Going green doesn’t just refer to purchasing eco-friendly products & being less wasteful… it can also literally mean adding more green into your life with potted plants!
Bringing houseplants to your home can be a great way to brighten up your living space, AND they can have significant health benefits as well.
1. Cleaner Air
Plants can act as natural air purifiers, helping to rid the air in your home of toxins.
As we breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, plants do the opposite! They absorb light, the carbon dioxide in the air and water to manufacture sugar — the byproduct this process creates is oxygen!
No matter how fancy of an air filtration system you have at home or in the office, none have the ability to create oxygen.
In short, plants help to keep the AIR MOVING and filter out the bad stuff, like airborne molds, bacteria, and chemicals.
2. Reduce Stress
Studies have shown that by having houseplants around, patients in hospitals had decreases in blood pressure and reported lower levels of pain.
Studies in office settings have shown that individuals with plants closer to them reported less anxiety and lowered heart rate.
3. Better Sleep
Having plants around can help you breathe better, reduce stress and anxiety, so it’s a no brainer that you’ll sleep better with these little green guys around too!
Certain plants can give off a SOOTHING effect that will ease the body and mind, making it easier to get the beauty sleep you deserve, and wake up feeling fresh and relaxed.
4. Fight Colds
By reducing the amount of toxins in the air, as well as providing humidity that helps to REDUCE DUST, plants can help prevent colds and coughs.
Of course just having a plant doesn’t fully protect you — make sure you’re always practicing good hygiene like washing your hands and keeping your fingers away from your face.
5. Boost Memory & Productivity
1. Aloe Plant
2. Snake Plant
3. Chinese Evergreen
This leafy plant is a beautiful addition to any home or office, and does a great job of filtering out pollutants and toxins.
4. Golden Pothos
5. Moth Orchid