Your indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted and toxic than the air you breathe outdoor. Almost Every piece of thing we own contains harmful chemicals and toxins such as carpets, shampoos, clothes, shaving creams, cleaning products, and detergents- all contribute to air pollution inside our homes.
Rashes, coughing, irritation in the eyes, asthma can be caused by breathing toxic gases. Poor indoor air quality causes serious health issues.
1. Use a ventilation system:
Ventilating homes can help reduce moisture, which is a crucial problem for indoor air quality. Install trickle vents to purify your indoor air. In this way, you also avoid allowing outdoor air pollution to enter your living space. Another way that will help you to carry breakdown outside is exhaust fans.
It should become a habit of yours to ventilate the kitchen after cooking because it can be a significant source of indoor pollution, especially if you own a gas stove. Also, make sure to vent out all the steam and extra moisture right after you take a shower to avoid mold and mildew.
2. Beeswax candles:
Beeswax candles act as natural air purifiers. Avoid having paraffin candles around because they release benzene and some other harmful chemicals into the air. Instead, fill your home with scented candles that ionize the air and neutralize toxic compounds and other contaminants. These candles are extremely helpful for asthmatics and they wipe out common allergies such as dust from the air.
3. Activated charcoal:
An effective way to purify your living space air is to use activated charcoal, also known as active carbon.
Using activated charcoal is an efficient way to eradicate toxins from your indoor air.
Bamboo charcoal is another excellent choice to naturally purify your home air with.
4. Salt lamps:
Another great natural air purifier is salt lamps. Salt crystal products seem to reduce pathogens, allergens, and airborne irritants from the air. Turned on salt lamps tend to improve air purification much more than when they are turned off. However, surprisingly turned-off lamps are helpful for air purification as well.
Himalayan pink salt is a natural air purifier that removes toxins from the environment.
5. Essential oils:
The presence of essential oils like rosemary, thyme, grapefruit, cinnamon, lemon, tea tree, oregano helps your home entertainment to be resistant to bacteria, fungi, viruses, and even mold.
Studies show an antiseptic blend of pure essential oils called thieves oil has a 99.96% kill rate against airborne bacteria.
Thieves oil contains pine noodles, cinnamon, thyme, eucalyptus, lemon, and grapefruit which assists to keep the home free from germs. It can be added to soaps and detergents to breathe cleaner air.
Houseplants act as natural air purifiers. According to NASA houseplants can safeguard us from any side effects associated with prevalent toxins like formaldehyde, ammonia, and also benzene. For efficient air cleaning to be accomplished have at least one plant per 100 Square feet of your home.
To filter toxins from your indoor air, fill your home with plants such as peace lily, lady palm(broadleaf lady), Areca palm(butterfly palm), pot mums, devil’s ivy, English ivy( European ivy).