As a child, my husband’s aunt used to rub his earlobes and say “Nathan, you have the best ear globes in the world.” Inevitably, our son, Lawson, was also blessed with the same, beautiful and bold ear [g]lobes! While my husband’s and Lawson’s ears are certainly a blessing, they come with a price. Lawson has already had his fair share of ear infections and general gunk coming out of his ears and he’s not even one year old yet!
During these times, I’ve always turned to my trusty essential oils, even for healthy ear support. Melaleuca, Lavender, Basil, and Frankincense are some of my favorite essential oils for healthy ear support – find out why below.
Essential Oils for Healthy Ears
Melaleuca to Purify & Cleanse Ears
Melaleuca is purifying and cleansing and has antiseptic and antifungal properties. These properties make Melaleuca oil a great oil to have on hand to help support the body in getting rid of infection. It also promotes healthy immune function and protects against environmental and seasonal threats. Use the doTERRA Touch or dilute one drop of melaleuca and rub on the outside of the child’s ear.
Lavender to Calm & Soothe Inflammation
Lavender is a powerful and popular essential oil with calming and soothing properties, so it can quickly reduce pain associated with an earache and soothe inflammation. Lavender can also support healthy sleep for baby. Either use doTERRA touch or dilute a drop of doTERRA lavender with Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub gently on the outer ear.
Basil to Reduce Earache Pain
Basil is one of the most effective essential oils as it possesses antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, so even a small amount can soothe pain associated with an earache. Please make sure to use this oil sparingly and with caution. Put a drop of basil oil on a cotton ball with Fractionated Coconut Oil (do not soak it). Then, place the cotton ball against the ear and hold it on for several minutes.
Frankincense for Cellular Health & Immunity
Frankincense is the number one oil to use for overall cellular health! This oil is a must-have for supporting cellular functions and immunity. Use one or two drops of doTERRA’s Frankincense with Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub on the bottom of the feet for overall immune and cellular support.
While it’s inevitable that my son, Lawson (much like any child), will have troubles with his ears, we’ve been able to support him with natural tools. He’s not had to go to the doctor and he’s not been given antibiotics. With the healing help of essential oils, like Melaleuca, Lavender, Basil, and Frankincense we’ve been able to naturally support our children through much of their earaches and overall growing pains.