3 Natural Ways to Purify Indoor Air

how to purify indoor air

We spend lots of time indoors and yet pay very little attention to treating indoor air right.

The main reason for not paying attention to indoor air purification is our ignorance of its importance. The general perception is that outside air is more polluted than indoors air and so we seldom see the need of purifying the air in our homes.

Contrary to common belief, it is important to pay attention to purifying indoor air whether in the home or at the office. Never assume that the air quality is okay just because it is indoors.  Consider three reasons why we must purify indoor air:

  • The air contaminants that pollute outside air also find their way into the indoor air.
  • Contaminants like germs, dust particles, harmful gases can only be gotten rid of by purifying indoor air.
  • Usage of wood, charcoal, dung, coal and other similar things for residential needs also leads to a lot of air pollution

The effect of quality indoor air in relation to our wellbeing has been studied for decades but it is only recently that it is becoming clear that it is a matter of life and death.

Polluted indoor air is a health hazard – it can result in cancers, fevers and lots of other diseases. Instead of waiting to fall victim to these ailments, it is safer to purify indoor air. When you purify indoor air, you are not only saving yourself but your family and friends as well.

I hope I have convinced you of the need to purify indoor air. If so, great! Now let us look at some practical ways of purifying air naturally. The methods I am suggesting below are natural which means they are completely harmless, hassle-free and they have been proven to work.

3 Natural Ways to Purify Indoor Air
  • Beeswax Candles
  • Salt Lamps
  • Bamboo Charcoal

Beeswax Candles


Paraffin candles are the ones commonly used in homes.

It is high time you traded your paraffin candles for beeswax candles.  Most people have no clue of the harm they do by using paraffin candles. Paraffin candles usually release harmful chemicals like toluene and benzene into the air. Beeswax candles are an awesome alternative. They emit very little or no smoke, they do not produce unnecessary scents, and they release negative ions that are important in the cleaning of the indoors air. Negative ions usually combine with the contaminants in the air and so  eliminate them from the environment.   

In addition to these, beeswax candles burn slower than paraffin candles which not only means less smoke is released but they last longer so you get more value for your money. Talk of killing two birds with one stone!

There are lots of products but the top two are Tea-light beeswax candles and Votive size beeswax candles , both of which are readily available online and in your local stores.

Salt Lamps

Salt lamps are an awesome alternative to beeswax candle for purifying indoor air.  Salt lamps are typically made from Himalayan salt crystals and they have the same operating principle as the beeswax candles.

They eliminate air pollutants by releasing negative ions into the environment. The Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp can therefore be used perfectly as an air purifier to counter smoke, dust, pollens and any other contaminant of indoor air.

What makes these lamps stand out is the fact that you can actually use them as reliable sources of light e.g. as night lamps for your kids’ room. Not only will you meet your lighting needs but you will purify air in the process as well. These lamps are cost effective, reliable, practical, and better still, they are known to help asthma patients breathe better.

Bamboo Charcoal

I must admit bamboo charcoal is a rather odd pick but it is actually great in purifying indoor air. All you have got to do is put the bamboo charcoal blocks in water and burlap  bags and then place them in the room and then sit back and let the charcoal work for you.

Right from the burlap bag, the bamboo charcoal will purify the air by eliminating all the toxins. They have a porous form which contributes to the elimination of bacteria, dust particles, pollens, allergens and other air contaminants. They also absorb moisture and so prevent the growth of molds and mildews.

Just to ensure that the bags you choose will work optimally with your bamboo charcoal; you should go for the scientifically tested and proven Moso air purifying bags.  The bags do not have any toxicity so you can use them without worrying about the health and wellbeing of your family.


So there you have it – the top three natural ways to keep indoor air free from toxins. 

Natural methods are always the best since you do not have to worry about any side effects. Try them out and see the difference!