Breathe Easy With These Home Interior Tips

For a home that is as safe as it is beautiful.

If you are awaiting your first newborn, congratulations! As expectant parents, everything may seem quite scary, but remember, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to raising a child. In similar fashion, there is no single solution that applies to childproofing your home. So, here are some design choices you can make to baby proof your home, without stripping it of its personality.

Eco-Friendly Interior Cleaning Products

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When we do our monthly shopping, we choose our cleaning products based on its aroma. Though this is rarely mentioned on the packaging, the fragrance of various detergents and cleaning products is made up of nasty chemicals. Consider completely eco-friendly products instead. Sometimes, unscented cleaners also have chemicals in them.
Look no further than your pantry for ingredients that possess natural cleaning powers. Ingredients such as lemon and vinegar, baking powder, or coarse salts do a great job in removing the toxic footprint in your home.

Keep Your A/C Spotless

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Cleaning your air conditioner on a regular basis can help reduce impurities and make the air quality better indoors. Almost all ACs contain a type of filter that cleans the air and removes impurities and pollen. It can also accumulate mold because it removes moisture from the air to lower humidity.

Refrigerants and other chemicals can leak from your AC, creating harmful, toxic vapors. A quick tip: as soon as you notice drips and leaks from your AC, get it fixed to save yourself from asthma or any other health condition.

Be Picky About Your Plants For Home Interiors

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How do you pick your indoor plants? By the way, they look their size or how pretty the flowers are? All plants work the same, and by that we mean, they release oxygen through photosynthesis. However, some special ones have built-in air filtering systems too. A study conducted in part by NASA found that a handful of plants are particularly adept at eating up chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide.

Here is a list of plants that help improve the air quality in your home:

– Bamboo Palm – Dypsis lutescens
– English Ivy – Hedera helix
– Gerbera Daisy – Gerbera jamesonii
– Janet Craig Dracaena – Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’
– Red-Edged Dracaena – Dracaena marginata
– Mass cane/Corn Plant – Dracaena massangeana
– Warneckii Dracaena – Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii
– Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum species

Choose Your Home Interior Paint Carefully

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You must be familiar with the strong smell of paint and the problems it can cause, whether it is a headache or an eye irritation. If you feel either when doing up your walls, the paint must contain more toxins than you think. Look for paints that are labeled “Zero VOC or “Low-VOC”. The ideal option is Zero VOC – no toxics and no solvents, which means your wall paint contains no harmful chemicals found in traditional paints.

Air Purifying Candles

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Regular paraffin candles are made of petroleum wax and can release chemicals into the air. These candles do more harm than good, and that’s why it’s time to switch to beeswax candles. Pure beeswax candles light up with almost no smoke or scent and clean the air by releasing negative ions. These negative ions bind with toxins and remove them from the air. They are also helpful for those with asthma or allergies. As an added benefit, they burn more slowly than paraffin candles, so they last much longer.
By shutting your windows you are making your home or office a sealed box of harmful elements. Using these simple solutions you can improve the air quality of your home and you no more have to deal with a bad air day.