Today was a very chaotic and stressful day. I spent the majority of the morning finishing up Christmas shopping and of course the stores were FULL of people, which caused me to have a blown panic attack and flare up. 😩 I ended up lathering myself in my oils, took a deep breath, and got the F outta there lol!
I stopped at our local garden shop on my way home and was SO looking forward to it.
Immediately I went straight to these beautiful succulents and instantly felt at peace, had the biggest smile on my face and my heart and soul were filled with pure joy. Isn’t it amazing how plants can have that effect on our bodies? 🌵🌿 -
Did you know how beneficial succulents are to our health? .
🌵They help you breathe
During the process of photosynthesis, plants release oxygen, however, at night most plants respire like humans, releasing carbon dioxide. Keep these plants in the bedroom for an extra boost of refreshed air during your sleep that ultimately leads to a better night’s sleep. -
🌵They purify the air
Succulents, like snake plant and aloe vera, are excellent at cleansing the air and removing toxins. NASA’s research found that they are able of removing 87 percent of volatile organic compounds (VOC). These plants are extra helpful in library and study environments because VOC substances like benzene and formaldehyde are found in rugs, cigarette smoke, grocery bags, books and ink. -
🌵They help prevent diseases
About 10 percent of the moisture in the atmosphere is water released by plants. The same applies to your home, the more plants you have, especially in groupings, the better you can improve the humidity in your home that can prevent dry skin, colds, sore throat and dry cough. -
🌵They help you focus
A number of studies of both students and workers have found that concentration, attentiveness and brain capabilities improve when studying or working with plants in the room. Small plants like succulents are especially beneficial at work, as they don’t take up a lot of space on your desk. -
🌵They aid in quicker recovery
Succulents can contribute to reducing flu-like symptoms, headaches, fever and coughs, anxiety and less fatigue.
Um, yes please. 👏🏻🌱