You can either look at your home simply as the roof over your head, or you can look at it as an embodiment of everything that helps set your mood, emotions, and energy. It’s your sanctuary. It’s the stage that influences your mindset, and the feelings behind it.

In other words, your home is not just where you live. It’s a vessel that holds energy because it holds life inside it. Sometimes we may have things in our home that don’t help set good energy, or diminish good energy. For example, not all natural plants set good energy in your home. Therefore, it’s a good idea to do some research and see which plants give off the best energy, and have the best environmental benefits for your home.

It’s in your hands to rid your home of negative or stagnant energies. You want your “sanctuary” to be the perfect stage for your personal mindset. That will act as a domino effect in all aspects of your life (career, finances, school, relationships, etc).

Here are some easy elements to include in your home, and help you cleanse your home’s energy. Which one will you try first?

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Here are the top plants to clear out negative energy from your home:

Peace Lily - Peace lilies help people prosper in a variety of ways: mentally, spiritually and physically. This type of plant improves positive energy by purifying air and neutralizing indoor gases that may be harmful.

Jasmine - Jasmine is known to attract positive energy and to build stronger relationships, especially romantic ones.

Aloe Vera - Aloe vera has healing and medicinal properties, but it’s also used to get rid of negative energy and bad luck. It can also get rid of pollutants in your home, and if there are too many harmful chemicals, you’ll notice brown spots on the leaves. To get a better night’s sleep thanks to improved air quality, keep an aloe vera plant in your bedroom.

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The best essential oils to remove negative energies from your home are:

Lavender - Lavender is a mild sedative. It impacts neurotransmitters which calm the nervous system and quiet the brain.

Bergamot - This citrus smell will instantly lift any dark mood. The deep, earthy scent of bergamot helps get the mind into the present. Bergamot also has a mild sedative effect and impacts your brain’s limbic system, which regulates emotions and memory.

Ylang Ylang - Like bergamot, ylang ylang has been shown to be calming, lightly reducing anxiety and improving self-esteem in a small, 2014 study by Brazilian researchers.

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When you turn on a pink Himalayan salt lamp, they give out a warm, reddish-pink glow. They do more than just light up a room. The lamps can boost mood, improve sleep, ease allergies, help people with asthma breathe better, and clean the air, among other benefits.

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Mirrors are used in many feng shui applications, and their placement is often referred to as “the aspirin of feng shui.” The method of adding small objects like mirrors to improve qi (energy) of the space is also known as the “method of minor additions.” The mirror embodies the element of water, which is formless and can adapt to the surroundings. According to feng shui, mirrors can expand your view and help you become more familiar with your surroundings.

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For darker neutral tones:

Charcoal Grey
Dark Grey
Antique Black
Walnut Brown
For light neutral tones:
Taupe
Linen White
Cream
Cloud Grey

Top incense to clear negative energy:

Frankincense
Sage
Palo Santo
Sandalwood
Myrrh