It hits hard when it reaches closer home. Yes, I am referring to the fact that Coronavirus that has made its way to India. While I am doing all that I can to protect myself and my family from this outbreak, it is important to constantly educate my boys about what is right and what is not. Right from washing hands to maintaining the adequate distance to ensuring they don’t go to gatherings and more. These are small, but basic things you need to protect yourself from Coronavirus.
5 things you need to protect yourself from Coronavirus
Cleanliness begins with you. And its important to know about the things you need to protect yourself from Coronavirus.
Use a hand-wash regularly
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. It is important to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with an effective hand wash to clean yourself thoroughly. When I make my own foaming hand wash, I use good amount tea-tree, clove and peppermint essential oils that act as a disinfectant.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Use a hand sanitizer
A hand sanitizer helps to keep those infections away. Since applying a hand sanitizer is one of the most important things; it took me a while to zero in to the right hand sanitizer. And when I did, I chose one that was not laden with chemicals and nasties. This 100% alcohol free sanitizer is SLS and paraben free and very low on fragrance which I like. Plus it keeps my hand soft and doesn’t dry it out. You can pick up this hand sanitizer here. While there is a recommendation for alcohol based sanitizers which I use when I am outside; at home I prefer a milder non – alcohol based sanitizers.
Use natural disinfectant soaps
Neem has been considered a disinfectant soap from times immemorial. Neem Special Bathing Soap incorporates neem for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory & antiseptic properties. The soap is suitable for oily & acne prone skin to cleanse the skin thoroughly. Pick up this 100% natural soap from Earthy Sapo that can help keep infections at bay.
Use the right household disinfectants
Cleaning your home thoroughly and disinfecting it regularly is yet another way to keep the infections away. While I do use 100% natural natural alternatives, like the floor cleaner from Mitti Se, but till the time this scare subsides, I have also added the Dettol Multi-Purpose wash to the daily regime. Mitti Se floor cleaner is packed with 100% natural ingredients that keeps the pesky insets away and disinfects your home naturally.
Dettol Disinfectant Hygiene Liquid protects you from 100 illness-causing germs. This multi-purpose liquid is ideal for personal and home hygiene. It provides expert protection against harmful bacteria with a unique sanitizing formula and takes care of you and your family from harmful germs. It is also known to be safe for use on skin.
Not to create a situation of panic, but if you are stepping out, opt for face masks to protect yourself from any environmental pollutants. While its recommended that the you use the N95 masks, you can also use the normal masks because these masks are in severe shortage.
Watch this video from WHO to know more : https://youtu.be/bPITHEiFWLc. These are some of things you need to protect yourself from Coronavirus. Are you safe?