I don’t know about you, but in our house we’ve had quite a few nights where the kiddos are up or complain of their ears hurting. I have taken them in quite often when they were little and done the 10 days of antibiotics, and quite honestly, I hate doing 10 days of anything. And I hate that their ears got no relief at the moment.
Now that the kids are a bit older, the ear aches don’t come as often, but just 2 weeks ago Tate was in tears because of his ears hurting so bad. And a few weeks before that Kynlee was up at night complaining of pain in her ear. I was actually a tiche excited to try out my oils on the ear and see how they work, although I do not like to see my kids in pain…just to clarify:):)
There are a few different “concoctions” you can use for ear aches, but the one I used was Lavender oil and Purification oil.
I like this one because both of these oils come in the start up kit that I talked about in this post. So, if you buy in as a distributor and pick the premium starter kit, you’ll have both oils. Plus, the whole start up kit is about the price of an office call. Just saying:)
So, what I did for Tate that night was I rubbed some lavender on the outside of the ear as well as rubbed it on the inside. You never want to put oil in the ear canal, just rub it inside. I then did the same thing with the Purification. With the leftover I had in my hand I rubbed behind the ear and down his neck. I’ve also read that you can soak a small piece of cotton in the oil and place it in the ear and rub the leftovers behind and in front of the ear.
After rubbing the oils on, and what seems to bring Tate the most immediate relief, is I run a rag under hot water and put it on his ear. Seriously the other night he was crying laying on the couch, I put the oils on and he ended up falling asleep with the hot rag on his ear. I was expecting to be up all night with him but he ended up sleeping through the night and hasn’t complained of any pain since. I did the same concoction on Kynlee a few weeks before that with the same results. The kids haven’t been on antibiotics for ear aches in years, and we haven’t had a ruptured ear drum yet….knock on wood:)
One more side note for the purification oil, we’ve actually used this oil on our Golden Retriever, Neeko. She’s been known to get ear infections and the poor girls ears bug her pretty bad. We just dip a cotton swap into the oil and rub it in her ear. It’s really seemed to help, and that’s another great thing about oils, most all of them can be used on animals. You’ll just want to research a bit before using because I know some can’t be used on cats and so on.
Let me know if you have any tried and true oil concoctions for ear aches/infections! We love testimonials:):)