Whether you’re enjoying the great outdoors or spending a quiet night at home, the quality of the air you breathe is important to your health and wellbeing. Everyday household items like furniture, carpet, scented candles and cleaning products can expose everyone in your home to harmful toxins that may be a health risk to your family.
Air purifiation is also an important factor in mitigating the effects of airborne viruses, bacteria, allergens, pollen and smoke particals. In this article, we’ve compiled an effective list of ways that you can improve air quality and purify the air in your home to protect your family’s health and safety.
Essential Oil Diffusers
Essential oil diffusers do more than than creating a sweet aroma. They’re also very good air purifiers. They work by dispersing essential oils into the air, filling the house with a lovely fragrance that helps you relax, while having the added benefot of cleansing the air of any harmful toxins. Simply place the diffuser in the room of your choice and let it put you at ease, and if you want to take it a step further you can research the other benefits essential oils may have for your health.
With thanks to an experiment conducted by NASA back in 1989, indoor plants were proven to be natural air purifiers that can be used to remove any harmful toxins in the air of your home. Plants require sunlight and carbon dioxide to photosynthesise, thus providing food for themselves and releasing fresh oxygen into the air for us to breathe. So place indoor plants all around your home so you and your family can reap the benefits of breathing all natural high quality fresh air.
Beeswax candles have the ability to ionise and neutralise toxic particles in the air, while releasing a wonderful scent, making them a perfect, all natural air purifier for your home. Beeswax candles burn at a very slow pace without releasing any harmful toxins, so you won’t have to replace them very often. They can be placed anywhere safe around the home and you can enjoy breathing in that lovely, fresh air.
Open a Window
It’s so simple and so important to open your windows for a few minutes each day to ventilate your home with fresh outdoor air, and to dilute the air of any harmful toxins that may have accumulated in your home. Peform this simple task all year round (even during the winter months) to reap the many benefits of brisk, fresh sir.
Turn On the Air Conditioning
Air conditioning units are pretty good purifiers because the air they pull in from the outdoors in then pushed through an air filter. The air filter captures many particles lingering in the air and pumps out cool, clean air into your home. It’s important to remember to change the air filter regularly so that it stays in good working condition for purifying the air for your family. Additonally, you might consider using a hospital grade air filter with a MERV 13 rating or higher.
Air purifiers have proven to be literal live savers in recent years, particluarly those of the HEPA variety. The fans in an air purifier suck in the air, which then passes through an air filter, thus removing any dust, bacteria, smoke, viruses and other toxins – before the fan pushes the now purified air out into your home. Simply switch it on at your preferred setting and don’t forget inspect the state of the filters every so often. Some air purifiers, such as the various Dyson models, will display a message when the HEPA filter is due to be changed.
Salt lamps contain himalayan pink salt, which is a natural ionic air purifier that absorbs the toxins in the air and neutralises them. These all natural salt lamps also work wonders by easing the effects of allergies and asthma. Their dim orange glow won’t affect your sleep if you plan on leaving it on at night, so you can have peace of mind that your family is breathing good clean quality air, without disrupting your good night sleep.
If you’re seeking a solution that is odourless that also absorbs and eliminates toxins in your home, you’re in luck! Activated charcoal, also known as active carbon, is an all natural air purifier. Typically found in the filter of an air purifiers, we all know just how well they can absorb odours and harmful gasses. They last for around 3 to 6 months depending on the air quality of your home, after which, simply replace them regularly and carry on breathing fresh clean air.
Vacuum and Dust Regularly
Carpets and rugs are well known to trap and harbor dust, grime, dirt, toxins and pollutants lingering in the air. Be sure to give your home a regular deep clean – from wiping down surfaces to cleaning your rugs and carpets with a rug cleaning machine for that extra deep clean. Stubborn toxins and particles often get stuck so deep within your carpets that a regular vacuum simply won’t cut it. If you vacuum regularly, you should deep clean your carpets at the very least once a year