We all have busy, crazy lives, and we read everywhere about the importance of slowing down, breathing to relax and de-stress, and taking time to enjoy the pleasures of our environments. The forced slow down of a covid world was helpful for many of us, and the challenge seems to be staying in that slower state many of us were living in isolation.
At Sill and Sage we think the world would be a better place if everyone had a few leafy friends in their home. From the health benefits to the importance of connecting with nature, we want everyone to enjoy plants in their homes. Here are six good reasons to have more indoor plants to convince you!
1. Plants are good listeners
You can tell them anything, and they won't judge you. Whether you've had a bad day or need to vent, plants are there to soak it all up. In fact, there is even research to prove that talking and singing to plants even makes them grow faster!
2. They clean the air
Plants are like mini air purifiers. They filter out toxins and impurities, leaving you with fresher, cleaner air to breathe. Indoor plants have the ability to filter out pollutants and toxins from the air, and can remove chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, which are commonly found in household products, furniture, and building materials. Snake plants, peace lilies and philodendrons are some of the best filterers around.
3.They're a natural mood booster
Studies have shown that being around plants can reduce stress, improve concentration, and boost your mood. Who needs therapy when you have a bunch of houseplants?
4.They're low-maintenance pets
If you're not ready for the commitment of a furry friend, plants are the perfect alternative. They don't need to be walked, they don't shed, and they don't leave hairballs all over your furniture. However, if you do have pets, please read our blog about pet friendly, non toxic plants.
5. They're good for your health
Wait a minute, are you telling me that a few green leaves can not only clean the air, but research has shown that being around plants can help to boost the immune system, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and even lower blood pressure? They also release moisture into the air, which can help alleviate dry skin and respiratory issues. Get me some plants now!
6. They are slightly addictive
Anyone who has a few indoor plants knows that the more you have, the more you want. The pop of colour, the lush greenery, and the touch of nature is seriously habit forming! Watching your plant babies grow and thrive (ok, and sometimes wither and die for no apparent reason) is satisfying and addictive. And why not!
Whether you are a seasoned plant parent or a greenie newbie, there's no time like the present to add some greenery to your home. Your mental health, physical health and joy in your surroundings will improve. Find the perfect pot for your plants here at Sill and Sage. Green your world!