How to make your home smell great
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11 June 2017

How to make your home smell great

Plants are not only decorative features that can spruce up any drab room, they also help absorb potentially harmful gases and toxic chemicals.

People spend 90 percent of their time indoors. According to a NASA research study, common plants reduce indoor air pollution. Common indoor plants may be a powerful weapon that can combat against the rising levels of air pollution within the home. Within just 24 hours, some plants can remove 83 percent of the toxicity in the air. Potted plants also leave a naturally refreshing scent behind. By having flowering plants that improve air quality, we can make our homes smell good and without blowing the budget.


4 ways plants make a sweet smelling home

1. Use plants effectively

Use one potted plant per 30 square metres of indoor space.

2. Get rid of benzene

This chemical is found in detergents, glues, paints and furniture wax. Low levels of benzene can cause dizziness, drowsiness, rapid heart rate and unconsciousness. Get Gerbera Daisy, Chrysanthemum, English Ivy, Dracaena (Janet Craig, marginata and warneckei) and Peace Lily to ward off this toxic chemical.

3. Get rid of formaldehyde

This chemical is commonly found in plywood, shopping bags, foam insulation, fire retardants, waxed paper, pressed-wood products, adhesive binders in floor coverings, natural gas and cigarette smoke. Some plant options are Philodendron, Spider plant, Golden Pothos, Azalea, Bamboo Palm, Corn plant, Chrysanthemum and Mother-in-law’s Tongue (at least it came in handy for something!).

4. Get rid of trichloroethylene

Trichloroethylene is found in dry cleaning and metal degreasing cleaning products, inks, paints, varnishes, lacquers and adhesives. Some plant options are Peace Lily, Gerbera Daisy, Chrysanthemum, Dracaena marginata and warnecki.

REMEMBER: As nice as plants smell – don’t over do it!

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