Plants to purify the air in your home

The world we live in is not as clean and pure as we would like. There are plenty of toxins in the air that can have a serious effect on our health. Some of the most common toxins include:

  • Benzene: found in petrol products, plastics and rubbers
  • Trichloroethylene: found in varnish, paint and adhesives
  • Formaldehyde: is water-soluble and found in facial tissues, paper towels, cleaning agents and grocery bags
  • Ammonia: found in floor wax, household cleaners and fertilizers
  • Xylene: found in rubber, paint and tobacco smoke as well as vehicle exhaust fumes

Aloe Vera

This plant offers a number of benefits and it is beautiful to behold. While making the room that much more beautiful, it will also help you breath easier at night by purifying the air of formaldehyde and benzene.


This tropical plant is a beauty and it helps increase the oxygen levels in the room while absorbing plenty of carbon dioxide. It pairs wonderfully with palms too.


This plant produces flowers that have the most wonderful stress-relieving scent. If you are having trouble sleeping, the perfume released by this flower is just what you need to rid yourself of troublesome insomnia.


Another plant with a superb sweet scent and it is often used in perfumes, candles and various bath and body products. This scent is excellent for relieving anxiety which helps you sleep better and will also improve your mental performance in the day.


Orchids are known as exquisite beauties. They absorb carbon dioxide in the day and release oxygen at night. Keep them near your bed at night for a peaceful night’s rest.

Whether you want to buy a thoughtful and meaningful plant gift for a loved one or you want to improve the air quality in your home, these are some of the best plants for the job! They make excellent gifts for all occasions and you will love spoiling yourself too!