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.
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.