The Health Benefits of Indoor Plants
A home filled with plants is a happy home. I promise. Indoor plants have the ability to lift your spirits, purify your mind, and help relieve any type of stress that you might bring home. Not to mention they are the best home decor out there. Although plants can be intimidating when you don’t have a green thumb, most indoor plants require very minimal work. You just have to read the care tag and show them some love! If you’re still not convinced, here are 4 advantages as to why indoor house plants will make your life more beautiful.
- Indoor plants help relieve stress.
Need I say more? By decorating your house or office with plants, this brings an over all feeling of relaxation to the room. These indoor plants are creating more room for happiness and less room for anxiety (which we all could use a little more of). Not to mention, the act of potting plants is a natural stress reliever, because you are working with nature, not against it. It keeps your mind busy, but present. Indoor plants that help bring this relaxation to your room are air plants, tall cacti, philodendron plant, and bamboo.
- Surrounding your house with plants can actually extend your life span and promote better mental health.
We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, so by surrounding ourselves with plants, it makes our indoor experience much more cheerful. These plants cleanse our air and our thoughts, to help us think more positively and have a sharper focus.
Indoor plants can help with seasonal depression (especially if you’re living in the northeast like we do). The winter months tend to drag on for what seems like forever, so being able to have that pop of green life in your living room makes it seem that much brighter.
- Indoor plants reduce exposure to air pollution and purify and filter the air
Indoor plants in your home reduce exposure to air pollution.
Indoor air pollutants are one of the top five environmental health risks. This can lead to headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Plants to buy to help filter your air include money tree, spider plant, bamboo palm, dracaena, peace lily, Boston fern, aloe vera.
- Indoor plants are natural humidifiers and are good for your skin!
Plants release moisture vapor during photosynthesis which increases humidity in the air around them. (aka a natural humidifier). If you place just a few plants together in your room, the moisture vapor can actually increase the humidity of the whole room. This helps dry skin, colds, sore throats, or even dry coughs!