Healthy Home = Healthy Body

Healthy Home = Healthy Body, Feng shui design

Healthy Home = Healthy Body

(excerpt from Chapter 9 of A Place to Call Home Feng Shui Design Guidebook)

Our Physical Health is intrinsically linked to our environment. In feng shui design I often describe our homes as our outer skin. Our modern environments which are all to ooften decorated with mass-produced synthetic material finishes, paints and fabrics. When we combine this with often toxic cleaning products, “air fresheners” and synthetic body and skin care products we create an outer environment which is often a source of stress for our immune systems.

If we think about it, our ancestors just going back a few generations, spent the majority of their time outdoors in nature only retreating indoors for shelter and sleep. These days we have largely reversed this, and the majority of our time is spent indoors, often in hermetically sealed environments with little or no fresh air.

Bau Biologie

Bau-biologie is the study of our homes and built spaces as living breathing environments which have a direct connection to our own health and well-being.

Common sense plays a large part in bringing our selves and our built spaces into balance so that we are proactively supporting our health in our day to day lives.

Small Changes

By making small changes to how we clean our environment and the products we use on our bodies we can radically improve the balance.

If you suffer from allergies, then this is something your body will definitely thank you for.

It is very easy to make your own natural cleaning products with simple ingredients such as baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar, castile soap and pure aromatherapy oils.

For example:

Recipe for Mild Abrasive household cleaner

Into 2-3 tbs castile soap add the following pure essentials and mix well: 

9 drops lemon (citrus limon)

12 drops Lavender (lavandula angustifolia)

9 drops Cedarwood (cedrus atlantica)

All of these oils are uplifting and have been scientifically shown to have antibacterial, anti-microbial and immune supportive properties. 

Stir this into 1 cup of Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). Mix to form  a paste, for a more liquid paste, add more castile soap. 

Store in a glass container and use 1tbs on a damp cloth to clean down surfaces such as your kitchen sink and bathroom surfaces. (Do not use on highly polished surfaces. If unsure, spot test in a small area). Rinse well with warm water.

Enjoy the uplifting scents of the pure essential oils as you clean your home – your body with thank you!

For more information on ways to create a more balanced and healthy home read my Hay House Award Winning Book “A Place to Call Home”