Four Plants That Help Remove Toxins From Your Home

Four Plants That Help Remove Toxins From Your Home
Nicole Eckert

Be inspired to become the best version of yourself. Nicole Eckert is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist in Halifax, Nova Scotia - with a passion for vibrant wellness.

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How It Works

Peace Lily: This flowering plant is NASA’s number-one pick for removing formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene from the air and loves a shady area, which makes it a great pick to keep in your bedroom. However, it is poisonous to cats and dogs, so keep it somewhere your fur babies can't reach, or avoid it altogether.

Spider Plant: A super low-maintenance option and one of NASA's top choices for absorbing benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene from the air, according to the New York Botanical Garden, this plant requires "a constant level of light, but never direct light," so a "north-facing window, or an east or west-facing window obstructed by a blind/curtain or a leafy tree" would be ideal. Plus, it's totally safe for pets.

Aloe Vera: Possibly the most aesthetically pleasing plant of the bunch to kick your home aesthetic up a notch, aloe vera is another good bedroom option, as it's been proven to continually release oxygen throughout the night, helping to improve breathing while you sleep. It also fights formaldehyde and benzene. 

English Ivy: According to researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, this plant can remove 78% of airborne mold in just 12 hours. Note: Keep it somewhere your children (and your pets) can't reach, as it is poisonous.

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Nicole Eckert

Be inspired to become the best version of yourself. Nicole Eckert is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist in Halifax, Nova Scotia - with a passion for vibrant wellness.

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Heidi Sloane
By Heidi Sloane
1015 - Community Leader
7 months ago

Viper's bowstring (snake plant!) is also great for removing toxins and it releases a lot of oxygen at night – so great for the bedroom :)

Lauren Rashap
By Lauren Rashap
150 - Explorer
7 months ago

Yes, I have one in every bedroom!

Heidi Sloane
By Heidi Sloane
1015 - Community Leader
7 months ago

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Lauren Rashap
By Lauren Rashap
150 - Explorer
7 months ago

i have a snack plant in all bedrooms!

Mara Landis
By Mara Landis
1305 - Community Leader
7 months ago

Wow! So good to know! Am going plant shopping! Do you have these plants in your home? Have you personally noticed any differences or beneficial effects?

Lauren Rashap
By Lauren Rashap
150 - Explorer
7 months ago

yes, finally finishing my own plant design installation today after doing so many clients.

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