February 24, 2015
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.” Luther Burbank
Improving air quality is a modern world problem that can be improved with tips from Vastu. Vastu recommends the use of natural materials and creating harmony with nature. I’ve written about the value of bringing live plants and cut flowers into the home and workplace in my Vastu book; they add prana and beauty. Did you realize that adding leafy branches improves the vibrancy and happiness of your space as well? My favorites are eucalyptus branches, since they not only rev up the energy but also purify the air. Eucalyptus is germicidal, calming, and good for your lungs and sinuses—perfect for bleak, cold, wintry days–and will put a smile on your face. For me it also brings in memories of walking in soothing eucalyptus groves in California. Place a vase of eucalyptus in your bathroom to add freshness and cleanse the air.
You can also improve air quality with Aromabotanica Institute’s famous smokeless smudges, room-clearing sprays of the highest quality aged organic and wild-crafted aromatherapy in four scents: Maya, Black Forest, Lavender of the Earth, and Santa Fe. These contain plant extracts and tinctures, hydrosols/flower waters, and essential oils with therapeutic properties. They are in a base of organic grape alcohol and distilled water and can also be worn as cologne. Learn more about them and select your favorites from the above link to my website.
Why smokeless smudges? If you have ever run an air purifier machine in a room where incense is burning, you’ll find that there is a residue from the smoke that goes into the air. If you use incense, by all means make sure it is natural and non-toxic! Some incense actually damages the environment, which is not what it was traditionally designed to do.