Does your home constantly feel like it’s under a lot of stress? Does the tension in the air get so thick at times that it feels like it’s really heavy and hard to breathe? Believe it or not, adding houseplants to your home is a great idea if you’re looking for ways to purify the air while eliminating some of the unneeded and undue stress in the home and to go green.

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You might be thinking about picking up seed collections and packages so you can begin growing and nurturing plants that can destress and purify the air. Or maybe you prefer to go to a nursery and purchase young plants that need a little love so they can grow and flourish.

No matter how you approach it, just know that some houseplants are better than others when it comes to purity and eliminating stress. So consider choosing any of the suggestions that we’re about to share with you below because they are all excellent options.

The Aloe Vera Plant

The beauty of allowing the aloe vera plant to thrive in your home is its natural healing properties and abilities. Many people like using aloe vera as a healing agent when suffering from cuts, bruises, and burns. It’s an excellent choice when you have it in cream or gel form to help heal your skin. But what people fail to realize is that this plant is also great because it can purify the quality of your air.


Guess what? When the aloe vera plant is flourishing in your home it actually pulls chemicals and pollutants from the air. It can remove the chemicals from cleaning products and other harmful fragrances that no longer belong in your home. It can also remove unwanted pollutants and help restore natural oxygen levels to your place of abode.

The Peace Lily

The peace lily is also another wonderful flower. And it’s an excellent choice because it not only helps eliminate the stress; it’s also a very low maintenance flower that’s easy to take care of. So you won’t have to worry about trying to figure out the best way to care for it because it’s a cinch. And peace lilies really have a tendency to brighten up the place and make your home look and feel free of tension and stress.

It’s pretty easy to take care of this flower. Just store it in a cool room with plenty of shade. Believe it or not, they thrive in the shade, so this is a great plant to keep indoors. It’s also an excellent option because it can remove lots of different toxins from the air, so it will help clean the air and destress the home at the same time.

The Snake Plant

The interesting thing about snake plants is they don’t require a lot of water or light to survive and thrive. So this is an excellent choice that you could basically stick in the corner of your home. You certainly have to care for it, but you won’t have to spend a whole lot of time if you’re busy.

Another thing about snake plants is their ability to absorb carbon dioxide. They help remove carbon dioxide from your home and also release a lot more oxygen in the nighttime. Lots of plants release oxygen during the day, but the snake plant releases theirs at night.


So if you’re looking to help decontaminate the air in your bedroom and destress the room as well, then a snake plan is going to be a great option. It will clean the air and provide a positive boost all at the same time which is really great.

The Bamboo Palm

Believe it or not, NASA has said that the bamboo palm is one of the best clean-air plants around today. They say it can purify the air and remove things like trichloroethylene or benzene from the air. Obviously this is a great choice to remove unwanted chemicals from your home.

It’s pretty easy to take care of the bamboo palm as well. It needs to be watered regularly, but you can put it in indirect sunlight or the shade and it will thrive. This understandably makes it very easy to care for this plant.

Final Thoughts

Clearly, certain houseplants are much better than others when it comes to purifying the air and destressing the home. We’ve recommended choosing the bamboo palm, the snake plant, the peace lily, or the aloe vera plant because they are all excellent options for various reasons explained above.

So consider adding one or more to your home to help purify the air and destress your place to provide a much cleaner and nicer atmosphere.


  • Angelina is a writer, dog lover, and popcorn addict. She loves glossy magazines, exotic beaches and believes in the healing power of yoga.