5 Indoor House Plants that Help you Breathe Easy

    Electronics, paint, and adhesives are just a few of the elements in our home that emit toxins. Not to mention the various sources of mold that can lead to severe illness for those who suffer from allergies. There are of course many products you can purchase on the market that serve as air purifiers, but why opt for something man-made, when you can go all natural?  From English Ivy to the Peace Lily, these vibrant plants will not only lift your mood just by looking at them, they’ll make you feel better too!

    English Ivyenglish ivy

    Great for people who suffer from mold allergies.  Known to reduce the amount of mold in the air when kept as a house plant, according to the American Society of Alergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

    golden pothosGolden Pothos

    Hardy and survives well in low light.  This is a great plant for those who don’t necessarily have a green thumb.  This plant acts as a natural air purifier by removing carbon dioxide and formaldehyde from the air.

    Baby Rubber Plantbaby rubber

    Vibrant green house plant is not only beautiful, but releases high levels of oxygen and removes formaldehyde from the air.

    Wax Begonias

    wax begonias

    Commonly planted in pots and containers, its technically a succulent and known for its bright flowers and waxy leaves.  Removes benzene from the air, a toxin found in adhesives.

    peace lilyPeace Lily

    Makes a pretty addition to any home or does wonders for relieving irritation and illness caused by airborne toxins.  It is particularly adept at removing benzene and acetone from the air, both of which can be found in household staples such as paint and electronic.s

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