Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for fever January 14 2014

Contrary to popular belief, a fever can actually be a positive sign of healing. We live in a 
world that fears all things fever-related, but the reality is, that as long as the accompanying 
symptoms are not severe, a fever is the body’s signal that it is working to fight the infecting 
virus and controlling its immune response. 
There are certainly cases in which medical intervention is appropriate. If the fever is 
exceptionally high (104 degrees Fahrenheit or above), or if the fever has no distinct cause 
(such as a cough, runny nose, or pain), it is best to seek the advice of a medical professional. 
Also, if the fever lasts more than 3 days, a doctor should be consulted in order to ensure that 
the cause is not more serious than can be managed at home.
In addition to fluids, ice chips and plenty of rest, the anti-inflammatory properties of 
lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) can help to ease the symptoms of a fever and assist in 
drawing it out of the body. 
How to use lavender oil to soothe a fever:Days Island 100% Pure Lavender Oil
Place 1-2 drops of lavender oil on temples and massage gently 
Mix 3-5 drops of lavender oil with 1 tablespoon of quality carrier oil. Massage a small 
amount onto the bottoms of the feet and cover with socks.
Apply 1-2 drops to the back of the neck and behind the ears. 
Add 1-3 drops of lavender oil to about ½ cup of cool water. Saturate a washcloth with this 
mixture and place on forehead.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, 
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any 
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or 
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective 
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical 
community is there to help us when oils can't.