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Feng shui is the ancient art and science of balancing the energies of your physical space so that the energy or “chi” flows gently and smoothly through your home and business environment.

It’s based on the concept that everything in your
environment is made out of energy, and has a life force or energy called “chi.”

It’s pretty simple… It just feels good and supports what you want out of life – whether it’s a better career, new romance, improved health, or more income. (FYI… Feng Shui is NOT a meditation practice, a religion, or a New Age cult.)

It makes sense, right? Every time you look at something in your physical space that you don’t like, or  that’s broken, or if you haven’t gotten around to cleaning, you feel your heart sink and your energy deflates a little bit. That’s not supportive of staying in a high vibrational, uplifted place in your life!

One of the most overlooked areas where most of us can improve is the level of dust in our house. Here’s Why: Dust hangs on to negative energy, or Chi.  Think of dust as a magnet.  It’s on all of your surfaces, covering house plants, even hanging in the corners of your walls sometimes, and it attracts and holds onto negative Chi.

Negative Chi is the accumulation of all kinds of stuff – that argument you had with your husband, the fit you threw when your teenager came home 2 hours late, the sleepless night that made you wake up crabby – and it fills the space in your home (or workplace) and clings to the dust that lingers.Believe me, you don’t want or need negative Chi.  It stagnates your life, and limits you in ways you can’t believe.  The solution is to get rid of dust.

You can do this by dusting regularly. I also have this awesome little machine called Ionic Breeze. It’s a silent air purifier and it collects dust on these metal plates – it’s pretty gross to see what’s actually in your air!

But there’s a sneaky little spot in our homes we often forget to dust. While house plants bring tons of positive chi into our living spaces,they’re also covered with dust! So if you’re not careful, the dust negates the whole point of having the plants in the first place!

Here’s my favorite little cleaning tip to dust your house plants to keep them looking shiny, and healthy without using pesticides. Yes, you really use milk. 😉

FYI… This will not work for artificial plants – Sorry!!


All it takes is a small amount of milk.  Any fat content will do.  And a paper towel.

Dip your paper towel in the milk and wipe each leaf on your houseplant.  Be sure to wipe the front and back of each leaf.

Soon they’ll be glistening!!  Your plants will be gorgeous, shiny, clean, and healthy. And because you’re using milk, no chemicals will ever touch them.

Of course, they’ll get dusty again, but they will stay shiny at least for 4-6 months.  Dust them as you normally would.  And after 4-6 months do the process all over again.

How easy is that?!

Have you tried this trick before? I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions and comments below. 🙂

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