With earlier night falls and shorter days, you may be feeling down in the dumps. No matter how much artificial light you soak up, vitamin D tablets you down, shiitake mushrooms, mackerel, salmon, egg yolks, and cod liver oil you inhale, shaking off the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) blues brought on by fall and winter months can seem nearly impossible.
No sunlight, no problem. Plant your way to pleasant pastures inside the warm confines of your walls.
Accessorize your home and workspace with green houseplants that//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js“> boost health, happiness, and healing powers. Your green oasis will encourage unwinding moments but also warmth to promote a comfort and calming effect, similar to sipping a warm mug of chamomile tea to relieve stress and to induce relaxation. Green is the most restful color but it also revitalizes the body, by fertilizing a refreshing atmosphere. Your new DIY household chore this weekend? To get greening! If you have mostly neutral tones, even better.
A plant paradise inside your habitat will create a cleaner and healthier environment. Plants reduce stale air by producing oxygen and filtering harmful pollutants, formaldehyde + benzene + ammonia from the air. These nasty toxins can be found in your cleaning products, plastic, rubber, paint, fertilizers, and even your soaps + toothpaste, among other surprising stuff. Plants trap the toxins in their own tissue or break them down and release them as harmless by-products.
Most importantly, plants have been scientifically proven to lower risk for illness + boost mood + enhance concentration/memory + promote healing. If you want positive calm energy and stability, it’s recommended to have one potted plant per 100 square feet.
For the happiest, most zenned out dwelling, maximize your spaces with these house plants and herbs.
NASA’s #1 best air-filtering houseplant. It’s most effective at absorbing formaldehyde. You can hang it or use it as a floor plant.
This herb produces a refreshing aroma that boosts mood + memory + mental awareness. Accentuate your spice rack and keep this potted herb on the kitchen countertop for a minty-fresh touch.
Greener Days are Ahead!