There is a lot of hype going on about the Novel CoronaVirus known as Covid-19. I wanted to discuss how to protect from viruses like Covid-19 and also the flu which is also going around. I find I always feel better when I am prepared. Aromatherapy can be quite effective in treating and preventing illness along with being supportive and healing while sick. I did have the flu a month ago. It was brought home by my daughter who caught it at a school fair and she proceeded to sneeze directly into my face uncontrollably. I knew in that moment regardless of what I used or did I would catch it so I used aromatherapy to support us and prevent us from getting any secondary infection.
1) Wash hands thoroughly and often with good old soap and water
2) Make your own hand sanitizer with Vodka, Colloidal Silver, Aloe Vera, and essential oils that are antiviral
3) Make a cleaning and disinfecting spray using vinegar and water with essential oils and cleanse surfaces, etc multiple times a day in your home, work space etc
4)Diffusers are our best weapon for killing airborne viruses and treating respiratory illnesses. I have many diffusers and I recommend using them at this time in your home to kill virus bugs and support the immune system.
**please be mindful of your pets and children when using essential oils. They should always be diluted and diffusers should not be located directly near your pets especially with the super bug killing essential oils as they are harsher. If someone is ill and you are using a diffuser with the super bug killer it is best to keep your pets out of this room. Pets will also walk away from a diffuser if it is to strong for them. Just be mindful.**
A diffuser works best if it turns on every 15mins with a timer and diffuses for a minute. You would need to get a timer for most diffusers.
Here is my list of essential oils and you can order therapeutic practitioner grade oils from www.planttherapy.com and www.dreamingearth.com
I like Sovereign Silver Colloidal Silver
Super Bug Killer oils a little goes a long way and never use undiluted:
Expectorant and Antiviral Oils:
Tea Tree (multipurpose bug killer)
Oils that soothe an inflamed respiratory tract:
Oils that support secondary bacterial infections and kill bacteria:
**Eucalyptus, Lavender, Cedarwood, Tea Tree, Lemon , Benzoin are safer less harsh oils to use around small children and Elderly.
If I am going to be dealing with a super bug I will have the harsh oils on hand and will use them safely and responsibly. When used safely
and responsibly they actually work most effectively and typically with no contraindications or negative impact.
Do not ingest essential oils they are 75-100x stronger than the plant, fruit, herb they are derived from. If you take anything internally keep it to herbs and supplements.
NOTE: This blog post does not constitute medical advice, I am simply sharing what I have learned about various holistic remedies that may help prevent CoronaVirus. Consult a medical doctor immediately if you develop symptoms.