Recently a lot of friends asked me about how to mix essential oil to protect from the Coronavirus. In fact, up till now, we still haven’t heard an effective formula which can help killing 100% of this deadly virus. Instead, we should look at our personal health and hygiene in order to strengthen our immune system.
Perhaps I can also share WHO’s recommended formulation for Handrub https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf
As per WHO’s recommendation, Alcohol is the most effective way to kill germs but the alcohol percentage is to be at least 70%. In addition to alcohol, we can also add some essential oils which are proven to kill bacteria such as Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle and Peppermint. However, please be reminded that the maximum essential oil percentage should be kept at 3%.
If you decide to mix your own handrub, please make sure you will take extra care on all the ingredients as all of them are highly flammable products. For me, I always like natural products. I am using Anumi Natural Insect Repellent as my temporary choice as it contain 70% natural alcohol (derived from sugar cane) and some essential oils which contain anti-bacterial properties. I simply spray that on our hand, the chair and table in the public area and also the shoes when we come home.
If you want to learn more about the product I use, here is the link for more information. http://www.anumiskincare.com/natural-insect-repellent.html