Diwali being the festival of lights is itself a way to usher into the seasonal transition with positivity and with every household in the country indulging in spring cleaning, a huge scope for changing the negative aura of your house into a positive one. Apart from the usual cleaning follow these simple tips to augment the festive feel and positivity around you.
Camphor: Camphor is useful in many ways but most people limit its usage to prayers only, especially Hindu households, thus proving the strength of camphor in bringing positivity. You will be surprised how these amazing little cubes can transform the negativity around into purified air. If you have a diffuser at home, simply drop the cubes onto the upper bowl meant for essential oils. As the bowl will heat up, camphor would start disbursing in the air, making everyone feel fresh and easing off breathing for all.
Mustard oil: burning mustard oil takes away negativity around it, a major reason why diyas during Diwali are lighted with it. Therefore, rather than using wax tea light candles for your diffuser, try burning the mustard oil terracotta diyas.
Loban/Guggul or Benzoin: The resin that comes out of the bark of the tree is actually used as incense or dhoop and also in powdered form to cleanse the air around. The aroma that emits from loban is extremely relaxing for tensed nerves and fickle mind. Incense sticks or tiny loban cups are the easiest ways to use the fragrance.
Lemongrass: either use it in diffuser or simply sprinkle some on your potpourri, the aroma makes everyone around feel relaxed and calm, increasing the positive energy in everyone.
Camphor And Ajwain/ ajowan: a ritual most Hindu households used to practice in early days. Take camphor cubes and sprinkle some ajowan on it, place it on the terracotta pot and set alight. Make sure to keep it away from hand and do not bend over it. Hold the terracotta cup with left hand away from yourself and with right hand spread the camphor smoke around the house.
Scented candles and incense sticks: Lighting aromatic candles in fruity, tangy and orange fragrances also wards off negativity and lifts up the mood. Sometimes, it’s just the sight of a simple arrangement of lighted candles that looks bright and brings happiness.
So, this Diwali start a new tradition for your home.