Before we get into the "good stuff" about dealing with ear discomfort, please, NEVER, EVER PUT ESSENTIAL OILS IN THE EAR! You see will recipes and blogs stating to do so, please don't. Essential oils are just as effective when properly diluted and placed AROUND the ear itself. No essential oils should be placed inside the ear canal, EVER.
Having small children, we have had our share of ear issues. Now, with cold and flu season in full swing, the plugged head is wreaking havoc on our ears.
According to Webmd.com "A virus generally causes an ear infection, in which case antibiotics won’t help. However, if your doctor thinks bacteria caused the infection they may prescribe antibiotics.."