How to purify air naturally?

Breathing clean and fresh air has become increasingly difficult in recent years, thanks to pollution and various environmental contaminants. Poor indoor air quality can lead to respiratory issues, allergies, fatigue, headaches and a host of other health concerns. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural remedies that you can use to purify the air inside your homes or offices without breaking the bank.

So put on your gas masks (just kidding) and let’s dive right into it!

The Problem With Common Household Chemicals

Before we get started with natural solutions for purifying indoor air quality at home or work – let us discuss what NOT TO USE!

We cannot emphasize this enough – keep those toxic household cleaning chemicals away from you if you value breathing unpolluted air.

Bleach? Bad idea. Pine-Sol? Not that either. What about Windex? We wouldn’t go anywhere near it if we were paid handsomely.

While common household cleaners may seem like an easy fix when it comes down to getting rid of grime around the house; many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that worsen indoor air pollution by releasing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde, benzene or ammonia — all hazardous substances linked to cancer and/or birth defects.

Instead of reaching for a bottle full of harsh unpronounceable chemical ingredients why not consider incorporating some plants around our houses?

Plants That Act as Natural Air Purifiers

You’ve likely heard about “interior-scaping,” aka decorating your workplace/home with live greenery; but what does adding foliage have besides visually pleasing aesthetics?

As an added bonus beyond their picturesque appeal – certain plant species also naturally cleanse toxins from the space they inhabit which results in cleaner breathable O2 available throughout our environment.

Here are some well known toxin-removing-plant species to add some greenery to your home/workplace:

Plant Common Name Toxin Removed
Aloe Vera Aloe vera plant Formaldehyde
Spider Plant Chlorophytum comosum Carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, xylene, benzene
Golden Pothos Epipremnum aureums Money Plant Benzene, Formaldehyde
Peace Lily Spathiphyllum Peace lily Ammonia, Benzene, Formaldehyde
Bamboo Palm Chamaedorea seifrizii Napier palm Reed palm (various) Carbon Monoxide, formaldehyde
Lady Palm Rhapis excelsa Broadleaf Lady Palm Watercolor Palmin the eastern US (FL) Indoor air pollutants such as ammonia

Not quite sure about bringing actual organisms into our homes?

How about trying out some all-natural accessories instead!

Say Hello to Charcoal Bags & Salt Lamps!

Activated charcoal and Himalayan salt lamps: two completely different things that have one purpose – air purification.

The activated charcoal bags work by absorbing allergens and chemicals from indoor environments; this may include everything from mold spores or pollen grains–to pet fumes.

As far as its looks go? It resembles a cloth sac full of coal. Black quagmire never looked so chic! Don’t keep it in clear view if you’re aiming for an elegant look but definitely give these guys a chance if you want purer matter around you.

Now onto everyone’s favorite decorative night light – salt lamps that shine with an amber glow like starlight on safety patrols. These popular air purifiers allegedly use electricity to emit negative ions into the surrounding atmosphere resulting in less bacteria and less stress buildup over time.

While we cannot say for certain whether they actually do remove toxins effectively or are just lovely fixtures – we give two thumbs up for efforts to try natural remedies first.

Keep Your Humidity Levels in Check

Did you know that the humidity levels inside our homes or offices can hugely impact indoor air quality? Just imagine living/working in a damp, warm space filled with airborne pollutants… misery!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests keeping household humidity between 30 and 50 percent as this is a level that assists with minimizing mold growth.

If you’re like me who despises manual labor, it’s time to wake up and smell the non-moldy fresh air because — unfortunately – human sweat does nothing but create more humid room conditions.

Investing in some affordable dehumidifiers too will be of benefit to those struggling particularly during Climate-seasons depending on your location or even all year round if your work provides zero outside access. Trust us – breathing dry aired relief feels great!

We hope these tips left you feeling lighter than the breathable molecule count around less eco-friendly areas!

Happy Bespoke-Breathing, everybody!

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