DIY Recipe: Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer:
- 2/3 cup 60-99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
- 8 to 10 drops essential oil (optional) of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Oregano and Tea Tree Oil are great options.
- Simply mix all ingredients and pour into a spray bottle container, spray hands as needed. Nothing could be easier!
To protect your family naturally over concerns of the Coronavirus, there are many things that you can do to stay healthy and safeguard your loved ones. Some of these are to practice stringent hygiene, get a good night’s rest, eat quality natural foods, take high-quality supplements and stay away from crowded places. These things can boost your immune system, which creates a safety net against falling ill from the virus.
- Wash your hands often or use hand-sanitizer with 60% alcohol
- Spend time in the sun soaking up Vitamin D, its one of the best safeguards for staying healthy
- Dose up on Vitamin C, D and Zinc
- Cough into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand) and dispose of the tissue
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose, mouth or ears with unwashed hands
- Avoid contact with people whom appear sick, and stay home when you are sick
- Limit or avoid shaking hands at this time, just like you do when you have a cold
- If you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, and exhale with no issues, you have clear lungs
It’s also recommended to practice good hygiene in regards to your kitchen and bathroom counter tops. Things that you use frequently and often put down on random surfaces, such as cell phones, travel mugs, purse, wallet, backpack etc. can pick up a LOT of germs! If you can refrain from setting your purse on the floor of a restaurant, bus, taxi, and checkout counters, you’ll limit the germs you bring into your home. Likewise for cell phones, mugs and books. We don’t really think about how many places our belongings ‘travel’ with us during the day. It’s a good practice to wipe them down with a Clorox wipe or spray with Lysol.
During this time of heightened awareness, a good rule of thumb for entering your home is: take off your shoes at the door, wash your hands, then wipe or spray the items you have brought with you. You can also wipe door handles of your front door, bathroom and bedroom doors, as well as the light switch and toilet handles. Oh, and don’t forget the well-used remote control, iPads and devices! You can also use naturally-bacteria resistant bamboo hand towels from BedVoyage.
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Please be safe and healthy during this time!