Cleaning your home is important, and we believe that you do it regularly. But, how much attention do you pay to the air you breathe? That’s right. Most people don’t even think about this.
Do you know that the air in your home may affect your overall health? This air is full of toxins, and these may lead to serious health complications.
About 84,000 toxins are considered safe for use in our country. This is absolutely wrong, because these toxins disrupt our hormonal balance, cause respiratory issues and many other symptoms.
In 2011, the use of chemicals secured $763 billion in revenue. Manufacturers earn $8 billion from the production of BPA.
What about winter months? We spend most of our day inside our home or office. We all know what that means. Toxic particles “thrive” in our homes because the air is stuck in one place.
Air-purifiers are a great thing, and we suggest that you use plants to keep your home fresh and clean.
Keep them in your kitchen to keep it clean, and feel free to bring a few of these in your home because they will remove the toxins released by your regular detergent.
- English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
Plant it in pot to protect your other plants. English Ivy is invasive, and it may suffocate plants near it. Keep it to get rid of fecal-matter and cigarette smoke particles. The plant doesn’t require high maintenance.
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
To get the most of its benefits, keep the Peace Lily in your laundry room or bathroom. It doesn’t need too much water or sun, and the flowers are amazing. It works well when used as a decoration, too. Keep the plant to clean your air from formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Be careful, you may want to skip this plant if you own a cat.
- Bamboo palm (ChamaedoreaSeifrizii)
This gorgeous plant grows up to 10 feet, and cleans air from benzene and trichloroethylene.
- Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema)
It gains power over time and removes air pollutants and toxins from air. The Chinese evergreen likes low-light environment.
- Aloe Vera
It’s one of the most powerful medicinal herbs you will ever use. Aloe Vera is a low maintenance plant, and many people like to use freshly extracted Aloe Vera gel to soothe burns or cuts.
The plant is a good source of vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2 and B12. Aloe Vera juice is an alkaline product, and it’s great for your digestive tract, immunity and skin complexion. Place the pot on your window sill.
It’s an excellent cleaner. Pelargonium removes bad odors and destroys bad bacteria. Moths hate it, too! Use pelargonium essential oil to sleep better at night and optimize the function of your nervous system.
- Spider plant (ChlorophytumComosum)
It thrives well in well-lit rooms, but try to avoid direct sunlight. Spider plant is a decorative plant, and doesn’t require too much attention. Keep it in your home and office to remove carbon monoxide. Transplant the new baby growths in separate pots.
- Rubber plant (FicusElastica)
Unlike other plants of its size, the rubber plant likes less light and hates heat. When compared to its relatives, the rubber plant removes the highest amount of toxins and air pollutants.
- Snake plant (SansevieriaTrifasciata)
The snake plant releases oxygen at night, providing a good night’s sleep. Keep a few of these in your bedroom and living room. Do you have any carpets in your home? Keep the plant near your carpets and wood furniture.