Indoor air quality: How to purify the air in your home
Simple and natural ways to remove toxins
By Practical Parenting team
November 09 2018
The quality of the air you breathe can have a big impact on your health, and the air inside your home can actually be more polluted than outside. Here are some simple ways to reduce harmful toxins in your home, improve air quality and breathe easier.
1 Crack open a window
The easiest thing you can do to improve air quality is open your windows, and it’s free, too! Open all doors and windows at least once a day (first thing in the morning is great), so let the breezes in.
2 Use air-cleaning house plants.
Indoor house plants not only make your place look great, they can also help purify the air. Some great options to choose from include Devil’s Ivy, Peace Lily, Philodendron, Boston Ferns and Spider Plants. Click here to read more about the benefits of house plants.
3 Invest in an air purifier
A good air purifier will trap and remove potentially harmful fine particles and allergens for healthier indoor air. The De’Longhi Air Purifier, Heater and Cooling Fan does triple-duty by cleaning the air but also acting as either a heater or fan. Plus its slim-line design means you can pop it in the corner and it will quietly do its thing without getting in the way. Pop it in your bedroom, lounge, or anywhere else where you spend a lot of time.
4 Use essential oils
Some essential oils, such as tea tree oil, have antibacterial properties and are great for cleaning floors and other surfaces. Just add a few drops to a bucket of hot water before mopping. Essential oils like eucalyptus, clove and rosemary can help reduce airborne bacteria and even reduce dust mites in your house, too. Mint and citrus oils such as lemon also give the air a beautiful fresh fragrance. Use a few drops in a diffuser for sweet-smelling air in seconds.