Is your home a haven? Do all who enter find serenity and solace?
In a recent podcast we took a tour of the average home to see how many products can be found that may be making you sick. Why? Because most of the household cleaning products, laundry products, kitchen and bath cleaning products, and many of the personal care products you use contain harsh ingredients that are known to cause health issues.
During that podcast, I invited listeners to a webinar that provides safe, effective and economical solutions along with some DIY recipes for all-natural cleaners.
Eliminating products that contain unhealthy ingredients is a major first step toward making your home a haven. I know how much my own health improved once I stopped using those products.
Let’s look at some additional things you can you do to make your home a haven:
- Add live house plants to every room in your home. Because the surface areas of plants exchange gases with their surroundings, they make your home a much more inviting and healthier place.
- They reduce carbon dioxide levels through photosynthesis by converting the carbon dioxide that humans exhale into fresh oxygen
- They increase humidity
- Some reduce levels of certain pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides from the air
- They reduce airborne dust levels. Plants can reduce particulate levels (including airborne spores) by up to 20%. Particulates are a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air.
- Turn off all electronics when they’re not being used. The brightness of screen displays, the emission of electromagnetic frequencies and the sheer fact that electronics in the home tend to make us more sedentary can contribute to reduced quality of a healthy lifestyle. Most of us have become tethered to our electronic devices when a much healthier way would be to turn them off when not in use and create more meaningful, face-to-face conversations with our loved ones.,
- Turn on some good music. Neuroscientists have discovered that listening to music heightens positive emotions by stimulating the production of dopamine – a chemical messenger used by the brain. Dopamine makes us feel good. Music also stimulates all parts of the brain and helps with post-op recovery and with some Alzheimer’s patients.
- Reduce the clutter in your home. Clutter creates an unhealthy atmosphere. It can also increase stress, reduce productivity, and rob you of quality sleep.
- Unplug all the plug-ins and remove everything that has synthetic fragrances because they are “heavy hitters” that can cause all sorts of unwanted, unhealthy effects.
- Diffuse essential oils. My only caution here would be to add be sure you are diffusing pure, authentic essential oils from a company who knows what they’re doing. I recommend Young Living essential oils because I know they are pure and authentic. Their Seed to Seal commitment sets them apart from all other essential oil companies. I’ve used Young Living oils and oil-infused products for 15 years and they always deliver amazing results. Some of my favorite oils to diffuse include Orange, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Pine, Lavender, Peppermint and more! Benefits of diffusing essential oils include:
- Restful sleep
- Better focus
- More alertness
- Easier relaxation
- An escape from life’s everyday stressors
- Fresher, cleaner-smelling air throughout your home
- More harmony among family members
So, if you had to rate the atmosphere in your home today, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being “a perfect haven,” how would you rate your home? Home is where the heart is and, unfortunately these days, where many of our health challenges begin. Today is the perfect day to commit to making your home a haven for all who enter.
I’d love to learn how I could help you upgrade your life and your home. Click here to begin and let’s get your home make-over started today!