Fresh Indoor Air

fresh_airMany houseplants are amazing at purifying our indoor air and can help to create a natural environment in the home.  According to NASA’s study on houseplants they have the capability to filter out harmful toxins and common pollutants.  They also create a calm and peaceful environment in the home.

I only own about 4 house plants and must admit I’m not the best at looking after them but I am looking to increase my houseplants after reading some interesting information on their ability to filter out harmful toxins and pollutants in the home.  I hope to put more effort into the watering of them lol! 🙂

There are so many different types of house plants and many ways to display them, you can display beautiful little plants inside glass bowls, have tiny clippings of plants in small pots or even create little dessert worlds.  My personal favorite is the bonsai tree, is there anything more magical than owning a tiny tree which needs such patience and creative input to grow, it definitely is worth the wait.

I plan to purchase 3 organic Aloe Vera plants so I can have them rotating in my kitchen and so I can use them medicinally.  I also like the thought of a banana palm in the living room and perhaps a Boston fern in the bathroom.

I plan to do a quick video with the plants Ive purchased and the best (in my opinion) places to purchase them from.  The best place to start of course is your friends living room, take cuttings and grow them from teeny tiny size.  If you want some larger ones to start though you will have to purchase them from the garden center.

There are other ways to reduce toxic build up in your home environment, here’s a very short list of some of the things you can do but lets face it we can’t do everything and some things are just too expensive to do if you have a large family.  I’ll cover these in a bit more detail in my next video.

  • Choose healthier flooring options
  •  Toxic free sofas and beds
  • Choose healthier cleaning products to reduce toxic build up on home surfaces
  • Reduce your use of synthetic air freshners
  • Reduce the use of plastic food containers
  • Use paints made of natural raw materials
  • Avoid common chemicals in everyday bodycare products (don’t get me started on this one the list is huge)

Like I said it’s impossible to avoid all the indoor pollutants but if you want to try a bit of natural living we can start by making small changes.  Each tiny step is a step in the right direction of creating a natural and clean indoor environment.

More on this subject and my progress of this soon.

Thanks for reading!