Olive oil infused with garlic clove, mullein flower, calendula flower and St. John’s wort flower comprise the base of this gentle formula. Rosemary leaf and vitamin E are added to help preserve the herbal oil.
Size: 1 fluid ounce
Botanical ingredients: Fresh St. John’s wort flowering tops, fresh garlic cloves, mullein flowers, calendula flowers, rosemary leaf
Other ingredients: Organic extra virgin olive oil, vitamin E oil (mixed tocopherols), organic lavender essential oil
Suggested use: For topical use only. Shake gently before using. To use, drop 2-3 drops of warm oil in each ear. To warm the oil, hold dropper down under hot running water. Take care that the oil is warm, not hot. Dry outside of dropper before putting oil in ear. Make sure water does not get into the bottle. Keep refrigerated after opening.
Due to the nature of my product, I am required to have this warning: Keep out of eyes. Do not take internally. Keep out of reach of children. The safety of this product has not been determined.
Description borrowed from NHH.
“Garlic’s health benefits include antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It also has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. When eaten, garlic can help boost your immune system and help fight infection.
Applying garlic topically may help ease the pain of an earache. One study with 103 children who had ear pain from middle ear infections, found that naturopathic ear drops containing garlic (Allium sativum) and other herbal ingredients was just as effective in managing ear pain as over-the-counter (OTC) ear drops.
A second study on naturopathic ear drops, which had 171 children who had ear pain, found that the ear drops when used on their own may be more effective than anesthetic (numbing) ear drops to treat ear pain in children.”- from Healthline Red
My experience with Mullein garlic oil- This is not meant to be medical advice. All I am telling you is how this oil works for me. I have used this oil ever since my girls were very small. If I ever notice them messing with their ears or complaining of an earache, I drop a little oil in. I usually put a bit of cotton in to help keep it from running out. As a rule, I only do this a couple times and they quit complaining of their ears. Do your children smell like garlic? Sure, a little. But to me that’s a small price to pay to be able to help them at home! And I don’t usually put this on right before we go somewhere. ?
A note about herbs- They work best if you use them as soon as you start noticing symptoms.