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Air pollution within our home can be greater than the outside air. Studies show that the substances present in the domestic walls are a source of pollution. Other factors that may cause poor air quality to breathe are paints and other particles. They are often very dangerous for the health of those who live or stay there.

Among the diseases related to domestic pollution are respiratory infections, bronchitis, asthma, allergies. Unfortunately, the time we get in contact with nature is inadequate. For thousands of years, man has lived in a natural environment. The human body has adapted in the same way as plants and animals.

Breathing fresh air is fundamental to each person's health. Whether it's children, adults, or the elderly. Unfortunately, this is possible in the less urbanized areas, especially in the hills.

How to Purify Air at Home Naturally

Do you want a simple way to purify your home air? Here are 10 Tips for breathing clean air in your home.

1. Always ventilate the environment

Every day open the windows in every room for at least 10-15 minutes. Whether it's raining or there is the sunshine, it's always better to allow a good air exchange. It is a good rule to ventilate your home every morning and every night before going to bed. Even sleeping with the open window is good to ensure a better supply of oxygen. In this way, we can breathe in our home a clean and hygienic air as it happens outside after a nice rain or thunderstorm.

2. Choose safe products

While choosing a paint or other material, consider environment friendly alternative. If you have white curtains and live in the center of a large city, you will soon realize how smog is able to enter our homes. They will become gray every day. It is necessary to clean curtains, rugs, and any removable furniture. Besides capturing the pollution particles, they are a good shelter for dust and mites.

3. Keep some plants in the house

Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Plants also clean the air by neutralizing volatile substances present in the air. There are different species of plants that can come to our rescue. Ficus can also help filter out pollutants that are lurking in carpets or home furniture.

So even if it's harder to get, it is an ideal living room plant. To neutralize the effect of toxic paints, dracaena plant is useful. It grows well even in poor lighting conditions. No plant works against formaldehyde like bamboo.

Aloe Vera is not only good for health, if taken in very small quantities, but it cleans the air of our environments.

4. Do not smoke at home for anything in the world

The damaging effect of cigarette smoke on the lungs is well documented. Smoking inside your home not only affects you, it is detrimental to the people around you. A home with cigarette smoke may be more polluted than an avenue with cars by the level of air concentration.

We know how complicated it is to stop smoking and we urge you to do it. But, if you cannot, at least respect this place as a smoke-free space. This, moreover, serves as an excuse to smoke less since you will not be going out all the time. Tobacco smoke contains harmful substances and they are as harmful.

5. Avoid synthetic fabrics on sofas, curtains, carpets

These tissues get made with petroleum derivatives. Over time, they will be releasing thousands of chemicals that are quite harmful to our health. As the best option, use natural linen or cotton fabrics.

6. Do not make the bed immediately when you get up

This advice may seem strange to you. In our bed's nest those bugs that we so hate. Mites are very comfortable sleeping with us. They feed on the moisture that emanates with the sweat produced during sleep. If we make the bed immediately when we get up, we will conserve much of that moisture. It not only contributes to the bad smell, we will be providing a great atmosphere for mites to live.

The ideal option is to leave the house ventilated as we said at the beginning and not to make the bed. Wait till the late morning or mid-afternoon. It may seem sloppy, but it is a good tactic to avoid respiratory and allergic problems. And if we do not adopt the right behaviors, they will live together with our loved ones without us realizing it.

7. Use natural air fresheners

Essential oils that spread fragrances in the environment are not a solution to get clean air in the home. Incense or scented candles are some of the most common domestic air pollutants. These products mask the bad smell under a chemical fragrance and that is not so healthy.

You can make natural air fresheners at home without spending more money. Take advantage of things as simple as coffee grounds. You can dry them or put them in decorative glass containers.

Another option is to use the skin of oranges or lemons to make a natural air freshener. Take the skin and make tiny bits trying to discard as much interior as possible. You can put it in the pots too or in the same containers. And by the way, you can eat some fruit, right? Is there anything cooler than the smell of citrus?

8. Use organic cleaning products

When we use cleaning products we introduce many harmful chemicals into our environment. These products can increase the risk of developing allergies and add to the chemicals in the air. Use organic products free of chemicals.

9. Avoid moisture in indoors

Take care that there is no poor waterproofing or rain enters the house through windows or doors. Moisture is a suitable medium for allergy-causing fungi and mites to develop.

10. Pay attention to the paints

Check that the paint on the walls is not loose or peeling. Residues of dry paint, falling from the walls, can go into the home air. When you paint a room, check for proper ventilation. One way to reduce polluting substances in homes is to use something more natural. Avoid using glues and chemical paints (especially those with solvents). There are paints that absorb bad odor, release fragrance and neutralize air pollution.

Do you want clean air at home and avoid breathing problems? Follow these tips. You will see how when you return home you will notice the air much cleaner, fresh and pleasant.
Kalyan Panja Kalyan Panja Author
LIV said...

Fresh air and plants are so important! These are some really good tips, I didn't know even half of them. But I have to try your tips out.
Have a nice day!

Unknown said...

Good advice. We have found plants are a wonderful addition to our home for the reasons you list, as well as the peace they bring to the environment.

Princy said...

wonderful tips. thanks for the share

Suzie @ Cinnamon Sunrise said...

Plants are so important! Not just for cleaning the air, but for bringing colour and happiness into your home :)

Victoria said...

Great tips. Ventilation is the most important thing for me in my home. I try to get flowers every couple of weeks!

Terri Beavers said...

I've been trying to purify my air quality in my apartment. I bought some plants and a salt lamp to help. I'll have to try some of your tips as well because with winter coming on, I don't open my windows during the cold months and it gets so stale in here.

Natalie Loves Beauty said...

We are big fans of ventilating by opening windows in our household. Natural air fresheners such as essential oils are the way to go!

Mom Knows Best said...

I never knew this info about bamboo. I need to get a bamboo plant.

Regina Malloy said...

these are great tips . i will find kitty friendly plants for home

Masshole Mommy said...

I don't make my bed at all :) Seriously! I will try some of these other ones.

Leta said...

I'm a huge believer in fresh air, and throw the windows open at every opportunity! We don't make our beds until late in the day too, but will have to look into these other tips.

Unknown said...

thanks for your advices. I live in a big busy city and the air is not fresh at all. I now can apply all of your list to have a fresher environment.

Yankee Quipster said...

These are great tips. The only thing I'm not already doing is having plants inside the house. I know I need to. Richard B

bauwe said...

Great article
Thanks its infotmative
keep it up

bauwe said...

Good article and nice advice
Its informative going to share with friends thanks

Unknown said...

Wonderful tips, I'm already following almost all your tips here except for ventilating my flat cause I'm always out I forget sometimes to open my windows. thanks for this great guide.

Linda Carmical said...

Great tips! I'm a plant lover so they're in the house and I would never let anyone smoke in here!

redheadmomblog said...

I've also heard that air ventilation and having indoor plants can help with the air quality. These are some great tips.

Maria Magdalena said...

Wow! Great information here. I never know that synthetic fabrics on sofas, curtains, carpets can release toxic.

Emma White said...

oh some great ideas here I am definitely going to give some of these a try out in my own home for sure

Ada said...

Oh my gosh this is so smart, I don't think I have ever thought about this before!

Sakshi said...

Thats an interesting read.

mirela16 said...

Thank you for your advise! Your post is very informative :)

Cynthia Nicoletti said...

Thanks for the great tips. I always have a problem keeping my plants alive. I learned alot.

Unknown said...

Plants are miracle workers. I worked in an art gallery that had a bathroom that always smelled like the sewer was backed up. We put a plant in there and the smell was literally GONE overnight.

Colette S said...

This was such a good read that I had to share! I really need some indoor plants!

Pia said...

Good tips! I love the "not make your bed" one as I never like to do that except I get visited by friends or family ;-) I immediately going to open the windows for a while.

Blair Villanueva said...

Thanks for these tips! I make sure everything is clean at home and well ventilated. I also included some plants inside to help purify the air.

Sam said...

I have been wanting some houseplants (which I will hopefully not kill). But I would need really, really, low light plants. I keep all of the curtains pulled in the summer, to keep the inside temp lower.

Nina said...

I love the tip about natural air fresheners and plants. I could try this.😃

Sleeptastic Solutions said...

Great tips! I especially like the ones about the natural air fresheners and plants. Thanks!

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