Earaches can be extremely uncomfortable, but they are usually not serious. That’s why many people who get ear infections are interest in finding natural remedies to treat them. Although, if earaches don’t go away in a few days, you should seek for medical attention!
Moreover, you may think that ear infections are something that only kids get, but you will be surprised about how common they are in adults. Thankfully, ear infections often go away on their own and don’t require medication. Still, it’s helpful to know how you can treat ear pain at home.
As a mother of young children, it seems at least one of the kids always has a runny nose and congestion. Which easily turns into an ear infection. So, I have spent some time looking for the perfect remedies in order to treat seasonal flu and its symptoms. Since antibiotics are not always necessarily to treat ear infections, I rely on herbal remedies that contain antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory actions to support discomfort and infection that may be lurking in the inner ear, such as: olive oil, tea tree oil, and garlic.
So, grab the following supplies and ingredients:
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 crushed raw garlic cloves
- 6-8 drops tea tree oil
- glass bottle with dropper
1. Heat oil in a small pan and add crushed garlic. Cook over low heat until garlic becomes fragrant, about 3-4 minutes, and garlic is infused in oil. Remove from heat.
2. Strain oil and pour into a sterile glass amber dropper bottle. Add 6-8 drops of tea tree oil. Shake well.
3. Drop 1-2 drops oil in ear as needed. Lie on side and gently massage behind ears, about 5 minutes to allow oil to absorb in ear. Use once per day as needed to support ear infections and ear health.
- The garlic should be chopped and crushed roughly in order to release the juice.
- Keep it refrigerated for 1 week.
- Reheat oil as needed when using, and make a new batch after that 1 week timeframe to ensure purity.
Reheating Instructions: To reheat, place the bottle of ear oil in a bowl of hot water for 1-2 minutes. Ensure the oil is not too hot by testing a drop on your hand. You can also use a thermometer to test the temperature of the oil.