Everyone knows the feeling of stress and anxiety SUCKS! We live in a world where over 450 million people currently suffer from mental health problems. In this busy world it's hard to find time to work on reducing stress therefore creating a safe calming space at home can do wonders. I personally have struggled with mental health problems and have always gravitated towards surrounding myself with indoor plants! It gave me something to care for, little did I know how much my plants were caring for me! There are 100's of plants that can help reduce stress and anxiety but here are our top five!!
Snake Plants are not only gorgeous but one of the best stress-relieving plants!!! Adding this baby to your indoor jungle can have great benefits to your safe space. Snake Plants are also known as Mother-in-law's tongue and Sansevieria. These babies are so popular for their ability to remove harmful toxins in the air. This can help reduce headaches, eye irritations, and breathing problems.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera plants have infinite health benefits for your health and home. Aloe Vera's help cut down harmful radiations from electronic devices. This easy, low maintenance plant is a natural air purifier. Air free from toxins can help reduce anxiety and stress. You can also harvest this plant to use to help with sunburn and skin problems. This unique plant has 100s of benefits and its used in many healthcare products.
Lavender is known for its incredible smell! Lavender's smell is proven to help relieve anxiety and stress. Stress and anxiety can be very hard to manage when you become exhausted from bad sleep. Lavender's scent has sedative properties that can help induce sleep. Adding this beautiful plant to your home can have numerous health benefits as well as adding some gorgeous purple colouring to your space. This plant is very hardy to cold temperatures! If you live somewhere cold this is definitely a good plant choice for you.
4. Kentia Palm
Kentia Palms are a big, beautiful plant that can liven up your safe space! They are very popular due to being one of the most effect air-purifying plants out there. They help remove harmful chemicals such as benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde from the air you breathe. Breathing the cleaner air created can help lower anxiety, stress and blood pressure. Kentia Palms are easy to care for in a warm space as they are very sensitive to frost.
5. Peppermint Plant
Peppermint plants can help reduce anxiety in your safe space with its fresh minty fragrance.Peppermint plants create menthol. Menthol is known for easing stress while boosting your energy. Added bonus it makes a great cup of tea!! Peppermint tea can help ease digestive problems, tension headaches, teeth problems, clogged sinuses, menstrual cramps, allergies and help improve energy levels. Damn, thats a GREAT cup of tea!!
Enjoy creating your safe space with these awesome plants!!