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Plants That Remove Indoor Toxins

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

Indoor pollution can be up to 10x greater than outdoors - learn what plants can help remove those toxins!

In the middle of a home renovation or painting project? Spend a lot of time in a nail salon? You could be exposed to a lot more toxicity that you think! Indoor pollution can be up to 10x greater than outdoors (sometimes even greater)! That's thanks to chemicals in cleaners, paints, furniture and flooring along with dust, mold, cooking exhaust and other allergens.

The good news is that you can remove indoor pollutants and beautify your home at the same time with certain houseplants known for their ability to detoxify the air around them. Here are some of my faves:

  • My top fave - the bromeliad. This plant can remove up to 80% of toxic compounds in surrounding air within 12 hours. It's ability to remove benzene (found in cigarette smoke and paraffin candles) is 92%!

  • The dracaena can remove 94% of acetone from nail polish remover, cleaners & paint.

  • Snake plants remove benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene xylene and other indoor allergens.

  • The spider plant removes 80% of toxins found in ink, paints, pesticides & cleaners.

  • The jade plant removes up to 91% of toluene (in paints, glues & stain removers) and up to 80% of benzenes.

Want more suggestions? Others on the 10 list are the dwarf date palm, pothos, peace lily and philodendron. Look for organic plants & potting soil and avoid plastic potters. Happy planting! #plantvibes #freshair #detox #bromeliad #dracaena #snakeplant #spiderplant #jadeplant #VOC #indoortoxins #airpurifier #plantlife #lookgoodfeelgooddogood


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