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Natural Ways to Purify Your Indoor Air

Are you looking for more natural methods of cleaning the air inside the house? Various daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning can contaminate your indoor air and make things smelly and stuffy. Your family ought to implement ways to introduce fresh air and maintain a balance of a more aesthetic indoor environment without resorting to aerosol sprays. The following are natural ways for you to purify air inside the house.

Improve Ventilation

The windows and doors in your house help to remove and let air in. Additional vents on top of openings increase the rate of ventilation. We all know how refreshing an open window can be from time to time. So how to your improve the home’s ventilation? First, change your filter every year. Make sure you aren’t breathing in old, dusty air from old filters. Next, be sure your vents are open to the proper width for the season. If it is warm outside, consider leaving one window in the family room open as well.

Using Salt Lamps

Salt naturally absorbs moisture when left in the open. This way, it tends to reduce the load of bad particles in the air. A good example is the Himalayan salt lamp that purifies the air. It produces negative ions that battle positively charged ones to create a balance and clean the air. You can leave the lamp on as long as you wish to maintain a fresh air throughout.

Essential Oils

Some essential oils have cleansing properties. When the oils evaporate, they improve the quality of air in a room. You can use a blend of doTERRA oils that include scents like citrus and pine to reduce stuffiness in the house. Essential oils have distinct scents that eliminate any foul odor around your house.

Indoor Plants

A good reason to move a planted pot into the house, natural plants help to purify the air you breathe. The plants absorb exhaled carbon dioxide and in turn, produce oxygen. The air exchange cycle maintains an airy environment inside the house. Some plants eliminate other gaseous compounds other than carbon dioxide. Examples of purifying plants include Spider Plant, Peace Lily, Bamboo Palm, Boston fern, etc.

Bees Wax Candles

Contrary to regular paraffin candles, bees wax candles release little or no smoke when they burn. They help to purify the air by realizing negative ions present in indoor air. The ions bind with toxins, eliminate them and leaving the room fresh.

The above ways will help to purify air inside your house. More to this, regular dusting, upholstery cleaning, and limited use of chemicals will contribute to maintaining clean air at all times.

Learn more with this guide on 12 Air Purifying Plants That Will Clean Your Air.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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