We often worry about the air outside, but the truth is, the air inside our homes can be worse than what's lurking outdoors. Keeping the air inside your home clean is an important component to a healthy lifestyle.
Unfortunately we are surrounded by indoor items that emit gas. The paint on the walls, the kitchen appliances and that wall-to-wall carpet. These gasses, along with common pet dander, dust and mold can cause headaches, coughing, sore throat, itchy eyes, shortness of breath and even asthma. This cocktail of sh*t can also be to blame for that cold you can't kick, or even bronchitis.
Even if you don't experience these symptoms, it's a good idea to purify the air in your home. The good news is you don't have to drop Benjamin's to get an actual air purifier, you can clean the air with these simple tricks:
Salt lamps don't just sit still and look pretty. Himalayan pink salt is a natural ionic air purifier that pulls toxins from the environment and neutralizes them, like a boss. Add these beauties to any room in your house and you are already helping clean up your sitch.
Plants, Plants and More Plants
House plants are so hot right now (this hasn't been confirmed, but according to me-they are). Plants are a great addition to your space to add a little color and work some magic as they absorb chemicals and pollutants from the air. What plants should you look for? Aloe Vera is a good place to start and can also act as first aid for burns or cuts. Win/Win. Other plants include the Peace Lily, Chinese Evergreen and even the Gerber Daisy-which is great at removing the trichloroethylene found in dry cleaning. Pro-tip: Make sure to check the sun-sitch on these bad boys, as some prefer shade and others want to be front and center on that sun spot coming in your living room. Speaking of sun spots, also make sure to check the toxicity for animals before you bring these plants into your home.
Essential Oil Diffuser
If you don't have an arsenal of essential oils at home, you should. They are liquid miracles. They can help you fight cold or flu symptoms, heal skin conditions, reduce pain, balance hormones, improve digestion and also help you chill the F out. You can use essential oils like lavender, citrus, and peppermint in the kitchen and add them to food or water as a natural way to add flavor. So of course these little wonder drugs can help purify your air too. The best way to do it? Buy an oil diffuser and let that baby do work. Here's a cheat sheet of oils to help you get the perfect blend.
If you would rather just buy an air purifier, you can do that too.