No matter how much you deep clean your home, there are invisible toxins and chemicals floating around. Whether toxins come from the furniture you have, the materials of your walls, or your carpet, let’s get rid of them!
Before going out and buying an expensive air purifier, try out a handful of beautiful house plants that are known for their ability to filter the air in your home. According to NASA’s Clean Air Study, plants absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen into the air, and remove pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene that can cause irritation to the skin, ears, eyes, nose, and throat.
Below Are The List Of Air-Purfying Plants I Gathered...
The Snake Plant is the perfect plant for the bedroom. They have a unique ability to release oxygen at night, which assists in normal breathing. This plant is known to be one of the best plants for filtering the air of formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene.
Care Instructions: Water it once a week (being sure to let the soil dry in-between waterings), and keep the plant close to a window.
Peace Lily Plant
If you love florals like me, a Peace Lily plant is perfect for you! They bloom fragrant flowers throughout the summer months, and remove ammonia, formaldehyde, trichlorobenzene, and benzene from the air.
Care Instructions: This plants grow best in shady areas and with the soil kept moist.
WARNING: This plant can be toxic if eaten by children or pets.
Parlor Palm Plant
If you’re a new plant parent, a Parlor Palm requires minimal maintenance. NASA gives this clean-air plant a high purifying score due to their ability to clear out benzene and trichloroethylene. Place it around furniture that could be off-gassing!
Care Instructions: It thrives in medium to low light and doesn’t need much water. Let the soil dry out completely between waterings.
A few other great air-purifying plants include Bamboo Palm, Lady Palm, Red-Edged Dracaena, Cornstalk Dracaena and Janet Craig. If you want to spice up these plants, here are a few of my favorite stylish pots:
Llama Head Planter, $15.
Fill your beautiful space with these eight detoxifying plants, handpicked by NASA, to purify the air in your home. Head to your local plant shop and release those toxins!