06 March, 2019

Healthy Home Tips for Intentional Clean and Safe Living – Indoor Plants

Healthy Home Tips for Intentional Clean and Safe Living

Us humans spend the majority of our lives indoors...if you are looking out our window here in Minneapolis right now we are staring at a mountain of snow and cold temps. We can't wait to be able to get outside for longer periods of time and soak up the sunshine. However, the main reason we are indoors is because well this is where our work, our education, our daily to do's exist.  Since we spend so much time indoors, looking into your indoor air quality is vitally important for the health and safety of you and your family!

Why is our air unhealthy?

Chemicals, some which are toxic or harmful, leach out of products and into the dust in our homes.  We then inhale or ingest the dust and thus expose ourselves to unnecessary toxic chemical exposures.

Ways to improve indoor air quality

  • Keep your floors clean including removing shoes at the door
  • Vaccum regulary with a HEPA filter
  • Dust with microfiber cloths and eliminate dusting sprays or products
  • Have professionals remove lead based paint
  • Wash your hands after handling the dryer filter
  • Keep a healthy level of humidity
  • No smoking!
  • Remove all products such as plug in air fresheners or anything with the word fragrance
  • Keep Air Filtering Plants in your home

Approved Air Filtering Plants

Back in the 80's NASA did a study on the best indoor plants and we have summed them up for you today. Read the full article here.  Chemicals Putting Air Filtering Plants in your home is a simple, easy way to remove toxic chemicals from your air including household dust! Below are images to help you navigate through different toxic chemicals that can be founds, symptoms attributed to them and the best air filtering plants.  Come back later this week to see how you can have these plants in your home and fun, intentional ways of doing so!
More healthy home tips, read this blog on cleaning up your cleaning products!
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Comments on Healthy Home Tips for Intentional Clean and Safe Living – Indoor Plants
  1. Janet Lorusso says:

    I love plants and the idea that they add health as well as beauty to the environment. Now, if only someone could tell me how not to kill them….?!

  2. Sarah says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I’ve bookmarked this post for later reference. I get asked this all the time, and as someone who can’t keep anything alive I’m clueless with plants.

  3. Julie Lampe says:

    I always forget about the benefit plants provide to the air! We just added a Crypton, Peace Lily, and a fishtail palm to our home. I’m hoping they’re good filterers as well?? Great post!

  4. Jill Laine says:

    Sooooo cool! I’ll be sharing this info for sure. Once again, nature always has the best answers.

  5. Ariel Merk says:

    Wow, great picture references. This is def one to keep in the back of your mind when trying to clean your air naturally.

  6. Judith Taylor says:

    Really important post. I feel the need to run out and buy some houseplants to get the ball rolling but fear I have mixed feelings about the ensuing planticide than would inevitably happen. I do not have a green thumb. All plant life forms die in my care. I guess I’d better start taking notes about the other tips.

  7. Sheri Bruneau says:

    I really enjoyed this post! I’ve had a spider plant for years. The great thing about it is that it is really hard to kill (and by hard to kill, I mean REALLY hard not to kill). I love the image of best air cleaning plants in your home!

  8. Linda Merrill says:

    Excellent – and somewhat nerve wracking – tips! It never occurred to me to wash my hands after cleaning the dryer filter. But I will now. I’m a total black thumb, unfortunately. It’s so hard for me to keep plants alive!

    1. LiLu Design Team says:

      Linda See Sheri’s comment…says a spider plant cant be killed

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