8 Plants and Essential Oils That Clean The Air

Breathing is a part of life that's of utmost importance, but something we rarely spend much time thinking about -- our bodies naturally take care of this task for us without any thought.  There's nothing sweeter than taking a deep breath of fresh mountain air, or breathing in the salty air as you look out over the ocean.  But how often do you consider the air you breathe day in and day out in your living space? 

There are many simple things you can do to assure the air in your home stays as pure as possible, and my favorite ways to do this are using plants and essential oils.  These, together and separate, can remove toxins that you don't see, clean the air in your home, and add an ambiance all the while.  Breathe new life into your home by using these plants and essential oils to purify your living space.

1.  Aloe Vera

Not only is it a great plant to keep around for relieving burns, but it’s also amazing for drawing formaldehyde from the air. Plus, in small spaces, just one will work wonders.

2.  Lemon Essential Oil

This oil purifies the air plus it has a very uplifting impact on you. Try diffusing some in the morning as you get ready for work.

3.  Fern

Ferns are perfect for your bathroom space because they’re happiest in humidity. While they’re there, they will take all the xylene from the area for a cleaner and healthier you.

4.  Eucalyptus Essential Oil

There’s a reason you smell this essential oil in spas everywhere. It purifies the air to keep it fresh plus it is an ideal natural decongestant. Use it in the chillier months or when allergies strike to clear the air and your sinuses too.

5.  Spider Plant

If you’ve avoided keeping plants around the home because you’re not good at keeping them alive, then this plant is a good choice. It doesn’t need watering very often and is fantastic for absorbing any chemicals released into your air.

6. Tea Tree Essential Oil

This air-purifying oil is one of the best since it fights away mold. Mold can lurk behind walls and may not be visible to you while still causing irreparable harm to your health. Tea tree essential oil can assist with keeping this from happening.

7.  Chrysanthemums

According to NASA, this is the best natural air purifier you can keep in your home. It destroys those air pollutants, keeping your home’s air clean and fresh.

8.  Snake Plant

If you have a space in your home that doesn’t get much sunlight, you’ll like this plant. It’s as easy to care for as the spider plant too.

For the best clean air in your home, try incorporating both plants and essential oils. You can diffuse the oils, or you can spray them around your house daily. Unless you have a considerable space, one plant should do the trick in each room. See how much better you feel when you purify your air naturally!

I love plants myself and have three happily thriving in my office space along with an essential oils diffisuer.  The lemon essential oils are light and energizing at the same time and lavendar is lovely when I need to relax my mind and body.  Not only do the plants help clean the air, but they are also so beautiful to look at! They bring the outdoors in! 

Start with just one of the easy to grow plants or if you really don't feel you're a 'plant person' then give the essential oil diffuser idea a try! Cleaner air, cleaner breathing, cleaner thoughts, healthier body, mind & spirit! 

Erika DeJesus