Clean air improves our quality of life. Most of our homes trap toxins as they’re shut tight and closed off from natural filters outdoors like trees and plants. Pollutants and chemicals inside our homes can cause a variety of health issues. Mold, dander and dust trigger allergies and asthma. And even air fresheners and candles can cause chemicals to circulate in the air that can create cancer and other ails.
If you’re looking to naturally improve the quality of air in your home, try these easy five tips:
Pure Beeswax Candles-Unlike their paraffin candle counterparts, these candles burn with almost no smoke or scent and release beneficial negative ions into the air. Ions bind to toxins and help remove them from circulating in the air.
Salt Crystal or Himalayan Salt Lamps-A crystallized salt with a light inside, these lamps are effective as an air purifier. When lit, the crystal clears the air of irritants, allergens and other pathogens. The ions positively charged particles also fight against stuffiness and sluggishness.
Bamboo Charcoal-Now the rage for facial sponges because of its effective purification properties, bamboo charcoal can help remove toxins and odors inside the home.
Purifying Plants-Try a variety of pretty and purposeful plants inside your home to filter the air and remove things like formaldehyde and xylene. Orchids, palms and lilies are a good choice.
Window-Air inside homes can be more polluted than the outdoor air in heavily industrialized cities. By opening windows in the home, polluted indoor air is exchanged for fresh outdoor air.
What are your top tips to keep your home air clean and breathable? We’d love to hear!