Best Houseplants to De-stress Your Home
Best Houseplants To De-Stress Your Home And Purify The Air
Naturally Enhancing Your Atmosphere
If you want to be the most healthy, if you want to personally flourish, you’re going to have to take a few steps. Getting the body and mind in harmony doesn’t happen overnight. You’ve got to eat right, you’ve got to exercise right. These are basic physiological needs. However, if your mind isn’t in the right place, this is going to cause subconscious stress.
Technology induces sedentary behavior, isolation, addiction, and other negative side effects when pursued out of balance. However, technology is also a stress escape, so its negative effects are counteracted to some degree by it’s positive ones. But you’re looking at diminishing returns. It’s like paying off one credit card with another, or using fake sugar.
The negative aspects can over-reach the positive ones. However, there is an achievable balance. Additionally, you can help yourself be naturally interested in organic pursuits which de-stress you through how you decorate your home. Holistic healing, feng shui—there are a lot of names for this kind of practice, here’s the bottom line: internal harmony.
Plants can bring your home internal harmony. They can literally clean the air, and make you feel more at peace through visual, aromatic, and physical stimulation in varying ways. Following we’ll consider a few plants that are exceptionally effective at these sorts of things.
Aloe Vera is an interesting looking plant that produces a sort of gel-like substance that can be used to soothe wounds. It’s also a delightfully thick plant with an interesting texture and physical appearance which makes it an excellent set piece in terms of decorative arrangement. Plus, it will help purify your air—all plants will, to some degree.
English Ivy is actually one of the world’s very best air-purifying plants. You’ve likely seen this plant before. It looks like a green vine that has leaves which are often white around the edges. You can grow it from a hanging basket, or set it up like a vine around the edges of a room—whatever works best for your home.
Lavender looks good, it smells good, and it helps reduce stress through overall pleasantness. It can be used in essential oil form, or you can grow your own. Some varieties will be better than others for these purposes. When seeking resources about lavender online, you may find yourself reading varying blogs and asking: “are we talking about the same lavender seed?”
Well, you might not be. Depending on what you plan on using the lavender for, and how, will predicate how you care for it. It’s relatively easy to grow inside or outdoors, depending on how you grow it. There’s a lot of potential here.
Bamboo is edible, it purifies the air, it’s easy to grow, it can get quite large, and it’s very stylish. There’s a reason why bamboo is a plant that has spread from its native China to the world at large: people love it. You can also find bamboo very easily, either by going to seed selling sites or local home and garden centers in virtually any department store.
This is an extremely beautiful plant quite pleasing to the eye, and full of expressive color. It can grow very large—fifteen feet is easy to expect if you properly care for the plant. You could use it to act as a separating agent in a room, or to fill a corner.
It’s excellent for décor, and additionally filters toxins from the air. Several specific toxins this plant will help purify include formaldehyde, xylene, and trichloroethylene. For best results, find a way to place this plant where the sun comes through a window.
Making Your Home Stress-Free And Pure
Getting rid of toxins in your home’s air is good for your health, good for property value, and will act in a way that assists you reaching your fullest healthy potential. Some plants have edible qualities, some have medicinal properties, and some just look good. Virtually all will help to purify your air, though certain plants do this with greater success than others.
Figure out which plants you like best, and which you feel you can handle. There are a lot of places to find them, and virtually all will provide some benefit to your home.
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