More Plants, Cleaner Air

You already know that I’m all about living a non-toxic lifestyle. Clean air is vital for our survival as breath is life. Toxic air is no bueno, and it’s not easy to gage the air quality in your home, however, there are some devices out there and I need to get one! Anyways, why not play it safe and add plants into your home?

Plants actually convert toxic pollutants into their food through the process of photosynthesis, which is then turned into clean air for us to breath. It’s pretty amazing what plants can do and the impact they can have in your home.

Here are some air-cleansing plant ideas…

    1. Bamboo: removes formaldehyde.
    1. Ficus/Weeping Fig: removes formaldehyde and other pollutants that live in the furniture and carpet like trichloroethylene and benzene.
    2. Spider Plant: removes carbon monoxide.
    3. Lily:  absorbs trichloroethylene.
    4. Creeping Lily Turf: removes ammonia.
    5. African Violets: absorbs heavy chemicals.
    6. Philodendron: cleans out xylene.
    7. Jasmine: purifies the air.
    8. Rubber Tree: removes bacteria and breaks down airborne chemicals.

So many plants, so little time. What’s your relationship to plants? Leave a comment below cause I’m going to send a plant to one lucky person!!

15 Comments

  1. Andy Glasgo
    January 3, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Violets and bamboo!

    I also commented on your Instagram post.

  2. Cid
    December 31, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Very interesting!

  3. Jim
    December 30, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    I’m always afraid of keeping live plant’s alive I need something easy to care for

  4. Brian (diehardjohn1)
    December 30, 2017 / 4:13 am

    The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.

  5. Max
    December 29, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Verry article!!!
    I would buy more plant on my home for breath a bether air.
    Thank you xxx so much

  6. Brian
    December 29, 2017 / 9:15 am

    Nature is the ultimate healer. Nature is beautiful and is the essence of our health and well-being.

  7. Paul
    December 29, 2017 / 8:58 am

    “Everything is energy. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” Albert Einstein

  8. Vito B
    December 29, 2017 / 8:28 am

    I was having sinus issues but only at home – I put a Rubber Tree & Ficus I now breath easy!

  9. December 29, 2017 / 6:09 am

    Incorporate the addition of plants to our daily lives to help reduce our carbon footprint and look out for our future and Mother Earth!🍃🌍

  10. Julian Royal
    December 29, 2017 / 5:22 am

    Just learned a lot! Thanks for the info.

  11. Scott
    December 29, 2017 / 4:46 am

    Nice article, very informative. Thanks

  12. Hollie
    December 29, 2017 / 3:17 am

    Hello Moon, I love the jasmine…in fact I have some planted in my yard, but unfortunately I don’t have a location inside that would provide enough sunlight. The lilly is very nice also…who doesn’t love flowering plants inside? However I have not had good luck with them:( My first choice would be the bamboo….It’s beautiful and it reminds me of you. 🙂

  13. Nickb1607
    December 29, 2017 / 3:06 am

    A truly interesting article. I was aware af some of the plants and do grow some of them around the house and garden. Bamboo, peace lily and jasmine are common place i my home but I will now try to grow some of the others aswell.
    I look forward to reading more of your articles in the future.

  14. Jorge Romero
    December 29, 2017 / 2:05 am

    Living with allergies to animals is hard, especially with my roommates having 3 dogs. I feel maybe adding plants to my room would help clean the air quality in my room. Machines and filters can only do so much i guess. I just miss being able to breathe 😅

  15. Carl
    December 29, 2017 / 2:01 am

    The rubber always fascinated me as a child because my grandmother kept several in the parlor of her Victorian era house. She used to tell me her runner trees were a therapy when she needed to relax. I used to think she was joking, but now I realize she was right.

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