Hello and welcome back to the Metro Screenworks blog! Lately, we have been talking about the benefits of fresh air and why it is important that you are intentional about getting the fresh air that you need. However, if you think about it, the whole reason window screens and screen doors exist is so you can open your windows and your door to let the old air out, let the fresh air in, and keep the bugs out. Though opening your windows, doors, and enjoying time out on your screened-in porch are great ways to get the dose of fresh air that you need, most of us can’t spend as much time outdoors as we would like. There is nothing like the real thing, but below are a few ways to keep the air in your home clean when you simply can’t open the windows.
Burn Beeswax Candles
Yes, we know. It may seem counterintuitive, but burning beeswax candles can actually purify the air. How? Unlike paraffin candles that release benzene and toluene and soot into the air, burning beeswax actually ionizes the air and can neutralize harmful chemicals that are in the air. Next time your home’s air seems less than fresh, enjoy the purifying and fragrant benefits of a beeswax candle.
Invest in Salt Lamps
Plugging in a salt lamp may seem like a very “hipster,” new age thing to do, but there is more to these natural beauty’s then their warm glow and natural aesthetic. Himalayan sea salt lamps can actually get rid of airborne irritants, pathogens, and allergens.. Because salt lamps pull water vapor out of the air, they also pull free radicals out of the air and neutralize them.
Use Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal isn’t just something to try in your ice cream. It can also, like Himalayan sea salt, act as a natural air purifier. Carbon absorbs toxins and moisture and neutralize them. Say goodbye to expensive air purifiers and open your windows, enjoy your window screens and the benefits of a natural air purifier.
Houseplants can also be a great, natural way to purify your indoor air. Plants not only use the carbon dioxide that we exhale to make more oxygen for us, they also purify the air of harmful chemicals that can end up there from cleaners and other household items. Some plants can even help control carbon monoxide emissions, too.
Diffuse Essential Oils
Certain essential oils have purifying effects as well. Cinnamon, oregano, rosemary, thyme, grapefruit, lemon, clove, tea tree, and others can actually kill viruses, fungi, mold, and bacteria. These essential oils can not only be used in a diffuser to purify your air, but they can also function with soaps and detergents to sanitize your home.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about some easy ways to purify your air and that you will consider upgrading your screens this spring to enjoy the full benefits of fresh air. We at Metro Screenworks offer high-quality window screens, rolls of window screen, screen doors, and screen door replacement parts, as well as so much more. Shop our window screens and screen doors online!