Any recommendations here are at your own risk and for you to evaluate your self and take full responsibility for their effectiveness we are not giving any guarantees. Basic hygiene and handwashing are one the most important actions, and to be fully protected you will need full-face double filter rubber masks, as worn with Hazmat suits in hospital, but the organic essential oils below can be a useful additional layer of protection which adds to a simple paper mask and good basic hygiene and handwashing.
Coronavirus Covod-19 and organic essential oils
We have been having lots of enquiries about the antiviral properties of organic essential oils, and advice on what might help with the Coronavirus Covod-19, especially when travelling on planes and trains and public transport etc The most effective idea we have come across from some of our customer’s recommendations is: To put 5-10 drops of organic Tea Tree essential oil onto your face mask every few hours or twice a day. Other Essential oils that have strong antiviral properties are Organic Eucalyptus, Organic Oregano, Organic Sage, Organic Thyme and Organic Manuka essential oils. These will add the traditional antiviral properties of organic essential oils to the lining of the mouth lungs and throat when you breathe them in through the mask. See research papers below on anti-viral nature of Tea Tree.
Please be aware of sensible use of essential oils and to rotate use of oils to give the body a day or two breaks between using oils, so as not to overload one system. Always get advice from a professional practitioner
Research papers and articles on antiviral properties of Tea Tree essential oil.
Antiviral activity of Australian tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil against herpes simplex virus in cell culture.
Activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil on Influenza virus A/PR/8: study on the mechanism of action.
Tea Tree Oil Tea tree oil is a traditional medicine used by indigenous Australians and has been shown to have excellent activity against a range of bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), yeasts, and herpes simplex virus. From: Tropical Dermatology (Second Edition), 2017