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Ear infection: effective natural remedies for the whole family

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Ear infection: effective natural remedies for the whole family
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Ear infections are unfortunately very common and our children are often the first to be affected.  Earache can be hard to forget about in day to day life and when you suffer from ear infections regularly it is easy to get worn out.  That’s why these remedies are key as they can help to reduce inflammation (therefore the pain) and can fight the infection very effectively.  Not all essential oils are advised for everyone as many can not be used by young children and pregnant women. For that reason not all essential oil remedies are universal.  Therefore, in this article we have given you essential oil remedies which can be used by babies as well as pregnant women. 

Standard remedy

Be aware: this remedy shouldn’t be used on children under the age of three or for pregnant women.

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What you need:

  • 2 ml (or the equivalent of 40 drops) of argan vegetable oil
  • 30 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
  • 30 drops of radiata eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops of linalol thyme essential oil
  • 20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • Glass bottle

Steps:

1) Pour your ingredients into your bottle.

2) Close the bottle and shake. Now your mixture is ready!

3) Apply 3-4 drops onto the skin around your ear.

4) Repeat 5-6 times per day for 5 days.

Remedy for children under the age of three

However this remedy should not be used on children under three months

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What you need:

  • 6 ml (or 120 drops) hazelnut essential oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops of romaine chamomile essential oil
  • 10 drops of radiata eucalyptus essential oil
  • Glass bottle

Steps:

1) Pour your ingredients into the bottle.

2) Close the bottle and mix. It is ready!

3) Apply 3-4 drops onto the skin around your ear.

4) Repeat 5-6 times per day for 5 days.

Remedy for pregnant women

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Be careful:  this remedy should be used by pregnant women who have been pregnant for more than three months.

What you need:

  • 5.5 ml (or 110 drops) of argan vegetable oil
  • 30 drops of radiata eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil

Steps:

1) Pour your ingredients into the bottle.

2) Close the bottle and mix. It is ready!

3) Apply 3-5 drops onto the skin around your ear.

4) Repeat 6-8 times per day for 5 days.

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