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Air-Filtering Plants

Unfortunately, our homes inevitably contain toxins from various sources contained in household items.  So it’s a good idea to have some natural filters like plants to help cleanse the air.  Here is a list of the top air filtering plants:

  1. Aloe Vera
  2. English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
  3. Spider Plant (Chlorophyteum Comosum)
  4. Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata – toxic to animals)
  5. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”)
  6. Goldon Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)
  7. Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis Exaltata)
  8. Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina)
  9. Draceana: Red Edged (D. Marginata), Warneckei (D. deremensis) & Janet Craig (D. demenensis)
  10. Gerbera Daisies and Chrysanthemums remove benzene from the air

Candles

These should be made of pure beeswax or soy to avoid benzene, toluene and other hydrocarbons

  • fragrant candles give off phthalates