With the temperatures dropping and that summer feeling sinking away, we’ve looked at six plants that don’t just look pretty but also have alternative benefits when it comes to health and harmony in the house, by reducing toxins in the air, tickling the senses and helping to cut down on stress levels.

Plants help to bring a house to life and  are certainly great additions when it comes to decorating tips.

Lavender

Indisputably one of the loveliest smells on the planet, Lavender flowers have several uses in a home from reducing stress and anxiety, calming the heart and bringing on a peaceful sleep.  

Aloe vera

This plant is full of healing properties and is a much needed addition to any home. Aside from clearing the air of chemicals from paints and cleaning products, it also is beneficial for glowing skin, treating burns and promoting all around health.

Snake plant

The Snake plant improves all around health, from clearing pollutants in the air for easier breathing, to reducing headaches, improving eye irritation and encouraging higher energy levels in people.  

Spider plant

For anyone looking for low-maintenance houseplants, look no further. A Spider plant is your best bet because it requires little attention but is a big player in purifying air quality in a home. It’s also a gift that keeps giving as the little flowers growing off of it can be replanted to cultivate more of these aesthetically pleasing plants.

Jasmine

If you’re looking to create a tranquil atmosphere in your bedroom, the Jasmine plant is a perfect match because it’s known to improve the quality of sleep, which ultimately makes for better alertness and minimal stress during the times you’re awake.

Rosemary

A versatile plant that can be used for cooking lamb as well as purifying the air. Rosemary is famous for improving memory with Alzheimer patients and students. It’s also a great mood booster!

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