Essential Oils for Ear Infections are one of the best natural ear infection remedies. Learn how to treat ear infections naturally with essential oils.
I must confess: I am a super lucky mama! There are a lot of reasons, but one thing I’m really happy about: none of my kids have ever taken an antibiotic. Now – let me be clear – had they ever needed one I most certainly would have gotten one for them.
We’ve just been lucky enough to have access to natural remedies, and they have been very effective for us in staying healthy.
Spending most of the year in climates where swimming is a daily part of their lives, water in the ear happens. Since ear infections happen when water is trapped inside the ear, knowing how to deal with them naturally has always been important to me.
Next time you come down with an ear infection, try these natural remedies for ear infections.
Safety Note: ALWAYS dilute and never pour directly in the ear. If the ear infection is getting worse or not improving seek medical attention immediately.
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Essential Oils for Ear Infections
Basil and lavender are effective at helping with pain. Frankincense helps support the immune system and promotes a healthy inflammatory response.
- 1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 drop Frankincense Essential Oil
- 1 drop Basil Essential Oil*
- 1 drop Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 1 tablespoon carrier oil
- Cotton Ball
In a small dish, combine the essential oils with the carrier oil. Saturate the cotton ball with the mixture.
Place a cotton ball in the ear (tape lightly on small children) Rub essential oils around the ear and down the neck.
*Omit Basil in children under 2. The remaining blend may be used on children over 6 months of age.
Earache Pain Relief
Clove is a soothing oil that can provide pain relief from an ear infection. (It is sometimes used by holistic dentists.)
- 2 drops clove essential oil*
- 1 teaspoon carrier oil
Place the clove oil and carrier oil in a small dish and stir to combine. Apply the blend around the ear and neck, massaging into the skin.
*Do not use with children under 2. I would recommend lavender for between three months and 2 years. Dilute well.
Repeat every three hours.
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