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
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.
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!
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, feces
Care 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.
Care Tips: prefers moist, even soil, humidity, cooler temps
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 temp changes