The addition of houseplants to your home can not only improve the air quality of your home, but plants can contribute to a pleasing and relaxed atmosphere, can provide color and cheer to any space, and can even become part of your holistic wellness regime by giving critical healing ingredients. Caring for a houseplant can also be meditative and therapeutic for many. So which plants should you consider for your home? Here are a few to consider.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is not only a great air purifier, but the gel from the aloe vera leaf can soothe burns and cuts, and aloe vera juice is loaded with vitamins and minerals. If you have a sunny spot in your home, this is a great addition that will serve many purposes.
- English Ivy
English Ivy is another excellent air purifier. It’s an easy-growing plant you can place just about anywhere, and it will create cleaner air in whatever room it lives.
- Peace Lilies
Peace Lilies not only help purify your air, but their beauty also provides a lovely, peaceful focal point for any space. The romantic Peace Lily grows easily in most locations.
Bamboo is easy to grow, requiring little maintenance or attention. Bamboo has long been considered lucky, so bring a little fortune your way by including this healing plant in your space.
- The Areca Palm
The Areca Palm is not only a pretty house plant to look at, but it is also highly effective at removing airborne toxins. Areca Palms also help to regulate humidity levels in your home.
- Rubber plants
Rubber plants are very easy to grow and are effective at removing toxins from the air. They grow well in nearly all conditions, making them friendly to those who are green-thumb challenged.
Lavender can provide calming aromas to your home that have been shown to lower blood pressure and calm anxiety. Lavender is terrific while alive as well as dried.
Rosemary is not only a fantastic herb for cooking, but using rosemary in aromatherapy also has benefits, including opening sinuses, improving cognition, and fighting infection.
- Snake plants
Snake plants are excellent air purifiers, ranking high in NASA’s Clean Air Study. In addition to providing oxygen, snake plants are excellent at removing toxins from your air.
Sage is well-known for its qualities of protection. Planting sage is said to attract wisdom to you. Your sage plant can not only be used in cooking, but you can also create your own smudging sticks from sage leaves.
Holistic wellness is about taking care of all aspects of your life, including your mind and spirit, so our list includes plants that offer many different types of healing properties. Caring for living plants is a healing act in and of itself, though, so don’t get too hung up on which to choose. Select plants that work for your space and bring you joy.