Any time I treat the ears, I always also treat the nose and throat, since they’re all connected. See also Nasal Rinse For Nasal Congestion

(This was for my 6-month old baby. Increase dosage for older children or adults. Dilute even more for younger babies. I always try the remedy on myself before applying to my children. Uses Essential Oils. See The Ear Infection Nightmare.)

Ear Rub

Massage around ears especially on the mastoid bone and base of neck every 10 minutes for the first hour, every 20 minutes for the second hour, then every hour after as much as possible on the first day.

  • Mix 3 drops lemon
  • 1 drop purification
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 2 drops tea tree
  • 10-15ml rollerball with carrier oil (Olive oil is what I used)

Ear Drops

Drop 3 drops and massage into ear canal every 3 hours for the first 3 days.

  • Chop fresh garlic (2 or 3 cloves)
  • Add chopped garlic to 2oz Olive oil in glass dish and cover
  • Let garlic soak overnight if possible or to use quickly, warm the olive oil
  • Strain so that garlic is separated from oil
  • Add drops inside the ear while warm and be sure it’s not too hot

I also use ear oil drops that contain Garlic root, mullein, John’s Wort, and lobella

Cotton Ball To Stuff Ear

Using a piece that will fit snuggly into the ear:

  • Soak cotton ball in warm coconut oil
  • In your hand, mix 1 drop of purification and diluted thyme
  • Roll the mix and cotton ball around in the palm of your hand
  • Stuff a piece of the cotton ball in each ear for a snug fit ensuring it’s not too small
  • Leave for 15-30 mins and repeat 3 times daily for 3-5 days using new cotton balls each time.

For more severe cases I add Helichrysum and Melrose (Melaleuca). Soak cotton balls in warm coconut oil first.

Onion & Garlic Poultice

Make onion poultice and place behind ears for 30mins. Make sure it’s warm but not too warm. I always test it on myself first.

To Make Onion Poultice

  • Chop up an onion
  • Add olive oil to pan
  • Add onion then sauté until they’re transparent
  • Add about a teaspoon of flour. Mix to create goopy paste.
  • Don’t over cook onion
  • Remove and add to towel or cheesecloth (or inside white baby socks) and place where there’s infection

To Make A Garlic Poultice

  • Chop 5-8 cloves
  • Mix in coconut or olive oil
  • Add inside a towel, cheesecloth or white baby socks.
  • Make sure it’s warm but not too warm. You can warm in microwave if necessary.
  • Place over ears (I held it in place with a headband). Be sure that it’s not too warm. You can also place on lymph nodes in neck area for sore throat or tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis Mix

  • 2 drops Tea tree
  • 2 drops Ginger
  • 1 drop Thieves
  • 1 drop Clove
  • 1 drop Thyme
  • 10-15ml rollerball with carrier oil (Olive oil is what I used)

Rub on neck and throat every 10 minutes for the first hour, 20 mins for the second hour, then every hour after as much as possible. For severe sore throat, I applied 1 drop neat of each oregano and thieves to bottoms of feet every 3 hours for 2 days.

About the author

Monique Samuels

Monique Samuels

When I was a little girl, my aunt introduced me to her holistic approach for healthy living. Whenever I was sick, she always had a natural remedy. When I became a mom, I remembered my aunt’s recipes, and sought out to find additional solutions. I soon discovered essential oils and began creating my own natural remedies for everything from the common cold, nasal congestion and earaches, to helping my children get a good night’s sleep. I started sharing these discoveries with friends, and before long I was receiving calls, emails and texts every day from friends who were searching for help, which led me to creating this site.

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2 Comments

  • Just curious about what essential oils you trust (brand or company)? Also, Mrs. Samuels I was wondering if you could add a guide that is a picture of where exactly you place the oils? For instance, in the posting about ear infections you mention putting the oils near the mastoid bone and the base of the neck, however I am curious as to whether it goes on the side or back of the neck. I’m impressed with the amount of information provided on this site and your honesty in your postings!!

  • Hey Monique Samuels my name is Shemonia Clay. I watch your show on House of Potomac & notice you where talking about home remedies to get rid of colds & help to sleep better.I have sinus problems that act up in the winter & mostly in the summer.Sometimes I don’t want to be dose up with a lot of allergy medicine at times it makes me drowsy.I wanted to ask you can you help me with an essential oil to use for sinusitis post nasal drip.I am currently experiencing laryngitis due to vocal strain it improving with vocal exercises & I already went the a specialist.I would gladly appreciate it love what you doing to help people.

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