If you have ever had ear inflammation, you know how incredibly painful it can be, as the ear is one of the most delicate body parts. Most commonly suffered by children; adults can just as easily suffer from ear inflammation. Ear inflammation is typically treated with a strong round of antibiotics, but the problem arises (especially in children) when inflammation reoccurs. There is great concern with the overuse of antibiotics, as with increased use comes the potential for antibiotic-resistant super infections that have the potential to cause even more damage. Eucalyptus oil provides a great alternative remedy to multiple rounds of powerful and disruptive drugs.
Eucalyptus oil (eucalyptus radiata) is known for its antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic qualities and can provide much-needed relief to the pain associated with ear inflammation. All of these steps can also be followed using our essential oil blend BOOM
How to use eucalyptus oil to treat ear inflammation:
Tea tree oil should be diluted in some way before being applied into the ear. For use with water, mix 3-5 drops of eucalyptus oil with ¼ cup of water. Use a dropper to place a few drops of this mixture in each ear, and then gently place a cotton ball in each ear to allow for the treatment to penetrate. Repeat as needed. For use with oil, add 5-10 drops of warm eucalyptus oil to 1 Tbsp. of carrier oil, such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Mix thoroughly and use a dropper to place a small amount into the ear while tilting the head and covering the ear with a cotton ball to minimize leakage. Allow for this mixture to penetrate for up to 10 minutes, and then gently wipe away any excess. Repeat this up to 3 times a day and especially at bedtime.
Mix five drops each of eucalyptus oil and lavender oil in a small bowl, and add a small amount to a cotton ball. Place the cotton ball gently inside the ear and allow for the oils to penetrate the ear canal and fight the infection.
Tea tree oil can also be rubbed directly onto the skin behind the ear for added external bacteria-fighting power.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.