With the Fall season rapidly approaching, many kids have returned or are getting ready to return to school. Unfortunately, what can come with the excitement of making new friends, accompanied by the grinding routines and after-school activities, is an influx of germs that can settle into our homes!
Listed below are some ways to naturally purify your home of germs and toxins while bringing forth a sense of style and perhaps even providing a more peaceful sound of mind!
Not only do house plants provide a sense of style in a home, but they also have many mental and physical health benefits! Studies have shown some of the benefits house plants are known for include stress-reducing, positivity, creativity, concentration, and even aiding in productivity! House plants also clean indoor air by absorbing toxins, increasing humidity, and producing oxygen for all to enjoy! So, get your shopping list ready! Below are a few of my favorites:
Clean Your Air Filters
This may seem simple, but it is one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep the air quality in your home clean! I recommend choosing a HEPA filter for your regular replacement so that it can work to clean the air of contaminants within your home effectively.
It is stated that the Ancient Egyptians have used oils since 4500BC! Therefore, we can trust that essential oils have been used for hundreds of thousands of years for many good reasons! There is a plethora of uses for these magnificent "gifts" (find out more here) but one, in particular, that is of interest today is for detoxifying the home! One of the gifts these oils provide is the many ways they can be used. Some oils can be used as a non-toxic disinfectant spray, some can be aromatically diffused, and other oils can even be used for bathing!
First, however, it is vital to research and confirm what oil you are using and its particular uses. Click here to discover some resourceful essential oils that help keep your home clean and toxin-free!
Open Your Windows
Allowing fresh airflow into your home for just a mere five minutes a day can help alleviate any harmful germs or air pollutants. You may even want to consider leaving a window cracked open at nighttime to have a constant freshness of air supply!
Not only will a salt lamp set a calm and relaxing warmth of light in your home, but its healing benefits could help you find relief while clearing the air of toxins! Once you read all the benefits of a salt lamp, you will want it for every room in your house! Below I have listed some of the ways a Himalayan Salt Lamp could help you and your family:
Purifies the Air! - According to saltremedy.net, "Himalayan salt lamps purify air through the power of hygroscopy, meaning that they attract water molecules from the surrounding environment then absorb those molecules – as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying – into the salt crystal. As the HPS lamp warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb inside, that same water then evaporates back into the air, and the trapped particles of dust, pollen, smoke, etc., remain locked in the salt."
Could reduce asthma and allergies
Increases Energy Levels
Reduce Static Electricity in the Air