earache is most commonly an infection in the ear canal
or surrounding structures. This can be a variety of
infectious agents from the common viral infection of a
cold to other, more difficult, infections. Other causes
to look for in infants and small children are
irritations caused by cleaning with a cotton swab or
reactions to shampoos or other cleaning products. Pain
from an ear infection usually is a result of fluid being
trapped and putting pressure on the eardrum. Beyond the
pain and loss of hearing other symptoms include:
Mucus drainage from the ear
Fever (100 F, 38 C or higher)
Irritability and loss of appetite in infants and children
Loss of balance or vertigo
May be accompanied with sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea
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A detailed protocol for a
Put 3 drops of Basil on 1/2 of a cotton ball and push
lightly into the ear (do not place oils directly in ear,
the vapor from the cotton ball will penetrate and reach
For added pain relief rub a few drops of Grapefruit
behind and around the outer part of the ear.
With the child laying down place a warm wash cloth
over the ear.
With an ear infection there is a good possibility the
lymph nodes have accumulated the toxins so a further
precaution would be a lymphatic massage. Lightly
massage with Frankincense, Grapefruit and a carrier oil from under her ear, down the length of the neck
towards the heart.
Add more Basil to the cotton ball every 2 or 3 hours.
Oregano is a very strong antibiotic oil but is too "hot"
to apply on most using the cotton ball technique or
around the ear. On the other hand it and other oils may
be applied directly to the bottoms of the feet. 1 or 2
drops applied every 2 or 3 hours will be sufficient in
Special Precautions: Do not apply
oils directly into the ear canal.
Two years ago when my son Adam was 5 years old, he had
perforated an eardrum and put on antibiotics for the first
week. In the meantime I met Cherie Garret who introduced me
to doTerra. I told her of my concern about using the
antibiotics and she suggested I use Oregano under Adam's
feet 3 times per day for a few days. Well.... as soon as my
kit arrived, for some unknown reason I went to the Pharmacy
to have the second script of antibiotics filled. Upon
returning home I looked at the bottle the Pharmacy had given
me, and had a bottle of Oregano in my other hand.. this was
a major call, but I trusted that I knew what was right, and
I threw the antibiotics in the bin.
From the very first application of oregano my son stopped
whimpering. He was in extreme pain beforehand for a couple
of weeks. I used the Oregano 3 times per day as suggested
under his feet, with the application of a little coconut
oil, and used this method for the following 11 weeks. Why 11
weeks?... well the Pharmacist told me he would need
antibiotics for that long, as it were to be 10 weeks away
from having his operation to insert grommets. So anyway,
after day 4, the ear had healed to the point there was
nothing running out of it, he looked 100% better, and was
feeling much better. I continued the use of the Oregano for
a week after the op just to make sure he didn't have any
infection after having the op. The oregano cleared up his
infection in such a short time, I was so so grateful for
being introduced to dōTERRA that I have been continuously
purchasing these amazing products since.
I want all parents to have these tools, as they saved me
much heartache and concern, when the Pharmaceutical
antibiotics did nothing. Thank you Dr Hill for your
integrity. I have never looked back.
Revellie - We just got through an ear
infection without the use of antibiotics. I am so very
grateful for doTERRA essential oils for this gift. Here's
how it all went down...
Cora was sick with a fever and we were taking care of the
sniffles and fever with Breathe, Peppermint, and a cool mist
humidifier. This had been going on for about 4 days when she
had her 2 year old check up. Her spirits were high and you
really couldn't tell she was sick besides the fever and
runny nose, but when the doctor looked in her ear he said it
was close to perforating -that means rupturing. He gave us a
prescription for an antibiotic (I think he knew I wasn't
going to fill it). When we got home I read in the Modern
Essentials book about ear infections and decided to give the
protocol a try.
I bought a cool mist humidifier for the living room and
bedroom. I put Purify, Melaleuca, and Lavender on cotton
balls and affixed them to her ears with a band aid. I used
Frankincense and Breathe on her chest and bottoms of her
feet. I did this for 5 days and then started applying the
Purify behind her ears and swiping it with a cotton swab to
the outer inside ear.
Today her fever is gone and she has stopped tugging at her
ears. She has some residual snotty nose. I will continue the
protocol for another few days which puts us at 10 days and
we will go from there. Yea again for essential oils!
I have had many experiences with
doTERRA essential oils in the last few
months and I would like to share them with
Last week, my son had a rough couple hours.
I couldn't figure out why he couldn't stop
screaming! After a while, I finally put some
Thyme and Lavender on a cotton ball and put
it in his ears. MAGIC!!! He was sound asleep
in minutes!! AMAZING!!! I can't believe how
amazing these oils are!
Leah - I wanted to address ear infection
and wax build up. You might want to try rubbing basil around
the ear. For me personally, it helped discharge a bit of wax
at first, and thereafter it keeps ear infections at bay. I
don't put it on everyday now, just whenever I feel my ear
folks recommend for children
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intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease,
nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. As
members offer or look for answers, kindly understand that essential oils
work to help to bring the body into balance - thus helping the body's
natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not
used to "treat" medical problems.