Natural ways to filter indoor air
5th November 2021
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Did you know indoor plants can be used to filter the air in your home and help remove toxins?

Here are some easy to look after plants you can add to your home to improve the air quality.


Peace Lily

Found by NASA to be one of the top three plants for eliminating household toxins such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene and ammonia.

Care: thrives in indirect light, needs to be kept moist. 

Is toxic to cats, dogs and children


Spider plant

Tackles carbon monoxide, formaldehyde (found in common household products like adhesives, grout and fillers)  and xylene, a solvent used in the printing and rubber industries. 

Care: super easy to grow and the baby spider plants you can pull off and easily repot

Considered safe to be around pets


Aloe Vera

Purifies the air of formaldehyde and benzene, found in varnishes, floor finishes, and detergent. 

It is great for soothing skin or putting on burns such as sunburn

Care: enjoys a sunny spot


Snake plant

Is known for  its ability to produce oxygen at night

Great for removing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene. 

Care: enjoys being by a window and watered weekly

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