5 Ways to Brighten Your Home During a Dreary Winter

Manitoba Winters have a tendency to get a lot of people down. The days are shorter, darker, colder and sometimes full of dramatic weather changes. We dread going outside our comfy homes and when we do it's often brief. But being stuck can sometimes bring the same feeling of dread. That's why it is crucial during this time of year to keep your space as bright and clear as possible.

This is the perfect time of year to breathe some new life and freshness into your home. There are several ways to clear and refresh your home today and to prepare for those dreary winter days still left before Spring.

Number one on our list at Radiance Gifts is Florida Water. Florida Water has become a traditional tool for spiritual cleansing and clearing as well as for blessing and protection. It began as common toilette water in the 19th century, and has grew in popularity by spiritual workers of all verities. The mixture is a combination of water, alcohol and essential oils. It has a strong citrus scent, with floral undertones and a slight earthy smell.

We recommend it for bathing, washing floors and walls, and as an additive to laundry soap. The fragrant botanicals are the source of the water’s power. They attract good fortune, and benevolent spirits to whomever, or wherever the water is used. Florida Water essentially raises the vibration of whatever it comes into contact with making it unsuitable for negativity and harm to thrive, and linger.

Light some incense, curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea, a book and some warm music. Alternatively, try running a bath and replace candles with an incense stick or two. Soft fragrances will further enhance this time, allowing you to give yourself time and space away from the cold outside.

Burning Palo Santo can also clear and brighten your space. Burning a stick of Palo Santo stick or placing some chips on a piece of charcoal can welcome creativity, love, peace and good fortune into your space. (Our exclusive Radiance Blend is Palo Santo chips that have been soaked in Florida Water and dried). The wood can help brighten energy and promote feelings of positivity and joy. The scent is also shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance clarity and concentration.

You'd be amazed at how the soft sound of flowing water can drown out other less enjoyable sights and sounds. Small indoor fountains can be placed in almost any room to induce stress relief and relaxation and warm up the space. They also act as a natural humidifier and can further improve the air in your home with added negative ions.

Placing crystals strategically around a home can also promote the feeling of warm and help clear the space of negativity. Stones such as Selenite, Howlite, Rose Quartz, Black Tourmaline, and Smokey Quartz complement each other and provide protection for a harmonious and loving home.

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