- Wash your hands when you first rise in the morning. Do this first before washing your face and brushing your teeth. Here is a YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PmVJQUCm4E&feature=youtu.be
- Wash your hands before and after eating. Wipe down and clean where you ate your meal.
- My favorite cleaner is Odoban. I use it to clean laminate counters and floors in the bathrooms, kitchen, my entire home. Afterwards, you can wet the surface and let it air dry to disinfect. Odoban contains eucalyptus essential oil which attacks viruses and bacteria. It is the most potent cleaner for airborne viruses. It is 99.9% effective in killing viruses, bacteria, and molds. Because cleaning supplies may be scarce, you can use an old school remedy: white vinegar and baking soda. There’s nothing these two ingredients cannot knock out with a punch of cleanliness. Do not use Odoban or vinegar on natural stone. Vinegar is not recommended for continued use on quartz, granite, or marble. (Odoban can be purchased at Home Depot and Sam's Club.)
- Wipe and disinfect your doorknobs, light switches, keys, computer mouse, and all frequently touched items in your home daily with Odoban. Remember you cannot allow bacteria and viruses to incubate and resurface! Prevention! Prevention!
- Wipe down your car doors inside and out as well. Also wipe your dashboards and seats with doTERRA Onguard which works miracles to keep that clean scent smell.
- When your children get home from school or you come home from work or errands, change your clothes and put them immediately in the laundry basket. Spray them with Odoban if can’t be washed immediately. Shower and refresh with new clothing. Please Do Not Reuse dirty towels. Bacteria loves the moisture on the towels. Once used, let towel air dry and once dry, spray with Onguard and toss in laundry basket for wash. I realize people save and reuse towels but don’t do it now. Wiping or drying private parts with a towel and then reusing it will allow bacteria and viruses, and possibly candida and parasites to re-infect you. Break that Causal Chain Reaction by using a clean towel every time.
- Brush your teeth twice a day at minimum. I love Onguard Toothpaste followed by Onguard Mouthwash. Now ‘In the Olden Days’, I used Baking soda and a drop of clove oil or a slight sprinkle of clove herb but be gentle not to scrub away tooth enamel.
- Spray clothing inside laundry bins with Odoban when it is filled one or two times. It really gets rid of infections on clothing.
- Bedding should be washed on a deep clean setting with your detergent, hot water, and 1/4 cup of Odoban.
- Do not touch your face throughout the day. Our hands are constantly are constantly encountering viruses and bacteria. Do not bring home any more of them than you have to.
- I always tell everyone to increase water intake. People always say okay but rarely drink more. No, your body needs water to flush toxins out. The minimum of water intake is your body weight divided by two and that is the number of ounces you should drink everyday. Example: Mary weighs 120 pounds. Divide 120 by 2 = 60 ounces of water. This is a minimum. Drinking more is ideal.
- Wash your fruits and vegetables with soap or baking soda solution when you bring them home from store. See YouTube video https://youtu.be/sjDuwc9KBps
- If you wear glasses, clean them in the morning and when you return home. You will see particles of dust, possibly cough and sneeze, and other airborne particles on them.
- Do not kiss your children on the mouth. Yes, we all love our children and grandchildren but do not expose them to what we have encountered throughout our day. Blow a kiss in the wind instead. LOL this is for everyone’s well-being. Remember: prevention.
- Do not allow yourself to share any drinks with anyone. Sharing is not caring. You are exposing your loved ones with your germs and what you have been exposed to throughout the day. You may not feel you have anything to fight however your little ones have a low immune system, low tolerance, and cannot fight infections as efficiently as an adult. Caring is resisting the temptation of Exposure!
- Please, go through your refrigerator once a week and discard what is older than 1 week old. Mold tends to grow quickly and germs love such an atmosphere. Wipe down your refrigerator with Odoban.
- After using the toilet, spray Odoban on the seat and wipe. Also spray inside of the toilet bowl and flush after each use. Close the lid when flushing! Airborne viruses in toilet water love to flow out into the air and we just can’t have that. It’s not a girl thing it’s a cleanliness thing. Also, disinfect the handle every time you use it.
- Fill the sink or tub with hot water and 1 cup of Odoban. Place your vent covers in and wipe down with a brush or a baby bottle cleaning brush until cleaned and let air dry. Return to vent and check if there is any debris and vacuum it up.
- Be safe and keep children home. Don’t expose them to others in the stores. I’ve seen people with their children in the stores with no masks. Coughing, sneezing, and being exposed to others.
- Hot teas are exceptional good during this time. It lubricates the esophagus and calms the throat especially when you have an irritation and a constant cough.
Drink chamomile tea to calm irritation.
Drink peppermint tea to sooth the throat.
Drink green tea to assist the immune and lymphatic systems.
Drink oregano tea to repair and stimulate the immune system.
Drink ginger tea to sooth the digestive tract and release blocked gases.
Drink hibiscus tea to fight, cleanse, and stimulate the body.
Stay healthy. Stay positive. Remember: Prevention, Prevention, Prevention.
Dr. Olivia Valenzuela, BD, DNM