most common form of tinnitus is described as a ringing in
the ears but it can include a variety of sounds that seem to
originate in the hear or head and do not come from an
outside source. Other types of sounds people
experience include whistling, buzzing, clicking (the
frequency of the heartbeat), and the sound of crickets.
It can be mild and tolerable or very intense and disruptive
for some. Tinnitus is not a disease but rather a
symptom of some other underlying cause. It occurs more
frequently with aging.
The sensation of hearing is a complex system starting
with the outer ear canal, the ear drum and bony structure
transmitting sound to the Cochlear organ and nerve, and
hence to the brain. Tinnitus can originate from any
disruption to this pathway. Extremely loud sounds or
other physical damage, an ear infection, fluids from
allergies, or even wax build up may trigger the sound.
Aging seems to play a role and it can be a side effect of
some medications. It is reported that withdrawal from
a benzodiazepine (valium, etc) addiction can trigger
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Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Basil, Frankincense, Geranium, HelichrysumC
Essential oils based
products: GX Assist/PB Assist
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
A drop each of Frankincense and Basil and apply to the
back of the ear and run down the jaw line to the chin on
each ear. Repeat starting at top of ear and run down
front of ear and jaw line. Repeat every 1 - 4 hours
till ringing subsides.
Blend 4 drops each Cypress, Helichrysum, Lavender,
Rosemary, let stand 24 hours, add 1 ounce FCO. Put 5 -
7 drops of blend in palm and apply with fingers starting at
front of ear, around the outside rim of the ear and down to
the ear lobe. Continue in the depression behind and below
the ear and down the jaw line. Repeat till oil in palm is
used. Let recipient breath the blend in the palm. Repeat 2 -
3 times daily.
Also consider two drops of Helichrysum in 1/2 a cotton
ball inserted into the ear.
Some report a root cause may be Candida and using the GX
Assist/PB Assist cleanse is a help.
Caution: Do not put oils directly into the ear.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Sharon - Even
though we don't have Juniper I found this little article
interesting anyway and even without the Juniper it may be
helpful to someone with Tinnitis.
Ringing Ear (Tinnitus) Relief, By Liana Carbón,
PhD - A short version: I have some experience with
my ex-father-in-law who has tinnitus. We used Helichrysum,
Cypress, Lavender and Juniper. Make a synergistic blend of
equal parts of the EOs, and let the oils sit so they can
interact with each other for at least 24 hours, or longer if
Then add 15 drops of the oil blend into small bottle. One
ounce carrier oil works well for this quantity of the
blend. (I like coconut oil). Make sure to shake the blend of
oils really well.
To use: put 1-3 drops into the palm of your hand. Breathe
in the aroma and then apply the oil to the following areas:
ear lobes, back of your neck, and affected tinnitis side (or
both sides). My father-in-law experienced dramatic results
with this recipe, and is rarely plagued by the buzzing
noises any more.
Debbie - I checked on-line and it said
that Rosemary EO can be used as a substitute for Juniper EO.
I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!
Amelia - I have a
question...a family friend has severe Menier's disease...Do
any of you have any suggestions as to what oils should be in
the protocol for this?
Larissa - I had a client come to my
office (I am a natural health practitioner and I do
muscle-testing sessions) and she was complaining about her
Meniere's disease. I did find the problem was linked to her
Candida and other digestive problems.
So in light of that, I would have your friend start
cleaning out and strengthening her digestive system. Of
course since I know, use, and trust doTERRA body cleanse
products, I recommend them.
Rosemary - My husband has had problems
with his ears for years. The doctors cannot figure out
why the skin keeps rotting. We started putting
Melaleuca on the back of his ear and ran our fingers down
his throat area. In the morning, the skin on the back
of his ears was cracked and yeast was all over his head and
hair. Yeast was the culprit!
Joy - My friend has been diagnosed with
this disease. She uses Frankincense and when she feels an
attack coming on she puts it behind her ears.
Jan - My brother has this as does my
mom. I say has, and should say had. I gave them Helichrysum
in front of the ear and along the jaw line and on the bone
behind the ear. Almost instant relief. The ringing goes away
and the dizziness stops. My brother used the Helichrysum
when the ringing or pain started and just used a drop or two
on each side. He knew it was expensive but was thrilled with
the results. He called it his miracle in a bottle. He had
had no prior relief before he started the oils, even when on
prescription drugs for it. I will suggest the cleanse to him
Melanie - Anyone
have experience on what oils and how often to use them for
Pat - There are a number of oils others
have used. The one I found the most successful was Basil and
Frankincense. Put Basil on your finger, put on the back, top
of ear and rub down the jaw line to the middle of your chin.
Repeat procedure only on the front, top of ear bring the oil
down the jaw line to the middle of the chin. Do both sides
if needed and repeat when ringing is there.
Cristi - I had very serious pulsatile
tinnitus for almost two years (where you hear your heart
pounding in your ears - in my case, my right ear). I did
the same application as Pat suggested, only I used
Helichrysum. I had tried so many things before using the
oils. I had even seen an ear nose and throat specialist who
came this close to recommending surgery. I'm glad my friend
told me about doTERRA before I did that!! I still have it
minnimally, but I would say it's decreased by close to 90%,
which, in my opinion, is a miracle, after trying so many
other things for 2 years. The Helichrysum worked wonders
for me!! Different oils work differently for everyone, so
I'd try a couple of them until you find what's best!
Oh, in addition to applying it how Pat suggested, I also
took one drop of Helichrysum and applied it to a cotton ball
and then gently placed that in my ear when I went to sleep
at night. I know that they say to not put the oils in your
ears. But doing it in this cotton ball method worked
wonders for me.
Meredith - I really
need help. I have a friend with tinnitus (ringing in the
ears) and I already have suggested Helichrysum, Geranium,
and Peppermint but it's not working. I don't know what else
to do. Any ideas? words of wisdom? Please help.
Pat - Here is what I have used for
severe tinnitus. Take a drop of Frankincense and a drop of
Basil, run it from the top/back of the ear, down the jaw
line to the middle of the chin. Repeat this same procedure
in front of the top of the ear and down the jaw line to the
middle of the chin. Repeat every hour for the first day and
then as needed.
Katy - Any
suggestions for those suffering from tinnitus? What oil(s)
have been tried, how applied, what effect? I am a new oil
user and have tinnitus myself. My father has had it for
decades. Would appreciate any ideas or suggestions.
Thanks. - Katy
Rob - I have heard that people have had
success putting a couple drops of Helichrysum on a cotton
ball and place it in the ear. The vapors of the essential
oil will penetrate the eardrum and get to the inner ear. Do
not put oils directly in the ear. Leave cotton balls in
overnight. Other oils and places include Geranium and
Peppermint. You can apply in, behind and around the ear.
Also consider massage with these oils to the toes and finger
tips and to the brain stem to get the oils to the nerve
pathways. Reapply oils around the ears every 4 hours or so.
Pat - I have had Tinnitus for many years
and have been thrilled that it has gone away. I am not sure
what to attribute it to, either the
LLW or the Geranium.
But something worked for me.