Earache

Persistent pain and earache could indicate a perforated eardrum or an infection, and you should seek a medical diagnosis.

General Earache

For general earache that could be due to hardened wax buildup, warm a teaspoon of olive oil and add to it 1 drop of lavender and 1 drop of chamomile roman, and blend well. Soak a piece of cotton wool in this mixture, wring out any excess oil, and gently place in the ear.

Also use the following oil to massage around the ear area, up the neck, and across the cheekbone:

Basic earache blend

Chamomile roman 2 drops
Lavender 1 drop
Tea tree 1 drop
Geranium 1 drop

Blend together and then dilute by adding 3–5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) of carrier oil.

Applying a warm compress to the cheek and ear area after massaging also helps to ease the pain.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: eucalyptus radiata, *chamomile german (Matricaria recutita), *manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), *frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

Ear Infections

Treat as for general earache (see above), but use different essential oils: warm a teaspoon of olive oil and add to it 3 drops of tea tree and 2 drops of lavender, and blend well. Soak a piece of cotton wool in this mixture, wring out any excess oil, and gently place in the ear.

Also use the following oil to massage around the ear area, up the neck, and across the cheekbone:

Basic blend

Tea tree 2 drops
Thyme linalol 2 drops
Lavender2 drops

Blend together and then dilute by adding 4–5 drops to each teaspoon (5 mL) o carrier oil.

Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: chamomile roman, eucalyptus radiata, *chamomile german (Matricaria recutita), *niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia), *marjoram, sweet (Origanum majorana), *juniper berry (Juniperus communis)

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