We certainly are aware that earaches occur in children. Adults also get them, but the causes can be quite different. Typically, only one ear is affected, although having an earache in both ears is possible. Furthermore, the pain may be constant, or come and go. The pain of an earache may be dull, sharp, or burning.
You usually cannot see an ear infection, as it is deeper in the ear canal or behind the eardrum, rather than on the outside of the ear. Sometimes, you’ll feel ill or have a fever or body aches, which will accompany the earache. You also may have hearing loss.
Essential oils are an effective way to help you soothe earache pain and provide a bit of comfort and relief, and warming the oils is ideal.*
Our recipe for DIY warm oil blend for earaches will provide the immediate relief you’re looking for. In this version, the carrier oil is warmed before adding the essential oils.
Note: We have two DIY recipe blends – one for adults and one for children over 5 years old. Do not use either blend for children under 5 years.
Gently warm the carrier oil, making sure it isn’t too hot. Once warmed, add your essential oils and rub behind the ears and into the back and sides of your neck. Store any excess in a container.
Remember that these blends are for relieving your sympmtoms, and are not intended to cure your earache. Finally, see your health care professional in order to identify the cause of your earache. In adults, it is common for ear aches to come from another place, such as the teeth, jaw, or throat, so identifying the cause of an earache is crucial in order for it to be treated properly.
Read all about the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of essential oils here.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
Goodall, Claire, Everyday Roots, everydayroots.com