This is a small list of the best and most aromatic plants that will help you refresh the air at home. All bad odours and air pollutions will disappear with no efforts and the levels of carbon dioxide will become lower. Some of these plants are also a natural repellent and if you have issues with insects during the warm months of the year, you can avoid the use of chemicals on your skin. The best of all is that the bigger part of them is easy to grow, compact (except the mint) and they live in a perfect harmony if they’re placed near each other.
This is one of my favourite plants. It is useful and it can be grown indoor or in your garden. But you need to be sure you aren’t allergic to it before you put it at your place. See some of its benefits:
- One of the best natural repellents.
- You will sleep better if you have a pot with lavender at home because it relaxes the lungs.
- If you suffer from anxiety, choose a lavender. It is well-known with the aromatherapeutic effect. You can change the lavender oil with a candle or a pot near to your window in the bedroom.
The flower loves the sun, if it’s away from the light, it will refuse to bloom. Try to keep the soil sandy with a good drainage, but don’t drown the roots because you will lose the whole plant.
- It can be used as a spice for your dishes or as a tea.
- Rosemary is evergreen, you can put it indoors for the winter months and you will have a pleasant aroma all year.
- Most needle-leafed plants (like rosemary) are excellent purifiers, it breathes carbon dioxide and exhales oxygen and it spreads some of its essential oils in the air, so you don’t have to boil it for a tea).
- The most important thing about the rosemary, grown at home is that it can improve the cognitive function and shield the brain from the free radicals.
Another well-known plant is the mint. My opinion is that the best herbal tea is made with mint and honey. And it’s used in so many ways – you can cook with it, make fragrant oils, put it in soaps and different cosmetics.
- Mint make the air easy to breath if you have a lung disease.
- Its pleasant aroma is perfect for aromatherapy.
- When it blooms, it attracts little wasps. They are able to kill the parasites on the plants near to the mint.
- The most important thing you should know about this plant is that it loves water and sun, but be careful because it grows really, really fast, its roots are strong and invasive.
Cut a branch and put it in a glass of water for a week, until you see little roots, then you can plant it everywhere you want.
This gentle flower opens its flowers between 6 and 8 PM, when the temperatures are lower, so you will feel its aroma while you are dining
- You have to try the famous jasmine tea. In India and China, the jasmine petals are mixed with green tea leaves and the result is amazing and delicious hot drink.
- Its healing powers may not be so strong, but I recommend to use it as a natural air purifier in your living room. It’s not expensive and you can buy a bigger pot.
One of the most popular herbs and spices all over the world. It is easy to be grown at home in a pot or outside in the garden. It’s really simple to cultivate and domesticate it because basil loves different climates.
- It grows about one – two feet long with wide leaves and small blossoms.
- The pleasant peppery taste and the aroma are just a part of its benefits. Like the previous plants, it purifies the air by reducing the levels carbon dioxide in the room.
- The fruit is a 4-seed nut, that dries and drops and can be reseeded for the next year.
You can find germanium in more than 200 varieties. All of them have the following benefits:
- Great aroma.
- Excellent repellent against mosquitoes purifies the air and keeps its quality high.
- If you are a beginner in flower gardening, this plant is perfect for you, It’s easy to care because they it lives more than 2 weeks without water.
- It is beautiful when blooming. More sun means more blossoms.
- When you want to re-plant it, you will need only a week to grow new roots.