2 Plants To Increase Oxygen & Ease Anxiety

Plants to Increase Oxygen & Ease Anxiety


I don’t know about you, but I need clean air to thrive.

I didn’t grow up in a city or around pesticide fields, therefore my body isn’t okay with pollution. Not even mentioning my seasonal allergies, but I legit need a clean environment. As years have passed by, I realize even more now how important it is to maintain a clean, organized, dust free life indoors and out. Most of my work is done on a computer too, so as a way to clear out toxic technology radiation, I have started to incorporate plants around my desk. Oh, and a salt lamp, but I’ll talk about that at a later time.

Back to my original topic: plants.

(I apologize, my mind tends to wonder in a billion places under a minute or less. Woo!)

Studies have shown that certain house plants relieve anxiety, which is highly important in focusing on work, studying, or creative endeavors. If you also have a pet (Cattle dogs are more like fluffy leprechauns on acid, but you get my drift) your room(s) will be extra allergy prone, and if you open your windows like I do, it’s an allergy war zone. Having these two plants will not only provide extra oxygen to breathe, make you happier, and give you a little zen zone for when your child (or dog in my case) “accidentally” breaks your favorite vase (or blanket in my case. RIP expensive blanket. You lasted two nice months). Here are 2 plants that I recommend for your room to increase oxygen & ease anxiety:

  1. Bamboo

    The bamboo plant provides 30- 35% more oxygen than any other plant in the world. I have two bamboo plants right now, but plan on adding more to my “clean air collection”.

    These only need half-light, and the soil should never get dry. You can use a water bottle spray to touch up the soil daily. This should be fertilized every 6 months.

  2. Peace Lily

    According to this NASA study, the Peace Lily is one of the best plants to remove indoor air pollution such as carbon monoxide, benzene, and formaldehyde. Right now mine aren’t in bloom, and I need to transfer them to a larger pot, but overall the vivid green leaves will definitely be the highlight of your home.

    If you have a pot that has a string with water to keep the soil wet, then you’re not going to kill these. Break off any dead stems or leaves to keep the leaves fresh. The soil should never be dry, or it will make your plant wilt (aka, super sad which sadness leads to death) You’ve gotta make your plants happy! Plants have a life-force, and feed off of the energy you give. So feed them happiness! (and fertilizer/water)