Many people are not aware of the many health and wellbeing benefits of common household plants and flowers. They have many hidden benefits such as improving air quality, soothing burns, improving sleep and easing anxiety. We wanted to bring you a list of some of our favourite plants and flowers that we think everyone should have in their home!
Lavender is an ideal plant to have in the home if you regularly struggle with sleeping or have problems with anxiety and stress. Creating a lavender tea by brewing some lavender flowers in hot water can help to induce sleep and relax a person. As well as this, the wonderfully smelling lavender can be used in aromatherapy to help reduce anxiety and stress.
Jasmine is most commonly found outdoors however, it is quite easy to keep indoors. All you have to do is place it on the windowsill and water it regularly during flowering periods. Jasmine is known for promoting sleep quality and increased awareness the following day. It will not make you sleep for longer however, it will improve the quality of your night’s sleep leaving you feeling refreshed the following day.
Gerbera Daisy is one of the most effective flowers for improving air quality in the home. These daisies remove benzene from the air which can be emitted from your natural gas stove in your home. Whether you’d like to keep them in your home year-round or purchase one of our stunning bouquets featuring Gerberas such as the beautiful Fab Fusion Bouquet. Gerbera Daisies are easy to keep in the home if they have access to plenty of sunlight! It’s up for you to decide.
The Aloe Vera plant is renowned for it’s healing qualities which stem for the gel that is produced and stored in their thick leaves. This gel can be used to settle burns, as a hand sanitizer or consumed to aid digestion! It is also known to improve air quality so the benefits are endless. The Aloe plant is one of the easiest plants to care for in your home and one of the most ideal to have around. So if you don’t have a green thumb, remember that all it needs is bright indirect light, water, and a succulent potting mix!
While Ferns are popular houseplants, many people aren’t aware of the extensive health and beauty benefits that come with it. This plant acts as a humidifier, so it is ideal for those of you who suffer from dry skin or coughs during the cold weather as it helps to restore moisture in the air. Ferns are also great for purifying the air of formaldehyde which is a chemical that may be emitted from common household products. Remember if you’re planning on keeping ferns in your home to ensure that they are not exposed to direct sunlight and you spray their leaves with water regularly.