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Aromatherapy for Earache

Have you ever heard about aromatherapy for earache?
Aromatherapy is an amazing world full of overpowering fragrances. It has a well deserved place in the healing of ear pain.

Essential oils:

A highly soothing and painkilling choice is:

lavenderLavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil

Put a drop of lavender oil on some cotton wool, then make a plug to place in the opening of the ear. The healing fumes of the lavender pass into the ear canal and have antibacterial and antiviral properties. You can leave it in the ear for the whole night, or for several hours. Probably it makes you or your child sleepy. Don't bother it a good sleep is the best medicine!

You may use the same way a drop of the calming and antiseptic:

camomileRoman camomile (Anthemis nobilis) essential oil

Another option is to make a warm compress of camomile oil on the side of the face.

Massage oils:

  1. Massage around the ear with 1 drop of camomile oil in 5ml/1tsp olive oil for 10 minutes several times a day.
  2. Massage the mastoid bone (behind the ear) with a mixture of 2 drops each of lavender and tea tree oil in 5ml/1tsp of olive oil for 10 minutes 3 or 4 times a day.

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