Plants That Get Rid of Toxins in Your Home

There are several complicated ways to remove toxins from your home. They can even sometimes be quiet expensive. Today I’m going to reveal to you some of the most excellent, natural ways to do so. Best of all, they’re cheap, and if you play your cards right, you may even get them for free from friends and family.

We release toxins into our home when we buy new furniture, paint, and do DIY or repairs. Even every day activities like wearing spray deodorant or removing nail polish can discharge these potentially harmful substances. They include, benzene (from paints and smoke), ammonia (from cleaning products), xylene (from computers), and acetone (from nail polish remover). Placing the following plants in strategic positions will neutralise the effects of these dangerous chemicals.


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Orchids help to remove the harmful chemicals and vapours we produce in our homes. They also release oxygen even in very dim light.

Keep in: the bedroom.

Care: mist often and place in semi-shade


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Ivy is also great for removing toxins, but in addition to this, they get rid of mould spores which can cause asthma in kids.

Keep in: children’s bedrooms (especially asthma sufferers).

Care: Water and feed regularly.

Lady palm

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Lady palm is indispensible for removing ammonia and improving the air quality in every room it’s placed.

Keep in: the office.

Care: lady palm is not fussy. Just keep moist


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Fern is great for removing formaldehyde. It keeps indoor air clean and light too.

Keep in: the living room or home office.

Care: mist daily and water regularly.

Peace lily

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The peace lily is quite versatile. It will remove formaldehyde and benzene from any room and swallow up toxins that prevent good health.

Keep in: any room is suitable.

Care: needs a lot of water.

Spider plant

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Spider plant grabs all sorts of formaldehyde and benzene from the air we breath. It’s a fine way to purify the air in our homes.

Keep in: any room in which you have a computer.

Care: likes to stay moist.

Rubber plant

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This plant keeps the air clean and clear of a variety of toxins. It’s fantastic for maintaining fresh air in your home.

Keep in: the kitchen

Care: doesn’t require much. It will survive in dim light.

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  1. This is very helpful. Am bookmarking this, thanks.

  2. Very informative

  3. Great! We grow ferns in the garden.

  4. Very Informative did not realize that, these plants had such directly beneficial effects on our environment. I love plants anyway they remind us of our connection to the natural world and are aesthetically pleasing . thanks for the share.

  5. Great source of info. We have some of these plants, but your article gives me more insight were to place them to achive the best effects.

  6. cool :)

  7. well written

  8. You did some excellent research on this. I will have to look for these plants. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  9. Nice Share.


  10. great share

  11. Well written and informative.

  12. this is really good

  13. Very helpful tips

  14. I love orchids. They really are beautiful plants. Good to know that they are useful too. :)

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  16. Great article,very informative indeed

  17. This is a great article! Most of the plants on here are in my house, great to know what else the do, other than to look nice. =)

  18. Valuable and practical tips. Good article.

  19. Very informative and handy,thanks for sharing!

  20. I found your article very informative and thank you for sharing this information. I have found a few numbers regarding how beneficial these plants are.
    Houseplants That Can be Both Beautiful and Lifesaving

  21. Plants can turn a house into a home.

  22. Thats an awesome share. I thought orchids were a outdoor plant. I’ll get them in, now that I know its benefits.

  23. Nice article.

  24. I’ve never thought of plants this way before. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Very enlightening. Never knew plants could do this.

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  27. Wonderful and very interesting article with a lot of good information.
    Thank you for writing and publishing this. I shall place more plants in my home.

  28. ahh. now i know..

  29. Great info. I’ll have to forward this link to my mother.

  30. you are wonderful

  31. Very useful and informative article about the plants to remove toxins from our homes. You are a very gifted author.

  32. I have got to try this. Good Article.

  33. I liked your way of presentation .It’s really Interesting.Keep it up.

  34. Informative and well formatted. I am now a plant master!!!

  35. great work

  36. this is a good share. i was actually thinking about this today.thanks for sharing…=)

  37. really good advice u giving us :) i like it! nice article!

  38. Excellent! This proves nature is ahead of humans. These plants were around long before obnoxious air purifiers.

  39. Really useful…

  40. good!!!!! tanks!!!!

  41. Oh so nice and wonderful share!

  42. I enjoy the read and I love the pictures

  43. some really amazing plants you shared with us very nice and very well written article thanks for sharing

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  46. Thank you for the article. I’m going straight to the garden center.

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  47. I like it friend this flowwer

  48. i am now cleared that i can remove toxin even in my home with aid of noted flowers.

  49. cool, informative, and the visuals are perfect.

  50. I agree very well written article but I knew it would be from you bio!! problem is I kill the rubber tree and orchids :(
    but need to get another spider plant and I loved that lady palm hope I can find one!!

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  51. I loved the article, so interesting :) I won’t be putting any of them in my room, but at least I know what I could need in the future :)

  52. thanks good post.

  53. thanks useful and great article!

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  55. Nice Post

  56. Nice pictures

  57. This is a wonderful post. Being a passionate gardener, I feel your article is of great use.

  58. Very interesting and informative article, thank you very much for sharing.

  59. interesting article, i like it

  60. nice image, like it

  61. Nice article and thanks for share

  62. very interesting excelent post

  63. It is inevitable in our toxic world, that our homes are subject to differing levels of chemicals and toxins. A few home and herbal remedies will help you to get rid of all the toxins from your body and improve the functioning of the body.

  64. very interesting post .thanks for share

  65. Thank for share. I thought for sure I left a comment on this article .

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