Remember that fevers are your friend, and God’s way of helping the immune system fight off an infection. Always work with a fever and not against it! If it gets high, yes, you want to bring it down. Always remember to keep your child hydrated during sickness and fever.
If you have children at home, have a supply of essential oils on hand. Fevers can soar high and cause your child to be miserable, so sometimes it’s a great idea to reduce them.
Peppermint oil is not only good for nausea, but also for reducing fever.
How To Use Peppermint Essential Oil To Reduce Fevers
- Place a teaspoon of a carrier oil like olive, almond, coconut, etc. in a bowl.
- Add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil and mix.
- Apply the oil on the bottoms of the feet and back of the neck.
- In 30 minutes to an hour, the fever should be reduced by a degree or two. Notice that I didn’t say that the oil would break the fever. Our goal isn’t to break a fever, but to reduce it to a more comfortable level if needed. This works for me every time.
Repeat as needed if the fever rises too high again.
It really is that simple!
Remember to educate yourself and make your own decisions.