Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa Oasis with Feng Shui

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Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa Oasis with Feng Shui


Feng Shui Bathroom In Feng Shui, the bathroom is a sanctuary where you nurture yourself.

Does your bathroom rejuvenate you in the morning and help you relax and unwind in the evening, or does it create chaos, increase stress and promote tension in your life? 

Consider the following aspects of your bathroom and implement some of the suggestions to create a spa-like experience that uplifts your energy and renews your spirit.

1. Bathroom Colors: The best colors for a bathroom include lighter shades of green, yellow, blue, silver sage, lavender, and yellow.

The bathroom already has an enormous amount of water energy represented with the sink, tub, shower and toilet. Colors that incorporate the “wood” element, such as light blues and greens, feed off the water element and create a sense of balance.

Avoid colors such as red, purple, emerald, navy, brown and black; they make the room feel smaller. Additionally, red, purple and black represent the fire (red and purple) or water (black) element, which can make the water element in the room undesirably strong.

I recently worked with a client who had a small bathroom decorated entirely in red. The room felt tight and constricting. I felt my body tense as soon as I entered. I suggested that she paint over the red with a lighter cream or white and introduce green accents in the form of a shower curtain, rug and towels. Her bathroom now feels like a lush, personal oasis that she loves.

2. Life Energy: Many homes I visit have a lot of candles in the bathroom, especially on top of the toilet tank. While it’s relaxing and romantic to soak in a tub by candlelight, candles represent the fire element, which actually strengthens the water element already in the space.
Instead of candles, bring live plants into the bathroom to balance the water element. You can even replace those candles on top of your toilet tank with a lush green plant.
Of course, you can keep candles in your bathroom. Simply store them out of sight when you are not using them, or keep only a few displayed. This change is easy and inexpensive to implement, and you’ll notice a difference right away.

3. Proper Ventilation: You want good air flow throughout your whole house to promote the flow of chi, but it is especially important to have proper ventilation and fresh air circulating in the bathroom. Run the fan when you take a hot shower so you don’t create mold and mildew in the bathroom.

4. Scents: Your bathroom experience should encompass all your senses. Small pots of fresh herbs, such as lavender, rosemary or sage, add a relaxing scent to the space, while offsetting the water element in the room. Try to avoid using air fresheners that may add toxic chemicals to the air; look for natural alternatives whenever you can.

5. Organization: What do you see when you walk into your bathroom: the curling iron, makeup and brushes scattered across the vanity? Or do you notice bath salts, folded towels, organized baskets and soothing lotions?

Consider organizing the space to display items that are pleasing to the eye. Keep your hair dryer and other styling tools tucked away out of sight. Even when they’re not turned on, these items emit electrical energy that can energize a space too much.
6. Lighting: Make sure your bathroom is well lit and that you have additional lighting options such as multiple lights or lights on a dimmer.

7. Mirrors: Bathroom mirrors should permit you to see your entire face. If the mirror is not hung at the proper height, and the image cuts off the top of your head or chin, it is slicing your energy. This can lead to problems of self-esteem or feeling “incomplete.” It’s best to have one mirror rather than multiple panes of mirrors, so the mirror does not cut your image into segments.

8. Etiquette: The toilet seat should always be down with the toilet lid closed. Do you really want that bacteria going into the air when you flush the toilet?

9. Proper Maintenance: Fix any leaking faucets and keep the fixtures clean. Dripping water is said to “drain” your wealth and can lead to financial difficulties.

These are just a few ways you can incorporate Feng Shui into your bathroom and your life. How do you feel when you walk into your own bathroom? What do you like and dislike about other bathrooms you’ve visited?

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Hi Ken, Great post! An idea just hit me after reading it. Any interest in guest blogging on PPnG?  
All the Best, Cheryl Janis, author of Planet Pink n Green (dotcom)
Posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:03 AM by Cheryl Janis
I love these simple fixes...can't wait to find some herbs for mine. It is true that this is one of our first experiences of the day, why not make it great?
Posted @ Saturday, November 15, 2008 9:58 AM by Lana Guernsey
This article got me inspired to take a look at my bathrooms and get them "fixed". My husband says that the bathroom off from the master bedroom when he takes a shower he never really feels clean after. So, I took a look at it after reading your article. I had candles everywhere even on the toilet tank top. A palm tree shower curtain, palm tree pictures, seashells, etc. It was like a virtual swamp of water images. I "fung shuied" it following your guidelines. It worked immediately. Thanks for the wonderful help. Many blessings and much luck for the future.
Posted @ Saturday, January 03, 2009 12:52 AM by Dorothy
Thanks for sharing this. So glad that you were able to benefit from the information and experience an immediate difference. Keep up the good work.
Posted @ Wednesday, January 07, 2009 10:29 PM by Dorothy
Hello again  
I have a bathroom in the children area at the moment it is painted bright mid blue I feel like Im entering a swimming pool, I am desperate to change the colour. What colours do you suggest. 
Many Thanks 
Posted @ Wednesday, April 01, 2009 8:40 PM by barb
Love scents in a bath. Essential oils are great for this, however ensure you get organic pure therapeutic grade cold pressed oils. I've only come across one brand/company so far, in Utah. Annoyingly it's only sold through MLM. Ai. ;-P
Posted @ Sunday, May 10, 2009 11:19 AM by Adam
hi id like you to send me some feng shui ideas about gardens 
thanks alot
Posted @ Thursday, November 26, 2009 5:45 AM by munira
Nice tips and tricks. I Love Lighting the most because when I switch on the lights of my spa pool room it looks beautiful. 
Posted @ Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:50 AM by ג'קוזי
Hi, my bathroom is in the career area of my house. It has got brown tiles. I react very strongly to colors and I really hate brown. My favorite color is red, so I have used that color for the towels and the rug to spice it up a bit, but I hear that red might not be good for the bathroom, since it is related to the fire element and that it will clash with the water element. What would you suggest I should do to benefit my career area colorwise? Thanks a million.
Posted @ Friday, March 19, 2010 1:50 PM by Nina
Nice article. I am new to Feng Shui. I have a doubt about bathroom in the SE part of a home. SE being wood element, if I add more plants or wood objects, will I be energising the bathroom ? By energising, am i flushing down the toilet money?? For SE bathroom, shuld i keep something that will exhaust the wood element since SE is wood element?? Confused about this exhausting part- wood or water if the floor, wall etc are white along with the water element in the bathroom??
Posted @ Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:46 PM by smiley 01
Thanks for tips in your article. I have some additional questions... 
What about a really big window in the bathroom opposite the door and the bathroom situated in the South West part? There are flowers on the window. 
I was told it’s not well for marriage luck and we are 2 single girls in the house. Can I do something about? 
(The tails in bathroom are beige, green with little pink roses – the rest is white) 
Posted @ Tuesday, October 26, 2010 6:41 AM by Morgana
Hi. Thanks again for this post. I am now going to get green towels and a green rug for my bathroom. But you say they should be light green. Would a bright grass green color be less good and why? Thanks a million. I love your great tips.
Posted @ Saturday, November 06, 2010 2:33 PM by Nina
Nina, I compare the light green as the color of a new leaf. It should not be heavy and dark but light and provide the feeling of Spring.
Posted @ Wednesday, December 01, 2010 10:40 PM by Ken Lauher
Hi Ken. Thank you for your reply - it has made a huge difference. Soon after your reply I bought towels and a rug in light apple green. The energy of the bathroom instantly changed. I was reluctant at first, but I am already making more money now. Thanks so much! Nina
Posted @ Friday, January 28, 2011 10:21 AM by Nina
Hi ken,its really a great idea.your feng shui tips are very innovative.i just love it..
Posted @ Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:03 AM by usha
Usha, thanks for the note. So glad you enjoy the tips. Much appreciated.
Posted @ Sunday, April 10, 2011 8:59 PM by Ken Lauher
Nina, Love to hear your recent experience and how it changed the energy of your bathroom. Sounds fabulous.
Posted @ Sunday, April 10, 2011 8:59 PM by Ken Lauher
Hi Ken, 
Thank you for this article and all of your works. I am new to feng shui and I am trying to incorporate as much as I can on an extremely tight budget. My husband lost both of his jobs after 30 years and we have been living on my salary alone. Our bathroom is our abundance area of our home. We have white, grey and beige tiles floor to ceiling, sliding shower doors, toilet next to shower and sink right next to toilet. Its a very small space. I was wondering if you had any ideas for bringing more chi to the space for our health and abundance. Thanks
Posted @ Wednesday, July 27, 2011 8:47 AM by Jodie
Jodie, Thank you for the comment and sorry to hear about the current challenges. I recommend adding a living plant and accent colors of green for new energy and opportunities to come your way.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 27, 2011 9:41 PM by Ken Lauher
I love your work and your site ,the information that you gave was very enlightening thank you so much. Peace and Light Christine
Posted @ Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:17 PM by Christine
Your valuable instructions and guidance through this session is greatly appreciated.I already applied and practiced and experienced the spa to neutralize energy in my wash room.Thanks,
Posted @ Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:31 PM by SWARNA MUDUNKOTH
Hi, Ken, my bathroom is located in Wealth area, what should i do?  
Some people suggest me to hang a mirrow outside of bathroom door, but i can not do it, because like this it will face my main entrance...Can you give me an advice
Posted @ Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:03 PM by Kristina
Thank you for the comment.  
First of all, focus on what you can change and not on what you can't.  
The bathroom is a required room that needs to be placed somewhere in the home. Although, there are certain areas that it may be better suited for, having a bathroom in the wealth area can be overcome. 
First of all, make sure you apply special attention to that bathroom and make it as nice as possible within your budget and remains clean. 
You can use the tips above to review as well.  
For custom solutions that would be tailored to your specific situation and space, I recommend you consider a 1-on-1 consultation to create a detailed action plan to help you reach your desired goals and dreams.
Posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:37 AM by Ken Lauher
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