-boosting and positive vibrational effects, choose Classical, Jazz, Folk, Orchestra, Soul or Opera music. If they don’t do it for you, crank up anything that makes you feel good – whether that’s Jason Mraz, Florence, and the Machine or Tracy Chapman!
6. Add Plants and Fresh Flowers
Experiencing nature and all it has to offer is a surefire way to enjoy positive vibrations, mindfulness, and an uplifted mood. Eco-therapy (being in nature) has even garnered the attention of the scientific community as many studies find it fights depression, and improves mental health and well-being.
Why not bring nature indoors and attract positive energy to your home? One way to do this is to fill your living space with potted plants and fresh flowers – their bright colors and fragrance also make for a welcoming space.
According to experts, certain plants are better than others at promoting positive energy and improving well-being. Some of the best include cactus, bamboo, jasmine, lavender, miniature roses, rosemary, mint, chrysanthemums,aloe vera, and orchids.
If choosing plants especially for your bedroom, these 11 will help you sleep while improving air quality!