As a business dedicating to improving the health of our customers we want to share a few simple tips that can help increase your resilience to Covid-19.
DEACTIVATING VIRUSES ON SURFACES (including your hands)
3% Hydrogen Peroxide
H2O2 in a 3 percent concentration inactivated all the viruses in a scientific study within 1–30 min. Coronavirus and influenza viruses were found to be most sensitive.
At New Harmony Soap we pour Hydrogen Peroxide in a spray bottle and routinely wipe down surfaces like door knobs, bathroom handles, counter tops, computer keyboards, etc, This simple process is an effective and inexpensive way to sanitize your environment.
INCREASE YOUR PERSONAL RESILIENCE
Outdoor Exercise and Vitamin D
Former CDC Director Tom Friedman says, “Of all of the various proposed measures to increase your resistance to [COVID-19] infection, regular physical activity and adequate vitamin D levels probably have the most scientific evidence to support them — and can be done safely.”
Many essential oils are known to be rich in antivirus compounds. Inhaling these compounds for 30 – 60 minutes per day can give your immune system a major boost to help deactivate viruses.
Of special note is the Essential Oil of Cinnamon Bark from Sri Lanka. Cinnamomum zeylanicum displayed 100% inhibitory activity against influenza virus A1/Denver/1/57 (H1N1) with 30 min exposure. Eugenol, the major component of Cinnamomum zeylanicum EO, possessed the most potent anti-influenza activity in both liquid and vapour phases.
Other Essential Oils possessing meaningful virus deactivating properties include Eucalyptus, Clove, Rosemary, and Lemon. A blend of these four along with Cinnamon Bark goes into our Robber’s Gold Essential Oil blend. While there is no laboratory test data to suggest these essential oils can deactivate COVID-19 we are using in our own homes and workplace with an electric ultrasonic diffuser as a way to support our immune system and increase our personal resilience.