Our world has changed so much over the years. Despite the fact that there have been many wonderful innovations, we are also suffering from its many side effects including the various kinds of pollution, with air pollution being just one among them. We may think we are safe at least indoors but this not exactly the case. Even at home, we are subjected to air pollution despite the aesthetic surroundings and delicious food. Air at home is polluted mainly because of dust and smoke. With the increasing number of construction sites, industries, and automobiles around us, air around is not very pure. However, there are ways by which we can do our part to purify the air at least in our homes. Continue reading to learn how you can do this.
- Provide More Room for Ventilation – Nowadays we have a tendency to remain shut indoors and stay in air-conditioned rooms. Although this is a good way to prevent the entry of dust and allergens, it is not naturally good for us. We need to allow free flow of air to flow through our homes to flush out toxins and allow more oxygen to flow in to let the house breathe fresh.
- Grow Plants – Plants are the most natural way to clean air. Plants prepare their food through photosynthesis by converting carbon dioxide and in return produces oxygen. We have been learning this from such a young age but we still ignore to grow plants at home. Plants have the ability to purify air naturally and to get rid of toxins. For instance, growing at least one pot of Aloe Vera, Areca Palm, Ficula, Snake Plant, Holy Basil, Chrysanthemum, English Ivy, Boston Fern, or Spider Plant is equivalent to keeping one air purifier in each room. These plants have the ability to produce more oxygen and to get rid of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, toluene, and other toxins from our homes.
- Use Activated Charcoal – The uses of activated charcoal are known to man since the beginning. It is a natural cleanser for both water and air. Activated charcoal has the ability to purify air when it comes in direct contact with it. Moreover, this being odorless is a great air purifier. Other alternatives include bamboo charcoal.
Further, you can resort to using beeswax candles over traditional wax candles, salt lamps, and essential oils whenever possible, as these are all considered natural air purifiers. Hence, make your home more eco-friendly to breathe in fresh air.