We all want our homes to smell nice and fresh. But there's an important thing we often overlook amid the air fresheners and scented candles: air quality. Those that live in polluted cities know the toll that poor air quality can have on the body. It can lead to fatigue, respiratory problems like asthma, and even lung disease. Fortunately, these problems can be easily avoided with some routine maintenance.
The easiest option is to simply crack open your windows every once in a while. This isn't always enjoyable or even possible in very cold climates, or if you live in a city with poor air quality. If either of those are the case, you have the option of purchasing an air ventilator that will purify outdoor air and make it safe for your home.
Stay on track of your laundry.
Dust mites love clinging onto fabric, so make sure you're regularly washing your sheets, cushion covers, curtains, and clothes. This is especially important when you have pets
Use your green thumb.
Most house plants are aesthetically pleasing, but some also remove toxins while providing oxygen. Here are the best plants for improving air quality: English ivy, bamboo palm, Barberton daisy, snake plant, spider plant, chrysanthemum, broad lady palm, dragon tree, Chinese evergreen, or weeping fig.
Invest in a Himalayan salt lamp.
These lamps don't just look cool. Besides providing a gentle glow, they also have purifying properties. Salt lamps are especially great for those with asthma.
Use beeswax candles.
Who doesn't love a good candle? They smell great and can be great pieces of decor. Just be sure to pay attention to the candle's ingredients as well as the scent. Beeswax has air purifying qualities; as it burns, it releases negative ions that attract dust and dirt.
Houses often contain a lot of harsh chemicals, from the foundations to the cleaning products that linger on counters and surfaces. And while they get the job done, they're not exactly great for our noses and lungs. Try to use natural cleaners and sprays. If you're buying new furniture or doing renovations, try to buy from eco-friendly companies.
You'll breathe happy and stay healthy with good air quality.