Breathe Clean… Get Alive!

Apart from beautifying and adding colors to your life, flowers have a much more useful impact on your surroundings; they purify the air that you breathe! Make sure these plants find place around your living room and balcony and rejuvenate the ambience.

1) Pink Love Azalea
Bring this beautiful flowering shrub into your home to combat formaldehyde from sources such as plywood or foam insulation. Because azaleas do best in cool areas, they’re a good option for improving indoor air in your basement if you can find a bright spot.


2) Beautiful Peach Mum
Originally called Chrysanthemum, the colorful flowers of a mum can do a lot more than brighten a home, office or living room; the blooms also help filter out benzene, which is commonly found in glue, paint, plastics and detergent. This plant loves bright light, and to encourage buds to open, you’ll need to find a spot near an open window with direct sunlight.


3) Day Light Gerber Daisy
This bright, flowering plant is effective at removing trichloroethylene, which you may bring home with your dry cleaning. It’s also good for filtering out the benzene that comes with inks. Add one to your laundry room or bedroom — presuming you can give it lots of light.


4) White Peace Lily
Shade and weekly watering are all that a peace lily needs to survive and blossom. It topped NASA’s list for removing all three of most common VOCs — formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. It can also combat toluene and xylene.


5) Healing Aloe Gel
This easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Aloe is a smart choice for a sunny kitchen window. Beyond its air-clearing abilities, the gel inside an aloe plant can help heal cuts and burns.


These vibrant and colorful blooms will definitely add a lot more charm to your living spaces along with cleansing and sanitizing the air… Make sure you have a couple of these around!

5 thoughts on “Breathe Clean… Get Alive!

  1. Another innovative idea posted by you…I shud now start following your blogs
    Will surely inculcate dis at home
    Keep sharing

  2. I always enjoy your column in this blog. You have a gift for describing things in truthful yet amusing ways. It seems I can always relate experiences in my own life with those you describe.

    Thank you Aamna and keep these good articles coming.

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