We all know that plants are great for bringing nature into the home and boosting our wellbeing. However, certain houseplants are actually better than others at promoting wellbeing.

Houseplants can do much more than just add a touch of greenery to a home. They can also help to improve mood, reduce stress, and can even improve the air quality.

Certain indoor plants can offer a whole host of mental and physical health benefits. Below, gardening expert Fiona Jenkins from myjobquote.co.uk provides a list of the five best houseplants for scent and wellbeing.


Peace lilies are a very popular houseplant and with good reason. It’s very easy to care for, has a beautiful appearance, and it produces a sweet, clean scent that can help fill your home with beautiful smells.

Peace lilies are also well known for their air-purifying properties, so they can help to reduce the number of pollutants in the air, giving you a much healthier home.


Jasmine is another very popular houseplant that is well known for its beautiful, sweet fragrance.

Jasmine flowers bloom during the summer months and emit a strong, sweet scent that fills your home with a calming and relaxing aroma. Jasmine is also relatively easy to care for, so it’s a great choice for beginner plant parents.


Lavender is a popular herb that is well-known for its calming and relaxing properties. Lavender plants grow well both indoors and outdoors. They produce a sweet, floral scent that can help to reduce anxiety and stress.

Lavender is also a great houseplant choice for those who suffer from insomnia, as the scent can help to promote sleep.


Scented geraniums are a type of geranium known for their fragrant leaves. There are several different types of scented geraniums, each providing their own unique scent.

Some popular scented geranium varieties include lemon geranium, rose geranium, and nutmeg geranium. Scented geraniums are very easy to care for and can be grown either indoors or outdoors.


African violets are also a popular houseplant. These plants are known for their beautiful blooming flowers. African violets come in a range of colours, including pink, purple, blue, and white.

These plants are relatively easy to care for and thrive in bright, indirect sunlight.

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Joanne is the editor for Workplace Wellbeing Professional and has a keen interest in promoting the safety and wellbeing of the global workforce. After earning a bachelor's degree in English literature and media studies, she taught English in China and Vietnam for two years. Before joining Work Well Pro, Joanne worked as a marketing coordinator for luxury property, where her responsibilities included blog writing, photography, and video creation.