Nature

Are You A Pluviophile?

A pluviophile is more than just someone who loves rain. According to the dictionary, a pluviophile is someone who finds joy as well as peace of mind during rainy days. There’s a difference between the enjoyment you feel staying in and watching Netflix with a bowl of buttery popcorn or reading a book while drinking hot cocoa, and the feeling of being safe and protected. A true pluviophile will find a sense of security in the rain, and that no harm will come to them while it’s raining.

A pluviophile takes pleasure from the rain it interacts with all of their five senses. This is why most pluviophile’s will live their life as normal when it rains. For those who dislike rain will find it an inconvenience and chose not to run errands around town. However, a pluviophile will go out without hesitation.

First and foremost they love the way the rain feels on their skin. They do not mind going out during a monsoon and getting drenched when they run to their car. Not only do they enjoy going outside in the rain, they enjoy driving in the rain and watching the rain hit the windshield. The enjoy watching the drops of water splatters and slide down the window. Even after they return home from their daily routine while it’s raining, they choose to sit by the window to continue watching the rain. A lot of pluviophiles also enjoys the sound that the rain makes as it hits surfaces including puddles, windows, etc. The smell that the rain brings also brings the comfort.

And let’s admit it now, all of us at some point have stuck their tongue out and caught rainwater. A pluviophile will do this as well, however, rainwater is dangerous to drink and contains a lot of bacteria. So for all the pluviophile’s out there, we don’t think you should drink rainwater but please continue to run and play in the rain. We understand the enjoyment you get from it!

Brief Explanation of Aromatherapy

The practice in which natural oils that have been extracted from leaves, stems, roots, bark, flowers, or other parts of a place as a way of enhancing physical and psychological well-being is called aromatherapy. The aroma that is inhaled from these “essential” oils is widely believed to help stimulate brain function.

Essential oils are also able to be absorbed via the skin; from there they travel through the bloodstream promoting whole-body healing. Aromatherapy is considered to be a form of alternative medicine, one which is rapidly gaining momentum. There are various applications it is used for, for example, increased cognitive function, mood enhancement, and even pain relief.

There are quite a few essential oils available, each on is believed to contain its own healing powers. It is believed that the fragrances in the oils stimulate nerves which are found in the nose, impulses are sent by said nerves to the area of the brain which controls emotion and memory. Depending on each type of oil, the results to the body may be stimulating or calming.

It is believed that the oil interacts with the hormones and enzymes in the body causing changes in pulse, blood pressure, as well as other body functions. It is suggested by another theory that the fragrance certain oils provide may stimulate the body to produce substances that fight pain.

It is important to note that the oils used in aromatherapy should not be swallowed. Many of these oils are quite potent and if taken internally, they can be dangerous. Being as they could be highly sensitive to the oil, it is recommended that children under the age of five so not use aromatherapy. Also, make sure that you never use the essential oils near your mouth or eyes, this could cause irritation to the skin as well as other membranes.

Here Are Three Flowers And Plants That Help Improve Indoor Air Quality

There are all kinds of flowers and plants that people like to keep in their homes. All plants are supposed to help in regards to indoor air quality, but some help more than others. And since all of them do help, you can look at other characteristics of the flowers and plants, such as which ones are easiest to care for or which ones you think look best. However, it is good to start by knowing which ones are best for indoor air quality, and then you can take it from there.

One of the best flowers for inside your home when it comes to helping keep the air clean is the garden mum. Now, this isn’t just results based on research results from NASA. You would think they know plenty about air purification. So if you want the best, go with garden mums first. You can read all about the Nasa Clean Air Study here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Clean_Air_Study

Of course, you are wanting to have more than just garden mums in your home, right? The Peace Lily is another great choice, and it is also very beautiful. Have you had a peace lily before? They look so delicate, but they are on lists of plants that are easy to care for. Can you think about another plant that is always considered easy to care for? Do you have any ferns in your home? Specifically, it is the Boston Fern that people often say is easiest to care for and also is best at help cleaning the air in your home.

There are other flowers and plants that make this list, but you can do some more research if you don’t like any of these options. It can help to also explore how the plants and flowers each individually help when it comes to improving the air quality in your home and what medical benefits, such as relieve stress, these plants have.