Negative Ion Generators

Most things collect dust depending on whether they’re positively or negatively charged. Ideally, it’s better if there are more negative ions in the air but if you add a fixture known as a
negative ion generator, it makes the dust clump and fall to the floor instead of circling in the air and landing all over the room.

A negative ion generator can be as simple as a water feature. Research has shown that falling water creates thousands of negative ions by splitting otherwise neutral particles of air, freeing electrons to manifest their vitalizing function. These electrons join up with smaller air particles giving them a predominantly negative charge. Shannon likes to add a drop of lavender oil to water features to make the air smell smell sweet and to repel mozzies.

You’ll often see negative ion generators in museums and antique shops to minimise the amount of dust forming on the works of art.

For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here

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