10 Products Ingeniously Designed To Purify Your Air

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Last week, we talked ways to win in the fight against moths, pests that really typify that whole straw-camel-back thing.

Today, we’re sticking in the same interior-headaches vein, and addressing the issue of moisture build-up and offensive smells (which so often seem to go hand in hand), an injustice no space-dweller should have to bare.

Injustice? You ask. That’s right.

You can have the most meticulous, domestic management regime, and the most fastidious commitment to clean, and still: your leaky-creaky old home just won’t cooperate. Or, your children’s lacrosse gear just won’t stop oozing odious odors. Or, your car just won’t release the rainfall it absorbed that one time you left the sunroof open overnight two years ago.

In such cases, you can’t win the fight for fresh, dry air on your own. You need the backup of the powders, and the pouches, and the purifiers. You need the stick-’em-up of the sprays and the solids and the cute, blue boxes. You need help to clear the air, friends…

10 best products to purify the air.

 

1. Citrus Magic Odor Absorbing Solid Air Freshener 

Absorbs odors of smoke, mold and mildew while also freshening the air. 

2. Gearhalo Deodorizer Pods 

Uses “SilverActic protection” to kill sport-stink, including shoes, work boots, gloves, bags, helmets & pads.

3. FOOT SENSE All Natural Smelly Foot & Shoe Powder 

The Podiatrist recommended powder that eliminates foot odor, neutralizes smelly shoes & destroys and prevents bacteria, comes with a money back guarantee, is made in the USA From 100% natural ingredients. Bam. 

4. Zero Odor Multi-Purpose Household Odor Eliminator (Also available in zero odor Pet)

The molecular breakthrough that eliminates odors and leaves no scent. Psst: it works!  

5. Green Air Encore HEPA and Carbon Filter Air Purifier with IonCluster Technology

6. Fridge-It Cube

Naturally activated charcoal deodorizer and odor eliminator for smelly refrigerators that’s fragrance free and lasts 6 months.

7. Car Ionic Air Purifier | Remove Dust, Pollen, Smoke and Bad Odors 

Removes dust, pollen, smoke, and other bad smells from cars and RVS, and handily plugs right into your cigarette lighter.

8. Charcoal Odor Absorber and Moisture Eliminator

This value pack comes with 5 differently constructed natural charcoal pouches; Hang them up, slip them in, sit them out. The more the airier. 

9. Reusable dehumidifier

Absorb moisture in your car, home, or RV by plopping down one of these handy pouches, rechargeable with a simple spin around the microwave.

10. Air Purifying Box, Shoe Deodorizer, Bamboo Charcoal Deodorants 

This cute box, filled with bamboo charcoal, will effectively combat moisture and odors for 5 years, no batteries required. 

 

 

 

Monday’s Meditation: On Returning To The Light

Monday, October 16, 2017

When you feel like the world around you is falling apart, read this.

Among the mental catalogue of images I’ve seen throughout my life is an illustration from The Cat in the Hat. It’s the one where the children are sitting at the window, looking, with dismay, at a day of dark and stormy rain.

Their despair is palpable. They are pent up, forlorn, and at a loss for how they’ll fill their time.

Children’s books always contain the most wisdom, if you ask me. And so it seems that image is the most fitting metaphor for how so many of us are looking out at the world today.

The scene is depressingly morbid. It’s wrecked and ravaged and shows no signs of letting up; the storm appears to worsen by the minute.

How can we go on, smiling and laughing and buying asparagus at the store when the world around us is falling apart?

As responsible denizens of the world, it’s up to us to stay informed. But there is only so much window-watching one can endure. The risk of staring for too long at a time at the grizzly scene unfolding is that we sink to its depths. Hopelessness and darkness become the lenses that permanently affix themselves to our eyes. 

But surrounding ourselves in darkness does not summon the light.

It is none of our duties to punish ourselves by proxy by gluing ourselves to the Breaking News without a moment’s break.

As difficult as it can be at times, the most loving thing we can do is to accept our responsibility of stepping away from the bleakness of the scene outside our windows and attending to the business of lifting our spirits.

We step away. We allow ourselves to close the shades, and, for a spell, let the mad world spin on without our watching. 

We do this not because we are selfish. Or because we lack compassion, empathy, or determination to create change. We do it because we must return ourselves to the light. 

The uplifted uplift. The lightful spread light.

Do not feel guilty for your glorious life. Bask in it. Be actively grateful for it. Tilt your head back to the warmth of your sun and let yourself be filled with its rays.

Only then can you go out into the world and be a force for good; phosphorescence tempering the darkness.

Spotlight On Melissa Lenox // Modern Farmhouse In Charleston

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Do you ever stumble across someone and wonder how it’s possible they’re not more well known? Wonder how it’s possible they don’t have followers by the bucket full and whole groups of fan girls? And whether their lack of ubiquity is by design? 

Such were the ponderings I had upon discovering Melissa Lenox’s designs.

Lenox got her start working at a firm in San Francisco. But it wasn’t until relocating to South Carolina that she began her own company. Her work, then, is an amalgamation of the influences of both coasts. It is every bit as California cool as it is Charleston charm. Where those two worlds meet is, delightedly, an airy, coastal aesthetic with generous doses of the contemporary and the traditional. Oh, and there’s a porch swing. 

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