If you’ve listened to the news, you know that at this time there are not nearly enough ventilators available for all those who need them. In the meantime, there are other options for those who are not yet in dire need.

The first thing I would highly recommend is to acquire some eucalyptus oil. You can purchase this oil online to avoid having to leave your home. Or if you’re going to be out anyway, stop by a health food store to pick up eucalyptus oil. You may want to call the store ahead of time to make sure they have this particular oil in stock. Many of the most popular anti-viral oils are hard to find in stores at this time.

Next, if you don’t already have one, purchase an Essential Oil Diffuser. This you should have just in case you or someone you know begins to have symptoms of the COVID19 virus. Using eucalyptus oil in a diffuser is one of the most effective ways of healing the respiratory system. Diffusers come in a variety of styles, sizes, capacities, and prices.

If you are unable to find or purchase a diffuser at this time, then you can go the way of wise, old grandmothers. Boil a pot of water. Once it is boiling, turn the water off, then wait five minutes, and put a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the water. Then place your head directly over the pot and cover both with a large, clean bath towel or a cotton cloth to keep the vapors concentrated. Inhale the vapors as deeply as possible, for as long as the water is hot.

Of course, wait until the steam has cooled some so that it isn’t hot enough to burn you. You can also buy fresh eucalyptus leaves and place them in freshly boiled water for the vapors. Or, you can place the leaves in your shower so the steam can release the medicine from the leaves. Nature is Our Best Defense!