I try my best to be conscious of the chemicals I use in my house but I know I could be better. I often use apple cider vinegar as a chemical cleaning alternative, though my husband hates the smell!
I love plants, my girls and I go to the Franklin Park Conservatory almost every week to marvel and enjoy all the plants, but sadly my home has been void of greenery for years. Little kids and a dog have made it really hard to have live plants in my home. On top of that my previous homes did not have good lighting, but that is no longer the case!
I finally have a home that not only can support plants but my kids are old enough to leave them alone soo over the last few weeks I have been slowly adding plants into my home. I did a bunch of research on plants that detox your home and chose ones that will work best for our lighting. The list of plants that will detox your home is long and varied but we ended up with these:
Aloe Vera – Aloe Vera is not just for sunburns it is said to absorb chemicals from cleaning products and even develop brown spots if chemical levels are too high.
Mother-in-law’s Tongue – This plant is super hardy (as in hard to kill) and it releases oxygen at night. While I would love to have this in every bedroom for now it’s in my living room where I work at night.
I just loved the look of this Yucca and adding more greenery is never a bad thing. My ultimate goal is to have plants in every room, but some of my rooms don’t get good light so that is presenting a challenge. I found my two big plants at Home Depot on sale for $10 and the Aloe Vera from Lowe’s for $3.98. The stunning pots are from At Home, I was almost overwhelmed by all the selection and spent over an hour debating on which pot to get. I ended up with these unique green metal pots and this super cool pot that looks like Aloe Vera.
Both my kids and my husband are thrilled with our new greenery, which of course makes me happy. I am looking to also add a Money Tree, SPider Plant and maybe some English Ivy all of which are also great for detoxing the air in your home.
Do you have plants in your home? Are they for décor or to clean the air or both?