Air Purification: 6 Great Ways To Breathe Cleaner Air

By | February 1, 2020

With all the worry about the pollution of outdoor air, it’s a wonder that we don’t put more focus on the air inside of our homes.

Why would you, you ask? It’s been found that, surprisingly, the air inside of the average home is 2 to 5 times more polluted than that of the air in large cities. So, how can you ensure that your family breathes clean, refreshing air?

Here are a few great ways.

Lighting beeswax candles.

Most traditional candles contain ingredients like benzene, soot, and toluene into the air. Beeswax candles, however, are all natural and actually work to purify the air.

Not to mention that they burn much more slowly and need less replacing, and they’re also available in very light scents that won’t irritate the nose.

They’re great for use in homes that have residents who suffer from asthma, as they remove dust and allergens from the air inside of the home.

Caring for plants.

You’ve probably been told that plants are good to have in the home – and this they are. They’re excellent at removing pollutants from the air.

Indoor Plant

For the best results, an indoor plant should be situated within every 100 square foot of home. However, even just one or two plants will have more benefit than none!

Investing in a salt lamp.

Salt lamps are both beautiful and useful. Although they’re commonly used for meditation and relaxation, it turns out that they’re also capable of providing air purification.

Salt lamps pull moisture out of the air; this moisture is what contains allergens, pollutants, and toxins. Once the allergens have been captured, the salt lamp neutralizes them.

Salt lamps are great for use at night because despite their light glow, they don’t disrupt the body’s sleep patterns of hormones so they can effectively work while you catch up on beauty sleep.

Switch to natural cleaners.

It’s probably not the first thing you think of when you’re greeted by the pleasing smell of lemon scented Pledge, but household cleaners can contain a shocking number of air pollutants.

Not only can they irritate your skin if it touches them, but they can also linger in the air and cause respiratory irritation, headaches, and indoor air pollution.

Consider switching to all natural, organic cleaners or make your own using household ingredients.

Utilize the outdoor air.

Although the air outside undoubtedly contains some pollutants, it’s generally cleaner than the air indoors. This being said, a free way to refresh your home’s air is by opening the windows.

To avoid the heat, do this at night or during a light rain shower when the air smells of rain. If bugs are your concern, install screens on your doors and windows.

This being said, pay attention to the time of year that you do this. If your area is prone to wildfires every summer, maybe try to not open the window when the smoke is clouding the sky and whatnot.