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Wellness Wednesday: How to make pure air stylish- indoor plants

I have plants in almost every room of the house. Watch out for your kids eating toxic plants/plant soil mix though. I keep any slightly dangerous ones out of reach! Here is a handy child safe plant link. I keep the ones in their rooms particularly high in their walk in robes and leave the door open. For stay at home mum's the air quality is something you should consider for your family's health... it is more toxic than you may have imagined, especially if you are living in a new home or near land/building polluting your air nearby such as rubbish dumps or crematoriums. Office workers should consider indoor plants to prevent illness 'sick building syndrome' and protect themselves from the draining and air polluting VOC's from computers etc. Useful link There is a reason siting on the computer makes you feel drained, open a window, get some fresh air and your body will thank you!

Say it with Succulents Image

Say it with Succulents Image

Say it with Succulents Image

Say it with Succulents Image
A few pics from around my house...

Peace lily

Ferns like bathroom air moisture Here is an accurate guide to NASA's air quality studies...

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Air purifier's (and Ionisers) and burnig essential oils can clean the air also. If your kids have allergies or asthma, an air purifier will do wonders!
Eco Life's plant choices below...

Best Air Purifying House Plants

1. Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis). This is the number one plant in overall purifying performance. 2. Areca palm (Chyrsalidocarpus lutescens). Another top overall performer. 3. Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa). 4. Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii). One of the top rated plants for removing formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. Also noted for high transpiration rates. 5. Rubber plant (Ficus robusta). Excels at removing formaldehyde. 6. Dracaena Janet Craig (Dracaena deremensis). Excels at removing formaldehyde. 7. English Ivy (Hedera helix). Excels at removing formaldehyde. 8. Dwarf date palm (Phoenix roebelenii). Especially recommended for removing xylene. 9. Ficus alii (Ficus macleilandii alii). 10. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum sp.). Excellent for removing alcohols, acetone, formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. 11. Corn plant (Dracaena fragrans Massangeana). Another good choice for removing formaldehyde. 12. Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum). 13. Kimberly queen fern (Nephrolepis obliterata). Good for removing formaldehyde and alcohols. 14. Florists mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium). A good seasonal choice for removing formaldehyde, benzene, and ammonia. 15. Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii). Has a high transpiration rate. 16. Dracaena warneckei (Dracaena deremensis warneckei). Excels at removing benzene. 17. Dragon tree (Dracaena marginata). A top choice for removing xylene and trichloroethylene. 18. Schefflera (Brassaia actinophylla). 19. Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum). 20. Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina).



Look out for Fridays post: Lusting over this weekend- a trip down South (Injidup Spa Retreat & Samudra)...