Austin weather is as abnormal as your teenager cleaning their room without you asking. So before we blame the itchy eyes, sneezing and coughing on the local weather let’s check our local hot spot. Home. Healthy air quality is a major….factor in keeping the pollutants out of the air in our closed boxes that we call home. You can change your air filters, buy air purifiers and air your home out often, but bringing your home back to the simplicity of nature is usually key.
BUT I BOUGHT AN AIR PURIFIER
This: In my bedroom I have a Plasma Wave that cleans the air. It turns colors when it senses the air quality is poor and somehow fixes it with its Odor Reducing Carbon Filter.
That: The Mother-In-laws tongue is known as the bedroom plant. (Did you laugh?) It’s known to give off oxygen at night and filters formaldehyde, xylene, benzene and other things I have no idea how to pronounce, but I know I don’t want to breathe them in.
I SPRAY AN AIR FRESHNER THAT SMELLS GREAT!
THIS: Whoever thought that a perfume smell would mask bathroom odor was right! It masks it and then unmasks it to combine perfume and funk. Before you spray the air freshener check for Formaldehyde as an ingredient. Formaldehyde is an eye irritant, causes allergic reactions and is linked to nose and lung cancer.
THAT: Orchids remove xylene in the air and they are super low maintenance! We provide housekeeping services to a home in Spanish Oaks in Bee Cave, TX and our client Erin recommends buying them at Trader Joe’s. She always has the prettiest orchids surrounding her bathtub
MY KITCHEN DOESN’T HAVE ROOM FOR A PLANT!
THIS: The kitchen is a sticky odor filled room with not too many soft surfaces to hold onto odors but they still linger. Your vent hood fan just isn’t enough! Don’t let an excuse of no space stop you from cleaning the air with a little flare of a plant or two.
THAT: If you’ve ever burnt your hand in the kitchen then this plants for you! Aloe Vera soothes kitchen burns and purifies the air at the same time.
A PERSONAL TOUCH FROM PENNY💚💙
While teaming up with the staff of 1Hotel recently they explained to me how much indoor air quality meant to their hotels. If you are ever in Brooklyn stop by the 1 Hotel 🏨 Brooklyn Bridge 🌉 location! As soon as you walk in the lobby you will be greeted by plants naturally cleaning the air and creating a sense of nature without being outside.