Essential Oils For Earache

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Top 5 Essential Oils For Earache

I have researched & found the best 5 Essential Oils to help with the dreaded  Earache. All of these Essential Oils work in different ways.

1.Garlic Essential Oil

Garlic essential oil is definitely the most popular essential oil for earache as it is available at almost every health food store across the country.

Raw garlic has amazing effects on our ear thanks to it’s natural antiviral nature. This property is particularly useful for treating earache in children because the possibility of virus attack is much higher than that of a bacterial attack.

If you get pure garlic oil, it will provide a lot of allicin to alleviate the inflammation that is damaging your ears. Also, this substance can relieve pain because it is strongly antioxidant.

The recommendation is to use around two warm drops on a daily basis. This is such a perfect anti-inflammatory & antibacterial & will help relieve your earache.

2.Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is another earache oil that promises to save you from pain & irritation caused by this problem.

While many essential oils might not be used in the raw form in the treatment of earache, Lavender essential oil has been accepted to be safe even in it’s undiluted form.

It’s safety has been confirmed by the the University of Maryland Medical Centre.

If you wish to choose Lavender oil for an earache, you had better take a little oil & rub it on your outer ear gently. Or you might prefer mixing it with a little drop of coconut oil.

Do not let the oil go too deep into the ear, otherwise, the inflammation or pain may be worsened.

3.Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential oil is useful in the prevention of earache, caused by water left in the ear after bathing, showering or swimming. It can add in drying the ear out & prevent earache even starting.

In other words, Tea Tree essential oil is one of the best essential oils for fluid in the ear.

Moreover, it’s antibacterial & antiviral properties are beneficial for those who have a ear infection.

Tea Tree oil has been used for decades for earache & other health problems. With little or no side effects.

How to Apply :

  • First, you ought to mix three drops of tea tree with olive oil ( around one teaspoon full)
  • Remember to heat the mixture a little bit.
  • Place the mixture in an eyedropper & pour a little into your ear.
  • After about 10 minutes, drain the mixture out of your ear.
  • Only use between six to eight drops, each time. Repeat a few times a day for best results.

4.Thyme Essential Oil 

Thyme Essential Oil is another example as a popular oil for earache. This oil contains Thymol – a unique substance that provides incredible analgesic & anti-inflammatory qualities.

It is claimed that Thyme essential oil does not treat the root of ear pain. However, you can count on it to quickly erase discomforts you have to suffer from.

Before applying upon your ear outer part, you should combine Thyme oil with another of the pain relief essential oils, such as Olive or Lavender oil.

Like other essential oils, Thyme should not have direct contact with your ear canal. Otherwise, the inflammation will only get worse.

5.Mustard Essential Oil

Mustard Essential Oil is usually overestimated, especially when it comes to it’s antibacterial nature. Nevertheless, it may be advantageous when you are in need of ear infection essential oils.

Besides, Mustard essential oil will satisfy you with it’s antioxidants & anti-inflammatory compounds which have soothing effects on your inflamed ear tissue. They are effective in helping you stay away from annoying symptoms, such as muffled hearing.

How to Apply :

  • First of all, you should pour some drops of Mustard essential oil into warm water (about a cup full).
  • Next it should be carefully poured into your ear canal.
  • After 30 to 60 seconds, remove the mixture from out of your ear.
  • If you are suffering from earache due to eardrum rupture, this oil is not suitable for you. Do not try it !


If you think you have damaged your eardrum in anyway, always seek doctors advice, or if you have persistent earache, it is always wise to talk to a practitioner. Not everyone’s ears react the same to different oils used & as such you should always try with caution !

You Could always try these reflexology techniques :

If you disagree with any of these Essential oils, Please leave a comment below or if you have tried any & they have worked for you. Please leave me feedback below.

Thank you for reading.




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