A fever can be super scary. One minute you’re fine - and the next you’re alternating between being hotter than an oven and feeling like you were stuck in a freezer. Then you feel like all the energy was sucked out of your body and your whole body feels exhausted.
Usually, when you have a fever it means you were hit with some sort of foreign bug.
But, having a fever is actually a good thing – it is your body’s way of attacking the foreign invaders to kill them off before they hurt you. It means your body is doing it job.
Many people reach for a pill to help bring down the temp – but did you know you could be stopping your body’s natural healing process?
In our house, we use essential oils as a safe and natural alternative to helping a fever while allowing our body to do what it is suppose to do!
Research shows that several types of essential oils can help bring down a fever. They can help your immune system fight the invaders that are causing the fever.
So, if you or your family experience sweats, chills, muscle pain, head tension or any of the other typical issues, here are some tips we have to share with you.
We call this the ‘fever oil’. It has powerful cooling effects that can help bring down a fever. It can also help to relive blood pressure and allow more oxygen-rich blood to flow through the body. It is great for reducing pain and clear up congestion and stuffy nose, making it easier to breathe and helps with coughs.
Peppermint essential oil contains menthol. This natural chemical is the main ingredient in cough drops and balms like the chest rubs you may seen on the store shelves. Menthol also gives peppermint its flavor and “cold” feeling when you taste and smell it. It is great to help cool the skin and body when you have a fever. Peppermint oil has also been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting that may be associated with the foreign body causing the fever.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has been proven to help your body fight invaders. In a 2016 study, tea tree oil was able to bring down swelling, redness, irritation, and pain from allergic skin reactions. By soothing the “out of whack” skin in the body, it can help reduce a fever.
A fever can make it hard to sleep and make you feel less rested. Lavender essential oil is often used to help improve sleep. It can help calm the nervous system, also helping you sleep better. Lavender oil is another good oil to help with invaders attack your body and is known to fight against fever.
This is the oil that is good for almost everything! It too, may be used to help soothe a fever, especially if there is also inflammation in the body. This essential oil also helps you reduce mucus buildup in the nose, throat, and lungs.
How to use essential oils to treat a fever
There are several ways to use essential oils to help reduce a fever. Check out some of these options:
- inhale essential oils by sniffing the bottle directly or adding a few drops to a cotton ball, handkerchief, or pillow before you sleep
- add a few drops to a diffuser
- dilute in a carrier oil and add to your bath with some Epsom salt
- dilute in a carrier oil and use in a massage
- add to a bowl of hot water, for steam inhalation
Here is a roller blend that we use in our house!
Fever Reducer Roller Blend
5 drops of each
So when the thermometer is high – reach for a natural alternative!
We are looking for people to participate in an essential oil study group. If you are working on any of the following health/wellness issues, we would like to provide you with FREE samples to try for 5 days after which you would give us your feedback and opinions.
If you are interested in participating to help you with your health/wellness issues,
please text "study" to 651-315-8808.
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