Have houseplants in your rooms and on your desks, as they dramatically improve air quality.
Here are a few plants to have in your household
Absorbs toxic air pollutants, improves air quality
Very attractive indoor plant
Fairly easy maintenance
Doesn’t like to be moved around. Moving them around will trigger them to shed leaves.
Toxic to cats and dogs.
Grows well indoors
One of the top rated plants for removing air pollutants according to Dr. B.C Wolverton in his book “How to Grow Fresh Air”
Non toxic to people or pets
Mid to high maintenance
Sensitive to watering
Switch to Soy and Beeswax candles
If you wish to light some candles, choose natural candles over petroleum based ones. Why? They burn clean – no soot residue or toxic chemicals released upon combustion.
We recommend natural beeswax, soy (suitable for vegans) or coconut oil based candles. They all leave a great smell, they are non-toxic and hypoallergenic.
Are you into essential oils? You can invest in an essential oil diffuser to cover your rooms with pleasant aromas. If you don’t want to buy one, you can just create your own.
The tools and ingredient you need:
- Mason/Kilner Jar with Lid
- Your preferred essential oil(s), you can take a looksie at our collection of essential oils, if you are interested
- Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
To create your own essential oil diffuser:
- Fill your mason/kilner jar up with baking soda(bicarbonate of soda) up to 4cm in depth,
- Add a few drops of your favourite essential oils.
- Punch tiny holes into your jar’s lid and close it up.
- Donezo Washington.
Plant trees and hedges
Plant trees and hedges in your garden to improve the air quality and making it bee friendly as an added benefit.
Planting trees and low hedges in your garden will help absorb air pollution produced from vehicles and improve air quality. Jen Chillingsworth, the author of the book ‘Live Green’ recommends planting the following list of trees in your garden:
- Cherry Laurel – large sized evergreen shrub
- Field Maple – medium sized evergreen shrub
- Lawson’s Cypress (medium size)
- Norwegian Maple (large size)
For smaller gardens you can plant an apple tree.
There are a range of plants you can plant for the bees, to help them pollinate. Here are a few:
- Summer Squashes
When growing these plants, try to avoid using artificial pesticides.
You can even make your own natural pesticide – free from harmful chemicals and very cost effective
- Fill a 35oz (1 litre) spray bottle with water and 2 teaspoons of castile soap.
- Spray on the leaves to deter bugs