Which Essential Oils Will Reduce the Symptoms of a Fever?


What is a Fever?

Are you the type of person that as soon as that thermometer leaves your (or your child’s) mouth, you’re grabbing a bottle of acetaminophen or ibuprofen?

After reading this, you may want to consider trying essential oils for the next fever in your home. 

A fever (body temperature above 100.4°F or 38°C) is actually a good thing. It’s your body’s response to a foreign invader and it’s a good sign that your body is doing it’s best to get rid of it. A foreign invader can be a virus, bacteria, fungi, or other toxin.

Now, there are circumstances when a fever is dangerous. If your child is under 6 weeks of age, they should be seen by a doctor immediately. If the child is 3 months or younger, you should call your doctor’s office. And anyone with a fever of 104°F (40°C), should seek medical attention since a fever that high can be serious.

Essential Oils for Fever

Fever reducing medication does not address the root cause, and is really just for comfort. Now I know when your child is suffering, you want to do anything to ease their discomfort. 

That’s why I am recommending natural remedies, specifically essential oils.

Here are the essential oils that can be used to ease the symptoms of a fever:

It’s important to remember that when applying essential oils on the skin, you’ll need to use a carrier oil too. This is because essential oils (especially CPTG, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® ones) are too strong to use directly on the skin.

Here are the best carrier oils to use to accompany the above essential oils:

Fever Reducing Essential Oil Recipes

Here are the essential oil recipes I recommend. Simply mix ingredients well and massage into the chest, stomach, bottoms of your feet, and back of neck. Repeat 2-3 times per day.   

Essential Oil Blend #1:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 8 drops peppermint 
  • 7 drops frankincense
  • 6 drops lemon

Essential Oil Blend #2:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 7 drops lemon
  • 7 drops eucalyptus
  • 4 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops basil

These two next recipes are mists for your body. Blend all ingredients together in an amber, glass spray bottle (found here on Amazon). Spray over body a few times per day. Each mist should last about two days. 

Essential Oil Body Mist #1:

  • 60ml distilled water
  • 15 drops peppermint
  • 5 drops lemon
  • 5 drops basil

Essential Oil Body Mist #2:

  • 60ml distilled water
  • 10 drops eucalyptus
  • 8 drops frankincence
  • 7 drops peppermint

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    Leann Forst, MBA, CHC, CEOC — Holistic Health Practitioner

    Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach. She holds a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Leann is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

    Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

    As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations. Leann’s goal is to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t


    As always, be sure to consult a qualified practitioner or certified essential oils coach on how to use essential oils safely and effectively for your health. Information from Leann is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately. Please take special caution using oils in conjunction with medications, during pregnancy, and with children under 6.   Leann is happy to provide a free 15 minute phone consult that you can schedule here: http://ow.ly/x3mA30ge1xu

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