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5 Plants That Can Ward Off Bad Vibes Before The New Year

Start 2018 right with the help of these green wonders

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It's safe to say that everyone wants to start fresh when the New Year rolls around. Before you get around to working on your resolutions and new practices, it's important to cleanse your space and psyche of the bad vibes!

The best way to do it? With powerful and magical greens, of course! Achieve a brighter aura by making sure you have a pot or two of these in your home: 


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Thyme (Relaxing and Uplifting)

Feeling tense? Thyme might help relieve your nerves. It is known to clear away negative energy, especially when paired with meditation. If having it by your bed side isn't enough, you can try learning the art of smudging

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Oregano (Peace and Tranquility)

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Oregano is a Greek word from oros and gonos which collectively means "mountain happiness," therefore it is used a lot in traditional Chinese and European folk medicine to treat and prevent emotional ailments. It is believed to foster harmony, love, peace, protection and tranquility at home. 


Rose (Peace and Calming)

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Some believe that plants with rounded flowers are the most effective for warding off negative energy and roses are the best option for it! It is said to bring vitality and life into a home—plus, who wouldn't love being greeted by a vibrant bouquet of flowers in the morning? 


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Rosemary (Clarity and enhances alertness)

Known to be used in cleansing rituals, it is said to promote love and happiness in a home. It is a symbol of remembrance and an aid to memory. Those who have been practicing using plants for cleansing for a long time also associate it with friendship, passion and encouraging sleep. 


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Lavender (Calming and Relaxing)

Popular for being used in rituals involving health, love and peace, lavender is said to have the power to reverse depression and balance emotions. It also promotes happiness at home by providing tranquility and devotion in relationships. As a bonus, it can make your room smell great, too! 

SOURCES: Apartment Therapy—Magic for Modern Life: An All-Natural Antidote to Negative Vibes at Home, Green Thickies—12 Herbs or Plants Best At Deflecting Negative Energy

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