5 Houseplants to De-Stress Your Home and Purify the Air        

by Jan Kennemer 11/29/2020

Photo by Tristan Gevaux on Unsplash

Houseplants are the ideal choice for functional decorations. The presence of plants in your spaces may brighten up your home, de-stress it, and purify the air. Houseplants can create a relaxed and restful ambiance. Below are some of the best houseplants to purify the air in your home and de-stress.

1. The Aloe Plant

This plant is just as beautiful as it is functional. It has healing properties and is appropriate for use on cuts, burns, and irritated skin. It gets rid of air pollutants and improves allergens that may spread respiratory diseases.

When the concentration of chemicals in the air gets too high, the leaves may develop brownish spots. The aloe plant is one of the best options for monitoring air quality. People have been using it for over 6,000 years and it is popularly known as ‘the plant of immortality.

2. Spider Plant

This plant does not require lots of care. It is an excellent option if you tend to forget about your houseplants. It has rich foliage and small white flowers. It grows fast and is safe for pets.

According to NASA tests, the plant can remove up to 90% of cancer-causing chemicals from the air. It gets rid of formaldehyde and is, therefore, appropriate for use around your bathrooms and kitchen.

3. Gerbera Daisy

This bright and beautiful flowering plant is a pleasant sight. It adds warmth and energy to your home. Gerbera Daisy is an excellent plant for reducing stress and anxiety.

The plant removes Trichloroethylene and benzene from your space. It is an amazing plant for use both at home and in your office. The plant requires plenty of light and soil drainage. You need to mist its leaves every few days.

4. The Snake Plant

The snake plant is popular for its healing properties. It was traditionally used to boost energy levels and prevent headaches. It may reduce the Benzene levels in your home by up to 53% and Trichloroethylene by up to 13%.

The plant is great for relaxation. It lowers stress and blood pressure, improves reaction time, and promotes a peaceful night’s sleep.

5. Lavender

Lavender is a houseplant from the mint family. It is one of the best options for de-stressing your home. It has a beautiful calming scent that may promote relaxation and help with sleep .

Common benefits of lavender include treating insomnia and reducing anxiety. The beautiful herb requires some effort. Grow it close to a bright south-facing window. It requires lots of light for optimal growth. This houseplant can be very useful if you spend most of your time at home.

Houseplants can improve the quality of your indoor air. Aloe plant, lavender, and snake plant are some of the best options for improving the atmosphere in your home and purifying the air. They get rid of benzene, carbon monoxide and trichloroethylene. Since you spend most of your time indoors, ensuring that you have healthy indoor air should be one of your top priorities. It is a simple way to support and protect your family.

About the Author

Jan Kennemer

Jan will show you how you can live close to Washington, DC – by public transit and/or highway – and still enjoy all the many amenities and friendliness of a quiet community. Jan is a life-long resident of Arlington, Va. So, she is very familiar with northern Virginia …Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria and close-in Fairfax. She knows where to find those little out-of the-way places where you will still get excellent value and a home that meets your needs. As a Realtor® for over 20 years, Jan has developed a customized system for marketing and selling properties which includes the latest technologies combined with tried and true practices. She has received special training in working with first time buyers, repeat buyers and seniors. She is a certified VHDA trainer and is certified as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES©). Jan is also a certified e-Pro. She gets results you want – the best price in the shortest time. Jan is dedicated to helping clients satisfy their needs and wants while providing them with a strong investment for the future. She is readily available to provide explanations and information. She won’t push you into making an uncomfortable choice. Jan helps you to fully understand the transaction, so that you can always make an informed decision based on facts and figures.