Your probably donít think of magic coming out of your pantry, kitchen cupboards or refrigerator, but our ancestors used all kinds of every day herbs, spices and fruits to keep their homes sparkling clean and odor free. Now, you can save time and money by using the things in your kitchen for cleaning tools and room deodorizers.
Sea salt can be used for protection and purification. Add it to your laundry or the water that you use to clean your floor. It cleanses and purifies, as well as protects.
Sage has been used for centuries to gain knowledge and purify. The Native Americans used sage in smudge pots. A strong sage tea will clear your house of all negativity. Go to Pow Wows, Native American fairs and bazaars to pick up sage bundles to hang in your home. The fragrance is heavenly and, according to legend it will keep evil spirits out of your home.
Vanilla is said to bring love and happiness into a home. Add a few drops to your cleaning water for a delicious fragrance that will give your home a comfy feeling.
Lemon peel banishes negativity, smells fresh and gives your spirit a lift. You can add it to laundry, or put a bit in your floor water to give your home a fresh and zesty fragrance.
Orange peel kills germs and adds the smell of citron to your house. Burn orange peels on the stove when you or your children have colds or sore throats to kill germs instantly.
Peppermint heals, purifies and soothes. Burn peppermint candles or place a few drops in your cleaning water. A few drops in the toilet tank before you go to bed will refresh your bathroom overnight.
Sprinkle marjoram in out of the way corners throughout your home to relieve depression, give you protection and to promote love and safety. Lavender:
Lavender promotes friendship, happiness, love, peace and protection. It acts as an antidepressant and calms the spirit.
Cloves purify and promote spirituality and love. Mix it with cinnamon for a heavenly, mouth watering aroma. Place it in small, easy to conceal containers and set them in the corners of every room of your house.
To add vitality to your home, clip juniper, cedar or pine sprigs. Put them in an old pot filled with water and boil them for approximately 10 minutes, then strain and add the water to your housecleaning water. Evergreen purifies and fills your home with the refreshing, clean smell of a forest.
Eucalyptus kills germs while giving your home a warm, cozy feeling. It provides protection and promotes good health.
Basil will fill your home with a warm, summery scent while promoting fidelity, love, protection and wealth.
Cinnamon heals and protects while promoting a safe and happy home. Place cinnamon sticks in cleaning water to give your home a warm, clean, cozy feeling.
Add a few dried or fresh apple slices to your cleaning water for a cozy down-home fragrance.
Chamomile smells like a combination of apples and fresh cut hay. It is the smell of the farm and brings back memories for anyone who lived or visited in childhood. Chamomile brings peace and serenity to the soul while it purifies your home. When youíre cleaning is done, brew a cup, sit back and enjoy.
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