Antibacterial Essential Oils to Keep Clean

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We aren’t alone - the world is filled with endless amounts of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It’s increasingly important to keep your space clean, especially as more cities are enforcing a shelter-at-home order for the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, there are antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial essential oils that can help get rid of germs on your body, your precious things, and the surfaces in your home. Keeping your spaces clean and sanitary is always a good practice, but certainly worth paying closer attention to during a worldwide pandemic. 

Keep your space clean

The most effective way to kill viruses is hand-washing for 20 seconds. If you’re on the go, hand sanitizer is a wonderful item to have on hand (pun intended). If you already have some hand sanitizer, boost its antibacterial power and scent by adding in a few drops of antibacterial essential oils. Close the bottle and shake it to thoroughly mix before using it.

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There has been a scarcity of hand sanitizer lately, make your own with pure Aloe Vera gel!

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It is vital to keep your living and work surfaces clean. Whether you are in an office setting or working from home, you can easily transfer these germs to your hands, and most likely your face. Touching your face is a bad habit that’s hard to kick, so be safe and clean all surfaces regularly. This can make for a great group activity if you are isolating with others or homeschooling! It only takes a few minutes but cleaning high-traffic surfaces once a day can make a difference in preventing the spread of infection.

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Here are some high-touch surfaces in your home:

  • Doorknobs

  • Countertops

  • Light switches

  • Refrigerator door handle

  • Kitchen appliance handles 

  • Drawer pulls

  • TV remote

  • Toilet handles

  • Faucet handles

Clothes carry germs

Clothing is a secret keeper of germs and viruses, which can be trapped in the cloth's fibers. Be aware that while you are out, even with social distancing, your clothing can come into contact with germy surfaces and act as a vessel for viruses and bacteria to travel around on. As soon as you get home, you should sterilize your shoes with isopropyl alcohol and remove all clothing to wash. Enhance your regular detergent’s germ-fighting power, and also add a great scent to your laundry with WOW Skin Science Rosemary Essential Oil.

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Purify the air

We love purifying our space with a diffuser and delicious essential oil blends. WOW Skin Science Immune Lift Essential Oil Blend helps you stay healthier by eliminating germs and boosting the body’s natural immunity. Formulated from eight purest therapeutic grade essential oils, all known for their antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal qualities, this blend helps keep infections at bay.  

Smudging your home with essential oils is a tradition proven to help remove harmful bacteria from the air. The most effective method for this is to use a diffuser, for more detailed information, you can check out our blog post on Smudging with Essential Oils for some great pointers. 

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We hope these tips help keep you and your loved ones safe in a clean home. Remember that this isn’t the time to panic. Have preventative measures against the Coronavirus by staying inside, cleaning every day, and washing your hands thoroughly. If you do go outside to pick up some essentials, remember to keep social distancing, bring hand sanitizer along, and wash your hands and clothes as soon as you enter your home. We wish you good health! 

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