Aloe Vera is the darling of NASA

This easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent helps clear harmful pollutants, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints, and more.

Aloe is a smart choice for a sunny kitchen window, coffee table, or shelf.

We breathe 10 to 20 thousand liters of air per day. With so much air being taken into our lungs every single second, it is vital to ensure we are breathing in clean air, free of toxic chemicals.

Our modern-day homes are full of pollutants that can cause a host of health problems. Formaldehyde is commonly found in drapes, glues, and coating compounds. Benzene is a component of paint supplies and tobacco smoke, and trichloroethylene is used in adhesives, spot removers, and other household products. Other chemicals from furniture, detergents, air fresheners, and household cleaners can build up in poorly ventilated, and yes, even homes with good airflow.

These household objects can release harmful gases into the air, which we take in every single day, and these pollutants can have an adverse effect on our health. Poor air quality from pollution, odors, molds, and chemicals can impact your breathing which can have a variety of negative consequences on your health.

NASA researchers suggest efficient air cleaning is accomplished with at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space. Other more recent research has shown that micro-organisms in the potting mix (soil) of a potted plant remove benzene from the air and that some plant species also contribute to removing benzene.

Known for its beauty-enriching properties, Aloe Vera also plays an important part in our general wellbeing. According to NASA, Aloe Vera is one of the best plants for air purification as it continuously releases oxygen at night time.

When we think about cacti and succulents, we usually think of a way to add color and decoration to our homes. Growing these low-maintenance plants inside your home can bring beauty, vitality, and clean healthy air into any living space.

There are many species of Aloe available in our online shop.

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