Check out this Lavender Salt Ear Infection Remedy. Its creator had tried everything, including garlic oil, and this pain reliever worked best!
Here’s Why it Works…
Salt is naturally drying and pulls fluid out of the ear. The salt pack is heated, and the heat also offers relief from the pain and Himalayan salt creates beneficial negative ions when heated. These negative ions are known for their ability to bind to pollutants, bacteria, and infection and this helped draw the moisture and infection from the ear.
Lavender is naturally antibacterial and the addition of lavender flowers helps soothe and reduce inflammation. Lavender is also calming and the scent helps induce restful sleep.
How to Make a Lavender Salt Ear Infection Remedy
Supplies and Ingredients:
•1 organic cotton muslin bag or a white cotton sock (no colors or size markings on bottom or it will melt!)
•1/2 cup Himalayan salt crystals (regular coarse ground salt will work too, but these seemed to hold heat better and didn’t leave a salt dust like powdered salt did)
•Optional: 2 Tablespoons dried lavender flowers (or 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil placed on pack once heated)
1.Place salt and lavender in muslin bag or sock and seal tightly. I liked the bag for this reason because it was easy to tie.
2.Heat the bag in a pan over low heat (carefully) until warmed or microwave for about 30 seconds.
3.Make sure the pack is warm to the touch but not hot enough to burn and place over the painful ear.
4.Warm and repeat as needed for relief of ear infection pain.
You may make a note that the author of the above, while stating this is an awesome pain reliever, is not an all-inclusive cure. It draws moisture out of the ear and the heat is a great relief.
We strongly suggest you check with your doctor or pediatrician is the ear infection becomes serious or if it begins or is followed by a fever.
For more information and the story behind the relief please go to Wellness Mama!