So poor poor little Jack got a horrible ear infection when we went to Ireland last year which escalated into such a disastrous situation that he needed 2 doses of antibiotics. Nightmare. Poor kid. I of course never saw a sign or even knew what to look for, I thought he just had a regular old cold. So this time around, our family for Christmas decided to bond together and all get a cold at the same time, AND to spread that cold to all of the aunts and grandparents as well. Christmas spirit and all, why wouldn’t we? Now that we are all better, I notice Jack tugging on his ears. It isn’t anything yet, but I see the warning signs beginning. A trip to the doctor confirmed it is the beginning of an ear infection (post trauma sets in from my last experience) and they of course want him on antibiotics. I, on the other hand, would like to share a recipe that you can try in the beginning or even middle stages of an earache to try and solve the problem before having to resort to antibiotics. This is a powerful and effective alternative that I highly recommend, and the less antibiotics you give your child the better. This remedy is known to work every time as long as it isn’t chaos madness like our Ireland experience. All these ingredients result in a strong natural antibiotic. It’s great for adults too! Here you go!
- 1/4 cup Organic Olive Oil
- 1 diced clove of Organic Garlic
- 3 drops Tea Tree Oil (optional)
Warm garlic and olive oil in a pan on medium heat for 3 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature. Strain the garlic out and pour into a glass container. Using a dropper place 2-3 drops in the inflamed ear*. Allow 1 minute for oil to penetrate the ear canal. At first sign of pain use several times throughout the day. This should relieve the pain completely and ward off an infection. You can also soak a cotton ball in the mixture and keep in your ear for about an hour.
So easy!!! Enjoy!!