I remember when my little Lassi was not around yet, I wasn’t really thinking about the safety of my home. When cats came along, I was thinking about the wires and toxic bottles that they could lick or poor on to themselves. When Lassi started putting everything into his mouth and was licking all the surfaces, I started thinking what was in my cleaners and were those chemicals healthy for me either. American study said that the air inside is five times more polluted than the air outside, because of chemicals. Here are four ways to improve the air at home:
- Get rid of the carpets. Carpets collect dust mites, that can cause asthma and eczemas.
- Ventilate air regularly. Dust mites enjoy the standing air of central heated home. They also like the air of damp houses.
- Get house plants. House plants love air and can take out toxins from it. Effective house plants for cleaning air are: Chlorophytum, chrysanthemum, coconut-tree and gerbera.
- Make your own cleaners. Even more natural cleaners can have artificial fragrances that are not good for you.
Diffusing essential oils
If you want to use essential oils aromatically, which means inhaling them, you can affect your mood. You can also inhale oils from your hands. If you need something uplifting, good oils are: Peppermint, wild orange and lemon grass. If you want to get calmer in the evening, good oils are lavender and vativer. Oils for good mood are: Vativer, wild orange and Ylang ylang.