The arrival of autumn, the rains and the drop in temperatures often lead people to spend more time at home, close the windows and take shelter under a blanket and a hot cup. A very comfortable image that appeals especially during the colder times of the year. However, keeping the different spaces of the home closed can have a negative effect on the health and physical and mental well-being of the cohabitants.

While it is true that windows should be closed during times of the day when pollination is most intense, especially for allergy sufferers, experts recommend frequently ventilating the home and trying other tricks to purify the air and keep it clean throughout the day.

According to the latest study X-ray of happiness in Spanish homes Prepared by the German company Vorwek that analyzes what are the priorities when it comes to being comfortable at home, 7 out of 10 Spaniards consider the quality of the indoor air in their homes very important.

Daily airing is essential, whatever the season of the year, but there are also other tricks or tips that you can put into practice to achieve a purified environment in your home that helps you maintain a greater state of physical and mental well-being.

The power of plants

Making use of indoor plants is a trick that, in addition to adding a touch of style to your home, you will be able to fill it with clean air. Plants help eliminate environmental pollution, suppressing those microorganisms, odors and toxic particles sustained in the air, especially in closed spaces. There are numerous studies on the purifying capacity of some plants such as Poto, Areca, Tigre's Tongue or Ribbon. All of them provide more oxygen than they consume and eliminate most pollutants.

Use essential oils

Another trick to enjoy cleaner and cleaner air at home is to use essential oils. Some of them made from rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, thyme or tea tree are perfect for cleaning and purifying the environment at home. To facilitate good health and hygiene at home, essential oils will prevent viruses, bacteria or fungi from being generated or surviving in an enclosed space. In addition, you will bring a delicious aroma to your home, which will help you relax and find calm. An authentic sensory and purifying experience.

Bet on natural materials and fibers

Believe it or not, there are a large number of building materials whose paint or glues contain organic and chemical compounds that emit vapors that pollute the environment. To avoid this, in this case, it is recommended to use natural materials at home.

Whenever possible, choose natural fibers in textiles, such as wool or cotton; opt for bamboo, glass or cork for furniture; and uses environmentally friendly paints on the walls that repel dust and dirt, neutralize bad odors and eliminate bacteria from surfaces.