With spring in the air many of us conducting our annual Spring Cleaning sessions. Whether it’s purging your closet or deep cleaning your windows, one of the most important things to consider is cleaning the air inside your home.
In general, the air in your home is far more polluted the air outside. Throughout the winter months dust, dirt and other toxins and contaminants become trapped and could affect your breathing quality and overall health.
What’s the easiest way to help purify air? With plants, of course!
In fact, NASA has done studies on how various plants can help you purify the air in your home. Along with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America their findings were that several plants detoxified and filtered out common volatile organic compounds.
Check out these oxygen-producing, air-purifying plants you can keep in your home for better air quality and over-all health.
We may love this sun-loving plant for it’s gel and its skin-soothing properties but its also a powerful air cleaner. It helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, a result of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more.
The spider plant battles benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide. Plus, if you’re not great at taking care of plants, this one is hard to kill.
Also known as mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant is one of the best for filtering out formaldehyde, (common in cleaning products and personal care products). This Old House suggest to put one in your bedroom because they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen at night and boost your sleep quality.
This plant can help filter out pollutants that typically accompany carpeting and furniture such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
This easy-to-care-for plant, which Southern Living actually calls the Chinese “the easiest houseplant,” can help filter out air pollutants and works to continuously remove toxins over time.
This plant tops the list of plants best for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene.
Other plants to consider: