Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Natural Solutions for Ear & Sinus Issues Using Essential Oils



How to Use Essential Oils to Treat Ear Discomfort, Germs and Unwanted Pathogens.  

Because the ears are a very sensitive part of the body, you need to use caution when applying essential oils near them.

First of all, DO NOT apply essential oils, both neat and diluted, directly into ears. Essential oils really shouldn’t be put inside of an ear.

Below are some recipes which should provide you with some immediate relief from your discomfort. Please note: It is important that these recipes should only be used if  the eardrum is not punctured. 


Simple Outer Ear Cotton Ball Remedy

Ingredients:
6 drops of the one or a mixture of the following oils (Basil, Roman chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, Melaleuca/Tea tree)
1 tsp Carrier Oil (ex: fractionated coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil)
1 absorbent cotton ball 

Directions:
Combine carrier oil with essential oils in a 5 ml glass dropper bottle
Apply 3 drops of the resulting mixture to a cotton ball and place in the external opening of the ear
Repeat 3 times per day, as needed 


Simple Hot Compress 

Ingredients:
3-5 drops lavender and/or chamomile
hot, soaked cloth

Directions:
Soak your cloth in very hot water, ringing out the excess
Drop your essential oils onto the hot cloth
Apply gently to the affected ear as often as desired


Simple Soothing Massage Blend 

Ingredients:
2 drops lavender
2 drops chamomile
1-2 drops tea tree
1 tsp carrier oil (fractionated coconut, sesame, sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed)

Directions:
Combine ingredients
Gently massage around the painful area
Apply twice daily or more if desired 


Sinus Rollerball Remedy

Ingredients:
6 drops of the one or a mixture of the following oils (Basil, Roman chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, Melaleuca/Tea tree)
2 tsp Carrier Oil (ex: fractionated coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil)
Empty rollerball

Directions:
Combine carrier oil with essential oils in a 10 ml glass rollerball
Roll the mixture on the your face where your sinuses are; around nose and by ears. 
Repeat 3 times per day, as needed 


Open Airways Inhaler Remedy

Ingredients:
3 drops of each of the following oils (Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Oregano, Melaleuca/Tea tree)
1 inhaler

Directions:
Drop the oils onto the pad on the inside of the inhaler 
Put inhaler into one nostril and close off the opposite on and breathe in!
Repeat with other nostril. 
Repeat 3 times per day, as needed 

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