I’ve been using essential oils to support my health and life for many years. And it has now become my medicine cabinet. I use essential oils every single day – usually multiple times a day. I haven’t been sick in years and when I do get a mild symptom I immediately turn to my essential oils and the symptom is eradicated quickly or at least diminished.
These oils are truly a gift of the earth – from God of course. When you choose essential oils for your home please make sure they are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. Just because it says therapeutic grade on the label doesn’t mean it’s 100% pure essential oil. I learned that the hard way. And never, ever, ever buy your oils off Amazon or from a box or drug store. They will not be pure – ever. I get my oils here – the only 100% pure safe oils in the country. (For more information on my beliefs and these oils please message me. I’m happy to chat about it.)
So, let’s discuss some ways you can use essential oils to support the health of your ears!
1.Ear Pain/Ear Infections
If you read my previous blog post you know that I’ve dealt with so much ear stuff in my lifetime. Here’s my go-to recipe for help with ear pain, infections, swimmers ear, or ear pain when I’m flying:
In a roller bottle put about 5 drops each of grapefruit, frankincense, digestive blend, melaleuca, and respiratory blend. Then top with fractionated coconut oil. Roll this behind, in front of, (never put essential oils in your ear!) down the neck under ear toward the heart, and along the jaw line to the chin. Apply several times a day, even every hour if needed, until symptoms subside.
I have had great success in using this recipe to help my ears decompress after being in an airplane. I use the roller bottle for ease, but you might have even better relief applying these oils one at a time in the same locations. You can also take 2 drops of each: protective Blend, oregano, melaleuca, frankincense, & lemon internally in a capsule to help support the immune system.
I have also used basil for relief from ear issues. You can rub it in front of, behind, and below the ear in the same manner as for an ear infection. Basil is antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, and a decongestant among many other things.
You could also put a few drops of basil on a cotton ball and gently place the cotton ball in the ear. But remember, you never want to drop essential oils directly into the ear. The oils will remain on the cotton ball and not reach the eardrum so this method is safe.
Tinnitus is ringing in the ears not caused by an external source.
See, sometimes we have ringing or buzzing in our ears because they are hearing something at a hertz that is not in our range of hearing. This is not tinnitus. This is good hearing! Tinnitus comes from something internal. If you struggle with vertigo or dizziness, and ringing or buzzing in the ears you might be dealing with tinnitus.
Many people have seen total healing or nearly so when using helichrysum. Rub the oil behind, in front of the ear (again, never put essential oils in your ear) and down the jaw line toward the chin. Do this 3-4 times a day.
Often when we’re feeling dizzy or have motion sickness it stems from an imbalance in the inner ear.
Before travel you can inhale digestive blend and/or rub coriander essential oil behind the ears. I have also had good results inhaling ginger.
Warning: Ginger is a hot oil and you DO NOT want to get it on your nose – or anywhere else for that matter – without a carrier oil. If you smell keep it far enough away not to touch the skin.
After you’re already feeling the sickness you can take 3-5 drops of digestive blend internally and rub it on your belly. You can also use peppermint or ginger internally too.
I don’t personally have experience using essential oils with hearing loss, but here is a protocol an expert suggests:
Apply this technique 3 times per week for about two months. With each step apply the oils to the palm and dipping one finger at a time into the oils start rubbing at the front of the ear, then over the fleshy rim, and down to to lobe multiple times. (Never put oils inside the ear!) Then, rub down the neck below the ear and along the jaw line. Use:
- 4 drops each grounding blend and restful blend and repeat application technique 10 times
- 4 drops helichrysum and repeat application technique 5 times
- 2 drops each lavender and siberian fir and repeat application technique 5 times
- 3 drops geranium and repeat application technique 3 times.
What techniques to you use for your ear health? Share more ideas!