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Peppermint Oil - Fever Relief, Headaches and More

By Irene Shaver @hhwife
My youngest came home today with a low grade fever.  The first thing I grab is the my peppermint oil.  It is also the first thing I grab when I feel a headache coming on.  We have had amazing results with using peppermint.  It will reduce a fever very quickly.  Yes, I do know that fevers are a good thing as they are the bodies way of fighting off infections.  Did you know peppermint itself also helps fight off infections.  Here are a few of its uses.
Peppermint Oil - Fever Relief, Headaches and More
Common Uses for Peppermint Oil:
  • Anti fungal and Antibacterial
  • Respiratory relief (colds, sinuses)
  • Reduce fever and flu 
  • Increase alertness
  • Alleviate stomach upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Relieve headaches/migraines
  • Promotes oral health
  • Asthma
  • Cold Sores


Topically: 1 drop:1 tsp carrier oil for feet, back of neck, chest or head for colds, fever and headaches.  Apply to area of concern or to reflex points.
breathe in bottle for alertness Diffuse: add drops to a cold-air diffuser
We have been using doTERRA essential oils as I believe in the quality if their oils.  Do ensure you are using pure essential oils, that don't have added synthetic oils, as these could really harm your body. 

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