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The Best Houseplants that help Rid The Toxins From The Air

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The bromeliad plant.

Scored very well at removing six out of eight VOCs studied. The tropical plant stripped more than 80 percent of each of those compounds out of the air within a 12-hour timeframe. Dr. Niri says this is one of the best houseplants to have in the home or workplace. 

Now I think this study shows this pot plant should be inside every office an home environment 

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Dracaena

This plant is the superstar, removing 94 percent of the chemical from the air. Acetone being one of them. Also removes gasses from particleboard, household cleaners, rubber cement and paint. Putting these plants in a nail salon would be great. I remember taking my grandkids into a nail salon as I was going to get my nails done. They were only about 6 and 8 years of age and we were not in that salon more than 10 minutes and they asked could they leave as they were feeling sick. That tells you how potent that stuff is.

 

 

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Spider Plant

While the spider plant isn’t very good at sucking up benzene and toluene, it’s better at cleaning the air in other departments. This plants removed more than 80 percent of the ethylbenzene, p-Xylenes, o-Xylene and acetone from the air in chamber testing.

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Jade Plant

This plant removed more than 80 percent of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, p-Xylenes and o-Xylene. And in the 70-percent range, it did an OK job of pulling acetone out of the air. Of all the plants tested, this was the best houseplant for removing toluene pollution from indoor air.

Read more in-depth on Dr Axes website

 

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Always Have Lemons In The House Because……..

1. Use a lemon to clean your cutting board
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2. Freeze lemons as ice cubes
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3. Use lemons to keep avocados from turning brown
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4. Freeze a bag full of lemons so you’ll always have some when you need them
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5.Keep lemons fresher for longer in pitcher of water
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6. Wake up with a cup of warm water with lemon
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7. Lemon mixed with rosemary and vanilla makes for a great way to freshen up your home
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8. Lemons can reduce soap scum on your bathtub or sink area.
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9. Lemons are good for cleaning and brightening copper
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10. Using lemon on your nails will clean and polish them up
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11. Use lemon as a natural cleaning product
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12. Use a lemon so your apples don’t brown
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13. Use lemon shavings as flavor and for added health benefits
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14. Try making a lemon face mask
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Did You Know – 06/30/2014

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1. Hang onions in cut-up tights or old stockings to make them last for months!

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2. Create a thrifty watering can by puncturing holes in the top of a used milk bottle.

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3. Cover paint trays with aluminum foil to make cleaning up afterwards a breeze. Now this is a good one especially for people like me that gets paint everywhere and I hate cleaning those trays.

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4. Water straight from the tap becomes cloudy when frozen. To make ice cubes crystal clear, allow a kettle of boiled water to cool slightly and use this to fill your ice-cube trays.

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5. Use a large muffin tin to cook stuffed peppers in the oven – it will help keep them upright.

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6. To prevent potatoes budding, add an apple in the bag. New to me and a good one.

 

 

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Saving Tip For Today – 08/16/2013

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Save On Dry CleaningYou can save on dry-cleaning with a home dry-cleaning kit from Woolite and Dryel that works in your dryer.
The dry cleaning kits are very good for freshening sweaters and slacks also.

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