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Bring the outdoors in...

Toxins can be invisible and hiding in many different parts of our home. This can be difficult to remove, and three main culprits are:

  • Benzene

  • Formaldehyde

  • Trichloroethylene.

Stagnant indoor environments are especially detrimental, allowing the build-up and containment of pollutants. These are carcinogenic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, asthma, auto-immune diseases and allergies, among others.

Did you know?

Houseplants are proven to be extremely efficient in filtering these toxins out of your home.

While the plants themselves absorb the air particulates with carbon dioxide, the microorganisms associated with the plants that live in the soil also play a significant part in cleaning up your air.

Not only do plants purify the air and clean your home of chemicals, they also give you a positive feel good factor just by being there.

I believe, plants help lower stress, increase positivity and reduce mental fatigue.

My favourite..

Aloe Vera

Do I need to explain how beneficial this plant is?

The best part is how easy it is to grow! The juices in the leaves contain vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes that have wonderful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties (perfect for cuts and burns) when applied to the skin. It will also clean out formaldehyde, and is incredibly easy to multiple through cuttings. I use the beautiful Aloe Vera in my Ruah Organic Aloe Glow Wrap for those beach lovers that caught too much sun.


These gorgeous plants not only come with a wide variety of colourful blooms, but are also incredibly efficient at clearing out toxins! It will remove ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene from your home, and can also be planted outside.

Ficus/Weeping Fig

Another low maintenance easy grower!

While this plant technically a tree, if it is grown indoors it will only reach between 2 – 10 feet.

It loves bright, indirect sunlight and for its soil to dry out between waterings. It will clean out any benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, and can spend the summer outdoors if need be.

Peace Lily

Relatively small and compact, these plants are potted on my verendah.

They are so versatile that they can fit into any sized space! They prefer low light and have a high transpiration rate so will also dehumidify your air, as well as being one of the best at removing formaldehyde. Bring a touch of summer and light to your home all year round with the succulent white blooms that are as useful as they are beautiful!

Snake Plant

Perfect for bathrooms! Snake plants love low light and steamy, humid conditions. They are incredibly difficult to kill, and only require occasional watering. Removing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and xylene, it is a great hardy and easy addition to your home!

Spider Plants

These houseplants are perfect for the 'first timer gardener' or 'time-poor enthusiast', as they are incredibly easy to grow! They prefer bright, indirect sunlight and will remove formaldehyde, benzene and xylene from your air. They will also multiple like rabbits if given the chance – plant cuttings in small pots to grow your own collection!


There are over 40 varieties of Dracaena, so its easy to find the perfect fit for your home or space.Certain varieties can come with multi-coloured leaves, so can be a strikingly beautiful addition to any room. It will filter out formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, benzene and trichloroethylene, and prefers damp soil and a low light spot.

Have you tried Essential Oils?

Diffuse Organic Essential Oils through your home to purify the air and bring the natural life-force of a myriad of healing, energising, cleansing benefits from trees, flowers, herbs and bushes from all over the world. Ruah Organic has a wide range of Essential Oils from the trusted, CPTG tested, 100% pure company 'DōTERRA'. Diffusing is ideal for any space along with a touch of green from our natural world.

You can find Essential Oils to purchase online or at the spa!

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