Posted on April 22, 2015
Salon studios host a wide variety of activities that release chemicals, pollutants and toxins into the air, from aerosol sprays to cleaning solutions, beauty products and more. A charming way to freshen the air and lively up your studio is to snag 1 or 2 of the following powerfully purifying plants.
Peace Lily’s, also known as Spathiphyllum, are general air cleansers for a wide range of indoor chemicals and air pollutants. Caring for this plant is very easy, as it requires no direct sunlight and minimal watering—1x/week or less. This plant can survive some neglect, so it’s a great choice for busy lifestyles and new-found plant owners.
Aloe Vera plants are fast growing, low-maintenance, beautiful succulents and excellent filtration systems. They are particularly useful for removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air. This plant thrives in a sunny windowsill. Aloe Vera also has a wide variety of topical applications such as moisturizing sunburns and healing skin abrasions, so this plant is a win-win!
Chrysanthemums, also known as mums, are gorgeous seasonal flowers lasting about 6 weeks. They are revered for their ability to reduce benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and ammonia from the air.
This bright pink flower neutralizes formaldehyde in the air, which is often associated with new construction. It grows best in cooler temperatures, so it is a good choice for an indoor fall or winter plant.
This striking houseplant can grow tall indoors, with or without direct sunlight. It has been found to eliminate pollutants associated with oils and varnishes, including benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene.
Chinese Evergreens are low maintenance house plants that battle airborne pollutants such as formaldehyde and benzene. They thrive in minimal lighting, which can be artificial, and can grow to 1-3 feet tall. This is an easy choice for beginners.
Bamboo Palm is an attractive natural humidifier that removes carbon monoxide, chloroform, xylene, benzene and formaldehyde from the air. It thrives in indirect sunlight and needs a bit of room to grow.