9 NASA Inspired Plants That Clean the Air and Are Hard to Kill!

In my search for durable house plants, I learned something from NASA and space stations.

During the late 1980’s, NASA began studying houseplants as a means of providing purer and cleaner air for space stations. Their research found several houseplants that can help filter out certain harmful compounds that hang in the air, making it much healthier to breathe. The added bonus is that these plants are also almost impossible to kill!

Here are nine plants that are on the Clean Air Virtually – Indestructible Plant List inspired by NASA’s research.

Aloe Vera

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The gel inside the leaves of the Aloe Vera is known for its ability to heal skin irritations but it is also a great plant to improve indoor air quality by filtering out benzene which is commonly found in paint and chemical cleaners.

Peace Lily

Peace lily

The Peace Lily is a beautiful plant and I read it can improve indoor air quality by as much as 60 percent. Kept in the bathroom it helps reduce levels of mold spores and absorb harmful vapors from alcohol and acetone.

Spider Plant

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Spider plants are easy to grow and it is said that within just two days, this plant can remove up to 90 percent of the toxins of indoor air, the perfect plant for those who have common dust allergies. Also the Spider plant helps absorb traces of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.

English Ivy

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The English Ivy plant has a very special characteristic that I found surprising, it’s perfect for pet owners because it can reduce the amount of airborne fecal matter. It also absorbs formaldehyde found in cleaning products and carpets. Another study suggests keeping the plant on your desk can help with better focus because it absorbs trace amounts of benzene,  a chemical found in office equipment.

Boston Fern

Boston fern

Boston Fern is one plant that offers beauty and health benefits. The ferns require frequent misting but in return the ferns act  as humidifiers putting moisture back into the air giving some relief to dry skin and dry air from cold weather and heaters. The ferns also help to eliminate traces of formaldehyde.



Eucalyptus has been used for centuries to ease cold and flu symptoms and just breathing in the scent of these plants can help open congested  airways. The leaves of the Eucalyptus are filled with tannins which raise healthy fluids in the body’s air passages.

African Violets

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The purple color of the African Violets is a health benefit in itself. Research has shown gazing at the plant helps stimulate an adrenaline release, increasing the flow of oxygen to the brain and helping you to relax.

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese evergreen

The Chinese Evergreen produces tiny red berries that are lovely to look at but they also help remove toxins left hanging in the air from chemical based household cleaners.



In the NASA research, this plant was an air-purifying champion.

Also known as Mums, they produce beautiful flowers and the variety of colors they grow in alone makes them a wonderful choice for any home. Chrysanthemums can help filter out benzene, among other chemicals from detergents, paints, plastics and glue better than the rest.

Take care, stay well.


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Glowing Skin

Our wisdom and confidence may grow as we get older, but sometimes what we see in the mirror doesn’t reflect how we feel on the inside. The changes during menopause also include our skin. Fortunately, you can relieve some of the skin-related effects of menopause and aging by taking care of your specific skin care needs with essential oils like Frankincense and Carrot oil and plenty of moisturizer. Supporting your hormones is your foundation to managing symptoms and help get glowing skin.Healthy eating, exercise and a natural menopause supplement like Femmerol may be all you need to quite symptoms so your body can find it new comfort zone in a natural and safe way. www.femmerol.com

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A Scar Story

Knowledge is power! As the founder of Solutions for Women and the developer of Femmerol my goal is to provide a wealth of information to enable women to make informed decisions about menopause.

Breast Cancer is a concern for every woman. We know there are certain possible triggers for the disease such as using HRT but for many women afflicted with BC the cause is unknown. I hope to help women take an active role in their health and make the best decisions about their health through the menopause transition and the years that follow.

The following video was sent to me and this woman’s story touched my heart, she is my hero. Paulette Leaphart tells her story about her journey with breast cancer. She won her battle and is now a warrior fighting for every women’s breast health. This is her amazing story.

A Wise Women once said….


A wise woman once said the health of a woman must be seen through her eyes. If she can’t envision her wellness, she can’t attain it.

Fear of HRT has some women believing the best way to get through menopause is to find the strength to endure and suffer ─ as silly as that sounds!  The same fear also keeps women from trying a natural and toxic free alternative treatment for their symptoms.

Building this company has been based on my belief that when it comes to choosing a product for menopause symptom relief the fewer mysteries the better and gaining hormone balance naturally doesn’t mean compromise.

I may have been ahead of my time when I first developed and manufactured Femmerol. But today herbal extracts are gaining an increasing amount of attention from the scientific community because they can contribute to a more comfortable menopause experience without the harmful and toxic side effects associated with HRT.

Your body will naturally move through menopause at its own pace, and your body is designed to support you in good health throughout menopause but most of us need a little help.

If you are new to the idea of a Natural Menopause and would like more information please visit my website at www.Femmerol.com, and take a look at the results from our clinical study .

If you have any questions please give me a call (954) 533-2603.

You don’t have to live with hot flashes and sleepless nights.

Take care, stay well.


A Letter from a Mother to a Daughter


Happy Mother’s Day! As a daughter I’d like to dedicate this post to all mothers but especially to aging mothers. If you’re in your sixties as I am and perhaps lucky to still have your Mother she is probably in her 80’s or 90’s. I lost my mother a few years ago, she was courageous, and resilient and had a big heart, she loved her family and always forgiving of our sometimes mind-numbing acts.  For many women born in the first quarter of the 1900’s, they learned to survive regardless of what life handed them. My mother was one of them. Born in 1922 she was one of six children. By the time she was seven both her parents had died. Separated from her sibling and placed in an orphanage for two years until an Uncle came from Italy, found all six of his sister’s children and adopted them. They were dirt poor, lived in a two room tenement in New York City but they had love, faith, hope and most important, each other. People were easily drawn to my mother; I think because her childhood was filled with such deprivation it made her deeply grateful for the good life she got to live.

As my mother aged we became close and she shared with me stories she never spoke of before. And when she became ill I took care of her until she died. My mother passed away in my arms and in here home where she wanted to be. An enormous amount of peace and love passed between us and I’m forever grateful for the words spoken between us and time shared.

The letter below was given to me by my mother, she did not write it and I don’t know who the author is but its words were the right words at the right time as our roles in each other’s lives began to change.

Taking care of an aging parent is tuff stuff but it’s what you make of it. In hindsight, for me it was like receiving an unexpected gift.

Letter from a Mother to a Daughter:

“My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way… remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day… the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad… just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you… my darling daughter. “