Iâ€™m Sarah, a Naturopathic Doctor, wellness enthusiast and health-foodie. Iâ€™m a well-being advocate and green kitchen guru who is living my true purpose while guiding patients through their personal health journeys. Iâ€™m also a complete and utter health food fanatic who wants to see everyone benefit from eating healing foods!
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diy hand sanitizer recipe (+ a wee rant);
shopping yesterday I politely declined to use the hand sanitizer provided by the store (I kept my gloves on purposely to avoid this scenario as my skin reacts very poorly to these chemicals); I was then forbidden from touching anything in the store & enjoyed a ‘contact-less’ shopping experience …
this brings us to my latest blog post: a few data points on why this scenario, and the overuse of hand sanitizer in general, is problematic;
As with all interventions used to fight c-who-must-not-be-named it’s important to maintain perspective and weigh the risks & benefits of our daily choices. I choose to wash my hands with soap and water between patient visits and after physical contact, this diy hand sanitizer gel lives in my bag for ’emergency’ situations. Free of harmful chemicals this easy diy contains geranium and lemon essential oils which have been shown to block AC2 receptors (the virus’s mechanism of entry) in skin cells acting as natural topical anti-virals against c-vid (see last PMID below for the cool new study).
Alcohol & triclosan-free hand sanitizer for those times you absolutely need to 'disinfect' & there's no soap + water in sight.Â
Mix all together in a small container & use as needed to sanitize hands.
(geranium & lemon oils specifically have been shown to block ACE2 receptors in skin cells to act as natural topical antivirals against c-vd, see bottom PMID for study)
note: I came across a company that I believed was spreading harmful viewpoints, instead of naming them publicly or being an a-hole their employees I simply chose to try & educate those in my circle about a healthier way of being, see what I did there .. education >Â hate, anger, cancel culture.