March 13, 2014
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.
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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May 10, 2017
Keep good blogs coming. Your blog is very informational than most. Its boring when they talk n talk about other stuff. Get to the point people! Luv Camp Wander……bring more …..
Organic, cold pressed coconut oil is great, as is Almond Oil, Avocado Oil or any organic vegetable based oil.
Good Morning, If I don’t have fractionated Coconut Oil on hand, what kind of oil can I use? Thank you!! Love your website!!!!
Just started with doTerra and I use breathe on my dogs for reverse sneeze. I am going to try this for my ears. I damaged them in my 20 from being so congested and Blowing and Blowing it finally popped. now they hurt all the time and get fluide in them. See what happens.
Well thanks Loretta, I’ll keep going then :)
Fractionated coconut oil has all of the fats spun out of it so it stays in a liquid state. It’s a nice carrier oil but actually, solid coconut oil is more beneficial with the good fats in tact!
What is fractionated coconut oil? I have never heard that term used.
I developed a sore throat two nights ago and woke up with pain in my ears yesterday morning. I found your Ear Ache blend yesterday afternoon (had been using plain basil or tea tree) and I have been applying every 3 hours as well as using the Sore Throat spray and Cold and Flu blend on my feet. I still have one little spot in the corner of my throat that hurts and though my ears still don’t feel normal, the sharp pain is gone. I will continue this protocol today and tomorrow. I’m not sure what is going on in my body but I am determined to knock it out with essential oils, lots of water and good rest. A big THANK YOU for your blog…. my go-to source for all things E.O.
We’ve used it successfully Beth. Just be sure to dilute the blend and do not drip into the ear canal. Put the blend of EOs and carrier oil on your fingertips and massage ear both inside and out every 3 hrs. 3x daily after symptoms subside for 3 more days.
Hi Rebecca, is this something I can use with my 5 month old? He’s on his second round on antibiotics since the beginning of December.
Bonnie, you could try Melaleuca in lieu of Basil.
Is there a substitute for Basil?? It’s one EO I don’t have. 4yr old complaining of pain behind ear and want to try this.
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