Hello friend. How are you doing today? Better than earlier this week I hope.
For me, I feel more rooted and certain after taking a peek above ground yesterday and digging into all the media outlets, reading practitioner blogs and accounts who I trust, just taking it all in.
Before I opened up the computer to start researching, I made it very clear to myself that the end game here was to become informed, not fearful, and to come out the other side with a solid and clear GAME PLAN for my family and I.
And that’s exactly what I did. Well, the researching and game plan part, not the avoiding fear part 😉. Hey, I’m human too.
However after I did my prep work and built out my family’s Immune Protection Plan (I’m sharing with you on this post), I felt SO. MUCH. BETTER.
And I think it’s because as humans, all we are ever really looking for is SECURITY and SAFETY and LOVE.
So that’s what I hope to bring to you in this blog post below: tips to feel more secure and more safe. I’m truly sharing with you today from a space of LOVE, because I want you to know that I see you.
I’m right here next to you, cheering you on as you get it together in your home and start to create a space where wellness and nourishment is within arms reach for everyone.
I stripped this whole blog post down into a video for you where I demo the rollers recipe, the veggie cap and natural cleaners.
STEP 1: Take a breather and slow down
One of the first things we are being asked to do is limit our time out in big groups. Public health forums are trying to minimize the rate of this rapidly spreading immune threat. We can help “flatten the curve” of the spread by minimizing exposure to large groups.
This one is SUPER TOUGH for Evan and I, so if this “lock down” has you feeling like you’re in straight jacket, we hear you! Our travel plans to Manila (Philippines) and San Francisco are cancelled as of now. Manila is in a city wide quarantine as of today 😳. As for the social gatherings, I’m just so glad I didn’t splurge on those Stagecoach tickets for April 😬.
IF you are someone who struggles with health issues that effect your immune system, are immunocompromised, have an autoimmune disease, experience lung/respiratory issues frequently or have diabetes, it’s a good idea to reach out to your doctor and touch base. Ask him/her if there is anything special and specific that you need to do for yourself right now.
STEP 2: Protect Out In Public
Thank God, we are not yet restricted to the four walls of home (so much love and prayers to everyone in Italy!) So, when out and about in public, it’s a good idea to carry your OnGuard Hand Sanitizing Mist.
I’m keeping one in my car and one in my purse and spraying it on grocery carts, spraying my hands between store trips and using it to wipe down my phone.
The doTERRA Hand Sanitizing Mist is temporarily sold out. But here is a DIY recipe you can use:
OnGuard Hand Mister
5tbsp aloe vera gel
1/4 tsp vitamin E oil
15 drops OnGuard oil
2/3 cup Everclear 151
Mix ingredients in bowl. Pour into spray bottle. Watch the video on the right to see it done.
The Everclear 151 is a source of ethyl alcohol (75.5% alcohol), which I prefer to use instead of rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol isn’t the best for the immune system. However ethyl alcohol is natural and doesn’t strip our skin of our natural acidic layer, which is really our skin’s first line of immune defense!
I read that the virus hang out on surfaces for up to 5 hours. I have never been one to wipe down shopping carts and public door knobs before using them, but I am now!
Also, it’s a good idea to use a car diffuser or take a whiff of a citrus essential oil (I LOVE Green Mandarin or Tangerine), Breathe blend or OnGuard blend when you get in your car after being out in public. This way, if you were exposed to any immune threat, you are sending in essential oil aromatic properties into the nasal and lung mucosa right after the threat!
STEP 3: Turn Your Home Into Your
Let’s start with the air.
Purify Your Breathing Air
If someone has been infected with Covid-19 and they cough or sneeze, it’s been reported that the virus can hang out in the air for up to 3 hours. Now while you can’t do anything about the Whole Foods or Safeway air purification systems, you can help purify the air in your home (and even your car) with diffusers.
Diffusers are a wonderful way to send essential oils out into the ether to engage with the immune threats and purify the air.
I prefer to diffuse oils for 30-60 minutes at a time, then open the windows for a little bit to get out the old air and invite in fresh air, then repeat a few hours later.
Here are some great diffuser blends:
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Peppermint
2 drops Palmerosa oil
2 drops Siberian Fir
2 drops Wild Orange
2 drops Douglas Fir
Disinfect Your Countertops with Toxin-Free Cleaners
We use doTERRA’s Multipurpose cleaner concentrate. Right now, it’s sold out in all markets. However you can make your own while you wait for the stocks to replenish!
¼ cup white vinegar
1 ¾ cups water
15 drops OnGuard
15 drops Lemon
15 drops Wild Orange
1. Add all ingredients to 16 ounce spray bottle.
2. Shake thoroughly. Spritz on surfaces and wipe clean.
Wash Hands Frequently
We of course, love the doTERRA foaming hand wash. It’s temporarily sold out but OF COURSE, you can whip up your at home version for very very cheap!
3 cups water
3/4 cup pure castile soap
15 drops OnGuard
15 drops Wild Orange
15 drops Lemon
1. Stir ingredients slowly
2. Fill your favorite foaming dispenser
STEP 4: TURN YOUR BODY INTO THE
MOST INHOSPITABLE HOME
FOR THIS SEASONAL THREAT
The 4th step is possibly the most important step of all. Support your immune system AND turn your body’s terrain into the most inhospitable environment for this seasonal threat.
There are A LOT of natural solutions you could start to implement into your daily rituals to support immunity. What I am sharing here is a to-the-point, streamlined and simplified protocol that Evan and I and my family members are doing every. single. day.
Morning + Evening Ritual for Adults
👉🏻1- OnGuard Plus softgel*
👉🏻1- Turmeric capsule
👉🏻Full dose of Live Long Vitality
*If OnGuard Plus is out of stock in your area, you can do either:
-DDR Prime softgel
-OnGuard Plus Veggie Capsule (in a veggie capsule combine 1 drop each: OnGuard, Oregano, Black Pepper and Melissa). If Melissa is too expensive, then just omit.
Morning + Evening Ritual for Kids
👉🏻OnGuard Plus Roller: in a 10mL roller bottle, combine 15 drops each of OnGuard, Oregano, Black Pepper, Melissa. Fill bottle with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Roll down spine and bottoms of feet.
OR use the Stronger Blend. Roll down spine and bottoms of feet.
👉🏻A to Z chewable: natural multivitamin for kids (chew 2 daily, take both at once or split up during day as desired)
👉🏻PB Assist Jr: probiotic for kids (evening or morning, only once per day)
Immune Supportive Water Tonics
In a 20-32 oz water bottle, add the following essential oils and sip throughout the day. Remember to use a glass water bottle or a stainless steel water bottle.
1 drop Pink Pepper + 1 drop OnGuard
1 drop Zendocrine + 1 drop Tangerine
Red Hot Tonic
1 drop Cinnamon + 1 drop Grapefruit + 1 drop Turmeric
If you don’t yet have a doTERRA Wholesale Account and want to get started, you can assemble your own first order with this link.
OR you can shop one of our premier kits below. The premier kits offer additional discount and waive the initial membership fee!
Here are my favorite 2 premier kits. And YES, the ones with the sold out OnGuard Products ARE IN STOCK and the OnGuard cleaning products WILL SHIP IMMEDIATELY as they are ONLY available in these kits.