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flower gardenDuring winter you usually run out of fresh air at home. Your windows are probably shut since outside is cold and humid. As a result of this the quality of indoor air is poor. If you like using air-fresheners, don’t buy commercial ones, perhaps they contain a number of air pollutants that are not safe for you. You can find a bunch of other healthier alternatives to commercial air-fresheners.

Chemical exposure should be reduced in any way possible. Unfortunately, today it is impossible to live in a toxic-free world due to many factors. The least you can do is to try to minimize the use of chemically-laden products. Here we would like to talk about a few houseplants that can be used as natural air-fresheners. Read on.

According to research, indoor air is two to five times more contaminated than outdoor air. Our house interior is polluted by various chemical-based air-fresheners, detergents, cleaners and other household products. As a result the air in the house is stagnant and dirty. Luckily, there is a natural solution to this problem. You may already have it in the house. The following plants are considered toxic-free and resilient.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a plant with no naturally occurring populations. It is found in cultivation. This plant is widely used in alternative medicine and cosmetics. It is known to have soothing, healing and rejuvenating properties.

Having aloe vera in the house has another benefit – it freshens the air. Don’t be intimidated to use this powerful plant in your household. Read More →