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These Indoor Plants Are Sure to Boost Your Mood

Small Planter of Peppermint Sitting Near a WindowHouseplants have, for so long, been a source of natural beauty, but granting that indoor plant trends have come and passed, the benefits of including one or more houseplants indoors have remained steady. In point of fact, there are a number of indoor plants commonly noted for their ability to reduce stress, enhance productivity, and boost your mood. As it happens, various experts regard that the unique properties of some houseplants can even help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal depression. These mood-boosting properties make them a very good reason why keeping houseplants may be one of the best things you can do for your personal well-being.

It is mostly recognized that all plants generate oxygen. With regards to houseplants, they could effectively help to freshen stale indoor air and even remove some of the common pollutants you may find in your Jensen rental property. Despite that studies have exhibited that you will need to have over 600 plants to completely purify the air in a 1,500-square-foot house, having just a few plants could still produce measurable improvements in indoor air quality.

The majority of the more popular indoor plants help boost oxygen levels and remove toxins like xylene, formaldehyde, and toluene from the air. The most common houseplants with the properties to improve air quality include spider plants, succulents like aloe vera, the peace lily, lavender, and Boston ferns. Lots of these plants, moreover, bear a pleasant fragrance to boot.

An increase in air quality can have a direct effect on a person’s mood but, as a matter of fact, houseplants can really help you get well in many other ways too. Easily, being in the room with plants and flowers has been shown to reduce stress, improve concentration, and even soothe minor aches and pains. Despite that specialists don’t know why plants have these therapeutic effects, the prevailing theory suggests that humans have a need to connect with nature. When we do, the resulting effect is a significant increase in our sense of happiness.

Though it’s true that just the act of taking care of any houseplant can make you feel happier, a lot of plants are better able to do it than others. For instance, when trying to avoid a case of the blues, studies have verified that no plant does a better job than the snake plant. Well-known for its tall sword-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements, the snake plant is both hardy and easy to grow. It is classified among the best houseplants you may look after that can actually help clean airborne toxins from the air. That being said, it does something that other houseplants don’t do: it releases fresh oxygen into the air at night. Having one or two of these plants in a bedroom could most certainly significantly improve air quality, which could result in better sleep and an improved mood.

Another plant with proven mood-boosting qualities is peppermint. In studies conducted by neuroscientists, the peppermint plant has been shown to boost mood, memory, and mental awareness. The plant gives off that distinctive peppermint aroma that can make your kitchen smell great also. Easy to grow, peppermint plants thrive indoors all year round provided the soil is kept at the right moisture levels.

Whether you find a houseplant to clean your indoor air, add natural beauty to your home, or to give you the feeling of satisfaction that comes with caring for living things, there is at least one feature your plant is ready to accomplish. All in all, these benefits surely help to refresh your state of mind and contribute to you turning into a more creative and productive person each passing day.

But what is a houseplant without a home? Real Property Management Uintah is all about serving and helping owners but also our tenants. If you’re looking for your next home, we urge you to browse our available rentals or contact us to have a word with a professional Jensen property manager today.

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