In a world where we all spend more time at home than ever before, it is important to be cognizant of how your space makes you feel. Houseplants are a great way to boost your mood while making your living space more clean and comfortable.
The Science of HouseplantsContrary to popular belief, houseplants do not actually purify the air. However, they have impressive, lesser-known benefits.
- Anxiety Relief - Thanks to our ancestors, the human eye can see more shades of the color green than any other color. Green, naturally associated with nature and open space, has been shown to trigger deep breathing and reduced blood pressure.
- Increased Life Expectancy - Based on a 2016 Harvard study, higher levels of green vegetation in close proximity to an individual’s home is associated with decreased mortality rates by alleviating adverse environmental factors, increasing physical activity and reducing stress.
- Aromatherapy - Plants like basil, lavender and rosemary are not only useful to have on hand for cooking, but are also extremely aromatic. Growing these herbs in your kitchen or bathroom is a great way to integrate aromatherapy into your daily life.
- Mood Boost - Taking care of a houseplant has been proven to increase an individual’s sense of belonging. I can attest, it is very rewarding to witness a plant bloom and grow under your care.