Simple ways to freshen up your home to create a positive + uplifting environment

by | Motherhood

 

As we try to make sense of the world around us and create a new normal during these uncertain times,  I am being very intentional about creating healthy habits in my everyday life to keep morale up.  As a mom of 4, I have to bring my A game every single day for the sake of my family.    

Here are a few simple practices you can add in your home to create a positive, uplifting environment.   

 

Houseplants

Keeping live plants around your home purifies the air and creates a positive flow of energy throughout your home.  Studies have shown that houseplants boost mood, reduce stress and improve overall health.  We can all use a little bit more of that in our lives right now.  As we are all social distancing during these times, see if your local nursery or garden center delivers or has curbside pickup.       

 

Essential oil diffuser 

Diffusing essential oils is everything to me.  It’s a great way to add pleasant, uplifting scents to your environment.  Diffusing essential oils have been proven to reduce stress, improve sleep and boost immunity.  Some of my favorite uplifting scents are lavender, peppermint, lemon and citrus just to name a few.  If you know someone that has a side hustle selling essential oils, now would be a great time to support small, local business.  Or start your own side hustle!  If not I found an amazing company that I’ve been getting my essential oils from that I am really enjoying.  High quality with an affordable price. Revive-eo.com  Use code SPM10 for 10% off your order.  

Click here for more on essential oils.  

 

Air freshener 

Speaking of essential oils, they are a great way to freshen up rooms, bedding and linens.  The possibilities are endless but here’s an all natural air freshener that disinfects and leaves your home smelling fresh.    

DIY Lemon Essential Oil Air Purifier

In a 4 oz glass spray bottle, fill with filtered water

1 tablespoon of witch hazel

30 drops of lemon essential oil

shake and enjoy

 

Candles

I always found candles to be very soothing and relaxing.  The dim light and flickering flame always had a calming effect on me.  Paraffin wax candles emit toxins into the air and should be avoided.  Beeswax and soy candles are an all natural, safe alternative and can be purchased through Amazon.  Mrs. Meyer’s has a line of scented soy candles.         

 

Fresh Cut Flowers

Besides looking and smelling pretty, having fresh cut flowers in your home can reduce stress, boost your mood and clean the indoor air in your home.  Fresh flowers is not a necessity right now, but if you can get your hands on a beautiful bouquet of flowers, go for it.  If you have a garden, feel free to pick some flowers to bring into your indoor space.

 

Open windows 

Spring has sprung and the weather has been getting nicer.  Unless you suffer from seasonal allergies, now is a great time to get those windows open and get fresh air flowing through your home.  Fresh air circulating through your house reduces indoor air pollutants and can boost your mental well being. Open windows on opposite sides of your home to get a nice cross breeze going.  FYI if you do suffer from seasonal allergies, get yourself a jar of local honey.  It contains local pollen and is believed to help lessen symptoms related to seasonal allergies.      

 

Hopefully this pandemic ends sooner rather than later but until then we need to be proactive and continue creating healthy habits that will help us to be positive and optimistic during these uncertain times.  

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Hi there!  I'm Danielle, mom blogger, visionary and dreamer.

I'm on a mission to help moms create a Simply Pure life of Joy + Balance + Optimal Health & Wellness for ourselves and our families.

My goal is to un-complicate life and provide moms with the tools and strategies to make informed decisions so you can live your best mom life.  .

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