Fever indicates that the body’s temperature is above
normal. This is usually caused by some infection in
the body and the body’s natural reaction is to raise its
temperature to help fight against the infection. The
body temperature can be measured orally or rectally.
The normal oral temperature of the body is 98.6°F and is
99.5°F is commonly accepted as “having a fever”. This
can vary about 1 degree from individual to individual and
rectal temperatures will typically be 1 degree higher than
For infants fevers should be considered serious.
For children from a few months to a few years old with
(oral) fevers less than 100.2°F it is commonly recommended
to not treat the fever unless there is severe discomfort.
If the fever is over 106°F the condition can be something
beyond common infections and should be considered serious.
Safety Precautions: If high
temperatures persist seek help in understanding the root
cause with a licensed healthcare provider.
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
EucalyptusEC, LemonEC, PeppermintEC
Essential oils based
BasilEC, Black PepperC, CloveC,
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Apply Peppermint to the forehead, back of neck, and
bottoms of feet. Apply frequently, 15-30 minutes,
till the fever goes down.
For infants dilute the oils that go on forehead and
back of neck. Only 1 drop in each area is probably
required. Be careful baby does not touch the areas
of applied oils and rub their eyes. Or place one drop
Peppermint on caregiver’s hands, let the oil evaporate
till moisture seems to disappear then rub hands on
Lemon or Peppermint can be added to water with honey
or agave and sipped. Also diffusing, cup and
inhale or an inhaler can be used.
The body can also be cooled with a
tepid compress prepared with 1-2 drops of Peppermint and/or
Eucalyptus. Also consider preparing a tepid bath or foot bath with 1 or 2
drops of Peppermint and/or Eucalyptus or apply
neat to the feet.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
A submission directly to
Our thanks to:
Julie Ann Scott
Julie Ann - Thanksgiving Eve I received a frantic
call from my niece Kerri. For the last 3 years her
Thanksgiving family get together has been ruined because of
sick children, and it was happening again this year. In
tears she asked if she could bring her 3 babies to my house
for an AromaTouch treatment. I told her no, that I would
bring my massage table and oils to her house and treat her
babies, ages 7,5 & 4 because it was too rainy and cold for
them to be out.
They were very sick when I arrived, high fevers, vomiting,
congested, you name it they seemed to have it. I put the 5
year old on the table and he simply loved it...slept through
most of it and when we were through, he told his uncle that
"he had to have one of 'dem esencial oil tweetments' from
Aunt Julie cause it was awesome and he would love it too!"
The 4 year old has a history of seizures (from vaccines),
and was scorching hot when we started on her (high fevers
are what trigger her seizures) so this was sorta new
territory for me with her. When we got to the Melaleuca oil
she started heaving and twitching and I thought she was
going into a seizure but no, she just started vomiting which
we were ready for with towels, we cleaned it up and
continued with the AromaTouch. She too fell asleep and her
fever went way down and when we were finished with her she
was much better.
The 7 year old is a veteran of the oils and loved her
treatment very much. When I was through with all 3 youngans
and ready to leave they were all three up and running around
the house like they had never been sick to begin with. I
told my niece to prepare for their fevers breaking during
the night. Sure enough...their fevers broke, the babies all
slept through the night and the family had a wonderful
Thanksgiving with relatives and friends the next day.
Once again doTERRA essential oils to the rescue...saved my
niece's sanity, the babies health, the families Thanksgiving
holiday and gained me another convert to the oils. Kerri now
has the AromaTouch oils and is totally revamping her
medicine cabinets! Hallelujah for Essential
April - I've
seen some suggestions for using Peppermint for fevers.
Can you tell me how to apply to a toddler who has no
other symptoms? Just a fever.
Samara - I put the Peppermint on the
back of the neck, the forehead and the bottom of the
feet. It doesn't take a lot, maybe one drop for the
whole body of a toddler.
Robert - Yes, also remember
frequency. Especially dealing with a high fever, don't
be afraid to reapply frequently till the fever goes
down. This isn't motrine. You don't have to wait 4
hours between applications. I wouldn’t hesitate
applying every 10-15 min to the feet or other places
till the fever goes down. Watch for cross contamination
to the eyes with infants and use a carrier except for
bottom of feet.
Chris - Shortly after I started
using oils my niece came over with her little daughter(4
years old). She was burning up. I wasn't sure what to
do so I got her some water and put Lemon in it because I
knew she would drink that and I wanted to keep her
hydrated. My niece asked me to watch her while she went
to the store to get some Tylenol. She said I could
use oils while she was gone but did not believe they
would do anything. I called a friend and learned about
Peppermint. I took a few drops rubbed them in my hands
then rubbed them into the soles of her feet. She
climbed into my lap and I held her little Peppermint
feet in my hands while she coughed, cried and sipped on
As we sat and waited for her mother to get back I
felt her temperature drop. The store was less than 2
miles away but by the time her mom returned her
temperature had dropped and she greeted her mom with, "I
don't need that now mom, Auntie Chris' oils made me feel
better.” She was then ready to play. Her mother still
doesn't believe but her daughter loves the oils.
Mattie - My son has
had a fever for two days now and I have used oregano, On
Guard plus lemon in his drink. Peppermint on feet, forehead
back of the head and tummy religiously, I have even thrown
in Immortelle because if what they said at the conference.
It started getting really high last night 103.00 and it
wasn't about to stop so I used tylonol and it finally broke.
It is rising again and I don't want to use tylonol again.
What else can I do?!??
Rachel - Sometimes with a fever, it
needs to get high enough to stimulate the immune system to
be on "high-alert." We found that letting it get high
sometimes helps and then applying the peppermint oil with a
Ramona - What about a bath in lukewarm
water with peppermint oil in the tub? I also like to
diffuse oils at the same time. Good luck. I know
fevers can be scary, but they can also be a great healing
tool for the body.
Pat - Fevers help burn off the bad stuff
that's why sometimes it’s hard to get it down. A bath with
tepid water and lavender could help and continuous use of
the peppermint. I would also run Frankincense down the spine
in case he is fighting infection somewhere.
Heather - I do spinal for all
sicknesses. FCO, oregano, melaleuca, lemon, On Guard,
Breathe, peppermint. I rub hands on feet after spinal to get
leftover oils on feet. I agree with comments about fever and
needing to get high. Add some Epsom salt to bath with
peppermint and frankincense. Sometimes it’s hard and we do
what we can. Hang in there. It will break. Help kill the
virus and it will help the fever do its job. I fill a 4 oz
glass spray bottle with water and 10 drops OnGuard. Another
with lemon, and another with peppermint. Shake and spray in
mouth at least 3 X a day. Also get throat drops and break
them up and give them pieces all day. A whole one is too
much for my little ones.
Mattie - Thank you everyone for your
response. He is doing better today. I did use a cool rag
last night and that was not a popular choice for him. But I
kept trying. I just got so scared last night. Someone told
me that high fevers can cause brain damage and I didn't know
how high that was before that could happen. So yeah, I am
sure it is much higher than 103 but I had no idea so I just
got scared. Thank you for all your responses, it truly means
Rachel - One last thought- artificial
fevers caused by head trauma, etc. can cause brain damage,
but if it is the body's own doing, it will not cause any
harm. I have seen it time and time again with friends and
with my own family. My little girl had a fever a couple
years ago that got to 105.7 and as soon as she hit that
temp, she cooled down, began to sweat, and then fell asleep
quickly. She slept through the night that night and awoke in
the morning as if nothing had happened the night before. Her
pneumonia was gone, and she went about her day like normal.
We had been using the oils and an onion poultice to treat
her for 3 days at that point. For us, this was an incredible
miracle, and we are so thankful that we let her body heal
itself when given the proper tools. I should also mention
that we were both completely comfortable with this
procedure, but not everyone is, so I share this with that in
EFL - Prolonged high fever can damage
hearing. I know, because my uncle lost his hearing this way
and had to have a cochlear implant. White Fir helps bring
down fever as well. When sponging down a fever, use warm
water, not cold. Add Peppermint to the water. The
evaporation on the skin of the warm water works like sweat
does, naturally cooling. It is not necessary to use cold
water, and it is uncomfortable to the person experiencing
Rachel - High fevers will also cause
damage to your teeth. My niece experienced high fevers as a
little one 104-106 every time she got sick. She now has
white stain marks on her teeth, which is caused from the
high fevers. It damaged her permanent teeth.
Hans - I am deaf in one ear from high
fever due to mumps when I was 3 years old. I adapted pretty
well I am told. Fever is good but it can cause problems.
Very young kids can endure 105°F+ fever with little damage,
but the same high temp in an older person can be seriously
bad news. I don't know what the age delta is where damage
can start to happen but perhaps someone else here does have
Pat - You are correct Hans, thanks for
sharing. I know that the fever can burn off certain
infections but I know you have to be very cautious when
fever is present. We had a lot of comments about the effects
of high fevers for extended periods of time. So you really
do need to show prudence when dealing with this.
Gin - I was always told if it goes over
104 call the ER nurse to see if you should go in. I have a
friend who is completely deaf from a high fever and another
friend’s sister had a very high fever during a storm and
they couldn't get her to the hospital and she suffered mild
brain damage. Her IQ is slightly below average. So I am
cautious with fevers. I believe in the oils and use them but
there are times when we do have to use modern medicine (rare
as it may be).
Melanie - Help
with swine flu, I remember someone having an example,
what protocol was been recommended.
Cynthia - I remember an example of a
mom with a grade school child came down with swine flu
and was back to school in a couple days, whereas the
child next to them in class who also had swine flu was
out for 2 weeks. Sorry I don't know which oils she
Alisse - Its called flu shot in a
bottle. It is On Guard, Oregano and Lemon with FCO.
I don't know the exact proportions. I used it on my
kids and I broke a fever of 105 on my 16 year old in 2
days and my other 4 kids didn't even get sick. It is
Natalie - My son had swine flu along
with 4 other boys from his B-Ball team, I gave him 4
drops of Oregano, Lemon, and On Guard in a capsule 3
times daily and used Peppermint on his feet for the high
fever. He was perfectly fine 3 days later. I did
continue the capsules for 5 days. His friends took 6-10
days to recover and they all developed coughs that
lasted even longer than that. My cousin had the same
quick results with her son that used this protocol.