Category Archives: Natural Household Tips

Natural bug repellents for your home

Lemon juice, bay leaves, catnip, mint or sage are natural ways to rid your home of ants, instead of using harmful bug sprays.  Bay leaves and catnip also serve as effective cockroach repellents.  Other natural cockroach repellents include cucumber slices or garlic powder. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Lavender repels moths.

For a natural way to clean copper, bronze or pewter

For a natural way to clean copper, bronze or pewter- make a paste of salt, flour and white vinegar, then rub onto the metal, let sit for 30 minutes and rinse.  For brass use a paste of lemon juice and salt. For stainless steel, just wipe with white vinegar.

Colors affect moods, emotions, physiological processes

Colors affect moods, emotions, physiological processes. Each organ and chakra point has its own characteristic vibrational energy, and disorders can be healed by applying color of the corresponding vibrational energy, either to the whole body, chakra point, or organ concerned. Look through our website under Color Therapy  to find practitioners and products.

Feng Shui

Feng Shui is based on the belief that everything in our physical world has living energy – Chi. An easy way to promote good energy in your home or workplace is to surround yourself with things that make you feel good. Items that carry bad memories create negative energy for you. Feng Shui principles promote harmony and positive energy, which then carries into all areas such as health and prosperity.

Baking soda or white vinegar

Baking soda or white vinegar can be used to naturally remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables.

natural ways to rid your home of ants

Lemon juice, bay leaves, catnip, mint or sage are natural ways to rid your home of ants, instead of using harmful bug sprays. Bay leaves and catnip also serve as effective cockroach repellents. Other natural cockroach repellents include cucumber slices or garlic powder. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Lavender repels moths. Lavender sachets repel moths and also smell great.

Natural ways to ward off moths

Natural ways to ward off moths include the oils of cedarwood, sage, patchouli, lavender, and bay laurel. You can make your own sachets for your closet and drawers by putting the oil onto dried flowers or cotton balls and then putting that into a piece of fabric and tie it closed with a string.

Castor oil speeds the healing of insect stings

Castor oil is a fantastic remedy to speed the healing of insect stings. It has properties that draw out the venom or poison of the sting. It also helps take away the pain instantly. Castor oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural antibiotic. Just rub onto the sting area as needed.

Natural way to clean copper, bronze, pewter

For a natural way to clean copper, bronze or pewter- make a paste of salt, flour and white vinegar, then rub onto the metal, let sit for 30 minutes and rinse. For brass use a paste of lemon juice and salt. For stainless steel, just wipe with white vinegar.

Aromatherapy for home sales

If you are selling your home, Aromatherapy can make your home more inviting to potential buyers. The scents of lemon or geranium promote a cheerful and happy mood. The scents of vanilla or cinnamon are very inviting. You can simmer the oil in water, or sprinkle around the carpet areas, or put oil on cotton balls and tuck away in hidden places.