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Purifying Your Space!

Purifying Your Space!

February … The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means “purification”

Although we are still in the midst of winter, it is a great time to slowly think about ways that will help purify our homes and prepare for the seasonal spring cleaning.

Purifying your home’s air quality is one way that you can help relieve stress and create a sense of peace while also receiving natural benefits.

Check out these FIVE ways to purify your home naturally;

Indoor Plants
A great way to relieve stress is to be in nature.  However, great way to incorporate nature indoors and breathe in some natural air is by adding houseplants inside your home. House plants have many uses within a home, the most important being the ability to help filter the air naturally.  By strategically placing houseplants in different areas of the home will maximize the benefit of their air quality purification abilities. Some popular houseplants that purify the air include weeping fig and snake plant.

Beeswax Candles
For those homeowners who enjoy dinner by candlelight, consider using a beeswax candle instead of paraffin candles. Beeswax is a natural compound that burns clean as opposed to paraffin candles which release chemicals while burning.

Essential Oils
Burning essential oils is a great way to purify the air as well as, offer many health benefits to those within your home. Consider using high quality pure essential oils in order to receive the most benefit from their scents. Ensure to follow product instructions as per label.

Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a great way to cool down a home and can help to make sure that more air is being pulled through the ventilation system for cleaning. During the mild seasons of summer and fall, consider using your ceiling fan in order to circulate the air within your home.

Salt Lamps
Himalayan Pink Salt lamps are a natural ionic air purifier and is popular in their ability to pull toxins from the air.  These lamps act much like a nightlight and are small enough to place anywhere within your home for maximum air filtering benefits.
Making every effort to help purify the air within your home will naturally increase the air quality and reduce the amount of chemicals in your home.

Tips

Homemade Glass and Mirror Cleaner: 

  1. Combine 3 tablespoons vinegar with 4 cups water for a mild cleaner.
  2. Or, make it stronger by using 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and 4 cups warm water. (optional)
  3. Shake to dissolve the cornstarch before spraying.
  4. Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth
  5. Do a final wipe with a dry cloth to avoid streaks.

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