“Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). “In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term.” Read more here.
My DIY hand sanitizer is an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal spray & immune support without the harmful hormone disrupting & immune crashing side effects of traditional hand sanitizer. When you use chemical antibiotics found in antibacterial hand soap and traditional hand sanitizers, they are strictly antibacterial (antibiotic)...aka: they kill bacteria only, not viruses. Sure, this is helpful in fighting secondary bacterial infections, but it will not kill coronavirus..or any other virus for that matter. Neither will hand washing.
Antibacterial products actually weaken the immune system and wipe out all of the GOOD bacteria (probiotics) on your skin's surface that we need to help FIGHT infection and protect us every day. Traditional hand sanitizers are also known for disrupting hormone balance in the body.
Just use undiluted Silver Shield in an amber spray bottle. Safe for EVERYONE and also kills bacteria, virus, fungus...while only supporting/building your immune system!!!
This is what I have available for patients to use in my office.
Essential Shield contains 10 different essential oils: 100% pure essential oils of Citrus sinensis (Orange) peel, Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove) bud, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) bark, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) flower, Citrus x limon (Lemon) whole fruit, Pinus sylvestris (Pine) needle, Rosmarinus officinalis (Wild Rosemary) leaf, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf & flower, Citrus x paradisi (Grapefruit) peel, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) leaf.
NOTE: always read labels to ensure there are no plant extracts/essential oils you are allergic to. Also, if you are sensitive to grains, especially corn or wheat (like me), or struggle with auto-immune of any kind, grain alcohol is a no-no. That was why I chose 70% isopropyl alcohol instead. The alcohol content MUST BE greater than 60% to have sanitizing properties. Also, rubbing alcohol is drying, so just know you may need more moisturizer if you're using it all the time. And be careful
NOTE: I learned recently that despite popular DIY blogging advice, Aloe Vera gel IS NOT suitable as a stand alone base for DIY hand sanitizer. A) Most are stuffed with ploymers. B) It can be incorporated as a 200x powder concentration in the water phase of the formulation...but who in the world is going to sort this out as a DIY'er... if you want to, I'm not the person to ask for advice ;) and C) If you did use a pure aloe vera gel, you could mix it with the alcohol BUT you would have to be certain the alcohol % stayed above 60%. You could not use essential oils in it because they would likely not stay in solution and you would then have risks for burning/irritating your skin. Sooo...yeah.
Before you read any further, let's read Psalm 91 and be reminded of God's faithfulness & hope BEFORE we do anything else:
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For He will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
8 Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
9 IF you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”
Also, God's Word warns us of the increase of natural disasters and disease as evidence we are living in the end times AND that He is coming back SOON in Matthew 24 & Luke 11 (I encourage you to read both chapters, in context). Here's the highlight from Matthew 24:
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for[a]all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines,[b]pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
Definition of Pestilence (Oxford dictionary): a fatal, epidemic disease
Ok, now for some science, facts and practical advice. Here are a few more fact-based pieces of news/science from trusted Doctors/colleagues/sources to encourage you with:
Coronavirus mortality rate could drop
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what a pediatrician wants you to know
High dose Vit C used to treat Coronavirus in China
7 Corona Virus Myths & how to beat it naturally
Coronavirus: Symptoms & Natural Solutions
Developing information is showing that COVID-19 prevention is similar to flu prevention (and all of these can be taken in higher doses for treatment of any virus). The COVID-19 symptoms include: fever, coughs, shortness of breath, upper-respiratory symptoms, GI symptoms, diarrhea, and general body aches. Please stay home if you have any of these symptoms. CALL your Doctor before running to the Doctor/hospital. I personally am offering phone consults in place of in-office visits for anyone who has any related symptoms. I will open up more hours (for phone consultations) temporarily, if needed, to help in any way I can. Let's be part of the solution, and not the problem.
Pick a few preventative options from the list and be proactive, but not afraid. Calm others with prayer, truth, facts, and options who are living in fear. Also, if you know your health is not up to par, I highly recommend being proactive and scheduling an appointment to get your health restored, which in turn, strengthens your immune system and mind and is one of the best overall things someone can do. This is not the time to be scared, tired, stressed, and depressed, as it does affect our immune systems. Laughter, faith, hope, gratitude and joy are great medicine!
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*In my opinion, the best options for kids are: Silver Shield, VS-C liquid, Echinace/goldenseal (liquid), essential oils, cod liver oil, beta glucan chewies, the above homeopathics + healthy diet of low sugar/grains, sufficient fruits/veggies, sufficient protein & plenty of good fats which is necessary for a healthy immune system. Also, drink plenty of pure water, fresh pressed green juices with ginger, and be diligent to get them good sleep!
**If we get quarantined, enjoy the time with your family. Seek the Lord diligently. Turn the TV off. Pray together, Play together. Take communion together. Get some rest. Catch up on house projects. Cast off fear & search God's Word for how He is working all of this together for our good and His glory. He is aware of every detail of our lives and every detail of the world.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.- Proverbs 17:22 NLT
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. -John 14:27 NKJV
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.-Psalm 94:19 NLT
I will do my best to update this blog if/as more information arises. I am praying for all of you, in the mighty and matchless name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, our Healer, our Protector, and our Peace!
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