I have a few memories of being sick as a kid. I had chickenpox, mumps and other childhood diseases. However, I remember that period as an achy one. My ear was hurting pretty badly and I developed sensitivity to my left ear since then.
More precisely, my ear gets infected, let’s say, once a year or I get ear drainage every time I eat or drink something. Most doctors say I’m ok and there’s no need to worry, but when the pain strikes, I act like a kid again. Only those who suffered of earaches really understand me.
But, let’s say I found the perfect way in getting rid of this bad earache without disturbing my doctor (who says I’m ok)! While I was suffering from mumps, I remember that grandma used some folk remedies to relieve my pain which worked like magic. Magic meaning that I could fell asleep! So, I tried these natural remedies two weeks ago and they really relieved the pain.
Keep in mind! These remedies are useful only when you’re in pain. Don’t expect to cure your ear infection with them and you should better seek for medical advice (but you better avoid my doctor).
First, she prepared some kind of potion called Garlic Oil…
- 5 fresh organic garlic cloves, peeled and sliced into chunks
- 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil
- A small dropper bottle
1. In a small saucepan, combine the oil and garlic cloves.
2. Bring to a simmer, and allow to bubble for about 20 minutes, don’t let the garlic burn!
3. Remove the pan from heat and allow to cool.
4. Strain off the garlic.
5. Slowly pour the oil into the dropper bottle.
6. Store at room temperature.
7. Makes about 2 ounces.
How to use the garlic oil
- Tilt your head to the side and squirt a dropper full of warm oil into your ear
- I warm it by running the dropper under warm water when its full of oil
- Allow it to rest for about 5 to 10 minutes
- You can gently massage the lymph node area under your ear to get it to go further inside, or pull on your ear lobe a bit
- After 10 minutes, turn your ear onto a cloth or paper towel so it can drain out
…and then, she applied the Salt Sock Remedy that often made me fall asleep. I have to confess: it still does!
- 1 white sock
- 1 Medium sized skillet
- Coarse Sea Salt
- 10 drops of basil essential oil
- 8 drops of lavender essential oil
1. Fill the sock up to about ¾ full with the coarse ground sea salt.
2. Leave some space to tie a knot.
3. In a skillet, over medium heat, heat up the sock for about 6-8 minutes. You will need to flip it a couple of times.
4. Once the sock is heated, nice and warm, you can remove it from the heat, and place the essential oil drops on to it.
5. Now you can use the sock. Just flatten it out well and place under the ear and lay on it until it’s no longer warm.