**This post is not medical advice. Always seek medical advice from a medical professional. This post is simply a home ready I use in compliment to professional medical care. If your or your child has a fever or is in pain please seek professional medical help first**
I love to use more natural remedies to compliment medical treatments. I’m also a healthcare professional. . I do not substitute essential oils for doctor’s advice. Rather, I use them as a compliment to doctor recommendations. One rollerball I keep ready and on hand, especially this time of year, is for earaches and sinus infections.
My youngest son, around 8 pm yesterday, told me his ear hurt a little bit in school. Very nonchalant. I asked him if it still hurt he said “eh yea a little”. I noticed some gunk near his ear and knew he had been congested for a few days. 8 pm the pediatricians office was closed and so was the nearest urgent care. He wasn’t in a lot of pain so I didn’t think it warranted an ER visit. I gave him some children’s ibuprofen and broke out the trusty ear infection/sinus infection rollers ball. I applied it before bed. The next day he told me his ear felt a little better better but we still went to the Pediatrician.
What you need:
- Clean, dry, empty glass rollerball (Never put essential oils in plastic containers)
- Tea tree essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, etc.
Put 10 drops of tea tree oil (melaleuca) essential oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil in to the roller ball bottle. Fill the rest with your carrier oil. Pop the roller ball into the top of the glass bottle, put the lid on and shake to mix it. For ear infection roll the roller ball behind the ear (NEVER put essential oils inside the ear). For sinus infections, roll the roller ball of the sinuses infected (where you feel pressure) making sure to keep it away from your eyes. You can apply 2 -3 times per day.
**this post has been updated. I’m no longer a Doterra advocate. I have been getting my pure essential oils from Simply Earth. Not an MLM, small business, and quality oils at a better price**
Here’s a Facebook live video I did for application: