You’ve probably seen succulents in a hundred flat lays in your Instagram feed. But apart from  being a stylish décor piece, these little plants offer powerful – and proven – health benefits. So, keep reading to learn how succulents keep your air fresh and clean, and which ones we think you should add to your home.

Some people shy away from plants because they don’t have a green thumb and are afraid they’ll unintentionally kill their greenery. But with succulents, you’re in luck. They’re incredibly low maintenance.

So, how do succulents purify the air? In a process called, photosynthesis, plants produce oxygen, but through the night, plants also release carbon dioxide. And this is where succulents are different. They’re one of the few plants that continues to release oxygen during the night time.

Aloe vera is a hardy plant that looks beautiful in just about any room, from your kitchen to bathroom.


Snake plants might not have the most appealing name but they’re another air-purifying plant that make a nice addition to your interior, too.


Other succulents can work, too, and they look lovely on bedside tables and consoles, too.

To combat environmental toxins and volatile organic compounds (VOC), like those found in rugs, books, ink and even grocery bags, consider keeping a succulent in your home. Research conducted by NASA found that these little plants can remove 87 percent of these VOC’s from the air, helping to purify and detoxify your environment.

Anxiety can really interfere with having a good day and getting on with life, and it can also go hand in hand with depression. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of American, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults throughout the United States. And even though anxiety can be debilitating, one little essential oil can helped: lavender. Scroll down to learn more about lavender essential oil.

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5 qualities to help you shine in the workplace 

At work, you can either be the cog in the machine, or you can be the linchpin – the key member that stands out, who shines above the rest, and who makes a lasting impact. We’re pretty sure you want to be the one who shines. So, cultivate these important work-place qualities and don’t leave home without them. They’re sure to help you show up and get noticed.

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