Coronavirus. It's all over the news and everyone is talking about it. I'm going to share with you a few natural alternatives and health building measures you can do to build your immune system, your family and help keep you safe...naturally.
But first, we need to take a look at the conventional methods being used.
A lot of people are freaking out about the Coronavirus. Stores are out of hand sanitizers, sanitizing wipes, antibacterial soaps, isopropyl alcohol, and even aloe vera gel (I'll tell you more about aloe vera gel in a bit).
The scary part about this virus is that it's new and it spreads fast. (I wonder if Walking Dead fans think their show is coming to life).
But all joking aside-people are being adversely affected. Families are having to be quarantined at home, travel plans have been canceled and people have died. A cruise ship off the coast of California has not been allowed to dock for close to 14 days because some onboard have tested positive for Coronavirus.
Those with compromised immune systems and respiratory problems seem to be the people who have died from it. From what I've read at the CDC site and other hospital sites the coronavirus can flip to pneumonia quickly.
My 88-year-old aunt, who lives with me, has COPD and emphysema. She's also on oxygen. She's someone who could become infected and could...well, you get where I'm going with that.
I was planning on taking my mom to see a broadway show for her birthday this spring and that's on hold because she is on immunosuppressant medications. She's at risk too.
Sooo....not only am I concerned about their health I've got to keep MY immune system humming along.
I'm a pretty healthy gal 'cause I work with essential oils all day and herbal medicine is my jam.
I'm going to give you natural ways to sanitize your hands and your home because there are problems with conventional products. Here's the list.
- Conventional hand sanitizers are loaded with triclosan, a chemical that's a known endocrine disruptor, classified as an irritant, and is banned in Canada and Japan. They're made with scented with fragrances that are carcinogenic. They dry your skin out causing it to crack and chafe.
- Antibacterial soaps are harsh on your skin, drying it out and causing rashes. Research studies point to the use of antibacterial soaps-along with antibiotic overuse-to the mutation of bacterias and viruses creating superbugs that are drug-resistant. They're scented with fragrances that can be carcinogenic.
- Sanitizing wipes are made with alcohol (skin drying), fragrances that are linked to cancer. They fill landfills, clog waterways and sewer systems. They don't break down.
Here are the alternative things you can do to sanitize your world and boost your immune system.
- Drink a lot of water with fresh lemon or lime. Up your Vitamin C intake. Drink Reishi Mushroom Tea in the morning. Drink Chaga Mushroom Tea in the evening. Take a dose of Cat’s Claw tincture before going to bed. All three kill viruses and bacteria in your body and boost your immune system.
- Give your liver a break from foods & drink that clog it. Wheat, corn, dairy, soy, and processed foods, alcohol. Your liver helps you filter out toxins and viruses.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often with a soap made with pure essential oils. Essential oils are the pure essences of plants that have healing properties. They're potent and magical. They positively benefit your body.
- Get an aromatherapy diffuser, put it near your bed and use it while you sleep at night. Diffuse 5 drops each of Thyme and Oregano pure essential oils. They’re potent virus killers. Breathing them in helps your respiratory system stay healthy.
- If you’re going out in public, taking public transportation, or traveling by airplane carry a natural antimicrobial spray like our Healthy Home Spray. New sizes to carry in your purse, backpack or yoga bag. 1 oz., 2 oz., 4 oz. and 8 oz. bottles are available. Spray your sheets, pillow cases, mattresses, desks, phones, and your hands. If your flying spray your seat down, seatbelt, tray table and give a shot into the air in front of you. I created a special travel kit of a TSA compliant size for carry-on of the Healthy Home Spray combined with the Cold ’N Flu Balm. Take a dab of the Cold ’N Flu balm and spread it inside your nose creating a safety net against microbes. They're made with essential oils that are antiviral and antibacterial and are good for the lungs.
- Make your own hand sanitizer using alcohol or the less drying aloe vera gel. Aloe vera gel is alkaline. Microbes prefer an acidic environment. Add essential oils. Quick recipe: 1 oz. alcohol or aloe vera gel, 10 drops oregano essential oil, 15 drops lavender essential oil. Shake well.
- Use a Neti pot at night—or use a saline spray—to get the germs out of your nasal passages.
- Get an aromatherapy diffuser, put it near your bed and use it while you sleep at night. Diffuse 5 drops each of Thyme and Oregano pure essential oils. They’re potent essential oils that kill viruses.
- If you have a compromised immune system or underlying respiratory issues stay away from big crowds. Reconsider traveling by plane or public transportation.
- Keep a positive mindset. Being fearful and full of worry doesn’t do your body any good.