Brooklyn Botany is more than a skincare brand. It is a philosophy where healthy living and the desire for a green lifestyle intersect. As such, we want to make sure all areas of your life, not just your skincare, are covered.

Our homes are our personal sanctuaries. Everyday we return to our humble abodes to rest up and recharge before we go out to face the world again. But, have you ever stopped to think about the quality of the air in your house? Indoor air pollutants are a growing problem. It’s tough to decipher whether or not the air quality of your home is up to par because air pollutants are usually, tough to see. Yet, poor air quality can result in a whole host of health conditions such as headaches and nausea as well as eye, ear, and nose irritation.

Indoor air pollutants are a result of both man-made and natural occurrences. Toxic compounds can be released into the air through cleaning products as well as furniture and synthetic materials. The natural air pollutants can range from springtime pollen to more hazardous mold and bacteria. Poor ventilation only exacerbates these problems. The easiest fix to this problem is actually very simple: house plants! Indoor house act as air filters. Plants pull the toxins out of the air and release oxygen into the air through photosynthesis resulting in improved air quality.

Looking to spruce up your air quality? Give the below plants a whirl: aloe vera, spider plant, snake plant, and peace lily.