Not only does aloe gel get props as a medicinal plant for its soothing, healing, and hydrating properties (it works great for burns and bites!), but also the low-maintenance succulent can clean up your inside air, filtering out benzene and formaldehyde. This handy kit has everything you need to grow your own window dressing.
Not all candles are created equal. Trade in the paraffin kind, which can release icky chemicals like alkens and toluene, for a cleaner burn with beeswax. Handmade in California by artist, beekeeper, and farmer Erin Pata, these triple-wick wonders are 100% raw beeswax for a cozy and healthy vibe.
Sage has been used for thousands of years to energetically cleanse your space, extinguishing stagnant or negative energy. These hand-tied beauties add roses and vintage cotton floss to the mix for an almost-too-pretty-to-burn bundle.
Yes, incense is in again—and this hand-twisted rope version, infused with woodsy-smelling juniper, gets extra coolness points. Simply light, blow out the flame, and let the rope ember for a better smelling vibe. Burn on a metal dish or hang from a rope incense burner.
Tap water just got a whole lot better thanks to this stick of genius. Made from oak branches carbonized to 1,000 degrees, simply drop the activated charcoal into a pitcher of water to filter out impurities like metals and chlorine. Best of all, it’s plastic-free and water tastes deliciously clean.
Want a better night’s sleep? Swaddle yourself in this sleeping beauty. Studies show that like a big hug, weighted blankets can help you get to sleep faster and give you a more restful snooze, plus the deep pressure stimulation can decrease anxiety and reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Those plug-in air fresheners can be filled with nasty chemicals. This scent is all-natural, a woodsy blend of balsam fir, cedarwood, earth, and moss handcrafted in California. Spritz around your house or add a few drops to your diffuser for a healthier aroma.
Um, did you know breathing in toxic cleaning products can be as harmful as smoking? Yikes. Overhaul the under-your-sink area with this non-toxic threesome. The All-Purpose Cleaner, Wood Cleaner, and Scouring Powder deliver plenty of elbow grease and full ingredient disclosure.
The right doormat says a lot. It’s the first thing people see when they enter your home, so you want to make it a style statement. It’s also one of the best ways to cut tracking in contaminants, reducing pollutants like pesticides and lead dust by up to 60 percent.
Did you know indoor pollutants can be 10 times higher than outdoor levels? Suck ’em up with this upright. Armed with a sealed HEPA filter, it traps dust, dander, and other pollutants instead of spitting them back into the air. Bonus points for Miele’s super suction and long-lasting rep.