Essential Oil For Ear Infections
Essential oils are an amazing tool for soothing ear pain. Read on for my tried and true natural solution for you or your little one to feel better in no time!
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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical expert, I am simply sharing what has worked for me and my family. If you or your child is in a lot of pain please seek medical attention.
Essential Oils That Support Ear Pain
This post is very near and dear to my heart because it was the first time I understood how powerful essential oils can be.
I did not grow up in a holistic house with lots of alternative medicine floating around BUT I was fortunate because we rarely got sick. So doctors and prescription medication were few and far between. I remember getting strep throat once, getting a prescription and it cleared up. I thought that was how it worked!
So naturally, when my son oldest son started having these ear issues (infections, aches, whatever you want to call it), I just assumed one round of antibiotics and he would be fine. When he wasn’t, I became very uncomfortable with putting him on a stronger dose. Why didn’t the first-round work?
I was so frustrated and scared because I didn’t want him to keep taking more antibiotics. Luckily he was fine after the second dose, but I was not. Something needed to change.
Enter essential oils! I never, ever thought I could use essential oils for something like an ear infection or earache, but I figured why not. If he gets another ear infection I would give them a try.
Low and behold, his ear started hurting a few weeks later. I took him to the doctor, took the prescription but I didn’t actually fill it. I was going to try essential oils and if they didn’t work I would, of course, fill the prescription.
Well since I wrote this post you obviously know they worked! He was better within a day and you know what? He never got another ear infection again!
Which Essential Oils To Use For Earaches
This combination above – Frankincense, Lavender and Melaleuca (Tea Tree) – is what worked for us. I add the three essential oils to a 10 ml roller with a carrier oil and it’s ready for use.
I have heard great things about using Basil essential oil for earaches as well. We have had such amazing results using these three together that I haven’t had to use Basil. If it’s worked for you, let us know in the comments.
The true star of the blend (I believe) is Melaleuca, also known as tea tree oil. Melaleuca is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral…the list goes on. If you can only buy just one essential oil right now, make it Melaleuca. I will sometimes just use this one oil if I don’t have the roller made up.
How To Use Essential Oils For Earaches
Roll behind the ear along the ear bone and in front of the ear, basically everywhere BUT inside the ear. Never put essential oils in the ear canal! Do this every 20 minutes for the first hour, then slow it down to once an hour for the next three hours. After that time you can do it every few hours or so.
If you notice the area gets a little red or irritated, try diluting it a little more OR give it a break for a few hours. Their precious skin is sensitive!
Don’t Forget Immune Support
It’s also important to support their immune system during this time. I always make up the immune support roller shown above and roll it down the spine or on the bottoms of the feet every few hours. Read exactly how to make it here.
And that’s it!
I hope this post was helpful. I certainly wish I had this information years ago. Thanks for stopping by and share this with a friend who needs it!
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The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor, just a mom sharing natural solutions that have worked for me and my family. You can read my full disclaimer here.