Ouch! As a child, I had many, many ear infections. It got to the point I could differentiate between types of pain: a) it was the start of an ear infection, but if I went into the doctor, they usually sent me home only to have to make a trip to Urgent Care after hours when it got really bad, or b) we made it beyond the point of the start of the ear infection, and it was really infected so the doctor would prescribe an antibiotic. I have taken lots of antibiotics in my day.
Thank God, I have learned about essential oils! My baby will never have to take an antibiotic for an ear infection or ear pain. In fact, neither will I! While we were in Japan, I am certain I got an ear infection. Who does that as an adult?! Anyway, I whipped out my Essential Oil Pocket Reference to see what to do.
I learned that Myrrh, Thyme, Wintergreen, Helichrysum, ImmuPower, Melrose, Thieves, and Purification were all recommended for an ear infection. Out of these, I only had Myrrh, Thieves, and Purification with me in Japan, so I started with Myrrh. I dipped the end of a cotton swab in a bit of olive oil, then added a drop of Myrrh. Then, I gently swabbed the oils around the opening of the ear canal, but not in it. (Never put essential oils directly into the ear. Ear pain can be very serious. Always seek medical attention if pain persists.)
The ear pain went away almost immediately, and I kept dosing myself with Myrrh for a couple days. I am so pleased to say that my ear infection went away, and I never even had to see a doctor or take a medicine! My own experience gives me confidence in treating my daughter, if she ever is unfortunate enough to get an ear infection of her own.
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~Christina Anderson, Young Living Independent Distributor, Sponsor/Enroller ID#1386462
Information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness. Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only. Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.