They say that nurturing plants can also nurture your body, mind and soul. Leaving aside their household aesthetic goals, these tiny, leafy plants can also bring psychological benefits in your life and create a general sense of well-being.
It’s true that they require a certain amount of attention but if you’re doing your best, greenery can cleanse your air in the house while enhancing your life.
Because plants can truly reflect your life and help you cope during difficult times. This connection between houseplants and self-care is stronger that it might seem and it can help your mental health. Some plants bring joy while others speak to you in troubled times. But let’s see, based on your personality what kind of green baby can help you reduce stress or boost your mood.
- If you need a reminder that you should break your toxic ties, try growing aloe Vera
A house plant with so many benefits and so easy to take care of. So if you’re that person that gives more than it takes, you’ll find aloe Vera your perfect pairing. You can use its leaves to treat different kinds of skin problems from inflammation to cuts, burns and scars. You can use it to detoxify the air around you from harmful chemicals and you can make homemade beauty products out of it.
Aloe Vera can teach you more things about yourself like letting go of those dead pieces that are no longer contributing to your growth or may be stopping you from thriving. It may teach you that sometimes in life, it will be necessary to replant yourself and it can help you make the right choices so you will evolve in the person you want to be.
Caring for aloe Vera
To make sure you’ll enjoy its full benefits, place this plant in your kitchen or bathroom where your most household chemicals are. Aloe Vera is a large plant and you might need a bigger pot to replant it if you want it to grow to its fullest capacity. It only needs to be watered once a week and it will work its magic when placed on a window where it can soak up the sun.
- If you need a reminder to stay calm and relax, try lavender
Easy on the eyes with a delightful, powerful scent, this plant is one of the most popular sources of essential oils. So, if you’re having a stressed day there’s nothing better to help you unwind than the traditional lavender oil. Its smell can calm the entire atmosphere, reduce anxiety symptoms and you can even use it in your beauty routine because lavender has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Lavender can help you calm down when you feel overwhelmed. You only need to close your eyes and inhale its relaxing smell and after taking in a few deep breaths, we promise you’ll have the best night rest you ever experienced. So, if you have problems sleeping, place your lavender close to your bed and drift away.
Caring for lavender
You can move your lavender outside during the summer days so it will catch those fresh sunshine rays and while you do that, you can soak up some Vitamin D as well. Although all lavender needs is a bright area and water, make sure you’re not watering it too much if you don’t want to shorten its life span.
- If you need a reminder to maintain a work-life balance, try peace lilies
Peace lilies, natural air purifiers that neutralize harmful indoor chemicals while improving the flow of energy into your home. Peace lilies can also help you flourish physically, mentally and emotionally.
So if you can describe yourself as a strong, deep rooted person but with a gentle appearance, this flower might be the perfect pairing for you. It symbolizes purification, prosperity, peace, tranquility but also solitude. With such a powerful symbolism, it is very important to only speak to this flower in a way you would want someone to speak with you. Use positive affirmations to keep a balance of energy in your space.
Caring for peace lilies
This gentle flower requires to be watered once a week or when the soil is too dry and to be placed into indirect sunlight.
- If you need a reminder that you can survive during hard times, try a snake plant
An extremely durable plant that requires very little attention to thrive, the snake plant can provide a protective energy in your home, reminding you how resilient you can be, even when times get tough. Snake plants are there for you no matter what and they can thrive under pressure, just like a Libra.
Are you into astrology? If so, snake plant might be the ideal plant for you. It has the ability to sanitize your space by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, keeping air flow balancing to each space.
So, whenever you feel that you can’t experience the difficult period you’re crossing, your snake plant will remind you that you can choose to survive and grow even in the hardest situations.
Caring for snake plants
Place this plant in a quiet spot in your home, maybe in the bedroom or where you get most of your resting time and even if you’ll neglected for weeks it will help you breathe clean air and find your inner peace. Simply make sure to keep its soil moist by watering it every couple a weeks, and learn how to be in life from this survivor.
- If you need a reminder to always stay present, try a eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is a plant with a pleasant aroma, powerful scent and a great range of health benefits. It can help you treat congestion, colds or even asthma so take a moment to inhale its amazing fresh fragrance, especially if you suffer from one of these conditions.
Eucalyptus can also help you live in the present moment without worrying about tomorrow or thinking of what happened yesterday so, if you want to enhance your life and create a sense of wellbeing, this is the ideal plant for you. You can place some eucalyptus leaves around your shower head allow it to steam as the heat rises and releases that strong smell into your bathroom or you can boost your home’s appearance because it also looks amazing.
Caring for eucalyptus
Eucalyptus need to be watered constantly and to be placed under direct sunlight.
All plants can help you feel calmer, lower your anxiety level or boost your mood. More than this, being around plants can also increase concentration and improve memory and work productivity. In fact, studies have shown that most employees that have a few houseplants in their workspace are more relaxed, creative and productive than the ones that work in a less green environment.
Caring for these plants is a reminder to care for yourself so whenever you struggle mentally, witness your green babies and see how happy they are when they receive water and sunlight. Keep growing, babe!