Six Easy Ways to Freshen Up the Air in Your Home
With all the time we spend sleeping, working and relaxing in our homes, we should be enjoying the fresh, clean air. Stuffy air is unpleasant to breathe in, and can worsen allergies.
Luckily, there are some easy ways that you can freshen up the air in your home:
1. Use Slim Profile HEPA Filtration Air Purifiers
Take advantage of top technology to purify the air in your home. Air Purifiers use multi-stage filtration systems to remove smoke, odors, dust allergens and more from the air in your home. The HEPA-Type Filter removes 99 percent of airborne irritants – as small as 0.3 microns! – so you and your family can enjoy clean, refreshing air.
2. Use purifying plants
Certain houseplants can help promote clean, healthy air in your home, including bamboo palm trees, English ivy and Boston ferns. The source explains that these plants can help remove indoor air pollutants, such as zylene, formaldehyde and benzene.
Place pots of these and other air-cleansing plants in pots throughout your home to help support a fresh air flow. Just be sure to check that the plants you include are not poisonous to children or pets, such as the Peace Lily.
3. Use an essential oil blend
A luxurious blend of essential oils set in a diffuser can freshen the air while also providing a soothing aromatherapy session. Try making the Fresh Air Diffuser Blend suggested by One Essential Community: Just mix 2 drops tea tree, 2 drops lemon and 2 drops lime. Tea tree is especially beneficial for air-freshening as it boasts disinfecting properties.
You can also make a gel air freshener with essential oil. Follow Mind Body Green’s recipe and heat 2 tablespoons clear gelatin powder, 20 drops of tea tree oil and 1/2 cup half water, stirring together. Once the gelatin has melted, pour the mixture into clear glass jars, keeping them in the refrigerator until the gel sets. Set out the jar in any space that needs a boost of freshness.
4. Keep the airflow moving
Stagnant air can also lead to stuffiness and sweat, especially in the warmer months. A steady cool current can make a big difference, so arrange air circulators in high-traffic areas of your home such as the bedroom, kitchen and living room.
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