Today’s post is simple because the subject is simple – a common ear ache. When I say common, I mean that the infection hasn’t reached the acute stage. This is the time to strike, at the onset of a fever or sore throat that often wants to join the party.
For a long time, most doctors would prescribe antibiotics for kids and adults with ear infections but new studies show that it doesn’t necessarily help and doctors are wising up. Now the trending treatment is to let the ear infection run it’s course. I for one am more than happy that I have another alternative to that, my pure EOs.
I like to add pure Lavender to the blend as it helps with drainage. If the ear canal is congested or blocked in any way, Lavender is a good addition!
Pure Melaleuca has strong anti-microbial properties and because there might be reduction in the lymphatic outflow from the eustachian tube, this can allow fluid to build up in the middle ear, making it an inviting environment for bacteria, virus and fungus, Melaleuca is the ticket!
Pure Sweet Basil can boast of the same properties as Melaleuca but I like it’s expectorant properties too.
Please note: Do not drip pure essential oils directly into the ear canal, topical application is all that’s needed.
- Add the essential oils to bottle first then top off with organic rosehip seed carrier oil. Tip upside down gently to blend. Using a cotton ball, roll the blend over a small enough piece of the cotton ball to saturate. Wipe the inside of ear, back of ear and down both jawlines with the Ear Ache blend.
- Apply every 15 minutes if needed. Continue every 3 hrs as symptoms subside then 3x daily for 3 days.
- Diffuse if possible.
This protocol diluted is safe to use on toddlers, adults and even your dog (which I’ve done more than once), it’s a gentle remedy but powerful especially when used in small amounts and often. I make this blend very convenient to use often by adding it to a 5ml glass roller bottle with organic rosehip seed carrier oil.
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