How to Clean and Freshen Your Indoor Air Naturally

You are most likely aware of how dangerous outside environmental pollutants can be, but what about the dangers of your indoor air quality? Not only can outdoor pollutants can get into your home and compromise the quality of your indoor air, but so can certain products that you may use in your home.

It’s important to learn how to purify your air in your home and keep it healthy. Here are some tips.

Use Green Products for Cleaning
There are more green products available for cleaning your home now that environmental impacts of chemical-filled cleaning products are being understood. Most of these green cleaning products are biodegradable and non-toxic since they aren’t made from petroleum but rather from renewable resources.

However, if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on brand labels, you can make up your own green products right from your kitchen cabinets. For instance, baking soda and vinegar are great cleaning agents and can be mixed with just about anything. You can create yourself a cleaning solution that will clean almost everything in your home with these two common household products and mixing in a little warm water.

Natural Air Fresheners
Instead of spending money on air fresheners you find at the store, try boiling cloves, cinnamon, or other herbs that you like. Most herbs have rather pleasant scents. You can also bake some cookies, which always spreads a friendly aroma in your home. Another idea is to place some houseplants around your home, such as Peace Lilies, which give off a great smell but also do a good job in filtering your indoor air.

Increase Ventilation
Improving your home’s ventilation is more than just opening up a few windows in your home.  You can invest in a whole house fan which works great at ventilating the air in your home.

Other Things That You Can Do

Try a little natural air conditioning in your home like:

Growing plants to produce shade
Installing window treatments, such as blackout curtains or blinds, that block heat
Using ceiling fans
Reducing the use of appliances that produce heat

You can always hire a green house-cleaning service too if you don’t have time to clean your own home. There are many of these services available that will be happy to come into your home and clean it

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