When the General Community Quarantine was announced, people rejoiced and started to ease back into their normal lives. Offices began to open with limited capacities, restaurants allowed dining in and hell yes, traffic jams returned.
With more people interacting and on the road, of course, the rise of COVID-19 cases is given. But what really is the lesser of two evils? People getting infected or people dying of hunger because of the lack of income.
Life never stops, so how do we become vigilant while we restart our lives? Well, for starters, we need to be responsible as mobile individuals. Before the coronavirus became our worst enemy, we taught drivers how to be defensive drivers. Now let me share our defensive mobility tips with you.
Sanivir Smoke. It is a dry smoke disinfectant that is very powerful in killing all types of viruses, bacteria, spores, and fungi. It leaves no stain on your car interior and won’t be absorbed by your skin. This Spanish product comes in different sizes, 1 Kg, 200 grams, and 25 grams, which can be used depending on the size of the area to be protected.
For cars, they have a small canister where you need to leave about 10-12 hours, and your vehicle will be protected from viruses and bacteria for about 14 days. It is straightforward to use. You shake, open the canister, remove the plastic cover, and light the wick. After smoking the area, you just have to air it out a bit, and Viola! Protection for two weeks.
While other products focus on disinfection, Sanivir Smoke protects as well. It is effective even in the presence of organic matter, hard water and soap, and other detergents. This is the same product Rustan’s, Manila House and the Farm at San Benito use to keep their properties safe and protected. Available in Lazada and Shoppee.
UV light Air Cleaner or Wand. There are several brands in the market available. I personally have the UV care UV light wand and germ zapper. I bring the UV wand to disinfect anything that we get from outside (cash, coins) and the cars’ handles. I ask the drivers to use the Germ Zapper before we use the vehicles.
Diffusing Young Living’s Thieves. A few days ago, I had Tootsy Angara on my podcast, where she shared with us the steps to make sure the rest of her family will not catch the virus when Senator Angara was infected. She mentioned that she continuously diffused this essential oil mix in their house. Same with me, I was able to get a car diffuser from Rica De Jesus of Heart to Heart Online and use it to diffuse thieves during our trips to our house in Batangas.
Thieves oil is a blend of several essential oils like cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, and rosemary. It helps boost your immune system, fights nasal, and sinus congestion enhances your respiratory and cardiovascular health, and can uplift your mood. Thieves oil will keep yourself healthy, but it will also improve the smell of your vehicle.
Isolation Box. Since it’s impossible not get some supplies on the road, we have a plastic box with cover on the trunk where we put those items for disinfecting when we get to our destination. This will lessen the chance of having contact with the virus from those items.
Boosting your immune system. Because people infected with COVID-19 have flu-like symptoms, vitamins B, C, D, and Zinc may boost the immune system and prevent one from acquiring various illnesses. So make sure you get enough vitamins.
I suffer from a weakened immune system because I’m asthmatic and with hormonal imbalance. Most important is to have a good night’s sleep (minimum 7-8 hours), eat a healthy diet (ditch that processed food and junk first, eat more veggies and fruits), and exercise (even a 20-30-minute yoga stretching in Youtube will do).
Lastly, don’t forget to disinfect yourself right after any trip or visit outside your home by removing all clothing that was possibly exposed. Put on a separate laundry basket and have a robe or towel waiting in your garage or by the door. Wash your hands immediately before entering your house. Proceed to take a shower before interacting with anyone at home or touching any surface.
Life goes on. No matter how much we blame our leaders on how they handle this ongoing crisis, it still boils down to how we protect ourselves and those around us. If we don’t protect ourselves or take measures to make sure that we don’t become part of the statistics, then we are part of the problem. Be vigilant, responsible, and be a defensive mobile individual.
Jeanette Ipapo-Tuason’s “why” is to help people become better versions of themselves. Married to multi-awarded race car driver JP Tuason and mother of five children, she is a confessed learning junkie (know it all), avid reader, sometimes life coach (gives unsolicited
advice), triathlete (when not allergic to working out), and cook.