Saturday, February 2, 2013

Witch of Howling Creek Blog Party: Spiritual Spring Cleansing

WOHC blog party
As the days become brighter and longer it is a good time to physically as well as spiritually cleanse our home. This is a renewal of energy. We all know that air can become stagnant. So can energy.

I'm not opposed to chemical cleaners when nothing else works, but for spiritual cleaning purposes, lemon and vinegar are my go to cleaners. I don't usually measure when I mix this. However if you need to measure:
  •  1 full lemon or two tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

You can buy bottled lemon juice for this purpose, but I buy lemons and juice them myself. I don't know why but I think some citric acid is lost in the bottling process. Anytime I've bought bottled lemon juice it doesn't seem to be as acidic. If you don't like the scent of lemon, add essential oils. Lavender is another great cleansing scent. While you are physically cleaning your home, feel the energy in your home and focus on it being renewed. It also helps if you can open the windows and doors while cleaning so fresh air can circulate.

Baking soda is also another great cleaner. I'm sure we've all done the add to laundry trick. You may also know about putting a teaspoon in a dirty pan, fill with water, and boiling it. This also works with vinegar, but it gets a bit stinky if you use that. So I stick with using baking soda. After you've boiled the dirty pan for a few minutes stuck on food comes right off. 

For your floors, yard, and garden, Tea tree oil is great for killing pests such as fleas. Another great natural alternative to killing fleas and worms if ingested is food grade Diatomaceous Earth. You can sprinkle this on your lawn or garden to keep pests away. Put it in your dogs food to kill worms and sprinkle it on their fur. Warning: It can cause dry skin because it literally sucks all moisture away. Alternatively, I have put it down on icy walkways in the winter. It works and there are no problems if your dog happens to get it on their paws.

What are your favorite all natural cleansing recipe's or products?


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