8 Indoor Plants that will boost your Health

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WHY BRINGING OUTDOORS IN IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH // being outdoors feels so good you sometimes you wonder why you didn’t leave the house earlier. When i’m outdoors i feel free and ideas flow. The clear air, the open space and the ever evolving landscape reminds you that life is all around. It’s reaches all the senses. Being indoors can feel stagnant and there are scientific reasons for this.Indoor plants don’t just look good—they make us feel good mentally and physically, too. They absorb atmospheric toxins and break them down into gentile organic by-products. Studies also show that indoor plants can boost morale, productivity, concentration and creativity, and reduce stress, fatigue, sore throats, and colds.

Indoor air pollution is now ranked among the top five threats to human health considering studies indicate that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Indoor air pollution can be caused by a variety of factors, but the most common contributors are mold, pollen, various smoke and gases, household cleaning products, pesticides, synthetic building materials, and poor air circulation which can release toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene.

Plants have proved especially beneficial in office settings. They’ve been shown to improve staff well-being and reduce sick-leave absences. Contact with bits of nature has also been proven to reduce mental fatigue and stress and increase relaxation and self-esteem.

1. Assorted Ferns (Boston, Staghorn, Crocodile) filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

2. English ivy filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene.

3. Spider Plants filter formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.

4. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema) filters benzene and formaldehyde,

5. Snake Plant filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene.

6. Pothos/Philodendron filters formaldehyde.

7. Dracaena (“Tarzan”) filters benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene.

8. Rubber Plant filters formaldehyde.

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And for those of you who are rubbish with plants ( be sure to follow light and water instructions tho )

1. Cacti.

2. Bamboo palms.

3. Succulents.

5. Spider plants.

5. Ferns.

Favourite Instagram: @geo-fleur who send out mini starter kits for cacti and show you how to style up!

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