How to Kill Viruses & Bacteria Naturally!
Considering our nation is fighting back against an infectious virus at the moment, I wanted to share a natural but effective way to clean not only your surroundings and spaces but your face and body as well! It sounds almost too good to be true but would you believe me if I told you that there was a natural and safe way to do that? Forget toxic bleaches and drying alcohols, hypochlorous acid “HOCL” is where it’s at! Before I tell you more about HOCL, you must know, not all forms are equal so when selecting a brand, you must ensure it is well researched and tested for stability. I have two brands to suggest that I have dug more into and approve of for both cleaning your home and body.
What is HOCL?
In 1834, French chemist Antoine Jérôme Balard discovered HOCl as the infection-fighting compound found naturally in the white blood cells of the human body. Balard’s work would most notably be used thereafter by armies in World War I and World War II for wound cleaning and to neutralize chemical burns. Today, it is most commonly used on humans, animals, and the natural environment to clean and disinfect.
I personally love using the Lumion products whenever I have a cut, it helps it heal so much faster and when I travel, I am never without the spray! I also suggest keeping this in your home so when accidents pop up, you can apply it the same day to start the healing process as soon as possible. This also works great on kids as a cleaner alternative to Neosporin.
How Does It Work?
HOCl works to break down the cells that are creating an infection by destroying the cell membrane and its DNA, thus halting its replication or growth process. The human body produces HOCl to reverse markers of epidermal aging, protect against environmental aggressors and cleanse the skin. When utilized as an application outside the human body, the PH-neutral HOCl solution works in much the same way.
How Is It Made?
Which HOCL is the best?
This week, the EPA officially approved of HOCL disinfectants to be used as an effective means to kill SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes Covid-19 which is great news for those of us that know about its magic. Because the disinfectants are made for commercial use, the next best option is using their All-Purpose Cleaner. It is not as potent but it is still made from HOCL making it a great option to have for at-home cleaning. While other brands out there are making similar products, creating and stabilizing HOCL, as you can imagine, is very hard. Many brands out there use additives or too much water which produces a less pure of a product so you do not want to take your chances unless you have researched the brand and who is making your HOCL. Below are my faves!
- For the home- I use and love Clean Republic code ORGANICBUNNY saves.
- For the skin- I use and love Lumion which is up in the Organic Bunny store now!