Did you know that the air in our house or apartment is 5 to 10 times more polluted than the air outside? Think of electrical appliances, heating, paint, cleaning products and even air fresheners. But luckily there are simple, natural and formidable solutions to purify and disinfect your home.
Let’s start with the most obvious: a healthy and clean home is an airy home. That is why it is essential to open your windows for at least 10 to 15 minutes every day to refresh the air in your interior. And during a pandemic (especially during confinement), cleaning up your home is even more important.
Chase the dust
The sunny days are upon us again, the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning. Yes, to refresh the air, it is best to first dust all corners of the interior. We vacuum, therefore mop and do not hesitate to blow a little on the walls (to avoid mold). And of course we choose natural household products so as not to further pollute the air.
Burn a clove
First of all, be aware that burning incense or scented candles in high doses is not safe for your health. You may not know it, but they contain polluting components, such as benzene or formaldehyde. Also beware of essential oils that can cause headaches or breathing problems if used in excessive amounts. So opt for this healthier and spicy alternative to naturally purify your interior: burn a clove.
Choose the right plants
Some plants (be careful, not all) have polluting properties, this is the case of scindapsus that humidifies the air and absorbs certain pollutants, the hedera which also absorbs the volatile components of paint and plastic materials, or Ficus Elastica†
Use baking soda
We no longer present the many benefits of this “all-purpose powder”. Because in addition to disinfecting, cleaning, descaling… this compound purifies, purifies and deodorizes our house. To do this, put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a cup and place it in the room of your choice.
Valuable advice to adopt for a zen, healthy and purified home.