Category Archives: Natural Household Tips

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.

Eye Strain

A quick and natural way to help alleviate eye strain is to cup your hands over your eyes and feel the healing energy come from your hands. Put intention for the energy to help your eyes. Do as needed during the day. Other tips include exercising your eye muscles by making them focus on things farther away and then also on things closer. Do this particularly if you are on the computer a lot.

Energy Clearing

On our directory the Energy Clearing practitioner category can include removing negative energies from homes, offices, land, people and pets. There are many reasons why a home or building can be affected by misguided energies and even entities. Even if you do not have any paranormal occurrences, you may want an Energy Clearing just to make your home or building feels safer, healthier and happier.

Holistic Blogs and Holistic Newsletters

Alternatives for Healing has a section dedicated to Holistic Blogs and Holistic Newsletters and most are free to join. Keep informed of tips on health, mind-body-soul related topics, healthy household tips and more. To see what blogs and newsletters we have available visit our Library section

Lemon Juice, Bay Leaves, Catnip, Mint or Sage

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.

Aromatherapy tip

Freshen the air without using harmful chemical sprays by soaking a cotton ball or using an aromatherapy diffuser to disperse the scent. It is best to use therapeutic grade essential oils because they contain medicinal properties. Aromatherapy offers many therapeutic effects including calming the central nervous system, combating insomnia, metabolic benefits, enhancing memory, and more.