that spending time in nature reduces stress levels, so why not simply
bring nature indoors?
Here are natural ways to bring the benefits of the outdoors inside, in a
cost effective way. Try these fantastic house plants for improved indoor
For ages, Aloe Vera has been used as a herbal medicine. Did you know that
this fantastic plant also has air-purifying properties? Use it for its
superior ability to improve quality of air with fresh oxygen. It Aloe works
much like the Snake Plant – it emits oxygen at night, making for a more
restful slumber. Easy to plant, water and maintain- it tolerates
environmental stress and ‘neglect’ quite well. Keep it in your living room,
bedrooms and gift a plant for calm life to your friends. Don’t forget to
keep it on your bedroom window as it does need a lot of direct sunlight.
Snake plant has been proven to be extremely effective in treating
headaches, eye irritation, and respiratory problems. It also helps to
increase your overall energy levels. This plant also emits oxygen at night
time whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide. All this leads to a
purer quality of air and a better night’s sleep. Moreover, it filters
common household toxins and fights nasty air pollutants. The Snake Plant is
a hardy and easy to care-for plant, always a plus!
In the late '80s, NASA studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in
space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common toxic
volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The results concluded that spider plants
do a spectacular job of cleaning the air. The spider plant is an amazing
natural air purifier, with the ability to remove harmful formaldehyde from
Who doesn’t love the scent of lavender? Lavender essential oils are very
popular as stress and anxiety relievers. While there are a host of lavender
scented products on the market to help you get a full night’s rest why not
go for the most natural and cost effective option – a beautiful lavender
plant placed near your bed.
helps reduce anxiety and stress, slow heart rate and improve sleep.
Peace lily is your superstar plant if you love flowers. Not just pleasing
to the eye, the Peace Lily is another of NASA’s indoor wizard, helping to
filter out harmful benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde toxins. The
moisture given off by these striking flowers can boost a room’s humidity by
up to 5%.