Plants are a powerhouse of wellness for your home. They’ll provide you with a host of benefits, and they’ll make your house look great while doing it.
Natural Air Filters
According to a NASA study that focused on some of the most common indoor chemical pollutants (benzene, formaldehyde, & trichloroethylene) indoor plants made a significant reduction, especially of benzene and formaldehyde.
They purify your air
You probably know that plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen; plants in your home are no exception. Oxygen affects every part of your body and mind, and making sure you get quality air is essential to your well-being.
Did you know NASA uses plants on the International Space Station to help with air quality? Certain species purify the air of toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and more. In order to do this efficiently, the researchers at NASA recommend at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space.
Top Detoxifying Indoor Plants
- Peace Lily: filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene & ammonia.
- Snake Plant: filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, & toluene.
- Aloe Vera Plant: filters benzene & formalehyde.
- English Ivy: filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, & toluene.
- Florist’s Daisy/Pot Mum: filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene & ammonia.
- Mass Cane: filters benzene, formaldehyde, & trichloroethylene.
- Gerbera Daisy: filters benzene, formaldehyde, & trichloroethylene.
- Weeping Fig: filters formaldehyde, xylene & toluene.
They make your house a home
This is probably the best catchall for all those intangible qualities that having more plants will bring to your home. Plants are living things, and when you’re surrounded by living things you will feel better; you’re literally bringing more life into your house! There’s something about bringing live pieces of nature inside that just radiates a healthy energy throughout the room.
Fragrant plants like dwarf Kaffir lime trees will also fill the room with the most wonderful scents. It’s an all-natural alternative to those wall plug-ins filled with artificial fragrance chemicals. Other aromatics like mint, lemon grass, bay leaves, and basil (as well other others) have the added bonus of naturally repelling bugs.
All in all, when you have a lot of plants in your house, the benefits reach multiple aspects of your life. You’re improving the air you breathe, naturally freshening your air, repelling insects, and bringing a unique energy into your home.