Ear infections in children are SO painful. Not only for the child suffering, but for the parents watching and trying to make the child comfortable. I KNOW! My son had a few ear infections as an infant, but nothing serious. But, when I was a child, I experienced regular ear infections. They were terribly painful! There is no describing the pain they cause.
Many of my friends have said their children are suffering with ear infections lately. I thought it was time I do some investigating to figure out how to treat an ear infection with essential oils. Anything to avoid tubes, antibiotics and pain medicine in a child is worth a shot! It's truly amazing how well this will work. Because pure essential oils have no chemically induced side effects, they're perfect to treat kiddos!
Introducing, the WONDERS of BASIL Essential Oil. I've talked about the awesomeness of Basil in a previous post when I made a treatment for my hubby's Restless Leg Syndrome out of Basil Essential Oil....but who knew all the amazing qualities and versatility it has!
There are two types of basil, Spark Naturals uses the Mediterranean variety, also called true sweet basil. It contains higher percentages of the natural constituents, cineol and linalool. Basil has AWESOME qualities like: Antibacterial, Diuretic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antiviral, Decongestant, Stimulant and Uplifting
Believe it or not, but Basil was used extensively in traditional and Asian medicine; basil leaves were inhaled to treat headaches such as migraines and also to alleviate chest infections.
Here's what you need:
- Spark Naturals Basil Essential Oil
- A carrier oil like Spark Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil or even Olive Oil straight from your kitchen.
- Cotton Balls
Here's what you do:
- Take the cotton ball and apply 2 drops of the carrier oil you choose from the list above.
- Apply 2 drops of Basil Essential Oil to the same cotton ball on top of the carrier oil you just put on the cotton ball
- Use the cotton ball to gently wipe just inside the ear (NOT in the ear canal, but in the exposed area of the outer ear), around the outer edge of the ear and behind the ear. (See Photo Below)
- Continue to apply this way every few hours until the symptoms are gone.
Here's to No More Ear Infections!
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