Essential Oil For The Ear
Posted by terrepruitt on January 31, 2015
Remember in my last post I said I get grumpy when I am not feeling well? Well, sometimes it is not actually grumpy but it is a feeling of feeling off. And sometimes it is not because I am sick, but I am not feeling 100%. I kinda mentioned this in that same post. Well, I think I am hearing fluid in my ear. I remembering hearing that garlic is good at helping heal ear infections. But I don’t have any garlic cloves. I have some garlic already minced and I don’t think that is what they have in mind. I am also thinking it is not really an infection because it doesn’t hurt and I know that ear infections DO hurt. But I do hear something. So in trying to figure out what to post today I was looking at my blog and I saw the category “Essential Oils”. I thought, “Hey, I know they can be used to treat ear infections.” So, I looked it up. The first site I happen to click on said something about sometimes it is not even really an ear infection it is just a build up of fluid. Ah-ha! It gave some suggestions on helping it too!
So since I am not having the pain associated with an ear infection, but I am sometimes hearing something . . . I think, I will go with that diagnosis. It is extra fluid and not yet an infection. I know not everything I read on the internet is true, but I do when it makes sense and matches up to what I was thinking. I am doing to try one of Homemade Mommy’s ideas.
One is to dilute some Lemon Essential Oil with a carrier oil and rub it around the outside of the ear and lymph nodes. Another is to use a few drops of lavender or tea tree oil on a cotton ball. The cotton ball goes in the ear. (These are abbreviated versions of her remedies. Please see her site for the full information. I only listed the oils I have and the ones I am going to try not all of the options she gave.)
I didn’t just look at her site, Family-Essential-Oils.com gives a list of oils:
“Essential Oils for Earaches
There are a number of single oils and blends that can serve well to support the body when confronted with an earache. These include. . .
Thieves can also be a good choice for supporting the immune response when there is an ear infection.”
They recommend diluting and using a cotton swab or a cotton ball.
Every site I have looked at states to dilute the oil and rub it in and around the ear. Of course, I didn’t think about this until the last-minute before I have to go out. If I were just “going out” I probably could get away with putting it on my neck, but we are going to a Sharks Game so I will be somewhat bundling up so the oil would just get all over my scarf or jacket. I will wait until I get home to apply the oil to the appropriate places . . . but I think I will put a little in and on my ear.
So what do you do when you have an ear ache? What do you do when you have an ear infection? Do you use essential oils? What kind? How do you do it?