10 Air Purifying Plants To Detoxify Your Salon

10 Air Purifying Plants To Detoxify Your Salon


If the idea of an eye-catching new salon plant didn’t grab your attention, just wait until you hear the detoxifying benefits of these indoor air purifying plants! For a plant to make our list, it must meet the following requirements:

  • Hard to Kill
  • Eliminate Common Salon Air Pollutants
  • Aesthetically Pleasing Salon Decoration

In case you are wondering which airborne chemicals decrease salon air quality the most, we made this handy chart for you below:

5 Most Common Salon Air Toxins
Formaldehyde Permanent Straightening Treatments, Keratin Treatments, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Hardeners Known Human Carcinogen
Ammonia Hair Color, Perm Systems, Window Cleaners, Floor Waxes Corrosive, damages cells upon breathing, swallowing or skin contact, Respiratory Irritant
Benzene Hair Colors, Plastics, Pesticides, Detergents, Synthetic Fibers Known Human Carcinogen, especially Leukemia
Trichloroethylene Hair Extensions Glue, Lace Wig Glue Long term exposure causes liver, kidney and skin damage

Best Indoor Air Purifying Plants for the Salon


Peace Lily

Eye-catching and easy-to-care for, Peace Lily’s would look beautiful in a salon of any size. Their elegant white spathes and low maintenance care routine, make them an all-around all-star plant to have on display at the salon.

Removes: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, benzene and ammonia.Care Tips: Low light or medium, indirect sunlight – soil: evenly moist; water weekly


Aloe Vera

This healing succulent has multiple uses in the salon. It removes formaldehyde and benzene from the air, but it’s soothing gel can come in handy when you get the occasional hot tool burn. Tip: Our tribe of holistic hair stylists love to mix freshly cut aloe into fruit water for an extra kick of Vitamin E, or on clients with sensitive scalps!

Removes: formaldehyde, benzeneCare Tips: Loves sunlight, allow soil to dry between waterings


English Ivy

These mesmerizing, vine-like plants can make a striking statement in any organic salon. Not only does it remove benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, it removes airborne mold and feces. Yes, feces. So, don’t be afraid to put English Ivy in your salon restroom.

Removes: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, mold, fecesCare Tips: moist, even soil – water weekly, thrive in bright to low light



If you prefer a pop of brightly colored blooms for the salon, look no further than azaleas! This evergreen plant can thrive in salon without direct sunlight and even eliminates formaldehyde from the air. However, you’ll want to opt for greenhouse azaleas, as they’ll be able to survive indoors.

Removes: formaldehydeCare Tips: prefers moist, even soil, humidity, cooler temperatures


Weeping Fig

The Weeping Fig requires a bit more tender love and attention, but it’s intricately twisted trunk makes a beautiful statement in the salon. Removes: Benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia

Care Tips: bright light, allow soil to dry between waterings, sensitive to temperature changes

Spider Plants

The Spider Plant’s name is as interesting as its namesake but it’s actually really lovely! With its unique look, you can hang it up or place it on counters – just make sure it doesn’t get too much direct sunlight.

Removes: formaldehyde, xylene and toluene


Bamboo Palm

The Bamboo Palm is exotic and captivating in appeal with its gorgeous patterned palms. Caring for this plant requires minimal effort. Just water the plant when the soil is dry, prune dead ends and you are all set.

Removes: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene


Gerbera Daisies

The Gerbera Daisy is hard to resist as they come in so many different vibrant colors. Brighten and enliven any space with an arrangement of these pretties. These will last weeks too if you provide it with adequate lighting.

Removes: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene

Care Tips: For optimal care, these flowers benefit from monthly fertilizer feedings.


Dracaena Marginata

This plant is sure to attract attention with its interesting spiky appearance! It gets its sinister name from the red stem variation that resembles dragon blood.

Removes: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene

Care Tips: These are independent plants that need a little bit of light and only water once soil is drysalon-air-purifiers

Mother in Law’s Tongue  

This plant has a few names and all of them don’t sound very pleasant but we assure you this plant has a pretty pattern and adds flair on shelves or cute corners.

Removes: benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene

Care Tips: Because these have succulent leaves it’s advised to allow this plant to dry in between waterings.