Plants that help us breathe...
Hā - 2. nvi. To breathe, exhale; to breathe upon, as kava after praying and before prognosticating; breath, life. (Wehewehe.com)
So today on my IG post I shared about how sacred the act is of placing our intention on breath is and how I came to writing this article was due to my sister pointing out to me that the Aloe Vera plant she placed on her bed side table is found to be beneficial to have near us at night due to it’s ability to enhance the air quality of it’s environment it lives in. Therefore, enhancing the quality of our breathing while we sleep! I thought, what a perfect subject to highlight right now, with many of us concerned about the quality of our air due to our recent volcanic eruptions🌋. Along with some of the great info on plants I have included some DYI projects you could do to make some pretty cool planters yourself AND some local artist who's craft is making some AHHHMAZING planters.
Aloe Vera has a LONG list of health benefits, but the fact that it emits oxygen at night, making for a more peaceful nights sleep. Like the mother n law plant it also diffuses toxins in our home environment making this one of NASA's top ranking plants to have near our beds at night.
Mother-In- Law's Tongue
An inexpensive "bedroom plant" Mother-In-Law's Tongue is another amazing choice for your bedroom decor! Like Aloe Vera "this plant emits oxygen at night time whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide – something we naturally produce when breathing. All this leads to a purer quality of air and a better night’s sleep." - It also acts as a diffuser to these nasty chemicals formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene that can be found in items such as certain rugs, furniture, mattresses and on and on. Do your homework before you buy home furnishings... go green when you can!
The Sleep Judge speaks to the benefits of the Gardenia plant and has this to say in relationship to it helping as a sleep aid, "Gardenia is particularly useful due to its antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also commonly used for its natural sedative-purposes, which will help you fall asleep faster." Another source noted that it might be as effective as taking Valium!
Although Kava did not make NASA's list, it definitely makes my list! Having Kava as a means to relax my mind, body and spirit I speak from my personal experience with it aiding in the calming of my nervous system. Depending on the type of Kava and where it is grown it can honestly give me both an alertness coupled with openness of mind acting somewhat as a stimulant to ideas and conversations. OR it has really allowed me to sink down into the seat of my being, and just be ok with the nothingness, yet the vastness of each passing moment, therefore assisting me to slow down. All I know is, I usually have the best sleep and sometimes the most amazing dreams after a night of enjoying Kava with my 'Ohana & friends.
FYI: Plants love fashion too!!!
This amazing artist, who I feel like I have admired for years now is just killing it! I love her style, I love her ethics, I love her design sense... she rocks the plant fashion world! - Jessica Onetti, owner & designer of Plantsax has taken her joy of reuse and passion for textiles and paired it with her plant infatuation. It's a no brainer to #supportlocal and buy yourself some plant LOVE for your hale!
DIY Planters that are easy to do!
How cute is this? AND...Hello!?... How easy is this? Perfect size for a nightstand! Get to planting people!
So these DIY blogs are chalk full of how to's and inspiration! No reason to wait any longer on adding these simple touches to your home and change the mana in your space!
If you would like to book a consultation with me on how to create these looks and more for your home, book your appointment today! It is a life changing decision! Become more clear, more creative, have more peace and harmony throughout your home all by using your space and belongings in a way that brings long lasting Visual Peace to your home!
Here's a link to some of the affiliate links to the DIY ideas I mentioned above that you can get started on right now! xoxo k