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Best Houseplants for a Stress-Free Environment

If you’re a sucker for succulents and other houseplants, you’ll love to know that growing these green treasures in your Beacon home helps to make you happy! Did you know that certain plants “clean out” toxins found in households, which directly reduces levels of anxiety and stress, and improves your mood?

Not only that, but indoor plants also emit phytoncides, or mood-boosting compounds, which can enhance immunity and ward off the effects of harmful germs. Fortunately for us, beautiful houseplants offer more than their good looks… So let’s take a look at a few of our all-time favorites:


You know aloe as a natural healer for ailments like sunburns and cuts, but this simple yet chic plant purifies the air, particularly of toxins found in cleaning supplies. An aloe plant is perfect for your bathroom window, where it will receive the sunlight it needs.

Peace Lily

Just as beautiful as its name implies, the peace lily truly brings tranquility to any indoor space. In fact, a study conducted by NASA found that these gems are among the most effective at filtering out harmful chemicals (most notably trichloroethylene and benzene) that get trapped in the air. And they sure are pretty…

Snake Plant

Bright and eye-catching, there’s nothing scary about the snake plant. In fact, this beauty (which doesn’t require a ton of sunlight or water) absorbs carbon monoxide, releases oxygen, and filters out toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde. If you’re ready for more happiness in your home, this plant is key.

Boston Fern

Sleek and stylish, the Boston fern is the perfect plant to place… well, just about anywhere in your home. Best of all, this super cool plant not only cleans out toxins, but improves humidity by naturally restoring moisture to the airThis means relief for dry skin, noses, and throats.

Bamboo Palm

Eye-catching and trendy, the bamboo palm is so much more than its beautiful appeal. This all-purpose plant effectively absorbs a pollutant called toluene, which causes a host of troubles including eye, nose, and throat irritation, as well as several other harmful pollutants.

At Beacon Homes, we believe that home should be the happiest and healthiest place in the world — so we carefully craft each of our new homes in Edmond, OK with superior features, expert design, and of course, the touch of family. This summer, let it grow, let it grow, let it grow, and add a little green to make your home happier than ever.


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