Can I Really Have Good Feng Shui in My Bathroom?

Feng shui tips for creating good energy in your bathroom

I am often asked if it is wise to have good feng shui in one’s bathroom. The reason for this question is the really bad feng shui reputation of bathrooms because by their nature bathrooms can easily create, as well as store negative energy. As with many things feng shui, it is good to always use your discernment, as well as plain common sense when applying it in your home. There are numerous things about feng shui that are either too complex for the beginner or are easily misinterpreted; unless you work with a professional feng shui consultant that can explain it all to you, please always use your best judgment.

Not only you can have good feng shui in your bathroom, you must have good feng shui there. While it is true that bathrooms present many feng shui challenges, to conclude that it is best to ignore the bathroom is a huge mistake, To ignore your bathroom and hope that this is better for the feng shui of your house is not only naive but also just bad feng shui. Also not a good solution is to follow superficial feng shui tips like hanging a mirror on the bathroom door (does not really work) or keeping your toilet seat down (very important to follow but not enough.)

You need not be afraid of your bathroom, but rather love and care for it by creating excellent energy there. In return, your bathroom will certainly love you back by not spreading doubtful feng shui energy throughout your house. Let’s look at some very basic and easy tips for good feng shui in your bathroom.

First, of course, you need to keep it clean and orderly. Not only clean but sparkling clean. Because the energy in the bathroom is a bit challenging, feng shui-wise, any lack of order or cleanliness will quickly double, if not triple the negative quality of energy there, so be mindful and keep it sparkling. The fewer items you have in your bathroom, the easier it is to keep it orderly and clean; a Zen lifestyle is earth-friendly and very easy to feng shui.

If you do have a busy bathroom, then make it a priority to find good organizational solutions and use every inch of vertical and horizontal space in your shelves or cupboards to have it all organized. Stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, Ikea, and many others can help you with plenty of creative storage solutions.

Next, it is good to know the feng shui bagua area where your bathroom is located. If you are new to feng shui, bagua is the feng shui energy map of your home that helps you identify specific feng shui areas in your home. The bagua also gives you basic guidelines as to the most appropriate colors and shapes to use in each area of your home. However, no matter which bagua area your bathroom is located in, color white and all light skin colors are excellent for the bathroom, because they are fresh and body friendly.

White is also a Metal feng shui element color — the energy that cuts through unnecessary slowness, delays, confusion, etc, while the warm skin colors are of the Earth element, they are very friendly and welcoming for your body. So, even if you do not know the bagua area of your bathroom, if you stay with these two colors you will be making a good choice.

What to avoid in your bathroom? Avoid the Water feng shui element colors (blue and black) and images with a strong presence of water (ocean, lakes, waterfalls), as these details will only strengthen the energy that you want to keep under control — the strong Water element that is present in any bathroom.

Last but not least, bring an element of beauty and nourishment to your bathroom. This can be anything from beautiful seashells to a soothing image; from a set of natural candles to an aromatherapy diffuser. I have an ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser in my bathroom and find it so very convenient! We often have it on in the evening spreading the healing scents of essential oils. The best thing about an ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser is that you do not need to worry about it (as compared to a candle diffuser that you need to keep an eye on). A good quality ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser will also spread the aroma to quite a big space (up to 1,000 sq ft).

To conclude, be sure to always pay attention to the quality of feng shui energy in your bathroom. This is not hard if you take consistent care of your well-organized bathroom, especially since you will be the one to benefit from it! If you put a bit of effort to create the feeling of a spa in your bathroom, you can relax, enjoy its healing energy, and just laugh at the bad feng shui bathroom reputation.

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Rodika Tchi

Rodika Tchi is a master feng shui consultant and author of two best-selling books on feng shui -- "The Healing Power of Smudging" (Simon and Schuster, 2017) and "Feng Shui for Healing" (Rockridge Press, 2019). Connect with Rodika on