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There are many great ways to detox your home.  If you have children who suffer allergies, you are pregnant or simply want to live a toxic free life as much as you can here is a great and simple way to do it!

Some plants thrive on toxins which is ideal for the homes.  They suck out the toxins and purify the air.  The nearer the plants are to your nose the more effective.  Hence, location location location is important 🙂

For your bedside table:

* Christmas Cactus: unlike most plants, removes carbon dioxide at night and releases oxygen during the day, perfect while you are sleeping.  

* Dendrobium orchid: Not only is this a stunning flower but it detoxes formaldehyde, acetone and cholorform from indoor air.

 

 

 

 

 

For the coffee table/ living room:

* Areca palm (Dypsis lutescens): one of the best plants for removing airborne toxins. 

* Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa): the second most effective detox plant and is best for neutralising ammounia from cleaning products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the computer:

* Gerberas (Gerbera jamesonii): cheerful flower and an effective toxin absorber.

 

 

 

 

* Golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum): Thrives in gloomy spaces with little natural light and loves formaldehyde.

 

 

 

* Dracaena (Dracaena glauca): a good detox plant that loves computer screen glare. 

For the bathroom:

* Boston fern (Nephrolepis exalta):  The most effective air purifier, especially formaldehyde; thrives in humid conditions.

For the kitchen:

* Tulips: Grow bulbs indoor in eaely spring to remove xylene, formaldehyde, and ammounia pumped into the by conventional cleaning products. 

 

* Common peace lily (Spathiphyllum “Mauna Loa”): great indoor air purifier and fights off VOCs-volatile organic compounds such as benzene and other gases.

* Spider plant: rids air of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.

 

*images from google images

Book source: Your non toxic preganancy- Susannah Marriot

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